Lakeview

Contact: (509) 574-6000 For Musculoskeletal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spine and Sports Medicine.

Contact: (509) 574-6050 For Physical Therapy.

Fax: (509) 249-4453

Address: 1470 N. 16th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

Lakeview is an outcomes-focused model of 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 »

Meet Our Rheumatologist De-Ann Williams, MD

Yakima Rheumtology

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.

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