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Dr. Jean Pointon, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 59

Dr. Pointon

Psychiatry South, Tuscaloosa, AL

825 Rice Mine Rd N Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

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Dr. Jean Pointon, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1997 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.


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Dr. Pointon's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
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Dr. Pointon treats Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain) more than 44% of her peers

Dr. Pointon treats this condition more than 44% of her peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Pointon treats Anxiety more than 26% of her peers

Dr. Pointon treats this condition more than 26% of her peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pointon treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 24% of her peers

Dr. Pointon treats this condition more than 24% of her peers

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
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • 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
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine 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
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jean Pointon, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1997 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2002
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
2002
2000
1998
1997
1984

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Dr. Pointon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pointon

3.0

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
42.30769230769231%
(11)

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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 !!!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Very judgmental and makes you feel very uncomfortable revealing personal information
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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.
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Never see this woman. Diagnoses patients without proper (sometimes without any) testing. Will accuse toddlers of drug abuse.
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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.
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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!!
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