Dr. Applegate


From Wallingford, PA

Knows English

Practicing for 12 years

Graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine

Location Both

About Larissa Applegate MD

Dr. Larissa Applegate grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She received her degree in Sociology from NYU in 2001 and completed her medical school education at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2009. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in May 2009. Dr. Applegate completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in 2012. She moved to Colorado in 2002 after visiting the area to snowboard. On this same trip she met her husband Matt. They have two children, Sam and Jack. Dr. Applegate enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, yoga, and getting off the grid. She has been named a 5280 Top Doc 2023. Dr Applegate is currently pursuing her masters in acupuncture at ITEA in Louisville, CO with an expected completion in 2026. She is excited to bring eastern medicine into her practice at Pediatrics West.

Dr. Larissa Applegate has been named a top doc by Denver’s 5280 magazine! She is now listed in their directory of the best doctors in the Denver metro area and beyond. Dr. Applegate is a board-certified pediatrician with over 10 years of experience. She is known for her compassionate care and her commitment to providing families with the best possible medical care.

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Why I am a Pediatric Provider?

t’s fun, challenging, and rewarding. Kids ask the most amazing questions. Teenagers do too! Their parents are pretty cool too.

Favorite cartoon?

As a child, I loved to watch Muppet Babies, Ducktales, and Bugs Bunny.

Favorite outdoor activity

Hiking and Camping

Favorite trail in Colorado

Crater lakes trail via Moffat Tunnel & No Name Trailhead near Glenwood Springs

Fun Fact

I love to craft - sewing, cooking, baking, painting, paper crafting, and felt crafting. Anything that gets me closer to feeling like Martha Stewart. I also rode my bicycle from Seattle to Boston summer of 2002.

Favorite childhood toy

A stuffed animal my mom made me, a dog named “ Bingo.”

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