Pediatrics West Doctors

 

Charlotte Prejean, MDCharlotte Prejean, MD, FAAP

Dr. Prejean grew up in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Prejean joined Pediatrics West in September 2001. Dr. Prejean completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University.  She received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College and completed her pediatrics residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Dr. Prejean is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Prejean enjoys spending time with her children and family and watching football.


Abby Allen, MDAbby Allen, MD, FAAP

Dr. Allen grew up in Birmingham, AL.  She joined Pediatrics West in July 2011. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She received her medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Allen completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Children's of Alabama. Dr. Allen is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Allen enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.


Tracy Brookings, MDTracy Brookings, MD, FAAP

Dr. Brookings grew up in Birmingham, AL. She joined Pediatrics West in October 2009. Dr. Brookings earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Brookings is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys going to college football games, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.


Janet Harris, MDJanet Harris, MD, FAAP

Dr. Harris grew up in Ardmore, AL. She joined Pediatrics West in September 2001. She graduated from the University of Alabama and  received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at University of Alabama at Children's Hospital of Alabama. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Harris enjoys gardening, traveling, watching soccer and spending time at the beach with her husband of three sons. 


MeKeisha R Pickens, MDMeKeisha Pickens, MD, FAAP

Dr. Pickens grew up in Bessemer, AL. She joined Pediatrics West in August 2015. Dr. Pickens earned her bachelor degree and medical degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s of Alabama. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. During her leisure time, Dr. Pickens enjoys spending time with her family, attending Church of the Highlands, reading, traveling going to college football games and couponing.


Hugh Cheek, MDHugh Cheek, MD, FAAP

Dr. Hugh Cheek grew up in Georgia. He joined Pediatrics West in July 2016. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from The University of Georgia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s of Alabama through the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He then served as co-chief resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Cheek is married to Morgan Cheek, author and mother. They have three children, two biological and one internationally adopted. His professional interests include children with disabilities, child and adolescent mental health, as well as routine health care for all ages. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and children, medical student ministry, ministry in medicine and outdoors/fishing. 


Catherine Cotney, MDCatherine Cotney, MD, FAAP

Dr. Cotney grew up in Birmingham, AL. She joined Pediatrics West in July 2017. Dr. Cotney earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Biology from Samford University, and her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB). She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, where she served an additional year as chief resident. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Pediatrics West, she was a pediatrician at Children’s South in the After Hours Clinic. Dr. Cotney is married and has two daughters. In addition to caring for children, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and baking.


Stephen Taylor McClanahan, MDStephen Taylor McClanahan, MD, FAAP

Dr. Taylor McClanahan grew up in Muscle Shoals, AL. He joined Pediatrics West in July 2019. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s of Alabama through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional interests include routine healthcare for all ages, healthcare for internationally and domestically adopted children, and trauma-informed care of children. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, traveling, reading, being outdoors and serving at church


Charles Schlappi, MDCharles Schlappi, MD, FAAP

Dr. Schlappi grew up in Nashville, TN. He joined Pediatrics West in July 2020. Dr. Schlappi earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s of Alabama from the University of Alabama Birmingham. He then completed subspecialty training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology through UAB at Children’s of Alabama in June 2020. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional interests include primary care of patients with Sickle Cell Anemia and oncologic processes along with preventative medicine. He enjoys spending time with his family, trail running and being involved in his church.