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Bruce Petitt, M.D.

Bruce Petitt, M.D., is the senior partner and owner of West Alabama Pediatrics, where he has practiced office-based pediatrics since 1992. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been licensed by the State of Alabama since 1990. Dr. Petitt has served on many hospital committees at both DCH Regional Medical Center and DCH Northport hospitals, including the Department of Pediatrics, and is currently serving as Medical Staff President. He is passionate about proper growth, nutrition and development, and enjoys educating children and their families.

Dr.Petitt was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He met his wife Patricia Hughes Petitt while a resident in the UAB program at The Childrens Hospital of Alabama. Pat is a registered dietician and is teaching at the University of Montevallo. Dr. Petitt and his wife live in Tuscaloosa and have 4 children, Joseph, Claire, Anna Lee and Thomas. He enjoys cycling and attending sporting events and has participated in the "Ride of Love", a fundraiser for Camp Smile-A-Mile for many years.

Dr Bruce Petitt

KaiCee Richardson, M.D.

Dr. KaiCee Richardson, originally from Nashville, Tennessee, completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She returned to her home state to complete her M.D. at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2013 and then completed her pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016. Dr. Richardson is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her academic interests include breastfeeding, adolescent medicine, ADHD, and mental health. In her spare time, she and her husband Seth can be found at University of Alabama football games (Roll Tide!) or at the local Crossfit gym. KaiCee and Seth welcomed their daughter, Kate Ingram Richardson in November 2018

Dr KaiCee Richardson

Elizabeth Cockrum, M.D.

Elizabeth Cockrum, M.D. is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1989. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School Of Medicine and completed her specialty training in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Alabama. For over 26 years her career was in academic medicine as a clinician and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama where she was recognized for her outstanding teaching and care of children. She has served in many roles for the University, DCH hospital, and the Alabama AAP. Dr. Cockrum joined West Alabama Pediatrics in 2016 where she enjoys taking care of all children and has a special interest in asthma, school health, and care of the newborn.

Dr. Cockrum was born and raised in Rainbow City, Alabama. She is married to Ricky Cockrum from Hoover, Alabama. They have two children who were raised in Tuscaloosa. Her daughter Casey is now a physician in Mobile and her son Richard, also a physician, is beginning his training in OB-GYN. In 2014 Casey provided them with their greatest blessing, a grandson, Jordan. Dr. Cockrum loves to talk sports and attend any sporting event, especially UA football. She and her husband spend as much time as possible enjoying their home on Lake Tuscaloosa.

Dr Elizabeth Cockrum

Roshni Sheth, M.D.

Dr. Roshni Sheth was raised in Madison, AL. She attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham for her undergraduate degree, Masters in Public Health, and M.D. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of The Kings' Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. She has an interest in child development and wellness and looks forward to forming a relationship with you and your child.

She and her husband Caleb live in Northport. She enjoys taking long walks, biking, doing yoga, and staying in for classic movie nights with her cat Kirke.

Dr. Sheth is accepting new patients and will be available for appointments in August 2020! Call us at 205-752-PEDS for an appointment!


Katherine Zieman, CRNP, CLC

Katherine Zieman, CRNP, CLC originally from Mobile, is a graduate of the University of Alabama receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then spent five years working in UAB's Neonatal ICU. In 2018, she received her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Primary Care.

Katherine and her husband, Bernard, reside in Hoover, AL with their dog, Birdie. They enjoy doing anything outdoors, being on the water, and traveling.


Marjorie Eiland, CRNP, CLC

Marjorie Eiland, CRNP, CLC, originally from Tuscaloosa, graduated from Vanderbilt University with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Primary Care. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner she worked at Children's of Alabama in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Marjorie loves watching patients grow up and encouraging parents along the way.

She and her husband, Jon, reside in Hoover, AL with their two children, Graham and Charlotte. They enjoy being outside, watching college football, and Braves Baseball.