Welcome to Olympia Pediatrics


Olympia Pediatrics is a primary care practice for babies, children, teens to young adulthood.  Our board certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners work together with our clinical and  business staff to provide quality medical care in a professional, nurturing environment.

Mission Statement:
We are a team of health care professionals who are committed to delivering expert, personalized care and guidance to our families as their children grow from birth through young adulthood.

Our core values are:

  1. Providing contemporary pediatric care in a warm and stimulating environment.
  2. To provide ongoing support of our staff that encourages respect, honesty, efficiency and teamwork.
  3. To provide effective communication with our patients, their families, and each other.

We believe our mission statement and core values ensure long-term practice stability and continued support of our community.



Check out the Olympia Pediatrics Children's Garden Blog published by Hannah Tripp.

It will be updated weekly with new articles, recipes and harvest schedule. Take a look at the link listed below. Also, don't forget to check out the garden next time you are in! 



Welcome Annaka Thibodeaux, ARNP, CPNP

We are excited to welcome one of the newest members of our team to Olympia Pediatrics, Annaka Thibodeaux, ARNP, CPNP. She comes to us from Seattle Children’s. Annaka attended Westmont College in Santa Barbra, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and then received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Annaka will be in the office Tuesday’s for Dr. Huang and Friday’s for Dr. Sipher and Stephens (alternating).

Welcome Erica Sarkipato, ARNP, CPNP

We are also thrilled to welcome Erica Sarkipato, ARNP,CPNP to Olympia Pediatrics! She and her husband just relocated from Ohio to Washington. Erica attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Nursing, Primary Care Pediatrics. Erica is also a Certified Primary Care Mental Health Specialist. She provides comprehensive health care to children from birth to age 21.

Erica will be in the office Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday working for the clinic and on Thursday’s working for Dr. Fukui.


Kathy Berndt, ARNP

Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Kathy Berndt, ARNP, who will be retiring the end of February. We are pleased to let you know that Katie Larson, ARNP, CPNP will be taking over the care of her patients.

Kathy plans to take a new direction in life and spend more time traveling, cooking and exploring new opportunities that may come her way.

Kathy has been such a wonderful part of our Olympia Pediatrics family and she will be missed dearly!


Welcome Katie Larson, ARNP, CPNP

Please welcome our newest member to Olympia Pediatrics, Katie Larson, ARNP. Katie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who trained at Marquette University. She received her Bachelors of Science in 2011 from the Washington State University and is happy to return to the Pacific Northwest. Katie Larson, ARNP will be taking over Kathy Berndt, ARNP's practice when she retires at the end of February.