Dr. Yvette M. Poindexter


Shari Jackson, MD received her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1999. Dr. Jackson completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2002. After residency Dr Jackson served proudly in the US Army as a general pediatrician at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. She was Officer in Charge of the Pediatric Clinic at Womack Army Medical Center and also Medical Director of the Exceptional Family Members Program, a program that linked soldiers who had special-needs children with world-wide assignments stations that could accommodate their medical needs.

Following that, she practiced in rural North Carolina and then moved with her family to New Haven, Connecticut where she was in private practice and helped train pediatric residents at the Yale University School of Medicine. Before returning to Texas, Dr Jackson spent two years as an associate clinical professor at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua, West Indies, training medical students to be compassionate, competent physicians.

Dr Jackson has been a general pediatrician with Community Health Network since 2014 and continues her love of teaching medicine to the next generation of physician assistants and nurse practitioners here. She is currently located at the Women and Children’s Health Center in Alvin. Dr Jackson is board-certified in Pediatrics and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Jackson has been recognized as one of the top pediatricians in the Alvin-Manvel area for two consecutive years—2018 and 2019.

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to help each child to reach their highest potential through mental and physical wellness and to teach my patients and families how to choose lifestyle habits now that will positively impact their health for a lifetime.