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Dr. Byron Cotton, MD

Adolescent Medicine Specialist, 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 2009 through July 2017 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 resi

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Pediatrician
  • Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Board certifications

  • Adolescent Medicine (Pediatrics)
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Education and training

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Residency in Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Meharry Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and publications

  • CMFDP Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” in Atlanta Magazine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1619927878

Office locations

Kids and Teens Primary Healthcare

2785 Lawrenceville Hwy., Suite 207

Decatur, GA 30033

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Love Dr. Cotton. Have been seeing him since my 16 year old was a newborn.
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Great service every time
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The office was very professional. Answered all questions. Provided different options. There was no wait. The staff is very children friendly.
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He’s awesome and so is his staff! Been going there for 4 years!
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He was great. Awesome practice and atmosphere.
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I was very pleased with the staff and Doctor. He listened to my concerns about my son and gave practical solutions. The nurse was equally as pleasant. I was very pleased with everything.
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My first visit with Dr. Cotton went great. He definitely answered a lot of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would def bring my baby back.
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I must say I was completely satisfied! I've been carrying my son to Dr. Cotton from the time I moved to ATL. After my last visit, sometime last year, I promised myself I would find my son a new doctor. Idecided to give this office another try and I must say it is a complete turn around. They have gained my confidence again with the new staff! Thank you! Dr. Cotton was great per usual and it is great that he has a staff that reflects the same greatness now.
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Ok
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He is amazing...his staff leaves something to be desired.
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Doctor was probably good but the receptionist were too rude. Discriminating indians. They should be thrown right away. They greet black skin guy in front of us and they cant greet us..
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Personable and professional.
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After trying with 4 other doctors, I finally found one who actually listens to my concerns and who treats my babies like they are actual humans. It sounds so simple...but it is pretty rare!
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I was nervous about going to a new doctor but that changed quickly once I walked in the door. The staff and doctor was AMAZING! I would definitely recommend Dr. Cotton.
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Very personalable, professional and great with engaging my son, made us both comfortable
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The were very knowledgeable and showed great concern for Zaria.
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The wait time is horrible, they book to many people to close together so my wait time was very long.
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Great doctor...very thorough and seems to be genuinely interested in my child's future.
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It's was great he answered all my questions
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We just moved down to Georgia from New Jersey and it was hard looking for the best of the best. But we finally came across Dr. Cotton webpage and seen he was highly recommended. I'm glad we made him our children doctor he's the best and we love him.
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It was good
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Great!
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Dr. Cotton is awesome!! The rest of the staff are as well.
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My daughter has been going here for 3 years. I am very satisfied with the entire staff. They are very friendly and professional.
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No complaints
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Dr. Cotton is great!!! Long wait time but a lot of kids are coming in for school check ups.
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Very great with my son. I'm defiantly happy with him as his doctor!
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Amazing......
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Great experience
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It's a practise that has a potential for growth. I felt like it was a new establishment, still required some coordination experience amongst the ladies assisting in the office so the patient doesnt end up unattended nor assigned and just sittingin the consulting room for about 30mins. Second point is they dont consider the email notes in the bookings as a result they ended up seeing only one of my 2kids and was told to book the second for another day.
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great. I would more than likely go back to dr. Byron cotton
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I love it very good service
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very friendly people
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The nurses and other employees were great with my daughter and how they handled business but dr. Cotton lacked in a few errors. He spoke with me once and never checked my baby for the issues at hand.,i will not goback there only because of the doctor but i will still continue to stick with zoc doc. You guys rock. Thank you
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it's always nice visiting with Dr. Cotton!
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His staff was very knowledgeable. They helped with the transfer of primary care providers with the insurance company. And welcomed us on with open arms
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Very good and friendly also right on point and I will recommend to friends staff also excellent
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Excellent with patients he takes the time to communicate with his teens
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Great, my three kids saw him and like him and the staff in his office.
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Very great with my child.
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The NP were very friendsly
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It went very well. I like that this office offers late appointment times.
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