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

Artistic Adventures for Kids to Explore

Mother Reading to Toddler

Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Reading in Children

Stages of Play

Navigating the Stages of Play in Children's Lives

Kangaroo Care Skin to Skin Contact

Promoting Kangaroo Care in Neonatal Units

Happy baby in a stroller on a sunny day

Beat the Heat: Keep Your Baby Cool in Their Stroller

Two little girl painting messily outdoors

The Power of Art in Boosting Kids' Confidence and Creativity

Newborn crying in mother's arms

Demystifying the Purple Crying Phenomenon

Breast pumps on a table

Essential Guide to Pumping Breast Milk

Father cleaning baby's nose

Newborn Spit Up Through Nose and How to Handle It

Crying baby given nose drops

Benefits and Usage of Saline Nose Drops for Infants

Mother trimming her baby's nails

How to Trim Baby Nails Safely and Easily

Two kids with different hair color

Baby Hair Color Genetics: What to Expect from Your Child

newborn baby with lanugo

Newborn Body Hair Lanugo and Baby Skin Care Tips

Toddler getting a haircut

Ensuring a Smooth and Tear-Free Baby's First Haircut

Baby with acne on his skin

Pediatrician-Approved Tips for Treating Baby Acne

Baby girl wearing a headband with hair loss

Helping Your Infant Maintain Healthy Hair

Baby with skin discoloration

Dealing with Baby Skin Discoloration Safely and Effectively

Toddler bathed in a small tub

How to Make Baby Bath Time Fun and Easy

Two fathers wearing their babies in a carrier

Transitioning Baby to a Forward-Facing Position in Carrier

Three moms wearing different baby wraps

A Comprehensive Guide to Baby Carriers, Wraps, and Slings

Toddler playing with electrical chord

Steps to Babyproof Electrical Outlets and Cords in Your Home

Doctor checking baby's hip dysplasia

Diagnosing and Managing Hip Dysplasia in Infants

Mother Reading to Toddler

Unlocking the Benefits of Reading for Kids

Mother kissing her baby by the fireplace

Secure Your Fireplace for Baby Safety at Home

Toddler playing by the window unsupervised

Babyproofing Windows: Protect Your Child from Danger

Toddler climbing into the bathtub unsupervised

Essential Guide to Babyproof Your Bathroom and Toilet

Toddler in bed scared after a night terror

Tips for Parents: Easing Toddler Night Terrors and Fears

Baby lying in bed with blanket and pillow

Appropriate Age for Baby Blankets and Pillows

Baby standing inside a crib

Crib Mattress Height Levels and When to Adjust Them

Cats and a crib

Deterring Cats from Getting into Your Child's Crib

Baby sleeping in a bassinet

Peaceful Sleep for Your Baby: The Bassinet Transition

Kids playing together at the park

Exploring the Positive Impact of Playtime on Children

Baby sleeping on his back

Which is Best for Your Baby Cosleeper Bassinet or Rock N Play

Crying baby that won't sleep alone

Overcoming Newborn Sleep Hurdles: Alone Time Strategies

Baby swaddled in a blue blanket

How to Swaddle Your Baby for Comfort and Safety

Toddler chewing on a TV remote control

Keep Your Child Safe: Babyproofing Living Room and TV Essentials

Baby lying in a bassinet

Ensuring Your Baby's Safety in a Bassinet

Cute baby sitting inside his bassinet

Choosing the Perfect Sleep Solution: Bassinets vs Cribs

Baby being swaddled in summer

Swaddling Tips and Tricks for a Comfortable Summer

Screen Time for Kids

Screen Time for Kids: Finding the Right Balance

Baby with heat rash on the face

Preventing and Caring for Baby Heat Rashes

Mother carrying her newborn baby

Vernix Caseosa Guide: Rub or Wash It Off

Introducing Music to Kids

The Role of Music in Enhancing Kids' Skills and Abilities

Baby learning how to swim

A Comprehensive Guide to Water Safety at Home and Outdoors

Baby boy sleeping on his back.

Mastering Safe Sleep Practices for Your Newborn

Baby boy drinking from sippy cup

Essential Sippy Cup Safety Advice for Parents

Baby with severe diaper rash

Steps to Apply Diaper Rash Cream Correctly

Baby crying while having diaper changed

Soothing Your Baby During Diaper Change Crying

Baby sleeping while using pacifier

Protecting Your Child's Teeth from Pacifiers and Bottles

Young child touching a frying pan in the kitchen

Your Ultimate Guide to Babyproofing Your Home

Mother wearing baby in a carrier

Benefits of Babywearing for Parents and Infants

Stack of disposable diapers with a sign that reads

Diaper Disposal Solutions for Busy Moms and Dads

Baby girl sitting in a dirty high chair

Mastering the Art of High Chair Cleaning at Home