About Melanie Pointer, MD

Dr. Pointer currently treats young to middle age adult patients. She treats a variety of mental illnesses such as ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders. Dr. Pointer has worked extensively with patients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has worked at several mental healthcare facilities throughout the Atlanta metro area. She also has experience treating patients in Pennsylvania and Georgia using telemedicine. Telemedicine has afforded her the opportunity to provide care to areas that otherwise would have a shortage of mental health services. She uses a combination of medications and psychotherapy in treating her patients. She uses a holistic approach to treatment and she enjoys tailoring treatment plans to each individual patient. She educates and empowers her patients to become their best selves.

Specialties

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Development Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Medication Review
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Prescription/Refill
  • Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Psychiatry Follow Up
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Features
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    Wake Forest University

    Doctor of Medicine

    University of Virginia

    Internship in Psychiatry

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Residency in General Psychiatry

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Locations

    Marietta, GA

    1640 Powers Ferry Rd Se, Bldg 9, Suite 330
    Marietta, GA 30067-5491