Child and Adult Psychiatry
Sandy Plains Pediatrics is pleased to offer Child Psychiatry services to our patients. Mental heath is just as important as physical health. Many times, stress has a way for showing up as a physical problem like a headache or stomach ache. Problems like temper tantrums, anger meltdowns, or prolonged sadness can also be signs of very treatable medical problems.
Dr. Vincent Ho (child and adult psychiatrist) has years of experience treating medical problems like ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism. Contact us for an appointment if you think your family may be interested in an evaluation and treatment. Sara Moore, PMHNP joined the practice in April of 2020. Allison Gilley, PMHNP joined us in March of 2021.
If you are a new patient, please print the “New Patient” forms and bring them to your first appointment.
Dr. Vincent Ho
Dr. Vincent Ho graduated from Harvard University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Alabama and went on to complete adult and child psychiatry training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to practice here, he was awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to create multimedia education projects about childhood mood disorders, autism, alcoholism, and suicide prevention.
Dr. Ho treats children, teenagers, and adults at our office. He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety problems, OCD, bipolar disorder, autism, and ADHD. We are fortunate that he provides treatment for both the children and parents that are seen in our practice as well as other adult patients from the community.
The Drs. Ho have three adult children – two males and one transgender female. He has finally found peace with his Red Sox and enjoys dinner and a movie at any time.
Sara Moore, PMHNP
Sara joined the practice in April of 2020 and treats both children and adults. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing is from Mercer University. She is a Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, obtaining her Master’s degree from South Alabama University. Before completing her Master’s degree, Sara was an oncology nurse for five years. She is born and raised in Georgia and lives in Doraville with her husband and two dogs. In her free time, you can always find her staying active with her two pups!
Allison Gilley, PMHNP
Allison joined the practice in March of 2021. Allison’s goal is to provide the highest level of patient care by creating a comfortable and supportive environment. She offers care to children and adults, taking time to listen and understand their needs. Eight years of nursing experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings have assisted in the development of her ability to relate to patients from many different walks of life.
Kristi Haisler, PMHNP
Kristi joined the practice in 2023. She is a certified Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Georgia College and State University. She prioritizes building trust and rapport with patients while they walk the path to wellness. She provides a holistic approach to mental health treatment to patients of all ages with a wide variety of diagnoses. Kristi enjoys yoga, rock climbing and hiking with her dog in her free time.