Our Staff

Hours of Operation

Dosing Guidelines

Pediatric Websites


Our Staff

R. Daniel Whitaker, M.D. - Specializing in Pediatrics 0077DanielWhitakerEPRISE120x150 

Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics

Education: B.S., Auburn University, Auburn; M.D., University of Alabama, School of Medicine, Birmingham; Internship, University of Tennessee; Residency, College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Department of Pediatrics

Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association

Personal Information: Dr. Whitaker enjoys outdoor activities such as golf, fishing and water sports. He and his wife, Ashley also enjoy spending time with their two children, Caroline and Samuel.

Misty M. Parker, MD – Specializing in Pediatrics Dr. Parker-120x150

Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics

Education: B.S., Troy University, Troy; MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham; Internship and Residency, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Ark.

Personal Information: A native of Andalusia, Dr. Parker is married and enjoys spending time with her family.


Mary L. Pippin, M.D. – Specializing in Family Medicine1385Pippin150x120 1 

Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine

Education: B.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Fla.; Residency, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians, Alabama Academy of Family Physicians

Honors and Achievements: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Personal Information: Dr. Pippin enjoys traveling, college football and relaxing on the beach.

Maria Canlas Sucgang, M.D. - Specializing in Pediatrics 0021MariaSucgangEPRISE120x150 

Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics

Education: B.S., Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines; M.D., Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines;Internship (2), University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital; Residency, Mount Sanai School of Medicine, Elmhurst (N.Y.) Medical Center; Residency, Schneider Children's Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics, Coffee County Medical Society, Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Honors and Achievements: Board certified and diplomate by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Personal Information: Dr. Sucgang and her husband, Noli, have a son, Joseph.



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If you have a MEDICAL EMERGENCY, please go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911.                                                

Your child's healthcare is very important to us. Our office hours are

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you need a work-in appointment or have a question or concern, please call our Pediatric Medical Assistants, Nikki and Renee. They can be reached by calling: 334-393-PEDS (7337). Nikki and Renee's phones are on from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. - noon on Friday.

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

They are available to answer basic questions regarding your child's health, refills of prescriptions, referral questions, blue cards and to leave a message for your provider or nurse. Our pediatric department has an after-hours nurse's line in case you have questions regarding an urgent healthcare issue, general healthcare questions or just need advice.

Please call (800) 416-6319.

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Dosing information for Children & Infants

Infant's Tylenol

Children's Tylenol

Children's Motrin

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Pediatric Website Resources

Information regarding fevers and flu:

Parents Survival Guide to Feeding:

Healthy Eating Website:

American Dietetic Association – Children's Health 

Parents Guide to Childhood Immunizations

Newborn and Infant Care Manual – University of Alabama

Children's Hospital of Birmingham – Kids Health website