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Maria Cynthia Ruiz-De Lara, MD

Maria Cynthia Ruiz-De Lara MD

A trusted physician for over 37 years, Dr. Ruiz-De Lara approaches her practice from a parent’s perspective. She works to relate to her patients by examining them thoroughly and takes the time to explain and answer parent’s questions no matter how busy.  She emphasizes communication with her patients’ parents and prides herself on always being available for their children’s care.   A mom of three herself, she anticipates questions and concerns and is therefore better able to educate parents on their child’s condition. 

Dr. Ruiz-De Lara has an integrated style of medicine – combining natural and customized treatment plans with traditional standard of care principles.  Her approach to medicine offers patients and their families a customized care plan that combines a focus on nutrition, natural solutions, and traditional medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Ruiz-De Lara enjoys spending time with her husband who is also a Pediatrician, her children, traveling, Zumba, and yoga.


Professional Credentials:

Pediatric Residency:  St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Staten Island, NY

Orthopedic Residency: University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines

Medical Education:  University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines

Undergraduate Education:  University of the Philippines, College of Arts and Sciences, Manila, Philippines


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