Meet Our Providers & Staff

Trust your child’s health to a team that specializes in pediatric medicine. As longtime pediatric providers, we believe in the prevention of disease and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for all children.

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J. Alan Frierson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Frierson graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1976 and completed his Pediatric Residency at University of Arizona, Tucson in 1979. After first practicing in Longview, Washington, he then established his current pediatric practice in Medford in 1983. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Medical Association.

As a Board Certified Pediatrician by American Board of Pediatrics, he enjoys all aspects of infant, child and adolescent health care. Dr. Frierson’s range of skills includes caring for children with behavioral problems, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Dr. Frierson grew up in Texas. He currently resides in Medford with his wife. He has two grown sons. He enjoys running, hiking, skiing, traveling, and learning new languages. He speaks Spanish and Italian.

 

Cheryl Pippin, MSN, CPNP

Cheryl has been a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1999. New to Medford, Cheryl looks forward to exploring all the beauty this part of Oregon has to offer. She graduated with a Masters of Nursing from UCLA and studied in the doctor of nursing practice program at OHSU. Cheryl is a certified lactation counselor and has had wonderful experiences helping new mothers successfully breastfeed their babies. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, her nursing experience included caring for patients of all ages including premature babies in the NICU, and post-partum women. 

Cheryl loves teaching and has taught nursing students for many years. She is able to speak medical Spanish and looks forward to becoming more proficient in the language. Her other interests include walking, reading, knitting, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves watching children grow and achieve optimal health and wellness.

Lorraine Scott, P.A.-C

Lorraine brings to us nearly 30 years of experience as a certified physician assistant. Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated from UW Madison in 1990. Shortly thereafter her travels took her to Boulder, Colorado where she practiced medicine for the past 25 years. She brings a diverse knowledge to the practice with extensive experience in orthopedics and spine surgery. Lorraine has always had a soft spot for children of all ages; enjoying their presence to the extent of teaching preschoolers during her days off while her son was in school. 

Lorraine has one son, Zach, who is currently studying economics in Madrid with a minor in Spanish. She enjoys traveling, running, yoga, hiking, biking and reading however one of her favorite pastimes is cooking. This passion led her to study the art for six months in France with several chefs and restaurateurs. She speaks Italian and French and looks forward to developing and nurturing relationships with all of her patients for many years to come.

OUR DEDICATED STAFF is honored to have the opportunity to serve our patients and their families and dedicated to making your experience as convenient and comfortable as possible. Our highly skilled Medical Assistants are available by telephone in times of need with prompt responses to your concerns.

Our Patient Services Representatives strive to exceed your expectations for comfort and scheduling convenience.

We strive to effectively meet the needs of children during times of health and illness.

MEET OUR STAFF

DANIELLE GUCHES, MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Danielle was born and raised in Medford. She has four beautiful boys: Skylar, 17; Brycen, 13; Carter, 10; and Parker, 5. She and her husband met in high school and have been married for 14 years.

In 2008, Danielle graduated from Abdill Career College with her Medical Assistant certificate. After graduation, Danielle worked in a pain specialist clinic as well as a foot and ankle clinic. In 2014, Danielle joined our pediatric practice. She loves working with the providers and has a passion for caring for the children and their families at the our clinic.

JENNY SANDERS, REFERRALS COORDINATOR

Jenny was born and raised in Southern California. She spent time in Texas and Virginia before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2012. It was in Virginia that she met the love of her life, Tim, and has been happily married since 2015. Jenny is the proud mother of two grown boys: Jonathan, 26, and Trent, 23; and also has five step-children.
Jenny spends her free time hiking, camping, riding horses, 4x4 off-roading, exercising, and spending time with her dog, Bison. Above all, Jenny is a joker and loves having fun with her co-workers, friends, and family.
Jenny joined our practice in December 2012. Her responsibilities are far reaching as she not only ensures our patients have a positive experience with referrals in and out of the practice but also supports the Front Desk and Billing Department. She is our "jack-of-all-trades". Favorite things about her job, she says, are the patients and her co-workers. She loves seeing the kids and how they grow!

