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.

May 25, 2017

*Dr. Carrazzone is a very caring professional.

May 18, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone is by far the best doctor I have ever had. My wife, son, and myself have been very happy with everything for about 20 years now.

May 16, 2017

Dr. Carrazzone is very informative and explains everything to me where I can understand. He does not rush through visits, and listens to my concerns.

Apr 25, 2017

Always refer family & friends to your office.

Apr 24, 2017

I did tell him that my sinus were bothering me and I had flem in my throat, told him I had to go to a media clinic the week before because I was unable to get through to the office, explained my knee was killing me and my head and sinus were bothering me again, while I was walking out I asked him what he could do for the sinus he said just take Clarendon and rinse out the nostrils. this did not help I was running fevers all weekend, coughing until my stomach hurt, felt so sick with no strength over the weekend running a fever 100-102, and finally after two days getting alotnof green flemup. feel very tired and had the chills and sweats all weekend. don't really think this is the sinuses, I didn't feel like he wanted to spend to much more time with me

Apr 21, 2017

We have full faith in our provider without exception. #1. Always good. #3. Always attentive. #4. Always. #7. Always provides good & understandable advice. #8. Adequate, as needed. #9. I put my life in his hands with full faith/. #10. Without reservations.

Apr 15, 2017

Excellent all around

Apr 13, 2017

Peter Carrazzone is a diva! one of the most effective doctors I have met in years and I have seen A LOT of doctors in the past decade.

Apr 06, 2017

Have been a pt of *Dr. Carrazzone's for 20+ years.

Apr 02, 2017

Have always had good experineces to date with Dr. Carrazzone

Mar 26, 2017

Our family has been with Dr Carrazzone since he opened his practice in his home. He is an amazing, compassionate, and highly intelligent.

Mar 22, 2017

very good

Mar 21, 2017

Dr Carrazzone is the best and unless he retires or moves away, I'm with him till I die.

Mar 18, 2017

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Carrazzone - he is the reason I stay with the practice.

Mar 12, 2017


Mar 11, 2017

Dr Carrazzone continues to be an excellent, caring doctor.

Mar 09, 2017


Mar 07, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Carrazone for over 30 years and I always come to him for any problems. he definitely takes the time to explain everything and always listens to my input. I am never rushed and always feel he listens to any problems I may have. he is always professional and as I said before never rushes me. if I have an emergency, I know I can count on him.

Mar 03, 2017

*Dr. Carrazzone has been our doctor for over 30 yrs. He's wonderful - Never rushes you & listens to what you say. Has a very calm manner.

Feb 28, 2017