Byron Cotton, M.D.

Dr. Byron C. Cotton has provided medical care for children and families in Alabama and Georgia for over 30 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 Atlanta Medical Center 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 has been recognized as one of “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” in Atlanta Magazine every year from 2009 thru 2021. 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 and his professional interest are asthma and obesity.  

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.

Alana Burns, M.D.

Dr. Alana Burns is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and joined our office in 2021.  She has lived in Georgia for 25 years.  She graduated with her Bachelor's in Arts from Swarthmore College.  She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and received her degree in 2018.  After graduation she completed her Residency at Emory University School of Medicine.  Dr. Burns is Board Certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Burns enjoys caring for all ages, birth through late adolescence.  In addition to routine health checks and sick visits, Dr. Burns has a special interest in lactation, promoting healthy life styles, and teen health.  In her free time she enjoys going for a walk in the park, arts and crafts and relaxing with family.