Meet The Team
With our medical expertise, your child will receive the exact care he or she needs at Dr. Mike & Friends Pediatrics. From physicals to treatment of common childhood illnesses, we offer comprehensive pediatric care.
Dr. Mike Lanza
Dr. Lanza was born in South America and he and his family emigrated to the United States when he was ten years old. The family became citizens of the United States. Doctor grew up in California. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for undergraduate school then Medical School at UC San Francisco. Dr. Lanza served his residency in pediatrics at USC and then to Stanford for allergy training.
He practiced pediatric medicine in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San luis Obispo for many years before moving to the Coos Bay area. He joined the team at Bay Clinic in the pediatric department for eight years before launching out on one of his dreams “private practice”. Almost six years ago “Dr. Mike and Friends Pediatrics,PC” was born. Dr. loves what he does and insists on good medical care for every patient as well as a fun atmosphere for patients to enjoy. He is a natural and gifted teacher so he is always teaching his patients how to improve their health or teaching his staff a new skill.
Glenda joined the team in October of 2016 as a Scribe. She has held several administrative positions throughout her career. She also enjoyed life as a stay at home mother. She has volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club, schools, coached soccer and youth ministries. Glenda has joyfully served at an orphanage in Mexico. She is very active in her church and in women's ministries. She also loves spending time with her husband, son, and her family. When she's not working, she enjoys gardening, pottery, dancing, and participating and planning for her local church.
I grew up on the small island of Puerto Rico until I was 18 and then I moved to Hawaii for a year. I then moved to California where I met and married my husband of 26 years. We then moved to Oregon In 1990 and began our family. I chose to be a stay-at-home mom for my two wonderful kids until my youngest turned 9, I then re-joined the work force and was hired to work at Washington Mutual Bank. When they closed down I was hired to work for Bay Clinic as a front desk receptionist for three years. I was then given the opportunity to work several jobs within the clinic, which gave me experience and a way to see the inner workings of the medical field. In 2011 I came to work for Dr. Miguel Lanza as the receptionist and translator, speaking Spanish is a big asset in our environment. I work the front desk, do referrals and many other jobs. I'm the first person our patients see so I like to keep things fun and easy going. I love to see all of our babies and see their smiles.
When I'm not at work, I like to catch up on my reading, spend time with my family, shop and travel. I look forward to my weekend outings and dinners with the kids and doing little projects with them too.
Debbie grew up in an Air Force family, traveling all across the United States and even spending some time in foreign countries. She is married with two grown children and one grandchild. Early on, Debbie worked in retail, then started her own housekeeping business which included doing construction clean-up in order to have the flexibility to spend time with her family. Additionally she took on a care-giving position for many years with a special senior lady.
Debbie has been with Dr. Mike and Friends Pediatrics, PC for the past three years and enjoys her job immensely. She brings a touch of kindness to every patient she comes in contact with. She works hard, studies hard and is ready everyday to bring an encouraging word to our work place. She also enjoys spending time with her family and her church family where she is the Worship Leader, she is a gifted song writer and vocalist. She has put together whole concerts that makes everyone involved shine.
Dee comes to Dr. Mike and Friends Pediatrics with a wealth of background experience in business and management. In her early years, she owned a beauty salon, then volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician (I & II) with a community ambulance group. Subsequently she worked in the administrative offices of both the Coos Bay and Coquille Post Offices. At one point she even worked in the Coos County Board of Commissioners' Office. Dee purchased the local Xerox Sales Agency in 1995 and eventually grew the business to include three branch offices and 14 employees. She and her husband pastor a church in Myrtle Point where Dee handles the payables, receivables and other administrative duties, she also teaches and even preaches when the need arises. She is a licensed ordained minister. Dee is experienced in a wide range of office practices, payroll management and basic accounting.
Dee is a wife of 47 years, a mother and her favorite job is grandmother.
Justin is the newest member of the team, joining in the summer of 2017. He grew up in Sutherlin Oregon, where he met his wife Tessah. They are currently enjoying 7 years of being married, and had their first child together, a beautiful son named Jarvis in May of 2016. Justin has worked in retail in management for 10 years, as well as providing IT technical support for Umpqua Community Health Center and many different churches. Justin and his wife were Youth Pastors at the Father's House in Sutherlin for over a decade, and currently serve as Campus Pastors at Coast Life Church in Myrtle Point. He is a musician, tech nerd, movie buff, and avid lover of the Oregon Ducks.