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Meet Us

Meet our Staff

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. His eldest son, Joseph attends the University of Alabama, and his eldest daughter, Claire attends Auburn University. His two younger children, Anna Lee and Thomas both attend Northridge High School. 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.

Dr. Richardson is accepting new patients and will be available for appointments in October 2017.

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 the past 26 years her career has been 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. She enjoys taking care of all children but 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

Jill Picone, CRNP

Jill Picone, CRNP, has recently joined West Alabama Pediatrics as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her MSN from UAB in 2011. Previously she worked in labor and delivery at Northport Medical Center where she continues to teach childbirth preparation classes. Originally from Oregon, she and her husband Mike moved to Alabama when he assumed his position as a professor at the University of Alabama.

Mike and Jill have three grown children: Rachel, Ben and Desiree. Jill enjoys gardening, horseback riding, and travel, and she can often be found with Mike at University of Alabama events including sports, theater and concerts.


Megan Davis, CRNP

Megan Davis, CRNP is a graduate of the University of Alabama, receiving Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Megan has many years of experience working in pediatric emergency at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham and Wellstar Kennestone in Marietta, GA. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Primary Care.

Megan and her husband, Jonathan, reside in Homewood, AL. She enjoys running with her dog, baking, and hiking.