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Your Child's Health Is Our First Priority

Founded in 1971 by Dr. Ronald Gallucci, University Place Pediatrics Clinic has always strived to offer the best possible care for children. While we have grown with the community over the past 37 years, our pediatricians still offer the personalized physician-directed care you want and expect for your child.

Our clinic offers the traditional consistent doctor/patient relationship, so your child can expect to see the same friendly doctor each time, making going to the doctor more comfortable with familiarity. Our pediatricians will treat your child with experience and compassion, from the first visit forward. They are concerned with keeping your child healthy and happy into young adulthood.

At University Place Pediatric Clinic we offer prompt appointments with our Board Certified Pediatricians to parents in Lakewood, Tacoma and University Place, WA. Our registered nurses provide timely access to advice during clinic hours, and for those urgent night-time concerns, our doctors always personally return your calls.

So, whether you are brand new parents or need an appointment for your busy teen, a University Place Pediatric Clinic Pediatrician will always be available to meet your family’s pediatric needs near Lakewood.

For appointments call (253) 564-1115

Expecting? Check out our New Parent Night.

Need a Fircrest pediatrician, a Tacoma pediatrician or a University Place pediatrician? Call us!


UP Pediatric News

Retirement Notice
February 20, 2019

Dear Parents/Families:

Our esteemed Dr. Hautala has made the decision to retire from the active practice of medicine as of July 1, 2019. Dr. Hautala has devoted much of the past 42 years establishing rewarding relationships with generations of families in this community. Although he will deeply miss caring for all of you, he is now looking forward to being more available to his own family.

We have been actively recruiting a new pediatrician to join our practice. Although no one can replace Dr. Hautala, we have had some promising candidates. We will soon post an announcement about the new pediatrician that will be joining our practice in August.

Our physicians and staff are dedicated to making this transition for the care of your child as smooth as possible. Rest assured that we will do our utmost to provide continuity of care to your family.

Yours in health,

Physicians and Staff of University Place Pediatric Clinic

New Parent Night
Please join us for New Parent Night June 27, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.

Michelle Ost, M.D. is hosting this session.

These sessions are designed with expectant parents in mind. If you would like to meet our doctors and become familiar with our practice, please join us. Sessions are open house - no reservation required. We look forward to seeing you!

Hospital Affiliations
All of our physicians are active staff members at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma General and St. Joseph’s Hospital.