Dr. Lawrence Hurwitz, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 82

Dr. Hurwitz
Accepting new patients

Psychiatric Assocs Central NY

5100 W Taft Rd Ste 3j Liverpool, NY 13088

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(315) 452-2250

Dr. Lawrence Hurwitz, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Liverpool, NY and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo medical school in 1965. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hurwitz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Hurwitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Dr. Hurwitz treats Anxiety more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Hurwitz treats this condition more than 33% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Dr. Hurwitz treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 31% of his peers

Dr. Hurwitz treats this condition more than 31% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Hurwitz treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 29% of his peers

Dr. Hurwitz treats this condition more than 29% of his peers

Dr. Hurwitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (12)
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I came to him knowing my diagnosis from my previous therapist and doctor. But he spent time going over my family history. I was already on medication, which wasn't working so well. So he made adjustments and recommended something else to help. He encouraged me to give them time to work and not get frustrated. It has taken a while for our relationship to grow enough where I feel comfortable talking, but he listens.
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Justin in Syracuse, NY – Dec 17, 2018
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Pill pusher plain and simple. He put me on 3 different meds after about 5 minutes of talking to me. He then tried very hard to push a specific MAOI on me. Worst experience I’ve ever had with a psychiatrist. The man literally fell asleep in our session. You sit in silence for about 15 minutes and then it’s “okay see you next week”. This man is an absolute HACK and made multiple medication errors (Buproprion and Buspirone are not the same thing sir). I could go on, but I’m out of characters. AVOID
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Warning in NY – Jul 11, 2018
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Dr hurwitz should loose his license to practice . During an ongoing custody litigation he saw my child without my permission (share joint legal custody) He consulted with one parent ( the one seeking custody & was withholding visitation from me for over 3 weeks) then Dr. h diagnosed my child with bi polar and recommend meds after meeting w child for 1 hr. & wrote a letter recommending that my child not reside with me.. mind you I'm a custodial parent he had never meant or spoke to.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Syracuse NY – May 10, 2018
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Dr. H is rude. He appears angry and stressed. He is insulting. He does not know some common medical terminology. He does not listen carefully or well. I believe he does more harm than good. He is controlling and a bully. His evaluation is not thougough enough in order to prescribe medication.
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Biography

Dr. Lawrence Hurwitz, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Liverpool, NY and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1968
University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1966
EJ Meyer Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
1965
New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Lawrence Hurwitz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hurwitz frequently treats Anxiety, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hurwitz treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Hurwitz, MD's office located?

Dr. Hurwitz's office is located at 5100 W Taft Rd Ste 3j, Liverpool, NY 13088. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Psychiatric Assocs Central NY

Lawrence B. Hurwitz M.d.p.c.5100 W Taft Rd Ste 3j Liverpool, NY 13088
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