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, The Pritzker School of Medicine
BSE Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Pierrette’s Work History & Experience:
Distinguished HealthTap Medical Expert: Pediatrics (2011 – Present)
General Pediatric Practice – Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD (Modesto, CA, 2000-2006)
Pediatrician & Homelessness Program Consultant – Golden Valley Health Centers (Central CA, 1997-2000)
General Pediatrician – Clinica Sierra Vista (Bakersfield, CA, 1994–1996)
Content reviewed by Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D., FAAP