David Ricker, MD, FAAP

David Ricker, MD, FAAP

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine


Mary Bridge Children's Health Center – Tacoma, Puyallup Office

In Office:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri


English, Spanish


University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ


University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA

Board Certification:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine


Division of Pulmonology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

“I chose pediatrics as a career because I love kids. I strive to provide the best possible care I can, recognizing the value of the family in raising and nurturing the next generation. I was fortunate to join Pediatrics Northwest to learn from Dr. Tanbara’s legacy of always making an effort to put patients first.”

Dr. Ricker supports vaccinations for all children. His patients should anticipate that vaccinations will be discussed at all well child examinations and vaccinations will be offered at all appointments to children who are due for vaccines. Dr. Ricker promotes and follows the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) immunization schedule.

Dr. Ricker is listed in the Best Doctors in America database. Since joining Pediatrics Northwest he has traveled to Mexico, Central and South America, Kenya, Russia, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East as part of relief efforts, medical missions, and for the purposes of medical education.

Dr. Ricker stays active by spending time with his wife Brenda and their family.  He enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and travel.