Howard Wilson, MD

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Montclair

BA:

Philosophy, Syracuse University College of Liberal Arts, Syracuse, New York

Doctoral Candidate:

Biochemistry, State University of New York College of Forestry, Syracuse, New York

MD:

Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Residency:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Hospital Affiliation:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Association:

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

Languages:

English, French, Spanish

Accepts New Patients

Personal, Individualized Care Is Dr. Wilson’s Hallmark

 

“My patients can talk to me about anything—even things that they can’t talk to their spouse or family about.”

 

It’s not uncommon for Dr. Wilson to treat three generations in the same family. As a family medicine physician, he offers primary care for all ages. Importantly, he works hard to earn his patients’ trust, and as a result, they often refer their family members—grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

“When you’re treating generations of the same family, it’s not just taking a family history,” said Dr. Wilson. “You know the medical issues firsthand, and can focus on the right preventive measures.”

A lifelong learner, Dr. Wilson brings a diverse background to his practice—including degrees in philosophy and biochemistry. His father was a veterinarian, and ultimately inspired Dr. Wilson to pursue a medical degree. Applying to medical school during the mandatory draft for the Vietnam War, he faced unusually high competition for slots—and ultimately decided to study overseas. The experience bolstered his Spanish and French language skills, and gave him a global view on medicine. Internships and residencies back in the States provided the U.S. perspective.

After years of building a successful solo practice, Dr. Wilson joined Vanguard Medical Group. “I want to be able to spend time with my patients,” he said. “With Vanguard, I’ll have the infrastructure in place to handle the administrative tasks so that I can focus on patient care. My patients will also enjoy the services that Vanguard provides, such as an on-site lab for bloodwork.”

Dr. Wilson is known for his personalized approach to patient care and also his focus on preventive care. “I do a lot with integrative medicine, including nutrition and lifestyle counseling,” he said. “I also work with information technology in medicine. It’s a great interest of mine, and a focus at Vanguard.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Wilson enjoys traveling, reading, and music.