Yolanda S. Lara, ARNP Kadlec Employed Provider

Nurse Practitioner
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Patient comfort is a high priority for Yolanda. She feels that making each patient feel welcome and cared for during their visit is very important. Her focus as a nurse practitioner is to care for patients of all ages from infancy to adulthood. While she cares for patients of all ages and genders, Yolanda has a special interest in women's health. She enjoys and finds it rewarding to work with teens and women. In addition, she enjoys teaching all patients about healthful choices that can benefit them over their lifetime.
Field of Study
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Medical School
OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner Program
Gonzaga University
Medical School
Family Nurse Practitioner
Board Certifications
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • National Certification Corporation, Womens Healthcare Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Allergy To Insects
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Annual Examination
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Consultative Medicine
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Ethics
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Family Planning
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hpv Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunizations
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medical Education
  • Memory Disorders
  • Men's Health
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Education
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Pain In Digit
  • Painful Periods
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Peri-Operative Medicine
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Quality Improvement
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • School Anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Enuresis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shin Splints
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Tag
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Staphylococcus
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Infections
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Twitching
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Under-Served Communities
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccines
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Women's Health
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 58 Comments)


Yolanda was great. Attentive, caring, knowledgeable.

Dr Lara, and everyone else in the clinic, are amazing.

I was having trouble finding the entrance so I called the office and the woman I spoke with came outside to find me and show me the way in. such a lovely act of kindness. so much of healthcare is rushed and impersonal in busy offices staffed with rule driven people who are challenged by administrators in trying to connect with their patients. Yolanda was exactly the provider I've needed to see me through this next phase of cancer treatment. [...]

[...] Yolanda is great she always makes me feel like she cares and is willing to listen.

I feel very comfortable talking about my health issues with my provider. The front office team & back office team have always been most helpful and cheerful.

Yolanda was very thorough and explained everything well. She looked through my previous records to see if I needed any follow up.

Personable and Professional

I love Yolanda, she gives great educational advice and listens to my concern! thank you

my experience with Dr. Yolanda Lara has always been excellent. she is kind and understanding and takes the time to answer any questions that I might have.

She provided me with the good care for my health concerns with the best of her knowledge at the time.

the care was excellent..Both the doctor and MA were very caring. I DO think the front desk check in is very repetitive, and some forms for ROU seemed silly for their use..[...]

The visit and provider were great. Unfortunately the wait time to establish care was very long 3 months approx - After meeting Yolanda & really liking her I tried to get an apt to establish care for my daughter and it was going to be almost 4 months wait.

Very thorough and satisfying.

I have always received high quality service and care from Yolanda and her staff.

I did not like my doctor and will be looking for a new one. I felt uncomfortable and felt unheard. I asked to get tests for thing that run in my family and she said rudely "You're 22 nothing wrong with you." Even though it runs in my family for example I need to get my thyroid checked. [...]. I felt like I couldn't explain things and said no to every question because I knew she would listen I also felt like she rushed through the appointment. Overall bad experience and will be looking for a new doctor.

Very good service from the receptionists to the nurses and provider. I feel very welcome

I love my provider. She's great. Can be difficult at times to get an appointment less than three weeks out.

I always feel like she really cares.

my care provider listens to my concerns with compassion, and the office staff are very helpful. I would wish everyone could have this wonderful experience when it comes to health care.

My visit with Yolanda Lara was very good. I had some concerns about some issues being covered by an upcoming surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. She listened to my concerns and spent plenty of time listening and discussing the things I wanted to talk about. I appreciate not feeling rushed through my appointment and feeling like she was willing to listen to my concerns.

it took a week for them to send correct orders for a CT exam. this was suppose to be done within 2 days of my visit but mistakes kept happening. I've had pain for 2 weeks and nothing has been discovered because of this mistake. it also felt like the provider did not even read the forms I completed through their online portal prior to my appointment.


I did give a list of all my allergy's. They are all entered in my file. I have never discussed all the meds I take. Was never asked that before. I do take quite a few. Yolanda is very good. She listens well, and we have a good relationship.

Fantastic, best care ever, so lucky to have found Yolanda Lara and the staff in my life, Thank you all

l have a great relationship with Dr. Lara. I've been going to her for about 5 years now and she always gives me great care and referrals when I need them. I trust her with my health care.

Dr. Lara is always respectful and seems genuinely interested in my health issues.

I'm very pleased with my care from primary AND front / back office staff.

[...] I appreciated Yolanda's professionalism & friendliness demeanor, I like this clinic & wanted to remain with it. [...]


