Dr. Jean Pointon, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 62

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Jean Pointon, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pointon has extensive experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1997. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Jean Pointon, MD

The Betty Shirley Clinic

850 PETER BRYCE BLVD Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(205) 348-1265
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pointon

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pointon treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pointon treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 348-1265.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Developmental and Learning Disorders
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Pointon's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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(205) 348-1265

Dr. Pointon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Pointon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pointon

3.0

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(12)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(12)
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This doctor should have her licensed suspended. She is a psychiatrist. She's in the business to help people. She should be caring and helpful. She's none of those things. I tried to write our experience with her and this site would not let me post my daughters whole story. (too many characters) I will make this shorter than it should be. This doctor did not help my daughter and had my daughter not moved back home temporarily, she may not be with us. Dr P sent a message through her office (after not making my daughters telahealth appointment) that my daughter go to the hospital for suicidal thoughts. She could not call us herself? My daughter did not need the hospital again, she needed a doctor to help regulate her medicine that said DR prescribed. This was suppose to be an appointment after getting out of the hospital a month and a half earlier-This was the first appointment the Dr had. We called the insurance company, gave our story and was given a much more qualified DR.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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NOT A HAPPY PARENT of a Behavioral Health Patient – Dec 28, 2020
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She was very attentive of my problems , and helped me to be assured they weren’t caused by my actions
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Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Pointon treated my daughter for several year. She was very instrumental in getting me information about my child’s rights. She is very caring and most importantly straightforward. If you want to be cuddled she isn’t the doctor for you. After she moved to another state and I had some questions about my daughters prior care. I called her office in that state, but honestly I didn’t expect a return call. She called me back within an hour. Love Love Love her !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tuscaloosa, AL – Sep 15, 2018
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When i went to see her i was just out of the hospital. I was suicidal. She took my medication away from me and told me that i had a "fractured personality". I'm Bipolar. What she did could have killed me. I have not clue why she's allowed to treat children. It's not end well for some of them. Truly terrible doctor and a terrible person. completely unprofessional.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Gabrielle in Tuscaloosa – Aug 27, 2017
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Waited 2 months for an appt, which they rescheduled 4 times! Finally told me I could come in that day at 3. I confirmed 3 times but I get there at 2:50 & they tell me I DON'T have an appt but I was "lucky" since someone canceled. After waiting 1.5 hrs, a nurse finally saw me, but she couldn't write prescriptions & said I could pick it up in 2 days. Well, guess what? They either lost it, or she never wrote it in the first place because it's not there! And now she's on vacation & unreachable!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Tuscaloosa, AL – Jun 01, 2017
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She is very rigid which can be good, but she expects to see immediate results. She dismissed my son for being late (albeit three times), but without any notice or medication to hold him until he was able to be seen by another psychiatrist.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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MHB in Tuscaloosa, AL – Sep 21, 2016
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Very judgmental and makes you feel very uncomfortable revealing personal information
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Tuscaloosa, AL – Sep 16, 2016
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She's okay. She doesn't really seem to care a whole lot, but she got me the medicine to help with my anxiety. The only thing I don't really like is that she would only talk to me for maybe 10 minutes at a time even though I'd have to pay for a full hour. I'd recommend her if you don't really want to talk and just want to be medicated.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
2 people found this helpful
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Rachel C. in Tuscaloosa, AL – Sep 14, 2016
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Never see this woman. Diagnoses patients without proper (sometimes without any) testing. Will accuse toddlers of drug abuse.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Eclectic, AL – Jun 23, 2016
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Dr. Pointon is amazing! I've never had a psychiatrist I liked until her. She's straight forward but doesn't make you feel small. I know when I have a problem and need an emergency visit, she's not going to make me feel like I'm an inconvenience like I've had with other doctors in other practices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Hattiesburg, MS – May 26, 2016
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When I go to someone, I know what is wrong with me. I need someone who helps me to solve the problem. Not someone who sits back and takes notes. Dr Pointon is very intelligent and talks to me, not at me. She listens, but she also offers advice. I need someone who is straight forward in the conversation. Someone who is not afraid to tell me when I am wrong,and yet sympathizes with my problems. Dr Pointon has been that type of doctor with me. Someone who also be could be a friend. Thank you, Dr!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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James Hutchinson in Tuscaloosa, AL – Mar 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Jean Pointon, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pointon...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2002
University of Texas, Houston
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Baylor Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1998
Baylor Coll Medicine
Internship Hospital
1997
U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
Medical School
1984
Mississippi State University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Jean Pointon, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Jean Pointon, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Jean Pointon, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pointon frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Pointon specializes.

Where is Dr. Jean Pointon, MD's office located?

Dr. Pointon's office is located at 850 PETER BRYCE BLVD, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Betty Shirley Clinic

Univ. Medical Center850 PETER BRYCE BLVD Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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Psychiatry South, Tuscaloosa, AL

Psychiatry South, Tuscaloosa, AL825 Rice Mine Rd N Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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