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.

Sep 25, 2018

I feel *Dr. Moscato is very thorough & takes her time with me. I never feel rushed.

Sep 11, 2018

Best Physician I know! Truly caring and empathetic. Very thorough with h/p.

Sep 07, 2018

*Dr. Moscato was excellent - great patient care - just like it used to be.

Aug 30, 2018


Aug 26, 2018

Dr Moscato (and Dr Smith) are truly excellent. so grateful for their thoughtfulness, expertise and patience.

Aug 24, 2018

I appreciate my Dr so much! She is so caring!

Aug 16, 2018

excellent physician Dr Moscato

Aug 11, 2018

*I recommend *Dr. Moscato to anyone with a medical condition. She is kind and compassionate and puts the patient at ease.

Aug 01, 2018

Dr. Moscato is so thorough, friendly, concerned. I always do my best to be seen by her! so happy with her!

Jul 24, 2018

excellent care

Jul 12, 2018


Jul 11, 2018

Dr. Michele Moscatto is outstanding!

Jul 05, 2018

Dr. Moscato is a wonderful doctor and took the time to hear all of my worries and concerns.

Jul 03, 2018

Dr Moscato is so comforting and thorough and patient

Jun 30, 2018

Dr. Moscato is an outstanding doctor. She is very knowledgable on a broad range of medical questions/issues and always takes the time to listen to me and explain her recommendations.

Jun 26, 2018

I must say I was very impressed by everyone on your staff especially Dr Moscato

Jun 19, 2018

Dr Moscatto is excellent!

Jun 16, 2018

my dr was fantastic! i felt so much better about my situation juat by the way she spoke to me. thanks again doc

May 31, 2018

appreciate Dr Moscato's thoroughness and willingness to listen

May 31, 2018

DR. Moscato is very warm, caring and wanting to know what you are here for. Takes time to explain various possible causes. I'd recommend her to others.