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About Dr. Jean F Pointon
Dr. Jean F Pointon, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tuscaloosa, AL, with other offices in Newport, OR and Eau Claire, WI (and 1 other location). She has 21 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Pointon has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
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Dr. Jean F Pointon has the following 3 specialties
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Jean F Pointon has the following 12 expertise
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Sleep Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Jean F Pointon is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Jean F Pointon - Posted on July 23rd, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Jean F Pointon - Posted on October 11th, 2012
We have an adult daughter with autism that had begun having behavioral issues related to medications. Her current doctor became frustrated and asked us to find a new doctor. We were so fortunate to find Dr. Jean Pointon. She made very careful and gradual changes to our daughter's medications, and before long, wonderful changes began to be seen. I appreciated the thought and care that went into these changes. She listened to the concerns that we had, our goals for our daughter to be able to function better, and then she worked carefully to find a solution. We are saddened that this wonderful doctor is moving out of the state of Alabama due to how insurance is handled here. I am not sure we'll ever find another psychiatrist as competent as this doctor.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Jean F Pointon - Posted on July 27th, 2012
I made an appointment with Dr. Pointon after being dissatisfied with the last psychiatrist I went to. The receptionist is very wonderful and answered all my questions about insurance. When I showed up for the appointment she had remembered details about my insurance from the conversation and got my paperwork done quickly. The appointment went very well and Dr. Pointon was very nice and caring, listened to what I had to say, and asked plenty of questions.I highly recommend her.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Jean F Pointon - Posted on April 24th, 2012
Dr Pointon truly does agreat job.She has worked with my family and myself for several years and we have yet to be disapointed with the outcome. Very careing and dedicated professional. We make a 2hour plus drive to her office without complaint. She is truely worth the drive. A true professional in every sense of the word
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Jean F Pointon - Posted on January 30th, 2012
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
21 Years Experience
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Jean F Pointon accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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