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Inside Pediatrics Podcast

BESSEMER - Pediatrics West celebrated its 20-year anniversary as a Children’s of Alabama practice on June 1.

 Pediatrics West was originally affiliated with Lloyd Noland Hospital and then HealthSouth Metro West. The practice was purchased by Children’s of Alabama in 2001. Today, Pediatrics West operates two offices, Bessemer and McAdory, serving patients ranging from newborns to 18-year-olds.

 Pediatrics West Bessemer and McAdory currently consist of nine physicians, all of whom are board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Both offices perform comprehensive aspects of patient care including referrals, medication management, diagnostic tests, immunization administrations and other services. They look forward to continuing their expansion efforts in order to better care for the increasing population of the area.

Pediatrics West Bessemer and McAdory proudly received Patient Centered Medical Home certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in 2020. The NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs.


Charlotte Prejean, MD, FAAP

Janet Harris, MD, FAAP

Tracy Brookings, MD, FAAP

Abby Allen, MD, FAAP

MeKeisha Pickens, MD, FAAP

Hugh Cheek, MD, FAAP

Catherine Cotney, MD, FAAP

Stephen Taylor McClanahan, MD, FAAP

Charles Schlappi, MD, FAAP

Pediatrics West - Bessemer

1090 9th Avenue SW, Suite 100

Bessemer, AL 35022

Pediatrics West - McAdory

4730 Bell Hill Road

Bessemer, AL 35022

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.