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.

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.

Mar 06, 2018

Dr. Wilson is a great md. Very pleased with his service.

Feb 22, 2018


Feb 15, 2018

Dr Howard Wilson is a compassionate, highly perceptive, caring professional.

Feb 13, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr WIlson for many years. I had moved out of the area, and recemtly returned. Am happy to continue seeing him as my service provide. he is thorough, considerate and caring.

Feb 09, 2018

*Howard Wilson very able and concerned.

Feb 08, 2018

dr Wilson and the entire staff showed professional from start to finish.

Jan 12, 2018

Dr. Wilson and his staff are excellent at their jobs. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Dec 21, 2017

Dr Wilson is one of the best GP's I have had. I recommend him

Dec 21, 2017