Our Clinic

At University Place Pediatric Clinic we provide compassionate, collaborative, high-quality care as your patient centered medical home. Founded in 1971, University Place Pediatrics has always strived to offer the best possible care for children. While we have grown with the community over the past 39 years, our pediatricians still offer the personalized physicians-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 mission at University Place Pediatric Clinic is to provide your child and family with care and compassion from the first visit. Our pediatricians first priority is keeping your child healthy and happy into your adulthood.

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

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

New Parents Night

New Parents Night is still on hold. However, we are considering virtual welcoming options. If you are interested in a virtual introduction to the clinic please call the clinic and ask for Shelly.

Mission Statement

To provide your child and family with care and compassion from the first visit.

Hospital Affiliations

All of our physicians are affiliated with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma General and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

News & Announcements

UPDATE – COVID-19 Vaccines

Please note: UPPC is an Active Pediatric Clinic Practice and unable to accommodate WALK-INs or phone calls on Covid Vaccine Inquiries During Clinic Hours. Clinic hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. To receive the vaccine you must 1) be eligible, 2) be pre-registered, and 3) have an appointment. You can print a pre-registrationRead More

Featured Doctor

Dr. Michelle Ost

Michelle Ost, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Ost's general pediatric practice includes ages from birth through young adulthood. She has a special interest in preventative healthcare and feels it is essential that children develop healthy habits early in life. Her focus is on helping families find a way to incorporate proper exercise and nutrition into their daily routines.

Dr. Ost received her MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Doctor's Bio Page

Featured Staff

Marissa T., Medical Assistant

How long have you worked at UPPC?
I have worked at UPPC more than 12 years, since November 2007

What do you do in your job?
I assist the doctor with patients doing vitals, shots, blood draws and pretty much anything else I am asked to do.

What is the favorite part of your job?
Working with the kids is the favorite part of my job. Growing up I always loved babies. Told myself someday “I would like to work with children” and here I am.

What do you do in your free time?
I am a wife and mother of 4. I have 3 future NFL players and 1 dancer, who wants to be like mommy as I have danced hula since I was 12 years old.

Who is your favorite Disney Character or Disney Movie?
My favorite Disney character is Moana.

Something about me:
Hula is my passion. I enjoy spending time with my family. I am extremely grateful to have an amazing doctor (Dr. Davies) to care for my kids and with whom I work for. I’m happy to be working here. Thank you UPPC Family!