Shakti K. Matta, MD, MS, FAAP
6802 W Rio Grande Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 572-2201  |  (509) 783-8844 Fax

We offer same day sick appointments.    Call Us Now 572-2201

Pediatrics for You was founded by Dr. Shakti K. Matta in Sept. 2007, in a very old building in Richland, WA.  That building has since been demolished.  We moved to our new state of the art pediatric office in Oct. 2011, in Kennewick, WA.  The practice has grown with support from families, community and the professionals. Dr. Matta is assisted by Carrie Lamb, PA-C and Laura Cunningham, PA-C.


We strive to provide high quality care to children in close partnership with the family and community.

Our vision is to provide comprehensive care to your children in a timely manner, care which is appropriate and effective and is provided in a family friendly and personalized environment.  We use shared decision making with families so that care is safe and affordable.

In doing so, we are guided by principles as simple as A, B, C…

A - Care is made Accessible and Affordable to the families

B - Care is provided by a Well-Behaved Team focused on Customer Service

C – Competent Care is provided in a Caring and Compassionate manner and Continuity of Care is maintained.



We value your time and commitment to our practice and sincerely thank you for allowing us to care for your children. We are constantly reviewing our processes and monitoring your wait time and total time spent at the clinic. Your feedback is very important to us so that the care provided is efficient, pleasant and personalized. You can provide your feedback in person or use our guestbook.


We work very closely with local organizations to keep our community healthy.  We work closely with local health department, school districts and day care organizations to keep your children healthy at all times.

We collaborate with local and regional school and colleges to train medical personnel and professionals.  We offer training externships in pediatrics for various programs including medical assistant, nursing (BSN), nurse practitioner students and medical (DO) students.  Our current affiliations include:

  • Medex Physician Assistant Program (University of Washington)
  • DO Medical students (Pacific University, Yakima, WA)
  • Nurse Practitioner Program (Intercollegiate College of Nursing, WSU College of Nursing)
  • BSN Nursing students (Washington State College of Nursing)
  • Medical Assistant Program (Charter College)

We like to keep ourselves involved in the community to be able to contribute to the community. We are proud sponsors of Tri Art for Giving, a signature event of the Arts Foundation of Mid Columbia.

In the past, we have sponsored The Nutcracker, an annual Mid-Columbia Ballet production, Relay for Life, local Down syndrome foundation and other community events. Our staff participates in mock interviews for local high school students for their career and business courses by providing them a real life experience for a job interview and serves on the Board of the Childrens' Reading Foundation as well as the Hindu Society of Eastern Washington.


We have had the privilege of receiving following awards and recognitions:

  • 2010 Small Business of the Year (Micro Business), Three Rivers Chambers of Commerce
  • 2012 Small Business of the Year (Bronze), Mid Columbia Small Business Awards
  • 2012 Recognition by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Adopting, Implementing and upgrading to a certified Electronic health Records and Achieving Meaningful Use
  • 2015 AFMC First Place Venue, Peoples' Choice Award Winner for Tri Art for Giving



Here is what some of our families are saying about our practice:


Exceptional Pediatric Practice! The care Dr. Matta and his staff have for each of their patients is unsurpassed. They take the time to listen to their patients and families. Considering all possibilities when confirming a diagnosis. Dr. Matta goes out of his way to be there for his patients when they have been hospitalized and will make time for each and everyone. The staff at Pediatrics for You is also exceptional, caring, understanding, patient and reliable. They will return calls in a timely manner, and same day appointments can always be found. We truly appreciate everyone at Pediatrics for You. We have always felt respected and cared for. This is a Pediatric office I recommend to all of our family and friends. 

-Bailie Family


The new “doctor “ lady did such an excellent job…………..Ibarra Family
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Thank you, keep up great care……………………Multiple Patients
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Thank you for saving our vacation……………..Chartrand Family
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Thank you so much for going above--------Lane Family
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I cannot thank you enough………………Sobotta Family
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Thank you for taking care………………………..Guzek Family
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We Love how amazing doctor Matta and his staff are! They always follow up with us and call to remind us about our appointments. For me its all about convenience and they are always flexible to fit time around my schedule! If Zoey needed to see him same day they make time. To some it up, Pediatrics for you go ABOVE AND BEYOND for their patients!
5 star rating from us!


Great service from the staff, the Dr's recommendation for our new born were right on the mark. Thank you very much Dr. Matta. The Lane family.


Thank You!! Dr. Matta and his staff are the best. You never wait long, you always talk directly with the nurse or doctor. Dr. Matta goes above and beyond for every patient, making us all feel good knowing we have such a great person caring for our children.


I couldn't be more pleased with the service and care Dr. Matta provides to my son. His office is always able to get us seen in times of need. He takes special time with his patience and remembers what matters. Thank you so much for being more than just a trusted doctor!

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Pediatrics for You, 6802 W Rio Grande Ave.,
Kennewick, WA 99336