Howard Wilson, MD

Family Medicine



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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


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


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


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Doctoral Candidate:

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

Professional Association:

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

Hospital Affiliation:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


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.

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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 07, 2018

Dr. Wilson is always attentive and asks if I have any questions. I don't feel rushed and feel he listens to my concerns and presents pros and cons of options presented.

Nov 01, 2018

Dr. Wilson is fantastic

Oct 11, 2018


Sep 16, 2018


Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Wilson is the perfect doctor for me. Bedside manners are top.

Aug 13, 2018


Jul 28, 2018

I and other patients are moving through the procedure quickly.

Jul 26, 2018

Will be 70 soon. Had many primary care physicians, and Dr. Wilson is the best I have had. He is a good quarterback!

Jul 22, 2018


Jul 18, 2018

I really enjoyed seeing Dr. Wilson.

Jun 27, 2018

Dr. Wilson has been my physician for many years and I followed him to Vanguard.

Jun 26, 2018

*Dr. Wilson is excellent.

Jun 20, 2018

howards pateint centered holistic approach combined with his excellent experience and analytic abilities is a real asset to vanguard.

Jun 05, 2018

Very good.

May 30, 2018

good experience

May 11, 2018

*Dr. Wilson is very caring and listens very carefully to his patients.

Apr 30, 2018

I have full confidence in Dr. Wilson's diagnostic skills and ability to treat patients.

Mar 21, 2018

physician willing to answer questions.

Mar 16, 2018

I've worked with *Dr. Wilson many years. He is very good and caring.

Mar 13, 2018

I have been a patient of *Dr. Wilson for many years. HE IS THE BEST.