Medical Direction

For immediate patient needs, Ryan Brothers Ambulance utilizes on-line medical direction from the receiving facility.  Ryan Brothers Ambulance is proud to have Medical Director, Dr. John Yost, who approves all Patient Care Protocols, oversees employee Continuing Education and is instrumental in maintaining Quality Assurance (QA).

Dr. Yost oversees our ALS/QA/Training Committee which is made up of:

  • Kurt Opgenorth ~ CCEMTP
  • Rob Lulling ~ CCEMTP
  • Paul Moynihan ~ CCEMTP
  • Tom Pasch ~ CCEMTP
  • David Calkins ~ EMT-P 
  • Jeremy Owen ~ CCEMTP
  • Dan Pierstorff ~ CCEMTP

All Patient Care reports are monitored for adherence to Protocols and proper documentation.  Trends and specific areas of emphasis are then translated into our Continuing Education Program.

John Yost, MD
John Yost, M.D.


Medical Director Biography

Dr. Yost has been the Medical Director of Ryan Brothers Ambulance for more than 20 years.  He was born and raised in Madison and graduated from UW Medical School.  He proudly served 3 years active duty in the U.S. Army.  He completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Mary's Hospital and began his career in Emergency Medicine in 1983.  He is Board Certified in both Emergency and Family Medicine.  He is also the Medical Director for Monona EMS. Dr. Yost is extremely active with Ryan Brothers Ambulance and meets monthly with the QA/ALS/Training Committee to discuss run reports, policies, and protocols.