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Dr. Byron Cotton, MD

Pediatrics ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Cotton

Kids and Teens Primary Healthcare

2785 Lawrenceville Hwy Ste 207 Decatur, GA 30033

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Dr. Byron Cotton, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in pediatrics and pediatric medicine.

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(770) 621-0245

Dr. Cotton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Bronze Plan 001 HDHP
Health Access - Enhanced
Silver Plan 002 PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Direct Access w/HSA
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
TriCare for Life
Tricare HMO
Tricare PPO
TRICARE Reserve Select
Tricare South
Basic PPO
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Options PPO
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
WellCare PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Cotton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Blood Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Colic
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Removal
  • Eye Disease
  • Folliculitis
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Growth Delay
  • Hearing Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Scabies
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Infections
  • Strep Throat
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 bac...


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics


University of Alabama At Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
Henry Ford Hosp
Residency Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
Medical School


  • 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

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What People Say About Dr. Byron Cotton, MD
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There office is good but they charge the petition $25 for no shows and if you call they said we didn’t get that call if you show them prove that you called and left voice messages still will said something and will get your money, the women by the name of Tina will talk to you super unprofessional and anyways she charge you and the super bad thing they never let you to talk to the doctor I am not sure dose Doctor Byron knows about this unprofessional business or not feel sorry for myself to go
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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 staff trained fully. But I am still very pleased with the office and the staff. Everyone is very friendly.
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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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