COVID-19 Update

Effective December 2020:

Our office is NOW OFFERING COVID testing. Please call to schedule an appointment before arriving. 

Beginning Monday, March 16th, 2020:

  • We will see previously scheduled Well Child Visits in the morning and schedule sick visits for the afternoon. We are doing this to limit infection risks.
  • Please contact our office if your child is sick so we can determine if your child needs to be seen. Some issues may be able to be handled over the phone or through telemedicine provided by our office.
  • We are making efforts to clean more frequently. We have also removed all magazines temporarily. We will also allow families to stay in the car if there is not a room available at the time of their appointment.
  •  We are doing our best to stay updated on all current recommendations and will change how we take care of patients accordingly. Please be patient as we try to take care of your children as well as keep them safe.
  • If you are interested in a telemedicine visit, contact our office at (205) 978-8245. There may be a co-pay associated with your telemedicine visit.  

If you have an upcoming appointment with us please be aware that you should do the following:

  • If you are new to our practice or coming in for an annual well-child check, please go to the forms section and print/complete all applicable forms and bring them with you.
  • When you arrive, please remain in your car, call us at (205) 978-8245 so that we can provide further instructions.
  • We are limiting admission to our waiting room and ask that one parent accompany the child to their visit.
  • Temperatures will be taken prior to entry.
  • We certainly appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time.

Please remember to continue frequent hand washing and social distancing!

Please contact our office at (205) 978-8245 for any questions or concerns.

After nearly forty years in practice, Dr. Israel is hanging up her stethoscope.  

Dr. Irael September 21, 2020

To My Patients and Parents:

As hard as it was for me to do this, I have decided to retire from the practice of pediatrics effective November 1, 2020.  I have struggled with writing this letter and with the decision itself, but the time has come.

It has been my privilege and honor to have cared for your children for almost forty years (I can’t believe it when I see it in print!).  To be considered a part of your families, however small, and a trusted source of knowledge and help in times of sickness and distress has brought me an enormous sense of fulfillment.  I have always been amazed, and enormously flattered, when former patients have brought their children to me for the same care they received.  As much as I would love to stay to raise my second – and almost third – generations, I really don’t want to be the one in diapers by the time we’re done!

I will miss my fellow doctors and the fantastic staff at Acton Road Pediatrics.  They have made these years professionally rewarding and really fun.  I am so proud of everyone here at ARP, and I hope you will choose to remain here as patients after I have retired.  I have complete faith in the office I am leaving behind, including our new physician, Dr. Lisa Frees.  I hope you will all welcome her to Acton Road Pediatrics.  If you elect to transfer to another office upon my departure, you will need to fill out a “Release of Records” authorization form in order to have your child’s (children’s) records transferred.  You may contact our front office at 205-978-8245 and they will assist you in obtaining these forms.

Perhaps as the remaining doctors experience maternity leaves, illness or family commitments, my former partners will “take me out and dust me off” for some fill-in work.  If so, I will be thrilled to see some of you.

I wish you all good health and happiness, and I hope to keep hearing about you and your lives from ARP staff and doctors.  I will really, truly miss you all very much!

Fondly and with heartfelt thanks,

Dr. Israel (Lillian)

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  • "“Very satisfied with the care my child receives with Dr. McAfee. We’ve been seeing Dr. McAfee for years. She is like a trusted friend. Highly recommend Acton Road Pediatrics.”"
    Lisa/Pleasant Grove
  • "“Nothing worse than getting a call that your child is sick. But being able to call Acton Road Pediatrics and get them seen that day makes all the difference. Dr. Breedlove was so kind and accommodating. She put me at ease and took good care of my daughter.”"
  • "“I can’t imagine anyone but Dr. Moore as our pediatrician. We recently moved to the Birmingham area and heard a lot about Acton Road Pediatrics. Happy to say that all of the recommendations were spot on. Friendly staff, efficient processes, respectful of our time. Just a great experience all the way around.”"
  • "“We love Dr. Frees and her entire staff. She is down to earth and has a great bedside manner. They are like an extended family. Thanks to everyone for taking such great care of my children.”"
  • "“Dr. Breedlove is amazing! She is great with her patients and spends as much time as needed with you to get all questions answered and also just to get to know you. You’re not just a number to her! You can tell she truly cares about her patients! I would recommend her to anyone!”"
  • "“Dr. McAfee and her staff are amazing and I even switched my daughter from her pediatrician to be seen by Dr. McAfee exclusively. She takes care and remembers you every single time. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with the care of our family.”"
    Cameron/Bluff Park
  • "“I’ll keep this simple. Dr. Moore is the best pediatrician by a long shot. I recently transferred my son’s care to her. The office staff is so friendly! I always leave feeling so much better in every way. I’ll never use anyone else for my son. If you need a great pediatrician to help you with your kid’s health and wellness do yourself a favor and meet this doctor!”"
    Lydia/Mountain Brook
  • "“My twins had their first visit with Dr. Breedlove and it was a delight. She immediately made me feel very comfortable and it felt as if she had been their doctor for years. I am very happy to have found a pediatrician that I feel I can trust with the care of my children.”"
  • "“Great experience! My daughter got sick at school and I was able to make a same day appointment with Acton Road Pediatrics and got in right away. The front desk staff and the medical assistant were very nice and helpful. Dr. Frees was great, gave realistic expectations and timelines. I’m so glad that we chose Dr. Frees as our pediatrician.”"
  • "“Dr. McAfee is a great doctor! She’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. She takes time with my son to help him with his health issues! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatrician.”"
  • "“As a first time parent I was really nervous. The staff and Dr. Breedlove were all very friendly and helpful. I especially loved how Dr. Breedlove really took her time to explain everything with us. The visit was great and the doctor’s demeanor has really put my husband and me at ease. I’ve told my New Mom group all about Acton Road Pediatrics!!”"
  • ""Great medical office, wonderful, warm experience from start to finish. Appreciate Dr. Moore taking time to go over the diagnosis clearly and treatment options. Many thanks to everyone at Acton Road Pediatrics.""
  • "“Dr. Frees is incredible. Not only has she taken great care of my children, but also she is lovely to speak with at every appointment. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend Dr. Frees!”"