2221 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526-1921
(585) 388-9007 (fax (585)388-9003)

Laurence E. Torpey M.D.

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Bad News from Torpey Family Medicine

Laurence E. Torpey, M.D.

2221 Penfield Road

Rochester, New York 14525

Phone (585) 388-9007 Fax (585) 388-9007

June 10, 2019

My dearest friends and patients of Torpey Family Medicine,

It is with deep sorrow, and a broken heart that I am writing this letter today to inform you that Torpey Family Medicine will need to close. This closure is secondary to financial realities in Rochester and Monroe County which have created an environment which is not conducive to private practice primary care. Negotiations with the hospital systems here in Monroe County have not yielded a plan to restructure Torpey Family Medicine into an economically viable practice and therefore it will need to close. Currently, I am attempting to find alternative employment, which is within driving distance of Penfield, but I am finding this difficult. The intent of this letter is to provide transparency of the process which is currently going on in our office and to provide you with an opportunity to find an alternative primary care physician to continue your care. I welcome your continued presence in my new practice, once that has been found, and hopefully in the upstate New York area. Thank you again for your trust and allowing me to be your personal Family Physician. I do not take a commitment likely and I am deeply sorry for the stress that this situation is causing us all. I truly wish I could have made Torpey Family Medicine an economic success. We are winding down seeing continuity patients as of Friday, June 14th, 2019 but will continue be available for acute visits at the office until that time in which I start another position, likely no later than 7/15/2019. Thank you again for allowing me to be your physician. It has been a true honor.


Laurence E. Torpey MD

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  • Beginning November 1, 2017, we ask that all refill requests go directly to your pharmacy.  The pharmacy will send an electronic request to this office.  Please allow a response time of 48 hours for most medications and up to 72 hours for controlled substances.
  • Flu shots are soon available for the 2018-2019 season.  Please call the office at   (585) 388-9007 to make arrangements to receive your vaccination. 
  • Torpey Family Medicine is a practice that believes in the benefits of and adherence to childhood vaccinations for our pediatric patients.   Please be aware of our policy to request vaccination records for all new patients as well as proof of current vaccinations provided by outside sources.


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