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Richard Ory, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrics
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Joined Pediatrics Northwest
1983

Education
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Internship/Residency
Baylor College Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX

Board Certification
Pediatrics


"I chose pediatric medicine for a career because I enjoy caring for children across the full pediatric age spectrum, from premature newborns to college students. I have a particular interest in infectious diseases. My goal as a healthcare provider is to help all children learn lifelong habits that will maximize their health. I enjoy the challenge of adapting that message as children mature and as the surrounding culture changes."

Dr. Ory is a native of Texas and lives with his wife in Federal Way. He has two college-age children. During his educational pursuits in Colorado, he enjoyed exploring the Rocky Mountains as his studies allowed. You might catch him hiking, skiing, sailing or biking, depending on the season and the weather.


Anne Pettinger, ARNP
General Pediatrics
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Location(s):
Federal Way Office

Joined Pediatrics Northwest
1996

Education
University of Washington Master of Science, Post-Masters Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Seattle, WA

Board Certification
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

"I chose pediatric medicine as a career because I enjoy the uniqueness of each child and the challenges each brings to my practice. I love watching my patients develop and grow. I am rewarded knowing that I can make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families. My philosophy is to provide comprehensive and holistic care for all children, adolescents and their families, regardless of their background or resources. My goal is to enable families to thrive by providing care, education and guidance throughout their child's developmental phases and childhood."

Anne is married with two children. She stays active by enjoying biking, kayaking, skiing, hiking, gardening and knitting. Anne is also a clinical faculty member for the UW PNP program, on the Board of Directors for the Birth to Three Development Center in Federal Way, and and past chairperson for Washington State NAPNAP. 


John Clapper, MD
General Pediatrics

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Location(s):
James Center Office

Joined Pediatrics Northwest
1991

Education
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Internship/Residency
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Board Certification
Pediatrics

"Pediatrics is an incredible opportunity to serve children and, in turn, their families, from the newborn period until they are adults. Children are a gift of God. Pediatrics is about listening to and educating parents while getting to know their children. Every child is a story of devotion and commitment that I get to share with loving parents. Children need strong guidance and nurturing from physical and emotional and spiritual viewpoints."

Dr. Clapper's greatest source of joy over the years has been spending time with his wife, their six children and grandchildren. Dr. Clapper serves as a member of his local church. He loves to study the Bible, appreciate the outdoors and travel to new places.

Dr. Clapper is also a Medical Board Member of Care Net Pregnancy and Family Services of Puget Sound.


 
John Dimant, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrics

Dr. Dimant checking little girl's heartbeat

Location(s):
Gig Harbor Office

Joined Pediatrics Northwest: 1985
Education: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Internship/Residency: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Board Certification: Pediatrics

“I believe it is most important for parents and physicians to model the behavior they would like to see in the families for whom they are caring. I want the families I care for to eat healthily, exercise, treat each other with respect and dignity, and take appropriate measures to maximize their health. As the child's provider, I need to set the example in my own life. I chose pediatrics as a profession because kids fascinate me. I enjoy working as part of a team with the family and our staff to maximize the child's health and well being.”

The following are just some of the volunteer activities Dr. Dimant has been involved with over the years: 'Big Brothers' and 'Big Sisters' for the past 11 years, 'Habitat for Humanity' for the past eight years, 'Rebuilding Together' for the past six years, as well as various cystic fibrosis fundraisers and five house-building trips to Mexico through his church. He loves to sail, ride bikes and snow ski. He is fluent in Spanish.


 
Lori MacDonald, ARNP
General Pediatrics

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Location(s):
Federal Way Office

Joined Pediatrics Northwest: 1988
Education: University of Washington Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Seattle, WA
Board Certification: Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

“I began my health care career as an RN working in a hospital. As a nurse practitioner, I first worked in family practice for five years, then in primary care pediatrics starting in 1988. When I joined Pediatrics Northwest, I was impressed by the professionalism and commitment to excellence of care. The care of children is all about the family that cares for them. My philosophy is to provide health care as a primary provider and health education to the family unit.” 

Lori loves the outdoors, especially hiking, cross-country skiing, bicycling and gardening. She is married with two young adult children. In her spare time, she loves to read fiction, travel, and she is a great cook.


Kirk Starr, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrics

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Location(s):
Baker Center Office

Joined Pediatrics Northwest: 1998
Education: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Internship/Residency: Emory University medical Center, Atlanta, GA; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Board Certification: Pediatrics

I have thoroughly enjoyed my years of pediatrics. It is rewarding for me to work with families in the decision-making processes of childrearing and solving medical issues that arise.”

Dr. Starr is active in community groups on Vashon Island, where he has lived for the past eight years. He enjoys distance running, backpacking, vegetable gardening, reading and time together with his wife of 40-plus years. They have two adult sons who were both recently married.


 

George Tanbara, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrics
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Location(s):
Baker Center Office

Joined Pediatrics Northwest: Co-founder 1980
Education: University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
Internship/Residency: Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Board Certification: Pediatrics

Dr. Tanbara began his solo practice in 1954 and co-founded Pediatrics Northwest in 1980. He was active in Community Health Care, United Way of Pierce County and Tacoma Buddhist Temple. He and his wife Kimi had four adult children and four grandchildren. Dr. Tanbara passed away in July 2017, just four months after his wife of 65 years. 

 Read more about Dr. Tanbara’s remarkable life and legacy.