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.

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Heather D. Strickland, M.D.

Dr. Strickland graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine in 1989. She completed her pediatric internship and residency in 1992 at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to Medford to begin her pediatric practice in 1992. She joined our practice in January 2010. Dr. Strickland enjoys all aspects of pediatric care.

Dr. Strickland grew up in Fort Jones, California. She currently resides in Medford with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys gardening, cooking, canning, fishing, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.

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 Drs. Frierson and Strickland 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!”