Robert Gorman, MD

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona

(Overall Providing Rating)

BA:

Biology, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Internship:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Academic Appointments:

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

MD:

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Residency:

Mountainside Hospital/UHMC, Montclair, NJ

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

Accepts New Patients
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Dr. Robert Gorman Sees Primary Care as a Personal and Long-Term Journey

“Patients may see a series of specialists, from an orthopedist for a replaced knee to a cardiologist for the stent in their heart. But if you ask who their doctor is, they will name their family physician.”

When Dr. Robert Gorman was in high school, he heard about the shortage of family doctors. The American Academy of Family Physicians had recently been established as a specialty to encourage more primary care physicians. He was intrigued; he was interested in the career and knew he had the scholastic aptitude. “It was a goal that I thought I could reach, and I really never looked back,” he says.

Dr. Gorman currently serves as the chair of the board of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, the state chapter of the national organization that inspired this journey. As a school physician for the Cedar Grove Public Schools, he’s a constant presence in the local community. A founding member of Vanguard Medical Group, he’s also the family doctor for generations of families.

“It’s the personal relationships that we have with our patients and the longitudinal care that we provide that distinguish family medicine,” says Dr. Gorman. “Those relationships are also what I enjoy most about my job.”

Patients tell Dr. Gorman that they appreciate his thorough, comprehensive and detail-oriented approach. “They like that I listen, which is perhaps the most important of all,” he notes. “They also like that I’m friendly and that I conduct office visits with good humor, when appropriate.”

Wellness is a constant focus in those conversations. “I try to encourage my patients to schedule a wellness visit annually,” he says. “But during every encounter, I’ll touch on some parts of wellness. That means if you come in for a sore throat, I’ll check to make sure your screenings and immunizations are up to date, or talk to you about smoking if need be. Preventive care is always top of mind.”

When Dr. Gorman is not working, he enjoys skiing, camping, water sports and the Jersey Shore. A former marathoner, he now prefers running after his grandchildren.

Patient Ratings

instructions for follow-up care

4.8

efforts to include in decisions

4.8

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.

Apr 28, 2017

Dr Gorman is always friendly, caring and very thorough. I have complete confidence in him.

Apr 28, 2017

I followed Dr. Gorman's advice and I feel better already!

Apr 28, 2017

Dr Gorman is the only Dr that I have ever liked. Period! Im 61 yrs old.

Apr 28, 2017

very good

Apr 27, 2017

Dr. Robert Gorman is an excellent doctor....knowledgeable, friendly and patient friendly! always makes me feel satisfied after any type of visit.

Apr 26, 2017

Dr Gorman is fantastic.

Apr 21, 2017

The doctor was extremely too rushed and even cut me off when I was explaining my symptoms to tell me to only pick the 2 worst symptoms because he didn't have time to listen to all of mine. According to him, it wasn't fair to his other patients he had to see if he listened to all of my symptoms. To me, that is extremely rude and unprofessional as a care provider.

Apr 19, 2017

I have been under Dr.Gorman"s care for many years and have always trusted his decisions and his recommendations concerning my health.

Apr 12, 2017

dx gorman is friendly and got me thru a difficult time in my life -a divorce

Apr 06, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr. Gorman for over 30 Years and have recommended numerous family and friends. Yesterday was another example of why I travel from the shore to see him. He goes above and beyond to take care of his patients.

Apr 06, 2017

dr. Gorman is a fantastic Doctor. he listens and does not jump to conclusions. he is analytical and thoughtful in his care recommendations.

Apr 04, 2017

Dr.Gorman is a very competent, caring doctor. he is wonderful.

Mar 31, 2017

Dr Gorman was given a start when I advised him I wanted him to eliminate any one of my 5 or so daily medications, and cut me off a few times. But he ended up giving me some options, but did not give me a physical as expected, possibly due to the length of time of our conversation

Mar 24, 2017

Dr. Gorman is now & has always been a helpful, caring, considerate physician. He always makes me feel as if I am the only one in the office & takes more time than expected from a busy physician.

Mar 21, 2017

i HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR. GORMAN FOR MANY YRS.

Mar 18, 2017

DR. GORMAN HAS BEEN MY HEALTH PROVIDER FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH HIM OR ANY OF HIS STAFF...ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CARE....

Mar 16, 2017

If only all doctors were as good as Dr. Gorman!!

Mar 08, 2017

I am so thankful to have had this doctor for nearly thirty-one years. Confidence? There's no number high enough to rate it.

Mar 07, 2017

It was the end of the day, so we all were in a hurry to get me home :-)

Mar 07, 2017

*Dr. Gorman is wonderful. His medical student came in and examined me first. He was very kind and made me feel comfortable. *Dr. Gorman then came in, gave me time to talk. He is very caring & thoughtful.