U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Jeff Jacobs

Child Psychiatry
Knoxville, TN
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Knoxville, TN

Address

Cherokee Health Systems, 2201 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist, treating all ages with comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment integrating nutrition, lifestyle, illness and wellness education, and behavioral modification in addition to traditional medical treatment.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Child Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

222 Answers
227 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
You should get a second opinion.: 5 feet eight and 105 pounds puts your body mass index at 16.0. This is a dangerously low body mass index, putting you at higher risk of multiple diseases, including the higher risk of death, than someone with a healthy body mass index. For your height, your minimum safe weight, according to CDC guidelines would be 122 pounds.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
Medically speaking..: I'm not sure if you mean psychologically or medically, as there are consequences in both areas. Medically, offspring of closely related parents are more likely to inherit the same recessive gene for a disease. As Long as a baby only gets 1 "bad" recessive gene, he or she is okay, but if the baby gets that same "bad" gene from both parents, then he or she is likely to develop the disease.
1 thank
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
Start with an eval: I highly recommend starting with a thorough evaluation by someone trained in diagnosing adhd in adults. The most important first step is to make sure it really is adhd and that adhd is the main problem. Many other disorders, both mental and physical, can cause many of the symptoms of adhd. After a thorough evaluation, this professional can treat you appropriately or refer you to someone who can.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

3
Recommendations
579
Thank you notes
Nov 5, 2012
I appreciate Dr. Jacobs's presence here on HealthTap. He's a very knowledgeable physician whose caring comes through in his answers.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
His first fever at age 2. His first ear infection at age 4. Has been in a CSS classroom since age 3. Immunized with non combo vaccines, no preservatives, hes been on Feingold diet x1 yr. Only take...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Great advice. I do turn my cell phone off at night and I cover everything that has a light on it. I still don't sleep much.
HealthTap member
Thank you for your response. I did go to a DR but I feel I was misdiagnosed, I am only trying to find answers because I feel lost. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, NM
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Graduated medical school with honors
Outstanding child & adolescent psychiatry fellow of the year (both years of fellowship)
Chief Resident
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less