John Yeatts, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Yeatts is an internist and sees patients at DPC South Durham. He had an interest in general internal medicine, because it allowed him to focus on the whole patient and serve as a quarterback.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Yeatts worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in London and has a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina. He completed a four-year residency at Duke in internal medicine plus the Management and Leadership Pathway for Residents (MLPR). He decided to come to Duke “because of its world class reputation, unique opportunity within the Management and Leadership Pathway, and family roots in the area.”

He has a wife and two sons, as well as another son due in July of 2020. He's an avid fly fisherman and fishes for trout in the NC and VA mountains as often as he can (places like Wilson Creek, the Davidson River, and the Watagua River). He also enjoys fishing out west in Montana or Alaska (Shuyak State Park has been a favorite spot) once a year. He's an avid gardener with a particular interest in specimen trees (Japanese maples and pines) and bonsai. He also serve as Treasurer of his church in Durham.