Dr. Byron Cotton, MD

Dr. Byron Cotton, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Byron Cotton, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

2785 Lawrenceville Hwy Ste 207

Decatur, GA 30033

Contact Information

(770) 621-0245

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 12 More

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Dr. Cotton's Experience

Dr. Cotton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cotton "At Kids & Teens Primary Healthcare, it is our philosophy to provide comprehensive healthcare by adhering to a standard of care as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Treatment is rendered at the individualized level to children of all backgrounds. It is our goal to carefully examine the patient, respond to concerns and give expert medical advice. The philosophy of care emphasizes disease prevention, however, we are prepared to assess, manage, and treat medical conditions and diseases."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Adolescent Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

50  Conditions Treated


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5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Henry Ford Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Voted Atlanta Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine, 07/2011
  • Voted Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine, 07/2009
  • Voted Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine, 08/2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Cotton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cotton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotton to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Cotton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Cotton and his Associates doctor are great, but his nursing staff leaves a lot to be desired. There is no communication when your child is taken out of the room for a test, he/she is left unattended during that test and the parents are unaware that the child is left unattended.
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I have been seeing Dr. Cotton for years. He is very personable. The new Nurse Practitioner is very personable and professional as well. They do have some new staff changes which I expect at some point when seeing a pediatrician. There was a transition I think that had to do with getting the new...more
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Incredibly poor office staff. Waited over an hour before leaving when we were told they didn't know how long it would be before we would be seen.
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