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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 announcement
August 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Families:

Please join us in welcoming Malgorzata Skarzynska, M.D. to our practice. Dr. Skarzynska is a board certified pediatrician. Former patients of Dr. Hautala are encouraged to establish care with Dr. Skarzynska. She also welcomes new patients. Please see her bio page for more information about her training and background. We have also hired another board certified pediatrician, Melissa Miller, M.D. who will be providing vacation coverage for us. Dr. Miller had her own practice in Arizona and is now semi-retired. If your regular pediatrician is taking some time off, you may be offered an appointment with Dr. Miller.

Doctors and staff of UPPC

New Parent Night
Please join us for New Parent Night October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Malgorzata Skarzynska, 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.