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Manhattan Offices - UN General Assembly is open, expect traffic delays

The 74th Session of the UN General Assembly will be open on 9/17/19 and the 1st day of the General Debate will be 9/24/19 continuing through 9/27/19.  Please build in extra travel time for your appointments due to multiple street closures and anticipated traffic delays.”

Kingston Urgent Care is closed; will reopen in Oct.

Kingston Urgent Care is closed and will re-open in October, however our main Kingston office is open for regularly scheduled appointments. Patients needing walk-in services, please visit our Rhinebeck Urgent Care located at 6734 Route 9.




Joseph Appel, MD FAAP

Joseph Appel, MD FAAP


A child of first generation American parents, Dr. Joseph Appel was raised in Brooklyn, NY in an observant Jewish family with the sensibilities of post-WWII life, celebrating the American dream. His interest in medicine was kindled by the abiding commitment to humanism of his parents and the spirit of science and discovery that characterized our society in the 1960’s. He came to pediatrics via his experience as a youth leader and camp counselor for many years, as well as the influence of inspiring teachers and mentors at Hunter College, the University of Brussels School of Medicine in Belgium, and the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Since 1979, Dr. Appel has been practicing General Pediatrics in Kingston, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, NY. He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2009-2016. His special interests include developmental pediatrics, infectious diseases and dermatology. He accepts new patients, embraces the ongoing revolutionary changes in modern American medical care; and when he is at work, feels like a kid in a candy store!

He is married to Patricia Beidler. They have 2 children and a grandson. On weekends, you’ll find him in his garden playground.


Kingston Campus
1561 Ulster Avenue
Lake Katrine, NY 12449-5410

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Rhinebeck Campus
6734 Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3724

Tuesday, Thursday


Medical Education

School of Medicine, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium: 1969 - 1974


University Hospitals, School of Medicine, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium: 1974 - 1975


Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 1975 - 1978

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics: 1982 Recertification; Neonatal Resuscitation Program: 2012

Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2009-2015

Top Doctors - Hudson Valley Magazine: 2009-2015

Hudson Valley Parent - Favorite Docs: 2017, 2018


Hospital Affiliations

Northern Dutchess Hospital Center

Vassar Hospital