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Dr. Byron Cotton MD

Pediatrician

Professional Statement

Dr. Byron C. Cotton has provided medical care for children and families in Alabama and Georgia for over 20 years. He is a native of Headland, Alabama. Dr. Cotton obtained a bachelors of science from Bethune-Cookman in 1978 and earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in 1985. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan and received a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine from the University of Alabama; during which time he was awarded the CMFDP Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

Dr. Cotton is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He founded Kids & Teens Primary Healthcare in 2006 where he currently practices. He teaches residents from Grady Health System and Medical Students from Emory University. He is a member of professional organizations to include the American Academy of Pediatrics and Society of Adolescent Medicine.

Dr. Cotton has continued to dedicate himself to his patients and the community; to his merit he was recently recognized as one of “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” in Atlanta Magazine’s July 2011, June 2010 and July 2009 issue. He has held clinical appointments with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Egleston Health Care System. His area of expertise is pediatrics and adolescent medicine; nonetheless he has a long time professional interest in asthma and obesity. He is a board member for the Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully Inc. (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.).

In his spare time, Dr. Cotton enjoys cycling, hiking, and rock climbing among other activities. Dr. Cotton stresses the importance of the role of lifestyle, such as diet and physical activity, to his patients and caregivers. He strives to build community relationships to ensure access to quality pediatric medical care for local residents.

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2785 Lawrenceville Hwy., S..., Decatur, GA, 30033

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