Provider Profile

Psychiatrist, MD

Kristin Parkinson, MD

Columbia Psychiatry


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


First Responders
Mood disorders

Treatment Options


Insurance Accepted


Ages Seen

Adult only


Medication Tx


In Person and Tel

Pro Bono: No

Cash: Yes

Sliding Scale: No