Stephen J. Lurie, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen J. Lurie, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Manhattan Square Family Medicine
454 East Broad Street
Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14607

Appointment: (585) 276-7640

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

I'm never quite sure what to say about my philosophy of practice. After twenty five years as a primary-care physician, I am still surprised at humbled by the endless variety of ways that people experience life. So while I may not be up to a whole philosophy, I have at least developed some practical standards that guide my daily practice.

- Everyone who comes to me is deserving of unconditional respect and decency, and of my best efforts.

- Anyone can benefit from having an advocate.

- Habits are hard to change, and health-related habits are even harder.
There are often more immediate things to worry about. Meaningful change happens slowly, and may not be apparent from one visit to the next.

- Superstition and wishful thinking can cause a lot of avoidable suffering. There is considerable research evidence for the benefits and harms of many medical interventions - my job is to help people make the best decision for themselves, informed by the best available scientific evidence.


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | Medicine | Wake Forest University School Medicine1988
PhD | Social and Quantitative Psychology | U of N Carolina Chapel Hill1984
MA | Psychology | U of N Carolina Chapel Hill1982
BS | Psychology | University of Michigan1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Hospital07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Family Practice at Duke University Hospital07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989