2811 Tieton Drive,
Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

(509) 575-8000

Occupational Medicine

Address: 302 South 10th Avenue, Yakima Map this address
Fax: (509) 574-3321 or 574-3315
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our medical providers understand that work place injuries can be costly, resulting in time-loss and increased workers' compensation premiums.

Yakima Valley Memorial's Occupational Medicine is a Washington State designated Center of Occupational Health and Education (COHE). Working closely with Labor and Industries, the staff aims to improve physical outcomes for patients while reducing the cost for the employers.

Our Services

  • Labor and Industry (Worker's Compensation), return to work issues
  • Care of Occupational and Environmental Injury and Illness, Case Management
  • Commercial Driver (DOT) Examinations
  • Hearing Loss Claims
  • Post-exposure Evaluations of the Healthcare Worker-prevention of infectious diseases i.e. hepatitis B, HIV, rabies etc (Blood-Borne Pathogen Program), tetanus prophylaxis in the injured patient with a wound
  • Pre-placement Examinations and Return-to-Work Evaluations

Our Providers

Blake Lollis, MD

Blake D. Lollis, M.D., MPH

Dr. Lollis was born in the winter of 1962 and grew up in Central Oklahoma. He was educated at the University of Oklahoma (Norman Campus) where he earned a B.S. in zoology in 1987. He received his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He graduated in June 1991.

He then received his rotating internship training at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated from this in June 1992. After a three-year assignment with the US Navy in Idaho Falls, Idaho as the senior medical officer of the Branch Naval Clinic, Idaho Falls, he returned to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, to complete his residency. He completed his family medicine residency in June of 1997 and transferred to the US Air Force.

While at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, during 1997-2000 he was a staff family practice physician and deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from fall 1998-winter of 1999.

Dr. Lollis practiced as a family practice physician with the Air Force and Air National Guard until the summer of 2003. He then pursued flight surgeon training at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, graduating in the winter of 2003. His first assignment as a flight surgeon was at Fairchild AFB, WA where he was a flight surgeon with the 92d Aerial Refueling Wing beginning in the winter of 2003. 

During that three year assignment he deployed once to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and twice to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan.

Dr. Lollis then earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in the summer of 2007. He was then sent to the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks City-Base in San Antonio, Texas where he trained in two additional residency programs: aerospace and occupational medicine, graduating in June 2009.

Dr. Lollis then served as a Squadron Commander of aerospace medicine squadrons, first at the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, England, from 2009-2011 and then at the 2d Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, from 2011-2013.

Dr. Lollis’s last assignment was as the leader of the Initial Flying Class/Medical Flight Screening Branch at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine from July 2013-June 2016. He deployed a last time in the spring of 2014 to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. He retired effective 30 June 2016 as a Colonel, USAF, and Senior Flight Surgeon. During his career he was awarded the Air Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals and flew, as and Air Force flight crew member (flight surgeon), a total of 597 flight hours (152 combat). He is the author of seven scientific papers.

After his retirement from the military in June 2016, he accepted a position as the consultant in occupational and environmental medicine clinic at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington. He is board certified in family, aerospace, and occupational medicine. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He shares his life with his wife, Lori, and his four children. 

Lisa Benoit, ARNP

Lisa Benoit, ARNP

Originally form Iowa my family moved to the Yakima Valley in 1974. 

After serving 4 years in the Navy, I completed my BSN at Pacific Lutheran University in 1993.

 I worked for Memorial in the ICU/CCU from 94-96 . I spent 7 years working in Spokane at Deaconess Peds ICU. We cared for many critically ill infants and children including Pediatric Oncology and post op recovery for Shriners hospital...there is a sky bridge between Shriners and Deaconess hospital.

I had my one and only child in 2002 at the age of 42! He and my husband are the center of my life!

In 2003 moved back to Yakima after completing my Masters at Gonzaga and Board Certification in Family Practice. I spent a year as an Associate Professor at Heritage University starting their first Nursing Program. In 2004 I began working for Memorial's Occupational Med Clinic (17 years this August).

I enjoy all kinds of activities including biking, skiing, and long walks. I love music and listening to audible books.

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