Alan Furst, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Randolph Office

477 Route 10 East, Suite 205

Randolph, NJ 07869

Tel: 973.560.9500

Fax: 973.576.4650


Psychology, New York University, New York, NY


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


Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ


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.

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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.

Nov 07, 2018

good visit. doc was confident and knowledgeable, felt comfortable speaking with him

Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Furst is very knowledgeable and asks many questions. He explains diagnoses and recommends non-drug course of action before just prescribing medication

Sep 28, 2018

Dr. Furst is the best. I recommend him to all my friends

Sep 27, 2018

I NEVER feel like a number in this practice. should I visit more regularly? Sure! But the attention to my needs and health is unparalleled.

Sep 24, 2018

Have recommended to several people

Sep 20, 2018

Dr. Furst is an excellent doctor. I trust him with my care and know he will always provide me with the right diagnosis and treatment.

Aug 16, 2018

Dr. Furst read the test reports I brought. I was worried about my condition, and Dr. Furst was very reassuring. He asked me to call when I saw the surgeon. He gave me advice as to how to sleep better with my problem. He is an incredible doctor.

Jul 25, 2018

Dr.Furst is a true professional. I don't have to go to doctors much but when I do I feel highly confident in his ability. Would recommend to anyone. Takes his time and I don't feel rushed.

Jun 16, 2018


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


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