Dr. Joseph Poitier, M.D., Adolescent Psychiatrist
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Dr. Joseph Poitier, M.D.

Psychiatrist | Psychiatry

4/5(62)
1175 Ne 125th St Suite 306 Miami FL, 33161
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Dr. Joseph Poitier is a psychiatrist practicing in Miami, FL. Dr. Poitier is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Poitier diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Poitier may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Poitier treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.

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Dr. Joseph Poitier, M.D.'s Practice location

Practice At 1175 Ne 125th St Suite 306

1175 Ne 125th St Suite 306 -
Miami, FL 33161
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Miami, FL 33138
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12955 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 320 -
Miami, FL 33181
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Dr. Joseph Poitier, M.D. has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 62 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Psychiatrist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Poitier who serves the population of Maimi, Florida.

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Poitier currently practices with New Horizons Community Mental Health, their mission is to provide comprehensive behavioral health services to residents of Miami-Dade County regardless of race, creed, sex, age, gender orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status. 

The Center has been successful in providing services to specialized populations.  The latter includes persons experiencing homelessness and mental illness, co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse), children and families at risk of abuse and neglect, adolescents at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, adult patients involved with state and local criminal justice systems, single mothers transitioning from public assistance to work and self-sufficiency, and residential care for patients unable to sustain independent living due to mental illness.

Additionally, he is affiliated with Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital Center, Jackson North Medical Center, and the North Shore Medical Center. He holds expertise in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. 

In regards to his education, Dr. Poitier graduated from the University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine in 1980 and has been in practice for nearly four decades. He completed a residency at the University of Miami Health System and the Medical College Of Georgia Hospital. In 2018 he was awarded both the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients’ Choice Award. 

His patients have excellent experiences with him, one stating, “Dr. Poitier is up on the best treatments for those with major depressive disorder, aka, depressions. He will work with you if you have financial obstacles to treatment or are uninsured. He is well-mannered and always respectful. He is dedicated more toward helping people than to the almighty dollar. His staff is great, sweet, helpful and courteous. They work with you to get appointments that meet your time needs.”

Forensic psychology, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is the application of clinical specialties to the legal arena. This definition emphasizes the application of clinical psychology to the forensic setting. The broad definition of forensic psychology emphasizes the application of research and experimentation in other areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive psychology, social psychology) to the legal arena.

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NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTERl

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MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTERl

4300 ALTON RD MIAMI BEACH FL 33140

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5200 NE 2ND AVE MIAMI FL 33137

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NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTERl

1100 NW 95TH ST MIAMI FL 33150

12955 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33181, USA
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1100 NW 95th St, Miami, FL 33150, USA

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20900 BISCAYNE BLVD AVENTURA FL 33180

12955 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33181, USA
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20900 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33180, USA

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5200 NE 2ND AVE MIAMI FL 33137

12955 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33181, USA
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