CHRISTINE HAYES, PATIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Having been born and raised in Medford, Christine is now raising four amazing children right here in the valley: Bryan, 13; Kaycee, 7; Lyllian, 7; and Jesyelynne, 5.

Christine says she is always doing what she loves; taking care of her children, working, or being out on the softball/baseball field. When she is not on the field with her children or for herself she can be found watching a movie somewhere.

Christine has worked with children her entire life in one capacity or another. She began working with our practice in 2013 and says she loves what she does. She is currently expanding her ability to further support our patients by training to become a Medical Assistant. She loves our patients and being able to talk to their parents. She says, “Just getting to know the different families is so amazing to me!”

KATHY BAILEY, MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Although born in San Francisco, Kathy grew up in various places as her father was a career Army man.  In 2002, she moved to Medford and now calls it her permanent home. Married for 33 years and counting, she and her husband, Fred, have raised a combined family of 6 children; Kim, Christina, Todd, Chad, Danielle and Fred, and now enjoy 6 grandchildren. In her spare time, Kathy loves spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching good movies.

Kathy describes her work at the clinic as "a dream come true" as she surrounds herself with children each day. She especially loves the babies and meeting the wonderful parents.

KRIS CURRIER, BILLING SPECIALIST

Born and raised in Portland, Kris moved to Southern Oregon in 1991. She has been in the medical field in various positions, both clinical and administrative, since the age of 14 and now shares her expertise with our practice. In her free time Kris enjoys traveling with her husband of 22 years, reading, and visiting her 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

MEGAN SCHAEFER, PATIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Megan was born and raised in the Rogue Valley. After spending a few years in Portland, she moved back to be closer to her family. In addition to working at our practice she also runs two of her own businesses. Her hobbies include spending time with her nieces and nephews, reading, dancing, scrapbooking, and doing her best to help others feel beautiful inside and out. She loves Disney, glitter, hockey, and all things mermaid.

YANNELI DE LA TORRE, PATIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Born and raised in Oregon, Yanneli has been in the medical field in various positions for the last seven years and continues to expand her knowledge through nursing school while sharing her expertise with our practice. In her spare time, Yanni is a proud mother, enjoys spending time with her family y disfruta de un buen viaje.

CARLOS GRIMALDO-MAGALLON, CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Carlos attended the American College of Healthcare in Los Angeles and received his Medical Assistant diploma in July of 2015. In September 2015, Carlos and his parents decided to leave Los Angeles and start a new life in Medford. Since arriving in Medford Carlos has expanded his knowledge as a Medical Assistant as well as a Lab Tech. In April of 2017, Carlos obtained his National Certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). He enjoys being a CCMA because he is able to go the extra mile to make his patients and their parents happy. A long term goal for Carlos is to become a Nurse Practitioner and make an even bigger impact in the medical field; even if it takes him 8 years.

ELIANNA "ELLIE" FRANZ, MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Originally from Inglewood, California, Ellie moved to Sam's Valley, Oregon during her childhood years and has been in the Rogue Valley ever since. She is very happily married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two sons, Logan, 10, and Anthony "Little", 9. Ellie joined our practice in 2016 as a File Clerk and has worked hard to become a Medical Assistant and qualified interpreter. What she enjoys the most is working with the children and making them smile. When Ellie isn't working as a Medical Assistant she loves helping her husband, Walter, run his beekeeping business. Together they also run a pig farm and Ellie really doesn't mind getting her hands dirty; whether it's putting on a bee suit and digging in or helping a sow have piglets! In her free time, Ellie enjoys being a serial chocolate-eater, playing softball on her co-ed and women's team, nerding out to books/comics, online shopping, traveling, and hanging with her big Hispanic familia!