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.

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

Jul 19, 2017

Dr Carrazzone is such a good doctor!

Jul 17, 2017

Staff is very professional and physicians are thorough and ensure that you understand the treatment

Jul 14, 2017

Trust *Dr. Carrazzine, he puts my mind at ease!!

Jul 11, 2017

I am lucky to have Dr. Carrazzone as my Primary Physician. He is the best.

Jul 10, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone is terrific and that is the only reason I continue to return.

Jul 09, 2017

dr carrozzonehas always been excellent with us

Jul 07, 2017

Doctor Carrazzone is someone I trust implicitly.

Jul 06, 2017

We only see 2 practitioners as they have proved effective. Generally wait times are way too long, 20-30 minutes last appointment time, unless you have the 1st appointment of the day.

Jun 29, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone always explains options and addresses concerns completely.

Jun 25, 2017

Dr. Carrazone always makes patients feel at ease and confident he can take care of your ailments.

Jun 15, 2017

excellent treatment as always

Jun 07, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone is a wonderful doctor!

Jun 06, 2017

The doctor was great. He knew just what was wrong and took care of it right away.

Jun 01, 2017

*Dr. Carrazzone and I have a very fine relationship, and are pretty much on the same wave length.