Alan Furst, MD

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Randolph

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Randolph Office

477 Route 10 East, Suite 205

Randolph, NJ 07869

Tel: 973.560.9500

Fax: 973.576.4650

BA:

Psychology, New York University, New York, NY

MD:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Internship:

Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ

Residency:

Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ

Board Certifications: 


American Board of Family Practice

DOT NRCME Certified

Certified Medical Review Officer

Hospital Affiliations:

Morristown Medical Center

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

From Urgent Care to Primary Care: Dr. Alan Furst Puts Patients First 

My goal is to have every patient who walks out of my office feel a little bit better about at least one thing.”

Before urgent care was a reality, Dr. Alan Furst envisioned it. As the director of an emergency room physician group, Dr. Furst knew that a walk-in clinic that was open after office hours would be an attractive alternative to a hospital ER. He took that concept and opened the very first urgent care clinic in a rural area of New Jersey.

It took some time to build a following, but eventually the center was so successful that Dr. Furst and a partner opened two others. The early urgent cares operated differently than the clinics do today, establishing relationships with companies to perform corporate physicals and drug screenings as well as handling urgent care needs.

Over the years, urgent care transitioned into primary care for Dr. Furst, who enjoys the provider-patient relationships and the variety in family medicine. “I saw the advantages of working with a first-class primary care group run by physicians,” he said of his move to Vanguard.

“I have a very loyal patient base of people who have followed me from place to place, from Chester to Parsippany to Denville,” he said, crediting this to his unique approach. “I have a pretty informal style with my patients. I’m very open. We talk person to person, not doctor to patient. I’m just as interested in where they’re going on their next vacation as in their medical needs.” But his focus is to keep them healthy. “I’d rather encourage my patient to make a lifestyle change that will prevent plaque from building up in his or her arteries than treat buildup with medication or surgery.”

True to his urgent care background, Dr. Furst will continue to welcome walk-ins at the Randolph office.

When he’s not working, Dr. Furst enjoys racing and breeding thoroughbred racehorses. He served as president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, helping to find homes and alternate careers for retired racehorses. He also likes to remain active, skiing, golfing, playing softball and doing his own landscaping. In addition, he is a self-professed dog lover, and once considered becoming a veterinarian.

He lives with his wife, Amy, and dog, Lydia, in Morris County, and is most proud of his daughter, Morgan, and son-in-law, Dan, who live and work in San Francisco.

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

Likelihood of recommending

4.9

instructions for follow-up care

4.8

efforts to include in decisions

4.9

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

May 26, 2018

I've seen both the male and female practitioners and felt equally good about both concerning their bedside manner, knowledge, time spent hearing my concerns and helping to diagnose issues. Both friendly and I never felt rushed even when I asked questions.

May 21, 2018

GOOD

May 20, 2018

I would highly recommend Dr. Furst to my friends and family. He is a wonderful doctor.

May 18, 2018

I like *Dr. Furst & I am very confident and at ease with him. I will recommend him to other relatives & friends.

May 12, 2018

Dr. Furst and his whole team are extremely efficient and kind.

Apr 28, 2018

Overall great experience. Caring, friendly, knowledgeable doctor with friendly and efficient staff. Very swift, but never rushed, and well-coordinated

Apr 19, 2018

Dr. Furst is an excellent doctor. He was concerned about my problem.

Mar 29, 2018

*Dr. Furst is a great and caring doctor.

Mar 29, 2018

Great doctor

Mar 28, 2018

I always recommend them.

Mar 26, 2018

The Doctor was very attentive and understanding

Mar 20, 2018

Dr. Furst is excellent. He intently listens then asks more questions and then proceeds with good clear plans. He is an excellent doc that truly cares about what he does and every single patient.

Mar 06, 2018

we love Dr. Furst

Mar 02, 2018

*Dr. Furst was highly recommended. Explained everything in detail & answered all questions.

Feb 21, 2018

Do not let *Dr. Furst ever leave. #10. 100%.

Feb 20, 2018

Will continue there as a patient. Very impressed with the quality of the care.

Feb 15, 2018

*Dr. Furst is our favorite dr. by far. He was able to help me when other dr. & ER couldn't.

Jan 27, 2018

Dr. Furst is a wonderful doctor.

Jan 19, 2018

Doctor Furst and his staff are always caring and outstanding clinicians

Jan 18, 2018

The communication and service was excellent. All my questions were answered.