Birmingham Parent Announces Your Favorite Kids’ Docs for 2020

Birmingham Parent Announces Your Favorite Kids’ Docs for 2018
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There’s nothing better than finding a great doctor for your child, and often these leads come from fellow parents who have “been there, done that.”

Published: November 5, 2020
By: Lori Chandler Pruitt

Imagine a big binder of names of doctors for all the needs your child may have – pediatrician, dentist, orthodontist or multiple specialists. Now you have the idea behind “Birmingham Parent’s Favorite Kids’ Docs,” now in our seventh year.

The process is totally reader-driven, like all our “favorites” contests. We call for nominations, and moms, dads, and grandparents and other caregivers go online, nominate a favorite kids’ doc and tell us why. And there’s no prize for nominating – just the opportunity to tell readers why you love your child’s doctor and give them the chance to be honored in our magazine.

When you see our little logo in your doctor’s office, know that your doctor is a “Birmingham Parent Favorites Kids’ Doc!” Watch for a new promotion in 2021. Favorite Kids Doc 2019

Listed in alphabetical order here are the Favorite Kids Docs 2020 and what some of you had to say about them (only one comment per doctor listed, though many doctors received multiple nominations).

Dr. Hilary Anderson, Urgent Care for Children

“Dr. Anderson is an excellent pediatrician with very effective communication skills with parents and bedside manner. Any pediatric exams are so easy to encounter with her calming attitude.  Very thorough in her assessments and patient care. Always ready to go the extra mile for patients and families.” – Lal Allury

Dr. Allury Arora, Urgent Care for Children

“One of the best pediatric leaders around. Pediatric skills are amazing. So are leadership skills and is leading Urgent Care for Children to grow very rapidly.” – Will Matt

Dr. Courtney Baxley, Over the Mountain Pediatrics

“Dr. Baxley is always willing to help. She and her staff are excellent and do a great job caring for patients.” – Amy Sanders

Dr. Bassam Babi, Babi Pediatrics

“One of the most caring physicians that I have seen in practice. Cares deeply about his patients and makes his own calls after hours. I cannot give him enough stars for what he does.” – Shelia Porter

Dr. Manci Balas, Liberty Pediatrics

“Very experienced and knowledgeable pediatrician. She has improved the Liberty Peds practice since her arrival.” – Will Matt

Dr. Ashley Beasley, Midtown Pediatrics

“I feel very blessed to know Dr. Ashley Beasley. I was impressed by her professional skills. She is also kind and compassionate. Her friendly smile made me and my kids feel welcome. My two boys love going to the doctor. Thank you, Dr. Beasley, for all you do.” – Michael Raspberry

Dr. Anne Byers, Liberty Mountain Pediatrics

“Dr. Byers is the Best!” – Megan Allen

Dr. Carolyne Craig, Urgent Care for Children

“Dr. Craig is a fantastic pediatrician with a work ethic that is above par. She makes a family so comfortable, especially in stress times. Her examination skills on children are always comforting and friendly.” – Allury Lal

Dr. Diane Deitlien, Pediatrics East Deerfoot

“Dr Deitlien is never dismissive. She always listens to any problems or concerns I have about my boys’ health and comes up with a solution. We are so thankful to have her as our boys’ pediatrician, and she definitely deserves to be recognized for her hard work and dedication.” – Jarica Cornelius

Dr. Brian Dudgeon, Greenvale Pediatrics

“Dr. Dudgeon was my pediatrician when I was growing up. Now he is my daughter’s. I wanted him to be her doctor because I recall all the times he sat and listened to my mom about her kid’s needs. He’s gone above and beyond for us!” – Evan Minas

Dr. Parisa Dudley, OD, Callahan Eye Foundation

“We have used Dr. Dudley for years. She is a very kind and compassionate doctor that really listens. We drive from Pell City to see her at the Hoover location.” – Desiree Jenkins

Dr. Vera Egorshin, Western Health Center, Midfield

“She is beyond excellent and extraordinary doctor. She takes her time with each one of her patients. My children and I love Dr. Egorshin.” – Lisa Sumlin

Dr. Jeffrey Gunnells, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Henderson & Walton Women’s Medical Center

“He knows and goes beyond expectations. I will always vote for him as the best obstetrics gynecologist doctor ever!” – Lisa Sumlin

Dr. Max Hale, Birmingham Pediatrics

“Dr. Hale has been my daughter’s pediatrician since birth, 11 years ago. My daughter was born with an incurable chronic disease. Dr. Hale has been a patient, knowledgeable, understanding advocate for her health” – Alicia Hart-Wilson

Dr. Erik Henninger, Tender Care Pediatrics

“We’ve used Dr. Henninger for 8-plus years. We have taken many foster children to him and he has never turned us away.” – Christy Sattler

Dr. David Lozano, Pediatric Pulmonology / Pediatric Asthma Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Dothan, AL

“Listens to parents’ concerns.” – Jannica Harris

Dr. Elizabeth Luke, Over the Mountain Pediatrics

“Dr. Luke has been phenomenal with my son since birth. Dr. Luke has listened to what I had to say and thoroughly looked into the problem each time.” – Amethyst Moormann

Dr. Tamara Mason, Horizon Medical Clinic, Oneonta, Alabama

“Dr. Mason is one of the best pediatricians I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  She’s caring, kind and spends time listening. We’ve followed her from Pinson to Hwy. 280 and to her new practice in Oneonta. None better! My girl will be 9 soon and she’s been with us since birth! – Karen Saxon

Dr. Jennifer McCain, Mayfair Medical Group

“She has been my kids’ pediatrician for years. Very good and knowledgeable about what needs to be done for your kids’ health. Don’t mind taking her time to listen to you and all the questions you may have and provides you with the best answers and solutions.” – Erika Stallworth

Dr. Rosalyn Morgan, Morgan Pediatrics

“Superb and quality service with special needs patients.” – Jannica Harris

Dr. Sarah Novara, Children’s of Alabama Neurology

Dr. Novara is fantastic! She goes above and beyond what other doctors do to make sure her patients are doing well! She has called me after hours, on her own time, just to check on my baby’s well-being. She truly cares about her patients and their families!” – Christy Sattler

Dr. Charlotte Prejean, Pediatrics West – McAdory

“Dr. Prejean (Bryant) was my doctor when I was growing up, and now she is my son’s and nieces’ and nephews’ doctor! She is attentive and caring. Amazing doctor hands down!” – Eureika Bishop

Dr. Angela Redmond, Children’s of Alabama, Trussville

“Dr. Redmond is great and very patient. She shows great concern and relatable experiences.” – Vershundra Cissell

Dr Angelica Rohner, Pediatric Dentistry

“She has been my kids’ dentist for over 15 years. Very good and knowledgeable about the health care of your kids’ teeth. Polite and makes the kids feel welcome and makes their dentist visit enjoyable.” – Erica Stallworth

Dr Fadell Savany, Gardendale

“Love, love him and his whole staff!” – Gina Sitz

Dr. Richard Stone, Vestavia Pediatrics

“Dr. Stone is the best! He is so patient, kind and encouraging!” –  Candace Glass

Dr. Rebecca Thompson, Purohit Pediatric Clinic

“She is so sweet! She makes sure everything is okay with your child. She is very thorough and is kind when having to explain things to you. She made my first-time parent anxiety melt away. We love her so much!” – Elizabeth White

Dr. Ryan Walley, Redmont Pediatrics

“A wonderful doctor who takes his time during every visit and is very understanding and compassionate. Very thankful to have a doctor to take care of my child in his different seasons of life.” – Laura Decker Otwell