Michele Moscato, DO

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Women's Health

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482


Biology, Pace University, New York, NY


New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care

American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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Dr. Michele Moscato Puts Patients at Ease with Conversation

“If you can’t talk to your doctor about something that is on your mind, there is a good possibility that something will be overlooked and missed.”

Dr. Michele Moscato wanted a career in the health care field from the time she was very young. “I can remember talking about being a doctor as a child,” says Dr. Moscato. “I had a strong interest in biological sciences and I had support, especially from one of my high school teachers who mentored and encouraged me to see my goal and go for it.”

Family medicine was the specialty area that was the draw for her, which can be partly attributed to a personal event. According to Dr. Moscato, “When a member of my family developed dementia, I saw firsthand the overwhelming challenges my family experienced trying to deal with the treatment and care of our loved one, which was new to all of us. We were initially lost in the woods.” She decided to take from that experience and put herself in a position armed with knowledge so she could offer her patients counsel and direction that would make their health care journey a little easier.

Dr. Moscato completed her residency at Hackensack University Medical Center-Mountainside (now Mountainside/UHMC Hospital) in family medicine. After her residency, she was asked to join the hospital as a faculty physician and assistant director in women’s health. “Women’s health was and remains an interest of mine, but I also like variety, and family medicine allows me to treat all ages and all genders,” she says. “At Vanguard Medical Group, I get the opportunity to do that every day.”

Vanguard is a patient-centered medical home where the patient comes first and the staff takes a team-based approach to provide quality health care. Dr. Moscato notes that one of the most important actions that she takes during every visit is to listen to, and talk with, her patients. Communication is crucial. “Taking that extra time to talk with my patients puts them at ease so they are more apt to open up and share their questions or concerns, and oftentimes the things discussed offer clues to their health,” she says.

In her spare time, Dr. Moscato enjoys traveling with her husband, especially locally to neighboring states. She is an animal lover and finds time to volunteer with animal adoption agencies.

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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.

Jan 02, 2019

Dr Moscato is a very compassionate and very thorough. My daughter is Autistic and needs special care.

Dec 27, 2018


Dec 26, 2018

*Dr. Moscato is OUTSTANDING!

Dec 16, 2018

This was my first experience with Dr. Moscato (since Dr. Cirello retired). I felt she did a great job listening and explaining. I am glad that I have selected her as my new PCP.

Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Michelle Moscato is a very gracious and lovely lady. She made my visit comfortable and cared for my every need.

Dec 08, 2018

Dr. Moscato is absolutely MAGNIFICENT! She immediately earned our trust, comfort, and friendliness. She is so very competent and friendly. It is a true pleasure visiting her.

Dec 05, 2018

Dr Moscato is just about the best Dr I have ever consulted in the USA. Down to earth, caring, no sense of being talked down to, involves me in the decisions, answers all my questions. Takes her time with me. Asks at end if there is anything else. Importantly, is reassuring in her manner and words.

Nov 27, 2018

Dr. Moscato is knowledgeable, caring, and comprehensive. She listened and eased my mind about the concerns I discussed with her. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.

Nov 22, 2018

Very pleased with my annual check up. Dr. Moscado is an excellent, caring doctor.

Nov 13, 2018

I have recommended the care provider

Nov 08, 2018

Dr. Moscato was wonderful, made you feel comfortable. Just a long wait time in the exam room before she came in

Nov 07, 2018

Dr Moscato was attentive and caring.

Nov 07, 2018

Dr. Moscato has always given a thorough exam, properly diagnosed my illness & prescribed the proper medication to make me feelmyself again. she always asks if I have any questions or concerns that I would like to speak about. She truly is a conscientious & dedicated doctor to her patient. I have recommended her & your office to many of my family, friends, & coworkers.

Nov 01, 2018

*Dr. Moscato was fantastic esp. with my concern for my concern for my impeding surgery. She was great at listening to my apprehension of going under the knife again. She was also very concern about my pain.

Nov 01, 2018

Dr. Moscato provided me with a clear understanding of my condition.

Oct 30, 2018

Dr Moscato is superlative as a medical practitioner regarding her insights, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Moscato is a very caring and understanding doctor and has helped me now and in the past.

Oct 24, 2018

I am a patient of *Dr. Moscato. She is an excellent doctor.

Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Moscato is always very thoughtful and very caring.

Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Moscato is excellent . I feel confident in having her as my healthcare provider and my parents healthcare provider also.