Michele Moscato, DO

Family Medicine



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Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care

American Academy of Family Physicians


Biology, Pace University, New York, NY


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY


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 02, 2017

Always a pleasure to see *Dr. Moscato - Kind, thorough, knowledgeable.

Apr 27, 2017

Everything went fine.

Apr 25, 2017

I travel an hour to see her!!! she is the best

Apr 24, 2017

Dr Moscato shows concern and an interest me. She doesn't rush and is willing to listen and explain. This is getting to be rare in today's medical environment.

Apr 19, 2017

She sat next to me and walked through my blood results. We discussed various issues such as exercise as I get older and my best weight. She was very helpful, kind, and patient. She seemed to be well-informed about the health care issues of people as they get older. She asked open ended questions inviting me to discuss other health issues with her. Very good experience.

Apr 18, 2017

Dr Moscato was also very caring and professional. She explained everything to me.

Apr 17, 2017


Apr 08, 2017

Dr Moscato is a concerned and caring physicaln and includes me in the decision making process of treatment.

Apr 08, 2017

dr. Moscato seems thorough, takes as much time as you need, answers questions and is concerned about your condition

Mar 25, 2017

Dr. Moscato was kind, personable, professional, and caring. I finally found a doctor that cares about my needs and is easy to talk to!

Mar 23, 2017

felt Dr. Moscato really listened and cared, and gave comprehensive fedback

Mar 17, 2017

First time meeting Dr. Moscato. She made me feel comfortable to talk to her and was very informative.

Mar 16, 2017

We have recommended this dr.

Mar 16, 2017

doctor was very attentive and caring

Mar 02, 2017

As an EMT, Dr. Moscato and I had a very fun and knowledgeable conversation throughout my experience.

Feb 24, 2017

I would probably recommend much easier if it was even possible to see Dr. Moscato quickly. In my case it took over a month since my initial phone call into Vanguard Medical Group.

Feb 24, 2017

1st visit with *Dr. Moscato and have now made her my primary physician.

Feb 23, 2017

would highly recommend this physician

Feb 23, 2017

the dr. told me I had to follow up with a specialist.

Feb 22, 2017

Dr. Moscato was so calming and comfortable and professional. I was nervous and she put me at ease. spent plenty of time listening to me and educating me. very grateful to have found a primary care doctor like her!