Dr. Jennifer Milone graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where she majored in Biochemistry and Psychology. She then completed medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine where she graduated with honors in research. Dr. Milone went on to complete her Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at one of the top psychiatry programs in the nation, The Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.Dr. Milone has had diverse clinical experiences which make her capable of treating just about any patient. She has worked in inpatient units, residential treatment, outpatient private practice, community mental health and the Veteran’s Administration.
She has an extensive background treating survivors of trauma including serving as a victim advocate, working with veterans and treating refugees from violent, war-torn areas of South and Central America. She speaks Spanish and has participated in medical mission trips to Mexico and Nicaragua. She has received numerous awards in recognition of clinical excellence, research, and leadership. She has published several peer-reviewed publications.
Believing that education has a vital role to play in eliminating stigma against psychiatric illness, Dr. Milone has presented to various audiences including physicians, social workers, daycare workers, school teachers, and patients with mental illness.
Dr. Milone has a unique ability to engage and establish a trusting relationship with her patients. Her patients talk about her genuine caring and respect for their concerns and opinions. Dr. Milone relies on humor to make her patients comfortable. She believes that even her youngest patients are the experts in their symptoms and their opinions are highly valued.
Her background in medicine and biochemistry aids her in identifying and treating any genetic or biological causes which may be contributing to psychiatric illness. She is conservative when it comes to medication and always uses the lowest effective dosage of medications while avoiding any medication that can be habit-forming or cause dependency. She is always reviewing the literature for new treatments and all of her decisions are based on available evidence and practice guidelines.