Our Providers

Eric O. Tyler, MD
Alexander City Location
Kathy Lashley, CPNP
Alexander City Location
Ashley Eden, CPNP
Alexander City Location
Arnold Tauro, MD
Kellyton Location
Courtney Sharma, CPNP
Both Locations
Ann Lambert, CRNP
Alexander City Location
Our Practice 

Pediatric Associates of Alexander City was founded in July of 1985. The mission has always been defined, "PAAC will be the highest qualified  provider of medical care, achieved with humility, empathy, and uncompromising ethical standards."

In 1985, the community was thriving with Russell Corporation forming a strong economic foundation. The Kellyton office opened in the early 1990’s. As time has progressed, there has been change in the practice which reflects some of the major changes in our community. The commitment to Quality has not changed.


Two Board Certified “Master” Pediatricians now collaborate with four Nurse Practitioners to provide care for the children representing five counties. The office has a strong working relationship with The Children’s Hospital, UAB Department of Pediatrics and Auburn University School of Nursing. Educational opportunities for students from Samford, UAB, Auburn, Troy and Jacksonville assures that manpower for the years ahead can have a foundation in the management of General Pediatric Patients in the years ahead.

Community partnerships focused on early childhood literacy has started and sustained a Summer Reading program free to all children with hopes of improving the retention of knowledge during the summer break. Close collaborative relationships with the School Nurses in Alexander City, Coosa and Tallapoosa County tries to assist the improvement of the health and safety of children as they attend to their educational training.

The attaining and maintaining of a Patient Centered Medical Home certification is a commitment to a very high National recognized standard in terms of standardized population health evidence based guidelines. This is one of the few rural practices to have maintained this designation for ten consecutive years.

There are many committed hard working people that give themselves daily to the task of caring for the children of this area. We welcome you to our practice. We hope the experience makes you and your children feel like we are indeed walking through life together.


Electronic Registration:

If you have been to our office lately then you most likely have seen patients using these orange pads.


What are they exactly?

Recently we have introduced an electronic registration process. What does this mean for you? NO. MORE. FORMS. Yay! 

The yellow pads are great, but, did you know that you can make the check-in process even easier by filling out the questionnaire on your smart phone or home computer? YES! We encourage you to do this as it saves you even more time in the office.


Look for the text or email that invites you to pre-register.  You should see something similar to this:  













Once you open the text you will see a link to begin the pre-registration process.


























If you don't have access to a phone or computer please arrive at the office 15 minutes prior to your appointment time so that you can have an opportunity to use the pad in the office.

Once a year you will be asked to fill out a lengthier questionnaire, but this is for us to have greater insight into your health and wellness. We now have assessments that will lead your through questions to help us determine if there is an opportunity for mental or social counseling. 

Ultimately, as our patients and staff become more accustomed to the process it will streamline our work flow which means less time in the office for you, and more information for us!

The day of your visit you can expect a call from our amazing Patient Representative, Letricia. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please don't hesitate to inform her. She is here to help you

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New Patient Forms