2811 Tieton Drive,
Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

(509) 575-8000


Musculoskeletal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Physical Therapy
Call: (509) 574-6050
Fax: (509) 249-4453
Address: 1470 N. 16th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Musculoskeletal Medicine
Call: (509) 574-6000

Lakeview provides care for spine patients in Yakima. Our Physiatrists, also called Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians, are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. Physiatrists accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to help restore and improve function, allowing you to stay as active as possible.

Services Include

  • Rheumatology
  • Spinal/Musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment
  • Steroid injections for bursitis, tendonitis, and joint pain
  • Musculoskeletal and spinal manipulation
  • Musculoskeletal regenerative techniques (Prolotherapy)
  • Sports medicine
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Functional evaluation of stroke and neurological illnesses
  • Orthotic and prosthetic prescription
  • Regenerative Medicine: PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma/Prolotherapy »

Our Providers

Yakima Rheumtology

De-Ann Williams, MD

Medical school: Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Residency: Internal medicine, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2013-2016

Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2016-2018

Medical school: Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Residency: Internal medicine, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2013-2016

Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2016-2018

What inspired you to choose medicine? I chose medicine, because I love to serve others. By serving others, the patients and the family members benefit. Healthy families make healthy communities.

Why did you choose your specialty? As a rheumatologist I enjoy serving my community. Some of the rheumatic disease are complex in nature and hard to diagnose. It also seems to affect young women in the prime of their lives. Being a rheumatologist is rewarding.

What is your philosophy of care? My philosophy of care mirrors the code of ethics: respect for persons, justice for all, do no harm ( nonmaleficence) and do good ( beneficence.)

What do you like about Yakima? The valley is beautiful and made up for diverse group of people.

What do you like to do outside of work? Outside of work I am active in Toastmasters.

Jeffrey Ventre, MD

Jeffrey Ventre, MD

A physiatrist at Lakeview Spine, Jeff Ventre is a former chiropractor and fun spirited outdoorsman. He believes that strong partnerships are critical in promoting healthy lifestyles, as people often support the things they helped create. Jeff works in the realm of pain, treating spinal cord injuries and other back problems. More specifically, he specializes in the area of medicine that focuses on bones, muscles and nerves. His goal is to help his patients be free of pain and live more active lifestyles.

What inspired you to choose medicine as a career?
I was born in Ohio, but moved to Florida as a young man. I spent my early days there through college and through my experiences at the Marine Park in Orlando. My connection with killer whales is what brought me to the Pacific Northwest because I knew that this is where they lived. When I was scouting out colleges for chiropractic school, I was looking at Minneapolis and Portland... and Portland won. I was able to go up to the San Juan Islands on a regular basis and do some field work with killer whales at the Center for Whale Research which is a famous place that has been doing a photo identification study for killer whales since the late '70s. I became a part of that in 1996. I still go see the whales regularly to this day, including the last few months. Portland was my home for eight years, and then I decided to go to medical school.

Do you have a philosophy or approach to working with patients?
I think patients just want to feel better. I'm dealing more in the realm of pain than I am like infectious disease so people don't come to me with a runny nose. They come to me because they have low back pain or a spinal cord injury. If I can, I think it is important to have a connection. I think patients appreciate that. If they can believe in you and you can work with them, it's gratifying for everyone. The simple answer is that most patients want to get out of pain and they want to lead a more active life. That is where I come in.

What do you appreciate most about the doctors and staff you work with?
What I love about Lakeview Spine is the chemistry that we have. We just get along really well. We have common interests and we are on the same team. I really enjoy coming to work.

What do you like about Yakima?
You have the mountains, the river, and the sunshine. I grew up waterskiing, but that's kind of moved to electric skateboarding now. Since I've been here working at Lakeview Spine, I've gotten some really great support. It is fun to work here and fun to be in this climate. I've lived on the west side and loved it. I had the choice to stay there, but I chose to come here and I'm really happy I did.

Tell me a little known fact about you or talk about what you like to do outside of work.
In the late '80s into the mid-'90s, I was formally a marine mammal trainer at Sea World in Florida and I worked with killer whales, dolphins, false killer whales, beluga whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, and a few other different species. It was a great experience to have. I'm very thankful to the company for hiring me. I eventually fell out of favor with the idea of keep keeping killer whales in captivity and that led me to a role in a feature US documentary at Sundance Film Festival.

