Through extensive knowledge in complex women's health issues, prevention and screening for disease can be effectively employed. The practice focuses on disease prevention through nutrition, lifestyle and medical interventions when appropriate. The recognition of early signs and symptoms and risk factors for disease, individualized screening and prevention strategies can be fashioned for each client. 

Our Personal Navigation program also offers a holistic, multifaceted health evaluation with our integrative nutritionist and health counselor Alla Atlas, Dr. Poynor and our expert ultra sonographer Barbara Schaffer.

These appointments typically are conducted over two sessions. They consist of a complete health analysis through evaluation of nutrition, lifestyle, health concerns and intensive physical examination. They are conducted in a conference type style so that the entire professional team is in one room conversing with the client, where communication and dialogue can be maximized. The Personal Navigation Team consists of:  Alla Atlas, whose focus is on functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Poynor whose focus is traditional  physical medicine and its integration with functional medicine, and Barbara Schaffer who becomes the eyes of the inner body for us through her expertise in total body ultrasonography.  We are able to offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to help women achieve their best health possible.


Early diagnosis of medical issues can lead to improved outcome and minimize impact to health.

Through extensive knowledge and experience in women's heath, there is a focus on diagnostics for complex women's health issues and difficult to elucidate situations. We provide diagnostic and treatment strategies for:

  • Benign women's health issues
  • Preinvasive disease
  • Invasive disease

We employ medical, surgical, nutritional and integrative strategies to diagnose and treat complex health issues such as abnormal bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, fibroids, ovarian cysts, sexual dysfunction and HPV related disease. 


Dr. Poynor has amassed a vast experience in complex pelvic surgery, relating to benign and malignant conditions. minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and pelvic floor surgery including prolapse surgery and pelvic rejuvenation surgery. She performs surgery for many simple and complex gynecologic conditions: gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pelvic pain, pelvic floor prolapse and pelvic rejuvenation procedures. There is a focus on native tissue repairs and vaginal approaches when appropriate. She performs minor procedures in the office and Midtown Surgery Center. Major procedures are performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Northwell Health; Lenox Hill Hospital.