Michele Moscato, DO

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona

(Overall Providing Rating)

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care

American Academy of Family Physicians

BS:

Biology, Pace University, New York, NY

Internship:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

DO:

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Residency:

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.

Patient Ratings

instructions for follow-up care

4.8

efforts to include in decisions

4.9

explanations of prob/condition

4.8

Likelihood of recommending

4.8

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

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 18, 2017

I couldn't possibly ask for a better doctor than Dr. Moscato

Sep 14, 2017

All questions were answered and both were concerned that I had a clear understanding of tests and procedures

Sep 13, 2017

I am VERY happy with the level of care at Vanguard

Sep 12, 2017

I'm extremely confident with Dr. Moscato. her professionalism and demeanor are outstanding. I'll give her a 6.

Sep 11, 2017

Dr. Moscato takes time to explain everything.

Sep 09, 2017

first time with this dr

Aug 31, 2017

my doctor was very friendly professional, easy to talk to and would highly recommend her

Aug 29, 2017

Very informative.

Aug 27, 2017

good

Aug 26, 2017

Have been looking for a primary doctor for a very long time. Finally found one!

Aug 22, 2017

doctor Moscato is excellent and always willing to answer all of my questions. her advice on stress relief and life balancing has helped me tremendously

Aug 14, 2017

excellent doctor

Aug 13, 2017

she was excellent

Aug 11, 2017

I wish I could give her a higher rating! excellent would be the correct category--she has managed to ease my nerves and reassure me that the treatment she chose will be successful and that I should not worry--she is, as I said before, what a doctor should be--I cannot say enough good things!

Aug 10, 2017

Dr Moscato was very thorough and answered all questions. she had a professional and friendly manner. I am very happy with my experience. I did not feel rushed.

Aug 05, 2017

I have recommended her to others

Aug 04, 2017

All good here

Jul 30, 2017

This was my first meeting with Dr. Mascaro (my primary doctor is Dr. McCarrick). I liked her very much. She was kind, solicitous and helpful.

Jul 30, 2017

always recommend your business,you are the best

Jul 20, 2017

*Dr. Moscato is caring & thorough - he listens & makes time to call & follow-up. I feel like someone knows me & cares about my issues - she explains everything.