Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett is a veteran licensed 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.

Pierrette's Education & Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • BSE Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Pierrette's Work History & Experience:

  • Pediatrician & Health Advocate as an Independent Medical Consultant
  • Medical Expert of Pediatrics at HealthTap

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Articles Reviewed by Pierrette Mimi Poinsett

Two little girl painting messily outdoors

Encouraging Self-Expression: Art Activities for Kids

Mother Reading to Toddler

The Art of Encouraging Reading for Kids: Nurturing Book Lovers

Stages of Play

Insights Into the Stages of Play: Cognitive and Social Benefits

Happy baby in a stroller on a sunny day

Stroller Tips: How Can You Keep Your Baby Cool in Summer?

Two little girl painting messily outdoors

Art and Child Development: Why the Two Go Hand in Hand

Father cleaning baby's nose

What Does Baby Spit up Through Nose Mean for Your Infant?

Crying baby given nose drops

Making the Process Comfortable: Saline Nose Drops for Baby

Two kids with different hair color

Factors Influencing Your Baby's Hair Color: A Detailed Explanation

newborn baby with lanugo

Lanugo: Unraveling the Secrets of Newborn Body Hair

Toddler getting a haircut

From Baby to Toddler: The Journey of First Haircut

Baby with acne on his skin

Your Guide to Baby Acne — Why It Happens and How to Treat It

Baby girl wearing a headband with hair loss

Infant Hair Loss and Growth — Unraveling the Mystery

Baby with skin discoloration

Baby Skin Discoloration and Birthmarks: What Parents Need to Know

Two fathers wearing their babies in a carrier

Your Guide to When Can Baby Face Forward in Carrier

Three moms wearing different baby wraps

Which to Choose? Baby Carriers, Wraps, and Slings Explained

Toddler playing with electrical chord

Babyproofing Electric Outlets and Cords: Your Comprehensive Guide

Doctor checking baby's hip dysplasia

Comprehensive Guide to Baby Hip Dysplasia: Prevention and Treatment

Mother Reading to Toddler

Benefits of Reading for Kids: A Key to Improved Development?

Mother kissing her baby by the fireplace

Childproof Your Home: Mastering the Art of Babyproofing Fireplace

Toddler playing by the window unsupervised

Babyproofing Windows: The Key to Preventing Child Injuries

Toddler climbing into the bathtub unsupervised

Babyproofing the Bathroom and Toilet — A Comprehensive Guide

Toddler in bed scared after a night terror

Night Terrors in Toddlers: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Baby lying in bed with blanket and pillow

When Is It Safe for Your Baby to Use Blankets and Pillows?

Baby standing inside a crib

Adjusting Crib Mattress Height: Safety and Recommendations

Cats and a crib

How to Keep Cat Out of Crib: A Guide for New Parents

Baby sleeping in a bassinet

Solving the Puzzle: How to Get Baby to Sleep in Bassinet

Kids playing together at the park

Unlocking Child Development: The Benefits of Playtime

Baby sleeping on his back

Cosleeper vs Bassinet vs Rock n Play: Choosing the Right Bed for Your Baby

Crying baby that won't sleep alone

Newborn Won't Sleep Alone: A Comprehensive Guide

Baby swaddled in a blue blanket

Perfecting the Baby Swaddle: How to Swaddle a Baby

Toddler chewing on a TV remote control

Unlocking the Secrets of Babyproof Living Room and TV

Baby lying in a bassinet

Making Informed Choices: A Complete Bassinet Safety Guide

Baby being swaddled in summer

Swaddling in Summer: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

Screen Time for Kids

Is Your Child Addicted to the Screen? - A Parent's Guide

Baby with heat rash on the face

How to Manage Baby Heat Rashes: Prevention and Treatment Strategies

Mother carrying her newborn baby

Should You Rub or Wash the Vernix Caseosa Off Your Newborn?

Introducing Music to Kids

Is Music Beneficial for Kids? Unveiling the Truth

Baby learning how to swim

Water Safety for Kids: A Matter of Life and Death?

Baby boy sleeping on his back.

Baby Sleep Safety: Could it Be the Answer to SIDS?

Baby with severe diaper rash

Essential Newborn Care: How to Use Diaper Rash Cream Correctly

Baby crying while having diaper changed

Decoding Baby's Tears: Why Baby Cries During Diaper Changes?

Young child touching a frying pan in the kitchen

Securing Your Space: How to Babyproof Your Home?

Mother wearing baby in a carrier

Benefits of Babywearing: A Lifesaver for New Moms

Stack of disposable diapers with a sign that reads

Proper Diaper Disposal: Ensuring Public Health Safety

Baby girl sitting in a dirty high chair

Mastering High Chair Cleaning: A Comprehensive Guide