Kena Gunter, Nurse Practitioner

Kena Gunter is a national Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). She attended Loma Linda University for her undergraduate courses and completed her Master’s degree at Simmon’s University, graduating with honors. She has worked in pediatrics since 2013, primarily working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at both Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Orange (CHOC).  

She has been married to her husband Korey since 2019. Together they have a daughter named Kinley. Kena loves to spend her time with family and two golden retrievers. On her days off, she enjoys playing volleyball, spending time walking or hiking, and being at the beach. 

She is committed to high quality patient care, listening to patients and their families’ concerns, and helping her patients feel supported.

We love Coastal Kids. It’s a wonderful practice. We feel very well taken care of by all the doctors. Dr. Baron has been our primary doctor and we just love her. She is trustworthy, warm, helpful and very professional

J.B., Facebook

How lucky we are to have found Dr. Alyse Baron at Coastal Kids! She has been our pediatrician since our 7 year old was born! She is brilliant, patient and calm. There is nothing more nerve-wracking than questions about your child’s well-being and both my husband and I could not feel more confident with Dr. Baron. She does all of our well-checks and sick visits but also is invaluable with advice re: sleep training, nutrition, potty-training, and even behavior! We can’t recommend her enough and feel lucky to have her taking care of our kids!

A.N., Yelp