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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett

Pediatrics
Santa Rosa, CA
39 years experience female

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Santa Rosa, CA

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Santa Rosa, CA
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Bio

Patient navigation, educational advocacy for families with children, adolescents with special mental health care needs, learning differences and behavioral problems. Development of learning modules for lay persons, health, educational and social services professionals with emphasis on children/adolescents with special needs. 17 yr's clinical experience as a general pediatrician, case management of children with special needs. Have also served as a medical consultant for programs for early child mental health promotion, children/teens with developmental disabilities, learning disorders, behavioral disorders.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.4K Answers
2.9K Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Acne: You can also try Differin (adapalene) gel. Differin is a retinoid used to treat acne. If lesions persist you may want to follow up with your doctor o... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Ignore: If you have pets- make sure you have them microchipped and have their vet info handy.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Ignore: After a wildfire- remember many toxic materials in debries- wear a mask, gloves while salvaging.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Already at adult ht: You are already at your final adult height. Most girls reach adult height by age 14.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Antibiotics: Rifampicin (rifampin) and rifabutin are the two antibiotics that affect contraceptive implants. Rifampicin is used in treating TB and rifabutin is use... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Condom alternatives: You might be sensitive to latex condoms or the lubricant or spermicide on the condom. Try using polyurethane or polyisoprene condoms instead.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Needle length: Hepatitis B is given as an intramuscular injection. Minimum needle length recommended for administering the Hepatitis B vaccine to a 130 lb adult is ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Vasectomy=no sperm: If your partner is truthful and did have a vasectomy, he will have zero sperm count. No sperm , no pregnancy. He is unable to father a child.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
IUD Effectiveness: Your IUD is effective 7 days after insertion. You can have sex with your husband without needing a back up method such as a condom.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Protective barrier: Aquaphor applied to a small anal fissure can provide a protective barrier that promotes healing of the fissure.
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Allergy triggers: You might be a candidate for allergy desensitization shots. Are you able to avoid allergens? Make your bedroom as allergen free as possible. Here is a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Desitin: Desitin doesn't treat yeast infection. It contains zinc oxide that acts as an occlusive barrier. It is likely to make worse yeast infections. You nee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Animal studies: Animal studies in rats and monkeys suggest that general anesthesia may affect the developing brain. However there are no human studies confirming thi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Have ears checked: Your son might be pulling ear due to ear infection. Follow up with son's doctor so ears can be checked for possible infection.
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Resistant Organism: If she is still having fever she might have a bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic she is taking. She needs to follow up with doctor who orig... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Followup w Doc: You might have fluid behind the ear drum. Need to be examined again by your doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Acne scars: There aren't any homemade remedies for acne scar removal. Try Mederma to decrease the appearance of scars. A dermatologist may also prescribe medic... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Non-union: A non-union or failure of fracture to heal can happen with the sacrum. Talk with you doctor about what further treatment if any is needed.
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Dolo 650: Dolo 650 is acetaminophen 650 mg. Dose is too high for 10 year old. Temperature of 100 F is low grade fever not requiring medication. Here is an ac... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
3 hour delay okay: A 3 hour delay in taking the pill is not significant and will not change the effectiveness.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Dental dams: or saran wrap can be used as a barrier when performing oral sex. Also cover sex toys with a condom. HPV is transmitted by coming in contact with secr... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yogurt and condoms: The yogurt will not damage with condoms. However yogurt is not the most effective way to cure a vaginal yeast infection. You may still need treatment... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Follow up: Follow up with your doctor if symptoms are persisting. You might need a change in antibiotics
