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Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Cynthia Pegler, MD

Dr. Pegler values the doctor patient relationship. She provides comprehensive care to her patients from adolescence throughout young adulthood in a comfortable and confidential office setting.

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Adolescent and Young Adult
Medicine Services

Primary Health Care

  • Assessment and management of physical and emotional well being
  • Physical exams for school, camp, sports, and work
  • Immunizations for school, travel, and preventive care
  • Sick visits
  • Chronic illness care and management
  • Acne, rashes
  • Gynecological Exams
  • Sexuality related issues for female and male patients
  • Nutritional education
  • Meetings with parents (when indicated) to discuss health issues and concerns
  • Supervision of hospitalized patients

Specialized Care

  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity
  • Growth and Puberty
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Menstrual problems
  • Other Hormonal problems
  • Behavioral and emotional concerns
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • High risk behaviors

Collaborative Care

  • Realizing patients may have multiple providers to treat a medical or psychological condition
  • Working in conjunction or as part of a “team” with other providers involved in the patient’s care
  • Helping to organize and sustain this “team” which can include other physicians, therapists, and nutritionists
  • Consulting with medical specialists
  • Consulting with school health professionals
  • Depending on the circumstances, empowering the parents to be part of the team

About Dr. Pegler

Dr. Cynthia Pegler is a graduate of the Union College-Albany Medical College Six Year Medical Education Program. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at North Shore University Hospital-Cornell Medical College. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is a member of the clinical faculty of NYP-Weill Cornell and the Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Pegler is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the Academy for Eating Disorders. In 2008, Dr. Pegler was a recipient of “Treatment in Excellence” Award by The National Eating Disorder Association.

She has been in private practice since 1990. In addition to her private practice, she is a medical consultant to the School of American Ballet. She regularly speaks to students and parents on wellness topics in schools throughout New York City.


January 4, 2017 in Medical Advice

Heavy Backpacks Weigh Down American Kids

School can be stressful at times for 9-year-old Ava. But the weight on her shoulders is really making her feel the pressure.  Her backpack weighs 10 pounds. Ava is far from…
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June 25, 2016 in Medical Practice

Too Old for the Pediatrician?

Cynthia Pegler, MD sits down with Fox5 Good Day New York's Steve Lacy and Rosanna Scotto to talk about the new trend of young adults still visiting their pediatrician well…
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June 23, 2016 in Medical Practice

Leaving the Pediatrician? Not at 26.

L ule Rault took a seat in the waiting room of Uptown Pediatrics on Park Avenue, across from several young mothers with babies in tow. A toddler played with the…
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April 2, 2000 in Adolescents

The Face of Teenage Sex Grows Younger

O n the Upper West Side, Dr. Marsha Levy-Warren, a psychologist, said she is seeing more and more preteenagers who are going on junior versions of dates in fifth grade, at…
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