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.
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.
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
JENNY, 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, 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!
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.
Ariel, Medical Assistant
Ariel was born in southern California. She moved to southern Oregon when she was two years old. She joined our clinic in 2013. After leaving here for a short time she returned to take on the position of lead MA.
In her off time she enjoys spending time outdoors camping and fishing with her finance, Deven and two boys Avery (6) and Deven Jr. (6). She also enjoys just relaxing at home watching a movie or reading.
Connie, Patient Representative
Connie was born and raised on Medford. She married her childhood sweetheart 17 years ago. Her children are Luis 17, and Isabella 14. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoys outdoor activities.
Connie started working in medical office when she was 15. She has held various positions over the years, and joined us in August 2018.
Toni, Medical Assistant
Toni came to southern Oregon from the bay area to be closer to family. She has three children and four grandchildren. Relaxing to her is traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and playing with her dogs.
Toni has been in the medical field for 20 years. She enjoys every aspect of patient care. She joined us in September 2018.