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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Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Evaluation Center - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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

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.

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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
Internship, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1991-1992
Adult Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1992-1995 (Chief Resident, 1994-1995)
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.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

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

    • 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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Allergen
  • Everett Clinical Research
  • IngenioRx
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute , Department of Psychiatry
  • New York University Langone
  • Oxford University Press
  • Up to Date