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DR. JESSICA NITTLER, M.D.

Dr. Jessica Nittler was born in Kansas City, MO and grew up in Shawnee, KS.

She attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City's expedited program where she obtained her undergraduate degree and M.D. in six years. She completed her psychiatry residency at The Menninger Clinic, a leading specialty psychiatric hospital and clinic.

Jessica moved to Columbia in 2004 after finishing her residency and started practicing at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital. She went on to work for 8 years at the University of Missouri Student Health Center, as well as serving as the Medical Student Clerkship Director and the Assistant Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program. She also has a passion for teaching and training the next generation of doctors, and remains on the faculty at the University.

Dr. Nittler is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. She started her private practice in 2014 to broaden her outreach in the Columbia community and to assist those who face emotional and behavioral challenges. Her training and experience has given her the skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide variety of complex psychiatric illnesses. She has additional expertise in evaluating and treating physicians and other medical professionals, and served as a consultant for the Missouri Physicians Health Program. Dr. Nittler also serves as the psychiatric consultant for the University of Missouri Athletics Department.

Dr Nittler is experienced in the treatment of:

-Mood disorders, Dysthymia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

-Anxiety disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, OCD

-Adjustment reactions in high functioning individuals/executives who face challenges in their school, work, or personal lives

-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

DR. KRISTIN PARKINSON, M.D.

Dr. Kristin Parkinson is originally from Carrollton, MO, and has lived in Columbia since 1996.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Missouri in 2000. She went on to graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 2004 and completed her residency training in psychiatry through the University of Missouri in 2008. Dr. Parkinson is a Tiger through and through!

Following her residency, Dr. Parkinson worked in community mental health for 8 years. She provided care for a wide range of patients throughout mid-Missouri and gained a vast knowledge of diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health disorders.

In July 2016, Dr. Parkinson joined Dr. Nittler in private practice to serve the growing mental health needs of Columbia and the surrounding areas. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Parkinson has a special interest in the treatment of women's reproductive mental health and the unique needs of emergency first responders. 

Dr. Parkinson is experienced in the treatment of:

-Mood disorders, Dysthymia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

-Anxiety disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, OCD

-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

-Reproductive psychiatry, including medication management before, during, and after conception and pregnancy

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