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Inside Pediatrics Podcast

BIRMINGHAM – Over the Mountain Pediatrics is celebrating a milestone with Children’s of Alabama. The practice celebrated its 25th anniversary with Children’s of Alabama on Nov. 10, 2022.

The practice was originally founded in Birmingham in 1981 by Drs. Elizabeth Hodges and Lillian Israel. They were both completing residencies at Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Linda Stone joined the practice as a full partner in 1986. 

Hodges and Stone were full-time pediatricians and young mothers during the first few years of working together, and they supported each other in both endeavors. To this day, the bond that the physicians and staff have with each other, their patients and patients' families is unbreakable. 

Over the Mountain Pediatrics, a female-run practice, currently has seven board-certified pediatricians providing excellent care for children from birth through college years. The practice has served families in Birmingham and surrounding communities for sick and well visits as well as immunizations for 41 years. 

The practice proudly maintains Patient-Centered Medical Home certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care and patients’ experiences while reducing costs.  


Courtney Baxley, MD FAAP

Lisa Conry, MD FAAP

Julie Dennis, MD FAAP

Elizabeth Hodges, MD, FAAP

Elizabeth Luke, MD FAAP

Ginger Menendez, MD, FAAP

Melisa Wilson, MD FAAP

Over the Mountain Pediatrics

3300 Cahaba Road, Suite 102

Birmingham, AL 35223

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient, outpatient and primary care throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves patients from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. Children’s is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.