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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

Physician changes
July 3, 2019

Dear Parents/Families:

Dr. Hautala is now officially retired. We will miss his presence and influence here at the practice, yet we are happy for him to be able to enjoy retirement and spend more time with his family. Dr. Hautala was very much involved in selecting our new pediatrician, Dr. Skarzynska. He has the utmost confidence in her, and he joins us in welcoming Dr. Malgorzata Skarzynska to the practice. She will begin seeing patients on July 23, 2019. We will be adding her bio page to this site and we will also be posting additional information on our facebook page.
If you would like an opportunity to drop by and say goodbye to Dr. Hautala and meet Dr. Skarzynska, please join us for an informal open house on Saturday, August 3rd from noon until 3:00 p.m.
Doctors and staff of UPPC

New Parent Night
Please join us for New Parent Night July 17, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.

Belinda Rone, 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.