Orthopedic Associates
Dr. Cynthia Byler

Cynthia D. Byler, DO, MPH

Occupational Medicine

Dr. Byler is a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine, certified Medical Review Officer, and Driver Medical Examiner on the National Registry of Certified Driver Medical Examiners. Dr. Byler earned her osteopathic medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. She completed her internship at Baptist Medical Center of New York, which was followed by a mini-residency in occupational medicine at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Byler specializes in a broad range of services to area employers including work-related injury and illness, DOT physical exams, post-offer / pre-placement physical exams, respirator clearance exams with pulmonary function testing, rapid drug screens and breath alcohol testing, audiometric testing, and Titmus vision screening.

Dr. Byler has practiced occupational medicine in the St. Louis area since 1988 and has worked with many large companies. She was the plant physician for General Electric St. Louis Lamp Plant for 15 years, until its closure in 2007.  

Dr. Byler is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and American College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. She is the former board president of the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association and a former member of the AT Still University of Health Sciences Board of Trustees.

To learn more about Dr. Byler, visit her website.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our practice. Call our appointment hotline at (314) 714-3200, or submit your appointment request online and someone will get back to you.

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Recent Posts

  • Improving your posture when sitting at your desk Posted last year
    By: Dr. Cynthia Byler Most people have terrible posture when sitting at a desk. What’s worse is that many of us know this truth. In fact, you may have already straightened your back and squared your shoulders while reading this article. People are sitting more than ever before, a staggering 9.3 hours of sitting every day. The saying is true, “Sitting is the new smoking!” According to the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, people who sit for extended periods of time are 24% more likely to die from health conditions. A sedentary workspace also contributes to chronic back pain, heart disease, colon and breast cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. Together, these diseases are responsible for 63% of deaths each year. (PGDA) Switching to a standing desk alternative for at least part of your work day and being mobile between meetings and projects can be excellent ways to limit the effects of sitting. Changing how you sit can also ensure your body stays healthy and strong. Here are a few simple changes you can implement at your desk to improve your ...
  • Best hiking trails to enjoy fall in St. Louis Posted last year
    By: Dr. Byler Fall is here and that means two things: the Cardinals are in the playoffs, and the leaves are turning. Getting out for a beautiful hike in the autumn weather is a great way to embrace fall in St. Louis. Here are some of the best hiking trails around the greater St. Louis area where you can stretch your legs, get some exercise, and enjoy fall in St. Louis. Castlewood State Park Follow the Meramec River through Castlewood State Park into the valley for a breath-taking snapshot of fall. This is a great family-friendly park to catch a sneak peek of wildlife. Check out the World Bird Sanctuary, which can be accessed through Lone Elk County Park. Dr. Edmund A. Babler State Park Babler State Park is known for its bike paths, but hikers will equally enjoy the beauty offered by this West County wonderland. Altogether, there are six trails for hiking and hikers may enjoy packing a light picnic lunch. Keep an eye out for feathered friends as Babler is home to a wide variety of beautiful birds. Katy Trail State ...
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