General Pediatrics - Primary Care
Providing Parents with Peace of Mind
At Mary Bridge Pediatric Primary Care, we know you want a pediatrician who really listens to your worries and concerns. You can trust our experienced pediatricians and nurse practitioners to care for your child just as they would their own kids.
We offer well-child visits, care for common childhood illness and much more for children from birth through age 18. We have convenient locations around the south Puget Sound.
A Partnership with You
Our trusted pediatric providers specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and wellness of infants, children and adolescents. Our team is trained to understand your child's unique medical, developmental and emotional needs.
We recognize the important role you play in your child's health and look forward to working closely with you. Mary Bridge Pediatrics offers a full range of general health care services for children, including:
- Care for minor illnesses and injuries
- Sports physicals
- Well-child checks
Specialists When You Need Them
If your child requires any pediatric specialty care — from diabetes and epilepsy to heart surgery and cancer care — we provide easy access to our specialists and the resources of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network in Tacoma.
Thanks to MyChart, our secure electronic health records system, every provider within MultiCare has instant access to your child's current medical information, test results, allergies, prescriptions and medical history.
Choosing a Provider
Each of our pediatric primary care locations offers both pediatricians and registered nurse practitioners, and in some cases, physician assistants.
Medical doctors, or MDs, have special training and board certification to provide general care for babies, kids and teens. They provide well-child exams, immunizations and treat common childhood illnesses, as well as sudden and ongoing illness. MDs will refer a patient to a pediatric specialist for anything more serious beyond general care. MDs are great listeners and are good at explaining medical concepts in a way that's easy to understand.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. They focus on a whole-person approach to treatment and care. DOs also receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. DOs focus on prevention, and emphasize how a patient's lifestyle and environment can impact their overall well-being.
Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)
ARNPs have an advanced degree and board certification in a specialty, such as pediatrics or adolescent medicine. They can practice independently and also may work with physicians and other health care professionals. They can examine patients and establish diagnoses by patient history, physical examination and other assessments. They effectively manage health care by identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating a plan of care and treatment for patients. They order, collect, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications and therapies when necessary, and refer patients to other health care providers for consultation of specific conditions.
Physician Assistants (PA or PA-C)
Physician assistants are health care professionals who practice medicine as part of a health care team with collaborating physicians and other providers. They are experts in general medicine and can diagnose, treat and prescribe medicine.
To learn more about our pediatric providers or schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you.