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Congratulations, Dr. Yates!

by Marketing

McBride Orthopedic Hospital is proud to congratulate Dr. Carlan K. Yates, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Yates was awarded “Physician of the Year” by the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA)for the 2017-18 season. The NBATA is a professional organization of highly-skilled certified athletic trainers who provide specialized health care and critical support services to the athletes and organizations of the National Basketball Association. The award is voted on by all NBATA membership and is designed “to honor a team physician who provides outstanding service to his team as well as visiting teams.” 

Dr. Yates has served as Head Team Physician for the Oklahoma City Thunder since the team’s inception. He is highly regarded throughout the NBA by coaches, players, management, trainers and support personnel. Dr. Yates is a native Oklahoman and proud graduate of Putnam City High School. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Yates has also served in the United States Olympic Committee Physician Program for multiple years throughout his prestigious career.

 Dr. Yates has received countless accolades and is a highly sought-after expert in orthopedics at the national and global level. He has been in private practice at McBride for more than 32 years.