Elaine Douglas, MD

Family Medicine



(Overall Providing Rating)


Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Glen Ridge/Montclair Office

200 Highland Avenue, Suite 100B

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Tel: 973.969.3800

Fax: 973.969.3232


University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Board of Family Medicine, Diplomate

American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

National Medical Association

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Medicine Award, presented by the Montclair chapter of the National Council of Negro Women

Business Award, presented by the Montclair chapter of the NAACP

Accepts New Patients

Dr. Douglas Continues a Family Legacy in Primary Care

“When I see patients or their family members years later, and they tell me how I made a difference, it makes it all worthwhile.”

From pediatrics to geriatrics, and everything in between, Dr. Elaine Douglas has done it all. As a solo practitioner for many years before joining Vanguard, she handled all aspects of family medicine—following in the groundbreaking footsteps of her very talented father.

Dr. Fred Douglas, MD, was a charter fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the first African American to become a full attending physician at Mountainside Hospital, now Mountainside Medical Center. Elaine’s mother, Daisy Douglas, was one of the first black teachers hired at Montclair Public Schools, and inspired Elaine’s first career. Elaine earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education.

“In 1978, I was visiting my father in the hospital with a childhood friend after my father’s cardiac bypass surgery,” Elaine said. “My friend asked Dad if he was ready to retire. The way he spoke about medicine, with that twinkle in his eye, showed that he truly loved it. That’s when I decided to go back to school, because I knew I would love it, too.”

Elaine was able to complete her training in time to work alongside her father for several years before he retired. She continued in a solo practice before joining Vanguard. She was ready to share the administrative responsibilities of her practice so that she could spend more time with her patients.

“We share the same philosophy of patient care,” she said, speaking of the move to Vanguard. “We are family doctors who are empathetic, knowledgeable, and available. My patients have my full attention; they’re not rushed. It’s a very personalized approach. I get to know them so that I can provide the best possible care. Patients get called back in a timely manner so they can get their questions answered, and take action if needed.”

Dr. Elaine Douglas couldn’t be happier practicing medicine. She works with both adults and adolescents. “I really love what I do,” she said. “If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d still come to work, because I enjoy it that much.”

When she’s not working, Dr. Douglas enjoys spending time with family and going to the gym. Once she is relieved of the administrative hassles of medicine, she looks forward to playing the flute again, reading for pleasure, and doing needlepoint. She also is going to become more involved with the Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey’s Fred and Daisy Douglas Scholarship Fund, named in her parents’ memory.

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition


Friendliness/courtesy of


Likelihood of recommending


instructions for follow-up care


efforts to include in decisions


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 01, 2018

*Dr. Douglas has been my provider for the past 12-15 years. She keeps up with my preventives and always checks that my medications are current. Because of her reminders, I feel it is why I am the healthy person, I am today!

Oct 31, 2018

This was my first time seeing Dr. Douglas and I absolutely loved her. She was thorough, friendly, kind and informative. I didn't feel rushed and I felt like she genuinely cared about my issue.

Oct 19, 2018


Sep 21, 2018

Excellent experience with Dr. Douglas. She and I talked about a plan to resolve a new condition as well as scheduling visit for my routine care. Impressed with the specialist she referred me to which I'll see in a couple of weeks.

Aug 30, 2018

So far everyone we have told about Vanguard and Dr Douglas has already heard of either the practice or Dr Douglas herself and love them both

Aug 02, 2018

Dr. is always caring and proactive.

Jul 27, 2018

Dr. Douglas was pleasant, thorough and I really appreciated that she didn't want to just throw all kinds of medications at me. We talked about why she was prescribing some medications and why she wasn't prescribing others. I would go back to this office, which is not as close as Verona, just because of Dr. Douglas.

Jul 21, 2018

Dr Douglas thoroughly explained what her procedure was going to be to determine the cause of my problem. She was excellent at allaying fears of worst case. I have a confidence in her methods and assessments in the way she approached questioning and responding to my answers.

Jul 13, 2018

My Provider is the best! The care and concern for my health, was great!

Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Douglas is a very good doctor. She is patient, caring and listens to you. I do not feel like she is in a rush when I go to see her.

May 25, 2018

I will be recommending her to people

May 24, 2018

I have been seeming this doctor for about 15 years. She really spends one on one time with the patient, and takes a holistic approach to treating you.

May 20, 2018

very good!

May 11, 2018

Excellent care provider.

Jan 26, 2018

very good

Jan 13, 2018

Dr. Douglas takes her time with you and makes sure everything is up to speed. She explains everything clearly and I like her.