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.

Dec 12, 2017

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

Dec 05, 2017

I followed Dr Furst from his previous practice. a good dr

Dec 05, 2017

the doctor is very thorough and explained illness in detail. also recommended that we follow up the next day to check in

Dec 05, 2017

very good

Nov 25, 2017

it is so difficult to find a good doctor and one you can trust. Dr. Furst is so knowledgeable, friendly, trusting and he makes sure you're taken care of. undoubtably a great doctor.

Nov 13, 2017

I was very satisfied with the visit

Nov 01, 2017

I could not be more pleased with the services my family members and I consistently receive from *Dr. Furst and his staff. I have recommended this office to several friends.

Nov 01, 2017

Very good. #7. Very good. #9. Excellent.

Oct 28, 2017

Dr Furst has always been excellent physician. very caring about the whole person and family. very good at diagnosing disease/illness

Oct 27, 2017

very good experience, doctor made me feel very comfortable

Oct 23, 2017

I think *Dr. Furst is an excellent diagnostician and physician. He is very knowledgeable and has helped me many times when I was very sick.

Oct 20, 2017

Care from all very good, diagnosis good treatment good.

Oct 18, 2017

Dr. Furst truly is what medicine is all about and he loves what he does it's obvious in the time he spends with his patients and the compassion he shares. we need more docs like him in primary care!

Sep 22, 2017

I have already recommended Dr. Furst to my friends and I have been thanked for doing so. They have had the same opinion of him as I do.