Peter Carrazzone, MD

Cosmetic Treatments


North Haledon

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Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, Family Practice Program

Academic Appointments:

UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, Clinical Associate Professor

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, Nurse Practitioner Program, Clinical Teaching Staff

Seton Hall University, School of Graduate Study, Clinical Assistant Professor

Hospital Affiliations:

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wayne, NJ

Chilton Medical Centers, Pompton Plains, NJ


St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies


St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, Family Practice Program

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

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Dr. Peter Carrazzone Blends Data with Experience for Diagnosis and Treatment

“Evidence-based medicine – the conscientious use of clinical information to direct a plan of care – makes a difference in helping a patient achieve longevity and quality of life.”

When Dr. Peter Carrazzone injured his eye in the fifth grade, he discovered his future career. “I was hospitalized, and the doctor who treated me – the ophthalmologist – really inspired me. I knew then that I was going to be a doctor.” He chose family medicine because he enjoyed most every medical rotation. “Family medicine gave me the most robust ability to see everything.”

A large focus of his practice is preventive care. “We strongly monitor our patients to identify problems,” he says. “We offer annual physicals and important screening tests. We talk to them about diet and exercise. If they’re doing something harmful, such as smoking, we want to motivate them to change behaviors so they have a greater chance of a healthier and longer life.”

Wellness is a term that is used a lot, according to Dr. Carrazzone. He cautions patients to be aware of so-called lifeline screenings. “Sometimes, companies offer screenings that don’t give you any information that pertains to your health. That’s why we practice evidence-based medicine. We do screenings that either rule out a potential problem or result in a need for monitoring or treatment.”

He treats babies to seniors, and enjoys getting to know the families at Vanguard. “Knowing the family history and dynamics plays a large role in being a good diagnostician,” he says. “It provides that additional information that is helpful in treating the whole patient.” Importantly, he takes the time to listen, and he sees the patient throughout the whole medical experience, from office to hospital. “Every morning, I do rounds at three hospitals,” he says. “It’s part of our continuity of care.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Carrazzone enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with family, including his six children. Visit Dr. Carrazzone’s leadership biography to learn more about his responsibilities as a part of Vanguard’s Executive Team. 

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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.

Nov 15, 2017

*Dr. Carrazzone is a great dr. He has been my dr. many years.

Nov 11, 2017

I recommend Dr Carrazzone to everyone! He is, in my mind, the epitome of a great doctor! I now have all my family, on board with his service (including daughter and her entire family!)

Nov 09, 2017

excellent. !!!!!!

Nov 07, 2017

Overall a good experience. This was my annual physical and I asked when I scheduled the appointment to arrange my blood work prior to the visit. This is not how it is normally done and I personally find it helpful to have it done prior to the physical so the doctor can discuss results at the appointment with you instead of after via phone. I found it really helpful

Nov 05, 2017

my doctor is always very attentive and I trust him

Nov 04, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone is always very informative and understands the patients needs. He takes his time and really listens to the patient. He is an excellent physician, the best!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 03, 2017

#1. Doctor.

Nov 03, 2017

Highly recommend Dr. Carrazone.

Oct 21, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone has been my PCP for over 30 years. He has been terrific with me, my husband and my sons. He was so good that it is sometimes tough to get a timely appointment as he books so quickly!

Oct 07, 2017

I am more than confident in Dr. Carrazzone. Even when I've had to go to specialists, I check with him on the outcome, he even gives me more information and or explanations on it.

Oct 05, 2017

*Dr. Carrazzone is the best. He is patient, caring & kind. Never rushed me & I feel important to him like I'm not just another person.

Oct 01, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr. Carrazzone's for years and have always been very satisfied with the care I have received.

Oct 01, 2017

very good

Sep 21, 2017

No problems

Aug 29, 2017

Dr.Carrazone is excellent!!

Aug 18, 2017

very good

Aug 02, 2017

Dr; Carrazzone has been my physician for more than 20 years. He is very caring and always includes me in decisions. If he had not been so good I would have left long ago.

Jul 31, 2017

We love *Dr. Carrazzone. He spends a great deal of time with his patients. He is thorough & always a pleasure to be around!

Jul 28, 2017

*Dr. Carrazzone is a brilliant doctor. I owe my life to God and to the care provided by this physician.

Jul 19, 2017

Have recommended many people to the practice over many years