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.

May 30, 2017

Dr. Mazzella is a TRUE Primary Care Physician. Top Notch.

May 24, 2017

I have and always have only good things to say about Dr. Mazzella. As a matter of fact, I've spoke about him to other doctors positively, I've had colleagues of his speak about him positively, and he is well known for his teaching practices with the resident physicians at the hospital in both IM and FP. I always have a question for him and he always has an answer for me. He's thorough and informative. Dr. M has been my PCP for 20+ years now and I've referred about 10 loyal co-workers/families to him and they feel the same. He's a very knowledgeable and sincere physician. One more thing: I tell my friends all the time that my doctor is a family medicine Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) and he's the best PCP in all of Essex County.

May 23, 2017

Dr. Mazzella is a terrific doctor who always takes the time to listen to and digest the issues regarding my health. He is genuinely concerned and offers great insight.

May 16, 2017

We have recommended Dr Mazzella to many family members and close friends, all of whom now see him.

May 11, 2017

As I stated earlier in the survey, I was well treated and the Doctor and staff were excellent.

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Apr 11, 2017

I always recommend my dr and also the other drs in the group . the care recieved is superb , out standing , and respectful and compassionate.

Apr 11, 2017

I love Dr Mazella. He's gentle, caring, and takes the time I need.

Apr 10, 2017

the doc was Great.....

Apr 07, 2017

i would recommend Dr. Mazzella to my family, he is that good of a doctor.

Apr 06, 2017

Dr. Mazzella is the best primary doctor I have seen

Apr 03, 2017

I have several health issues right now & I felt very confident with Dr. Mazzella.

Mar 30, 2017

Moved to another town about an hour away but will stay with this PCP because he's that good.

Mar 29, 2017

Doctor was very versed and compassionate.

Mar 29, 2017

Dr. Mazzella has been my primary care doctor for over 12 years. he knows me and my medical history. He is an excellent doctor.

Mar 22, 2017

Dr. Mazz. is a great Dr. I have all the confidence in the world with Dr. Mazz!

Mar 22, 2017

Dr Mazzalla is a fantastic doctor who time and time again has addressed issues very effectively. Takes the time to get the full picture and doesn't go immediately to procedures and prescriptions.

Mar 14, 2017

Been a patient of *Dr. Mazzella for a long time, he is always calm, compassionate, willing to listen and spend time with his patients. Excellent doctor!

Mar 09, 2017

*Dr. Mazzella's concern & care exceptional. He sees SEVERAL family members.

Mar 07, 2017

Because of Dr Mazzella work load he sometimes does not get important messages left for him or health concerns only he can address and he does not return calls himself and times messages are not returned for a couple of times or 2 of the techs will return a call and they will have to call back again because the don't get the call correctly. last week I was at an imaging center with an MRI scheduled and there was a problem with the script being wrong. MRI I had to cancel after fasting all day . MRI was scheduled for 3 pm on a Tuesday. Monday morning imaging center called stated script was wrong. I called 3 times Monday for a corrected MRI script . Dr Mazzella worked that day. I received a call back from a tech as I was at the imaging center Tuesday after 3 pm but MRI was cancelled after calling Verona office 4 or 5 times Monday and Tuesday. I don't blame Dr Mazzella for this but it shows me the Drs have more patients than enough time in the day to deal with them all. I guess that's why you can always get an apt with a PA at Verona office. Dr Mazzella has no apts ever available that's not fair to people who chose him at Town Medical to be their Dr. that he's so overbooked. I actually started a relationship with a few specialists at Summit Medical because they have availability almost always.