Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD

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.
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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.

Pierrette's Education & Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • BSE Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Bowling Green State University

Pierrette's Work History & Experience:

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

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Articles Edited by Pierrette Mimi Poinsett

Baby Spit Up Through the Nose: When It's Normal (And When It's Not)
My Baby Spit Up Through Their Nose: What Should I Do?
Infant Hair Loss: Is Your Baby Going Bald? (Tips for Prevention)
Infant Hair Loss: Is My Baby Going Bald?
9 Common Baby Skin Discolorations & Birthmarks (With Pictures)
9 Common Baby Skin Discolorations & Birthmarks (With Pictures)
Baby Hip Dysplasia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
Baby Hip Dysplasia: 6 Tips to Help Prevent It
When Can Babies Use Blankets & Pillows? (What You Should Know)
When Can Babies Use Blankets & Pillows?
Crib Height: How To Determine What’s Right For Your Baby
How And Why To Adjust Your Baby’s Crib Mattress
Newborn Won't Sleep Alone? This Is What You Can Do (5 Tips)
Baby Won't Sleep Alone: Causes and Solutions
Premature Baby: What To Expect When Your Baby Is Born Early
Premature Baby: What To Expect When Your Baby Is Born Early
Is Swaddling in the Summer Heat Dangerous For Your Baby?
Should You Swaddle Your Baby in Summer?
Baby Heat Rash: 6 Simple Tips for Treatment (And Prevention)
Baby Heat Rash: 6 Simple Tips for Treatment (And Prevention)
Ultimate Guide to Baby Sleep Safety and SIDS Prevention
The Ultimate Guide to Baby Sleep Safety
7 Steps to Use Diaper Cream (Are You Missing One?)
How to Use Diaper Cream (7 Simple Steps)
Baby Cries During Diaper Changes (9 Tips to Help You Cope)
Why Does My Baby Cry When I Change Their Diaper?
Can Bottles and Pacifiers Harm Your Baby’s Teeth?
Can Bottles and Pacifiers Harm Your Baby’s Teeth?