Jason Yost

Dr. Jason Yost currently splits his time between the new family medicine residency program in Eureka and a small community ER in Arcata without specialty coverage. Point of care ultrasound is an integral component of Dr. Yost’s daily practice and he uses it in approximately 20-30% of his outpatient encounters (same for ED). In the outpatient setting, he is able to provide ultrasound guided joint injections not otherwise available in his community. In addition, Dr. Yost’s POCUS skills allow him to make bedside diagnosis of DVTs, urinary retentions/hydronephrosis, pneumonia, as well as estimate ejection fractions. Due to extremely limited resources, outpatient ultrasound takes a month to be performed, which significantly compromises patient care. Given that, POCUS offers evidence-based tools to significantly shorten diagnosis and treatment time, decrease ER visits, and improve patient satisfaction.