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Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D.

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett is a veteran board-certified pediatrician with three decades of experience, including 19 years of direct patient clinical care. She currently serves as a medical consultant, where she works with multiple projects and clients in the area of pediatrics, with an emphasis on children and adolescents with special needs.

An active and highly connected patient advocate and writer, Dr. Poinsett is a social media powerhouse, most publicly known on Twitter as @yayayarndiva and #GodmotherDoc, the co-founder and co-moderator of the monthly and highly successful #SickleCellChat. Through this chat, and the other projects she’s involved with, she remains a passionate, dedicated leader, committed to helping families effectively navigate between medical, mental health, school, and social programs.

Her areas of expertise include patient navigation, educational advocacy for families, children and adolescents with special health care needs, learning differences, and behavioral problems. She holds an MD from the University of Chicago and a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Pennsylvania, and is a licensed Pediatrician in the State of California. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Articles by Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D.

Depression in Children and Teens

  • Last Updated: December 23, 2018

Depression is a type of mood disorder that tends to run in families. That is why it is so important to treat depression symptoms as soon as they arise. The good news is treatment can prevent the most

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Your Guide to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Last Updated: January 9, 2019

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that is characterized by obsessive or intrusive thoughts that trigger compulsive behaviors. The obsessions and compulsions are so severe

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The Truth About Dyslexia

  • Last Updated: December 24, 2018

According to Sally Saywitz M.D., co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity and author of the best-selling book Overcoming Dyslexia: “Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Guide

  • Last Updated: December 24, 2018

Autism symptoms vary from person-to-person, but symptoms may include communication and social interactions problems and behavioral issues. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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Newborn Baby Constipation: What You Need to Know

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

Your infant’s stool change over time. It is important to know that stools can vary greatly from baby to baby. Your 1-2 Week Old Baby In the first week of life your baby’s stool will be dark green to

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My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle. What Should I Do?

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

Question: My breastfeeding baby won’t take a bottle. What should I do? Answer by Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett MD.

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