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Alyssa Ludke, M.D., FAAP

Alyssa Ludke, M.D., FAAP

I am very excited to be bringing my career and practice to UPPC! I find joy in helping families navigate each stage of a child’s life, and believe my role is to partner with parents and families to ensure the best outcomes for your children. I have a special interest in newborn care while helping families adjust during this rewarding and transformative time, as well as adolescent care and preventative medicine.

Education and Training:

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA
  • University of Portland, Portland OR

Internship/Residency:

  • University of Washington Pediatric Residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle WA

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington Chapter
  • North Pacific Pediatric Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Experience:

  • Joined University Place Pediatric Clinic in 2020
  • Allegro Pediatrics, Bellevue WA
  • Olympic Medical Center Peninsula Children’s Clinic, Port Angeles WA
  • Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Center, Tacoma WA

Personal Information:

  • Dr. Ludke is married. She and her husband have a new baby boy, a sweet puppy, and a cat.
  • They recently relocated to the area to be closer to family.
  • In her spare time, Dr. Ludke enjoys gardening, barre, musical theater, and hiking.

Megan Struthers, M.D., FAAP

Megan Struthers, M.D., FAAP

I see patients from birth into young adulthood, focusing on the particular concerns of each developmental stage. I also care for mild trauma and teenage gynecological issues.

Education and Training:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S.
  • University of California, San Diego, M.D.

Internship/Residency:

  • University of Washington and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics 1995

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Pierce County Medical Society

Experience:

  • Joined University Place Pediatric Clinic: 2005
  • Previously worked in private practice in Puyallup for 9 years

Personal Information:

  • Dr. Struthers is married with two sons. She is an avid skier, loves to read, bike and spend time outdoors. She believes in helping families live healthy lives through balanced diet, exercise and strong family and community relationships.

Community Activities:

  • Member YMCA Programs committee, Tacoma Center YMCA
  • Lowell Elementary School – Reading instructor volunteer, active in PTA

Malgorzata Skarzynska, M.D., FAAP

Malgorzata Skarzynska, MD, FAAP

It is an absolute privilege to join University Place Pediatric Clinic and to serve the local community. As a pediatrician I support and believe in these key areas:

  • Building trusting and long-lasting relationships with the families I serve
  • Greatly value patient-doctor communication
  • Early developmental stages, helping family transition into life with a new baby, support in breastfeeding with respect to family wishes surrounding infant care, support in postpartum depression
  • Early education and literacy promotion in a pediatric office
  • Evidence-based care for chronic and acute illnesses with focus on patient safety and quality improvement

Education and Training:

  • Wroclaw Medical University in Wroclaw Poland, MD degree

Internship/Residency:

  • Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics in 2014

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Experience:

  • Pediatric and adolescent practice in Philadelphia, PA
  • Pediatric outpatient clinic and inpatient unit in Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA

Personal Information:

  • Dr. Skarzynska resides in the Tacoma area with her family. She loves traveling, spending time outdoors as well as reading and sharing the love of books with her young son.

Michelle Ost, M.D., FAAP

Michelle Ost, M.D., FAAP

My general pediatric practice includes ages from birth through young adulthood. I have a special interest in preventative healthcare. It is essential that children develop healthy habits early in life however many families struggle with making the lifestyle changes that are needed. My focus is on helping families find a way to incorporate proper exercise and nutrition into their daily routines.

Education and Training:

  • University of Portland, BS in Biochemistry
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, MD

Internship/Residency:

  • Georgetown University Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Board Certification ABP 1989

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Experience:

  • Practiced general pediatrics in Puyallup since 1992

Personal Information:

  • Dr. Ost lives in Puyallup with her husband and 2 dogs. She has 2 grown children. Crossfit, biking and skating take up most of her free time.

Bruce Davies, M.D., FAAP

Bruce Davies, M.D., FAAP

My goal is to provide personalized pediatric care to each patient and family, and to support parents in their demanding yet infinitely rewarding role.I have a strong interest in pediatric infectious disease.

Education and Training:

  • University of Dallas, B.S.
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D.

Internship/Residency:

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Children’s Medical Center, Dallas
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas
    Chief Resident, Pediatrics
  • Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics 1992
    • Recertified 1999
    • Recertified 2007

Professional Memberships:

  • Pierce County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • WA State Medical Society

Experience:

  • Joined University Place Pediatric Clinic: 1992

Personal Information:

  • Married with 5 children.

Community Activities:

  • Past President of Medical Staff at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • Former Chairman, Medical Committee, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • Mission, Honduras, 2008