Alan Furst, MD

Family Medicine



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Hospital Affiliations

Morristown Medical Center


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

Accepts New Patients
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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.

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.

Jan 16, 2018

Consistent excellent service.

Jan 16, 2018

Concern was there.

Jan 15, 2018


Jan 10, 2018

Very friendly and professional

Jan 03, 2018

dr Furst is an excellent listener and thoroughly explaiind treatment options

Dec 29, 2017

Dr. Furst takes the time to listen. in no way do I ever feel rushed. he is so personable which makes the visit an easier one

Dec 22, 2017

Caring, professional, and knowledgeable.

Dec 20, 2017

I can't wait to make dr. Furst my primary doctor

Dec 20, 2017

Dr. Furst took his time talking to me and explaining my condition. He was not at all rushed, which is rare in a medical setting these days. He was kind and concerned with my well-being.

Dec 12, 2017

This was a very good experience. It was my first visit for a physical.