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Ejaculation volume: Ejaculation volume will vary depending upon how frequently you are masturbating or having sex. The more frequent the masturbation or sex, the smaller... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Finasteride: Finasteride, another treatment for hair loss, is for use only in men. Minoxidil can be used in both women and men.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Autism/schizophrenia: There are clinical similarities between autism and schizophrenia. According to NIH, risk genes for schizophrenia and autism conspicuously activate in ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Pregnancy possible: Pregnancy is possible if you missed your second dose of depo. Take a home pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Eczema: A small eczema patch will also respond to using over the counter hydrocortisone cream. Apply thinly to patch once or twice daily. Make sure to avoid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Stress hormones can pass from mother to infant via breast milk. Other causes of digestive problems in infant can be due to mother drinking caffeinate... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Phazyme capsule NOT: Phazyme comes in capsule form- has to be swallowed not chewed. Do not use this formulation for children. Instead use simethicone pediatric drops 40mg... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Back to sleep: Head position okay as long as you are putting baby to sleep on his back. Back to sleep is crucial to prevent sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. Al... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Dreaming: Likely child is dreaming. Sleep changes not due to tonsillitis.
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Can take together: Yes, Beecham's cold and flu remedy okay to take with doxycycline.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Bulging fontanelle: Bulging fontanelle needs urgent evaluation by a doctor especially if there is also fever. Toddlers can be very active. Here is a helpful article wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Apetamin: Apetamin or cyproheptadine is an antihistamine used for allergy symptoms, itching and to increase appetite. It can cause drowsiness. Drinking alcohol... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Tics: Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such as sounds, repeating words.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
CMV infection: CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood,... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Facial tics: Facial tics are involuntary movements of the facial muscles.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Newborn respiratory: Newborn respiratory distress occurs mainly in premature newborns with immature lungs. Their lungs are unable to produce surfactant. Surfactant is imp... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Need slit lamp: Specialized eye exam using a slit lamp is required to diagnose uveitis. This exam is usually performed by an ophthalmologist. More about how uveitis... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Minimal risk: BCP's are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken consistently. Minimal risk for your GF becoming pregnant. Use condoms to reduce risk of S... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Syphilis: Azithromycin does not treat syphilis. It is for chlamydial infections. May be best to follow up with doctor to check for other STDs.
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Body temp 90 F: Body temp of 90 F is highly unlikely. There may be a problem with your thermometer. Such a low body temp is incompatible with life. Hive like rash ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Sex was protected: Your depo provera shot is your primary form of birth control. Some women have irregular bleeding with the depo. Spotting was due to the depo provera... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
No need for water: Dissolvable tabs do not need to be taken with water. Personal preference to rinse mouth with water and swallow.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Birth control: Let your doctor know that the generic birth control pill is causing acne. He/she will either write a DAW - dispense as written prescription or find a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Not true: Citrus foods- grapefruit, lemon and orange are fine to eat while breastfeeding. These fruits are a great source of vitamin C.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Newborn flight: Newborns can fly between 2 days to 2 weeks of age. Check with airline for their policy. Here is an article on tips for flying with a newborn: http://... Read More

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Aug 21, 2013
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Poinsett. She is clearly very knowledgeable about pediatrics. & is a true advocate for families with special needs children. I applaud the work that she does...Read More
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
Feb 6, 2017
Excellent practitioner who provides sound advice to patients on HealthTap.
Sep 21, 2013
accurate, intelligent and caring thoughtful answers. Great role model.
HealthTap member
Thank you! My OB recommend Avo which I took once and after looking online I noticed it was 50/50 on whether it was BF safe or not. I will discontinue. Is there a recommendation for an at home test?
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He says his legs hurt periodically like while playing, along with his hips. He says if he stands too long his feet hurt, even if he hasn't been standing for super long. Other days no complaining.
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Can a four year old hymen look irregular other than from her being penatrated and if she has been penatrated would she be bleeding or hurting she telling me that noone haven't messed with her

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Santa Rosa Region, CA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Santa Rosa Region, CA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Santa Rosa Region, CA - Summer
2013

Publications

A Trio of Twitter Tales, media case study in "Advocacy Strategies for Mental Health and Health Professionals, from Patients to Policies"
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