The Rockwood Pediatrics department is a group medical practice
composed of pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners. Each
family should select the provider of their choice. We understand
that the person you choose is important, and our mission as a
department is to provide your child the best care possible.
Our Pediatric Care Team
Pediatricians are primary care physician who are specially
educated in the care of infants, children and adolescents.
Pediatric providers aren't just about shots and growth charts. They
are concerned with the child's entire spectrum of
development-physical, mental, social and emotional.
At Rockwood, our pediatric providers work as a team and share
their collective experience and knowledge to ensure that our young
patients receive the latest diagnostic and treatment options
available. With a family-centered approach to keeping children
healthy, we answer your questions, provide education, and give
reassurance and encouragement to you as a parent.
Pediatric services are offered at five locations for your
Appointment hours vary by location. Please contact your
pediatrician's office for specific details regarding their
We know that not all pediatric concerns or illnesses occur
during office hours. After-hours calls are triaged by nurses who
offer advice and may direct patients to seek after-hours care at an
urgent care center or the emergency room. You may call (509)
838-2531 to speak with an after-hours consulting nurse.
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment, please refer to the pediatric
offices listed. If you are not certain which physician your child
should see, or if your child has special needs, we are happy to
assist you in matching your request.
- We prefer to schedule appointments in advance because it
helps us plan our day.
- We reserve sick-call appointments every weekday, made on
a day-to-day basis.
- If your child is ill and needs to be seen that day,
please call after 8 a.m., as the appointments are arranged on a
first-called, first-served basis except in an
- If you are calling to make a routine well child
appointment, please wait until after 10 a.m. if
- During office hours we are available for well-child
exams, yearly physicals, consultation visits for developmental and
chronic physical problems, as well as appointments for illnesses,
injuries or immunizations.
- Ready to schedule a pediatric appointment? See the
location information at the right for a Rockwood Clinic
pediatric location and phone number.
Well-child care truly is one of the greatest values in medicine.
A whole year of preventive or well-child care costs relatively
little, and provides huge value in both quality of care and in the
costly illnesses and injuries that are prevented, keeping the child
healthy not just for that year, but potentially for a lifetime.
Annual well-child visits are now covered without a co-pay or
out-of-pocket cost up to age 21. This includes a physical exam,
growth charting, blood pressure screening, vision and hearing
screening, vaccines, developmental/behavioral assessments, and
guidance on injury prevention, nutrition and more.
Referrals can be faxed to (509) 755-6543.
Liberty Lake Clinic
1326 North Stanford Lane
Liberty Lake, WA
(509) 755-6522Map Location
400 East Fifth Avenue
(509) 755-6580Map Location
9001 North Country Homes Boulevard
(509) 755-6532Map Location
Northpointe Specialty CenterNorthpointe Building
605 E. Holland, Suite: 200
(509) 755-6537Map Location
14408 East Sprague Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA
(509) 459-1566Map Location
Christopher Gapen, M.D.
Christopher Gapen, M.D., FAAP, pediatrics, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI. Dr. Gapen is board certified in pediatrics. He previously worked as an associate professor for the University of California-Davis in Folsom, CA, and was the chairman of the Pediatrics Subcommittee at Mercy Hospital also in Folsom, CA. Dr. Gapen has been a physician with Rockwood Clinic since 2006.