Moira A. Rynn, MD
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My approach is to empower a young person to participate and help lead their treatment. I work closely with parents to provide guidance on treatment options.
– Moira A. Rynn, MD

Moira A. Rynn, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Evaluation Center - Durham, NC
My approach is to empower a young person to participate and help lead their treatment. I work closely with parents to provide guidance on treatment options.
– Moira A. Rynn, MD
My Locations
Duke Children's Evaluation Center
2608 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-4597
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About Me

As the oldest of six children in my family, I had a lot of opportunities to accompany my siblings to doctor appointments. My family's pediatrician was a wonderful person and it led me to think about medicine as a career in high school. Then I had an early exposure to mental health by volunteering at a psychiatric hospital where I observed the wonderful team work and treatment by the providers. This led me to pursue a specialization in psychiatry. However, I have always enjoyed working with children, which led me to pursue a fellowship in child psychiatry. The types of patients I treat are children and adolescents suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. My approach is to empower the young person to participate and help lead their treatment. Also, I work closely with parents to provide guidance on best treatment options. One wonderful aspect of my job is hearing how great previous patients continue to be and learn of all the positive things they are achieving outside of the office.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent
Fellowship
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1995-1997
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Neuropsychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1997-1998
Residency
Internship, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1991-1992
Adult Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1992-1995 (Chief Resident, 1994-1995)
Education
MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 1991
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My area of research is in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders for children and adolescents. Specifically, for those children whose treatments have not completely helped them. The type of diagnoses that I have studied are depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. My research focuses on finding new and improved treatments.

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • DC National Children's Hosptial
  • NIH Loan Repayment - NIAMS
  • Sheppard Pratt Hospital
  • UCSF -Fresno Campus