Lake Regional Health System welcomes Pediatrician Kimber Guinn, D.O., to its Lake Ozark clinic. Dr. Guinn cares for children from birth through adolescence, providing well visits and care for general pediatric illnesses and concerns.
“We are pleased to welcome Pediatrician Guinn to our team,” said Lindsay Bentley, director of Lake Regional Clinical Operations. “We are committed to providing children in the lake area with good access to care, and Dr. Guinn is committed to building strong relationships with her patients and their parents.”
Dr. Guinn was only 7 years old when a big life change convinced her she wanted to be a doctor.
“I decided to go into medicine when my younger brother was born with a rare disorder,” she said. “He was ill the majority of his life and allowed me to find purpose in medicine. Pediatrics has a special place in my heart.”
As she meets her patients and their families, she invites them to be active participants in their care.
“I have honest and open communication with my patients and their families,” Dr. Guinn said. “It is important for families to be heard and understand what is happening in their children’s health.”
Born in Germany to a military family, Dr. Guinn grew up traveling around the United States. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Medical Sciences from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and a medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia.
Dr. Guinn has been visiting the lake since her high school days. Her husband, Tom Guinn, serves as the athletic director at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City. In their free time, they enjoy being outdoors, especially on the lake.
Along with Dr. Guinn, primary care providers at Lake Regional Clinic – Lake Ozark include Grant Barnum, D.O., FACOI; Karen Hayes, PhD, ACNP; Christine Livek, M.D.; Dale Lockhert, M.D.; and Virginia Nagy, M.D.