Pediatric Staff

We are committed to providing your children with the best pediatric care in the area.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide efficient, high quality service
  • Create and maintain a friendly, professional environment
  • Value your child, our patient, and affirm your family and its role in creating a positive, healthy environment
  • Provide appropriate intervention and referrals
  • Teach parents how to care for children who are affected by disease, illness or injury
  • Provide thorough, comprehensive services

The Children's Clinic of Klamath: The Pediatric Difference

We believe that children need health care providers who are specially trained in children's medicine.

Kids are not little adults.

Their labs, x-rays and problems are different and they can get sicker quicker than adults because their immune systems are still developing. Very young children cannot communicate well, so it is critical to know children's diseases.

What is a Pediatrician?

A Pediatrician is a doctor who has completed a minimum of 4 years of medical school and 3 years of specialized training, exclusively in the needs and concerns of children.

Additionally, Pediatricians complete at least 50 hours of continuing education each year, again, exclusively studying children and their specific needs.

In summary...

A Pediatrician is a well-trained health care provider for children, exclusively.  In time of crisis or critical illness, these specialists may be better able to assist your child.

Additionally, all of our staff members are specifically trained in caring for children and their needs.

We offer 24 hour physician coverage and after-hour emergency care.

If you are pregnant, call us to schedule a free pre-delivery consultation

Nicola J. Cherry, MD

Our Medical Staff

Our staff consists of Board Certified Providers who are always available to answer your questions and assist you in the personal care of your child.

  • Nicola J. Cherry, MD

    Nicola J. Cherry was raised in Klamath Falls. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Mount Holyoke College and she completed her medical studies at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. Dr. Cherry completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. She returned to Klamath Falls in 2000 and in August 2002 Dr. Cherry opened The Children's Clinic of Klamath. Dr. Cherry is an adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

    Dr. Cherry enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, downhill skiing, gardening, and spending time outdoors.

    She is available on Mondays through Fridays.

  • Guitar Hanna, MD

    Dr. Guitar Hanna lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, three energetic daughters, and dog. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors and traveling the world together. Guitar graduated from the University of California Irvine, with honors, where she published scientific research in the Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences. She attended medical school at Touro University, Nevada. During her medical school training, she had the opportunity to learn about aerospace medicine with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. Her pediatric residency was completed in the heart of Detroit, Michigan at St John Hospital. She has been a practicing pediatrician for the past 7 years and serves on the board of a Child Advocacy Center. Guitar’s life has been dedicated to the health of children and advocating for them… and she will never stop. She is thrilled to be working alongside Dr. Cherry, serving the pediatric community of Klamath Falls.

  • Dana Barnett, MD

    Dr. Dana Barnett graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME with a BA in American Studies. Her interest in science and medicine took her to Loyola University of Chicago where she earned an MA in medical sciences and worked in the field of clinical research before attending medical school. She graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME and went on to do an internship in southern Virginia and her pediatrics residency at the University of Kentucky. She is passionate about the well-being of all children and enjoys getting to know families, in order to optimize their child’s overall health. She lives with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and a cat and loves getting out cycling, running and hiking.