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New Pediatrics West Office Set to Open Summer, 2015

MCCALLA – Children and their families living in western Jefferson County soon will have another option for their primary care. Pediatrics West will open a second office at 4730 Bell Hill Road in August.
Pediatrics West currently has an office in Bessemer staffed by Drs. Tom Smith, Charlotte Prejean, Janet Harris, Tracy Brookings and Abby Allen. Drs. Liz Lewis and MeKeisha Pickens will join the practice this summer.
Once it opens in August, Dr. Allen will be based at the McAdory office and the other physicians will rotate there. Allen has been with Pediatrics West since 2011 when she completed her residency at UAB/Children’s of Alabama.
The McAdory office is built to be staffed by four physicians and will be able to grow to accommodate the increasing number of children in the area. Children’s of Alabama currently has a network of 15 primary care practices across the state of Alabama, including 13 in the Birmingham area. Pediatrics West joined Children’s in 2001.
Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not for profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report.  More information is available at