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.

May 22, 2018

I was there for a yearly physical and everything really was fine so we didn't spend a great amount of time. We went over my blood work and such which was perfectly normal. I am sure that if I had an issue she would be with me as long as I needed her. That was the impression she gave to me

May 17, 2018

always a great office visit with Dr Moscato. very caring and kind

May 04, 2018

*Dr. Moscato seems to be an exceptional efficient caring doctor.

May 04, 2018

I had a long list of questions, and added a few more when I saw the sign re vaccinations in the office. Dr. Moscato was very thorough and answered my questions, looked directly at me and followed up on past items.

May 01, 2018

Dr. Moscato is excellent. She is knowledgeable, attentive and an active listener. I appreciate her suggestions about my health and took the time to go over my lab results She followed through with paper work and prescriptions for my health. God bless her .

Apr 02, 2018

Extremely impressed with the time Dr Moscato spent with me and the time she took to explain the potential issues and meds to me.

Apr 02, 2018

the doctor answered ALL of my questions

Apr 01, 2018

Very professional and caring manner

Mar 29, 2018

I Ann very grateful I found Dr Moscato. stress very knowledgeable in ask my rare diseases. I'm a complicated case with many problems. if she doesn't know the answer She will find out. ivery been dealing with these crazy overwhelming symptoms fit years. I've seen many drs. been told is I your head. there's nothing we can do for you. there's nothing you can do. just a lack of compassion..a lack of the Dr researching my illness. I never had this problem when I come to your office. I have time to talk. asl questions, give my thoughts. I'm always listened to. in the end the Dr makes final decision-as it should be. but she takes all I have to say in consideration. which I find amazing. uber never been to an office like this one. I'm so happy I found you. yes your over an hour drive and id come monthly even if 2-3 hour drive. I want to say Thankyou to all of the staff!

Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Mascoto is excellent. Always easy to talk with.

Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Moscato was thorough and showed concern during my wellness visit.

Mar 28, 2018

Recommended doctor to my husband for a physical.

Mar 09, 2018

i'm always so please so I had recommended to Dr. Moscato to my daughter who intends on making a visit very soon

Mar 06, 2018

Dr. Moscato is a fantastic doctor. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and caring about all of my healthcare needs.

Mar 01, 2018

Dr. Moscato was attentive and caring. Excellent care.

Feb 28, 2018

excellent place experience with Dr Moscato

Feb 27, 2018

unfortunately I forgot some questions I had in mind. I should have made a list.

Feb 22, 2018

excellent experience

Feb 17, 2018

Dr. Moscato has excellent bed side manners and shows interest for her patient.

Feb 15, 2018

Dr Moscata is wonderful. very thorough, kind, answers questions! love seeing her!