Skip to main content
Explore URMC

Natercia R. Rodrigues, M.D., M.S.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-7640

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Family Medicine, Primary Care


Dr. Rodrigues believes that providing health care is more than treating illness. It's connecting with people, being present and creating a partnership to promote wellness.

Dr. Rodrigues' medical expertise is Family Medicine. She enjoys caring for people of all ages throughout each stage of life. She has special interests in women's health, medical humanities and community advocacy.

Professional Background

Natercia Rodrigues, MD, MSc is a family physician at UR/Manhattan Square Family Medicine. She is also an Assistant Professor, seeing patients, teaching residents, and medical and graduate students. Dr. Rodrigues also coaches new faculty in clinical communication. In addition to her M.D., she completed her Master of Science in Medical Humanities and Bioethics and teaches Visual Arts in Healthcare. This graduate course focuses on the role of close observation and presence in interactions with patients. It uses artwork to guide in-close looking, sitting with discomfort, and exploring the complicated history of medicine. Dr. Rodrigues has a strong interest in bridging arts and medicine, the practice of slowing down, and making a commitment to community health in her downtown Rochester practice.



MD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine

MS | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/25/2014 - 06/03/2015
Fellowship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/21/2012 - 06/24/2014
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/20/2011 - 06/20/2012
Internship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

VIEW ALL expand_more


Medical Student Recognition of Significant and Meaningful Contributions
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2021 - 2023
Patient ICARE Star
Sponsor: University Rochester Medical Center

Alpha Omega Alpha - Volunteer Clinical Faculty
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Dr. Mary P. Dole Medical Fellowship
Location: Mount Holyoke College

J.E.C. Walker, M.D., Medicine and Society Award
Location: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee
Location: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Second Place Poster Winner, Deans' Symposium on Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Location: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Journal Contest Winner, Principles of Clinical Medicine
Location: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Aaron M. Schwartz, M.D. Book Award
Location: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Hughes
Location: Mount Holyoke College

Louisa Stone Stephenson Prize in Chemistry
Location: Mount Holyoke College

Sylvia Shrek Hubbell '39 Memorial Prize in French
Location: Mount Holyoke College

Sarah Williston Scholar (Top 15% of the class)
Location: Mount Holyoke College

2002 - 2006
Portuguese Heritage Scholarship Foundation
Location: Washington, D.C.

2002 - 2006
J and K Thomas Scholarship Foundation
Location: Hartford, CT

2002 - 2006
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarship
Location: Hartford, CT

VIEW ALL expand_more


Journal Articles

Schultz, S.; Rodrigues, N. "Response to Dr. Ventres' Q-List Manifesto". Family Systems and Health. 2015; 33(1): 16-7.

Rodrigues N; Fogarty CT. "In search of physical evidence: Why the "annual physical" for healthy adults is a poor use of clinician time". Family Doctor, A journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. 2014; .

Rodrigues, N. "Pronouncing". Family Medicine. 2014; .



At URMC, we believe that patients should be empowered to make the right decisions regarding their personal healthcare. To do so, transparency is critical. URMC partners with Press Ganey, to survey our patients about all aspects of their care experience. We are now putting this pertinent information at your fingertips by displaying star ratings for our providers along with anonymous patient comments on our website. This will help you make better-informed choices about how and with whom you seek care. Click here to learn more about the surveys used to generate this vital information.