Yolanda Lara is respectful and caring. She discussed my health concerns and we talked about modifying a medication I've been taking, as well as prescribed a new one for my cholesterol. I always feel at ease with Yolanda, and would recommend her to anyone.

All the people I was in contact with where extremely kind, friendly, courteous and very thorough.

Yolanda Lara and her team have always been very caring and efficient.

It has been a good visit.

I love my provider honest & to the point.

This is the best doctor/health care and reception at a DR's office I have ever received as an adult. I was not dismissed or rushed. I feel that I was given good information and follow ups. I am overweight and all other DRs have said nothing about it. I needed help and did not know it. I have large breasts and was never given acknowledge that we CAN make a plan about it. I can't believe that this is my Dr. and Dr.'s office. I love it.

It was an excellent experience.

All good.

This was an initial visit, as the PCP I've seen for the past 4 yrs stopped taking my insurance. Yolanda seemed pleasant. But I didn't get to voice any concerns over health problems. I was stopped mid-sentence and told that it would have to wait until my next visit. I really didn't like that at all. [...] if I am limited to just being able to give one concern per visit, then my search for a new doctor will continue.

I really like [...] but decided to change to Yolanda Lara. I'm more comfortable with female for female issues. Both are fantastic medical providers.

The appt. felt rushed and I didn't feel like we established a rapport. She also didn't seem to look at my record as she said it's been awhile but this was my first appt.

I don't think she addressed my concerns or believed what I had to say about my own health or experiences I was having. Whenever I listed a symptom she commented on how strange it was with no answers. She didn't seem to genuinely care about me or my concerns with my health.

Yolanda Lara is a thoughtful, considerate, thorough, knowledgeable, and caring provider who goes above and beyond for her patients.

It took a little while to get on the same page, but it turned out okay.

always very compassionate,listens to all my health concerns ,Explains very clearly all instructions dealing with prescriptions,and I always feel I have been given the best medical care,after my visits. I have recommended Dr Yolanda Lara to all my friends who are looking for new health care Doctors. I know she has the title of Physian Assistant ,but to me she is my Dioctor I and couldn't ask for better care than Dr Lara,or Kadlec Clinic. Also have to say Thank You to her staff of nurses ,very professional and kind.


She definitely has good medical knowledge from what I can tell. The things I am not a fan of are she is kind of preachy about her religious beliefs. I realize she probably means well but it felt like she was judging me for my beliefs and I have no need for that when going to the doctor. [...] I think she can help with most average medical concerns or get you to the right person but you have to be willing to handle her being preachy and judgmental of your actions.

this was the second time I saw this provider, because me regular PCP was out of the office. the first visit I had with this provider was a really bad experience! this last visit she was MUCH better!!

I have never been to a Clinic where I was treated with such respect and genuine concern by ALL medical staff. Yolanda Lara has been my biggest supporter through my illnesses and also concerned with my family life (husband has Stage 4 lung/kidney cancer) and all the ups and downs. Everyone should be as lucky as I am to have such a caring and competent practitioner

No issue with provider or office staff. Staff and doctor were very nice to me and answered any questions i asked.

Yolanda is a wonderful provider, very engaged and puts my mind at ease about babies medical care. [...] MA is excellent remembers baby every visit.

I had a good experience with this provider.

care was excellent

Very good experience....

she didn't listen to my issues, said I would have to make another appointment for those. [...] it was bad.

everyone in the office was smoking. they all really seem to like their job. I especially enjoyed the young man MA that checked me in/took my weight vitals- he was so nice! very warm and inviting office and I'm glad Yolanda will be my new PCP

the waiting period was exhausting. It seemed the provider went to see other patient while I was waiting. I should have had less time waiting @ emergency care, or equal time. not happy w/the waiting time.

I had an appt. [...] in order to get an Rx refill when I arrived I was informed Yolanda Lara was out sick. I never received a call to reschedule. I told the receptionist I was out of medication. She said they would talk to Yolanda at home to see if she would approve my refill & they would call me! Nope. Call back again! During my visit [...] she asked if I could reduce my medicine from 100 mg to 50 mg. We have discussed this in previous appts. & felt she should have known this! She said maybe when I retire I won't have to take it. I have taken this medicine for over ten years & had no side effects or symptoms. When I requested a 90 day refill in December they only requested 30 days. No note in My K Chart or a call that she wanted to see me. Not until I requested another refill in January & it was declined. Now they tell me! I could have been seen in December if they have communicated better.

my care provider Yolanda Lara is very professional helpful and very knowledgeable
1135 Jadwin Avenue
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-1868