Sean Mullin, DO

Sean Mullin, DO

A physiatrist or physical medicine and rehab specialist at Lakeview Spine, Sean Mullin uses a holistic approach to help his patients. A cross between orthopedics and neurology, physiatry uses a number of different methods and types of medicine to treat patients. Seeing a patient who once was in a great amount of pain now with a smile is why Sean practices medicine. In his free time, Sean enjoys cooking, reading, walking his dog, snowboarding, and flying his Cessna aircraft with his wife.

What inspired you to choose medicine as a career?
I was inspired by a good friend who practices the same specialty, physiatry. I knew I wanted to go into healthcare but I didn't know where I fit. It wasn't until I went with him on rounds seeing patients that it hit me that this was what I was supposed to be doing. At that point, I decided I would go to medical school. As I went in for my interview at the medical school, I found a flyer talking about osteopathic medicine. As soon as I read it, I knew that would be my profession.

Do you have a philosophy or approach to working with patients?
I try to treat people with respect. If they're in the mood for it, I try to use some humor and lighten up the situation. I try to have fun, do what needs to be done, treat them with respect, and do my best to do what is right and to answer their questions.

What do you appreciate most about the doctors and staff you work with?
When I came here, I did not know the quality of the medical community in Yakima, but I soon discovered that most of the doctors here have excellent training and excellent backgrounds. They are excellent physicians; as good as I've seen anywhere else, if not better.

What do you like about Yakima?
When I moved here, I was looking for a town that wasn't too big or too small. I wanted a place that had lots of outdoor recreational opportunities. I also like that it's near the mountains and full of very nice people.

Tell me a little known fact about you or talk about what you like to do outside of work.
I have many interests. I like to cook, read, walk my dog, snowboard, and fly. I got bored one day and decided I wanted to learn how to fly a plane. It's been a lot of fun. I've got an old Cessna and my wife and I will jump in it on the weekend and take off somewhere.

COVID-19 News & Announcements

New! June 23: Going Home after Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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New! June 23: Volver a casa después de dar a luz durante la pandemia de COVID-19

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Mask Requirements

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.

To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.

We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public - this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED! May 26: New Visitation Policy

As a response to the current community situation with COVID-19, we are suspending most in-person visits to our hospitalized patients. The decision to suspend hospital visits was difficult and made only after careful consideration.
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Prescription Home Delivery

We now offer home delivery for your prescription medications.

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Visitors to Generations OB/GYN

As part of our continuing efforts to focus on patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Generations has changed its visitor policy.

No visitors will be allowed for clinic visits, with the only exceptions being:

1 Visitor will be allowed for the first OB appointment
1 visitor will be allowed at the 20 week anatomy ultrasound

Visitors to the Family Birthplace

Women in the Family Birthplace may have one visitor.

Telehealth: Your questions answered

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COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic

Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

Physician Recruitment:

We have reduced the number of Physician and Provider positions we are recruiting for in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you be interested in possible employment with Virginia Mason Memorial, please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org. We are actively reviewing our staffing needs and new positions are being approved for posting. We appreciate your interest in us and hope to have the opportunity to consider you for a role with VMM.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

Chaplains at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital provide care for every patient regardless of their personal beliefs or non-beliefs. For support, assistance, prayers, and all other spiritual care requests, please email spiritualcare@yvmh.org or call the spiritual care office: (509) 575-8035


There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal, or hospital room, phone. Calls are confidential. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, and if desired, offer prayer. If you are part of a faith community a chaplain can help you connect with them.

Virtual Chaplaincy

Without regular visits from family and friends a stay in the hospital can be even more challenging. One of our newest offerings, Virtual Chaplaincy using Zoom, helps make connections. By contacting the Spiritual Care team at the email or phone number above you can request a Zoom meeting. Family and friends throughout the Yakima Valley, from the four corners of the state, from across the country and even internationally, are meeting with patients via Zoom to offer their love and support. Due to the popularity of this option scheduling and frequency may, at times, be limited.

Hospital Lab Services

All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital Pharmacy

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice.

The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia Del Hospital

A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm