Dr. Byron Cotton, M.D.

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 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 was recently recognized as one of “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” in Atlanta Magazine every year from 2009 thru 2014. 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.  

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.


Gayla Woodson, CPNP, MSN, RN, CLC

Gayla, a native of Atlanta, earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Georgia State University. She is board-certified by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and a member of Sigma Theta Tau.   Gayla is also a Certified Lactation Consultant.  She is certified by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice in October 2014. Gayla is educated in caring for infants, children, adolescents and young adults.  She joined Kids & Teens in March of 2014.  Gayla is married with two daughters and a granddaughter.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, reading, traveling, and just enjoying life.