Carmine Mazzella, DO

Family Medicine



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Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

Academic Appointments:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor


Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

College of Mount St. Vincent (affiliate program)


St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY


New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

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Dr. Mazzella Inspired by Family Doctors

“As an osteopath (DO), I focus on the musculoskeletal system, which makes up about 70 percent of our body. When functioning properly, it helps keep you in optimum health.”

It seemed that Dr. Carmine Mazzella was destined to become a family doctor. He entered the world delivered by a family member who was a doctor. His godfather also was a physician. “Growing up, I had these incredible role models,” he says. “My godfather in particular was instrumental in my decision to become a physician. He was delighted by my career choice.”

Dr. Mazzella joined Vanguard soon after his graduation from medical school. He had worked weekends at the practice during his final year. “Vanguard was a very good fit for me. I liked the scope of services and the patient-centered approach. Since I had trained in Verona, I already had relationships with the specialists in the area for patient consultations as needed.”  

He has a growing patient base that is primarily referred by “word of mouth.” “Patients usually develop a relationship with a lead provider,” notes Dr. Mazzella, “and have an entire team available for emergent needs like sick visits.” He has developed relationships with multiple family members, cultivating a deeper knowledge of family histories that help inform health care decisions.

Dr. Mazzella helps patients with chronic disease, including managing diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol. He also focuses on the need for preventive care screenings. Because of his osteopathic training, he looks at disease a little differently – in how it relates to the musculoskeletal system. In that regard, he sometimes incorporates spinal manipulation, massage, exercise and physical therapy into patient treatment plans. The goal is to reduce pressure on joints and reduce inflammation.

When he’s not working, Dr. Mazzella enjoys photography, a hobby that he pursues with his wife. They also like to go camping and hiking.

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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 11, 2017

I have always found Dr. Mazzella to be friendly and understanding as well as dealing with any medical issues in a professional and common-sense manner

Nov 09, 2017

I always feel comfortable with Dr. Mazzella and have a great deal of confidence in him. several family members also have him as their primary care physician.

Nov 04, 2017

I love *Dr. Mazzella. He is fantastic!

Nov 04, 2017

Dr Mazzella has been our family Doctor forever. Other Drs and medical professionals should emulate his professional attitude with patients.

Oct 20, 2017

My PCP is great! I always have my yearly physical at my birthday. That helps me remember. Now my employer insists on changing the date of enrollment for insurance as well as the date for requirements of wellness. Dr. Mazzella worked with me to ensure getting me compliant with my employers requirements.

Oct 17, 2017

*Carmine Mazzella is my PCP. I could not ask for a nicer Dr. The good lord sent him to me. 9. Excellent.

Oct 17, 2017

appreiate his use of students

Oct 15, 2017

I am extremely happy with Dr. Mazzella. I don't want to see anyone else. Unfortunately he is very hard to get an appt. with because he is so busy but gives his complete attention when he comes into the room.

Oct 12, 2017

*Dr. Mazzella is a careful listener and shows empathy for my situation.

Oct 04, 2017

completely satisfied with my care provider.

Sep 30, 2017

Excellent experience.

Sep 30, 2017

dr,mazzella great

Sep 28, 2017

Dr Mazzella is the reason I have stayed with Vangard in Essex County although I moved to Union County 2 years ago

Sep 28, 2017

Outstanding doctor

Sep 14, 2017

best Dr ever

Sep 09, 2017

very good experience

Sep 05, 2017

love Dr. Mazzella!!

Aug 30, 2017

Dr.Mazzella always treats you as if you're a family member.

Aug 30, 2017

very good experience

Aug 29, 2017

*Dr. Mazzella listens patiently to all my concerns problems. He reviewed blood work results thoroughly, adjusted my meds., even reviewed report/results from my cardiologist.