Thomas McCarrick, MD

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialties:

Family Medicine

Geriatrics and Senior Care

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482

BS:

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Master of Biomedical Informatics:

Oregon Health Science University

MD:

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Internship:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Practice

Clinical Informatics

Qualification in Geriatrics

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

American Geriatric Society

American Medical Informatics Association

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

Patient Portal

Helping People Is Dr. McCarrick’s Primary Motivation

“Sometimes, we use our expertise as primary care physicians to reassure patients. Sometimes, we cure their ailments or ease their pain. Sometimes, we connect them with the resources they need that make a real difference in their quality of life.”

Long before Dr. Thomas McCarrick ever held a stethoscope or peered into the depths of a sore throat, he was a kid in the Bronx who was impressed by a family doctor. It’s what motivated him to go into medicine and, specifically, primary care. “I wanted to be him. I liked science and I liked helping people. I wanted to be able to make a difference, and I saw medicine as the way to do it.”

Today, Dr. McCarrick gets a lot of satisfaction from helping his patients feel better and enjoy a better quality of life. As a family physician, he enjoys the warm feeling he gets taking care of a grandchild and then the grandparents, and maybe the parents too. He also likes the insight into their family health history. It helps him identify health risks.

As he’s gotten older, he’s also completed an additional certification in geriatrics so that he can better understand treatment of older adults. “There are patients whom I’ve cared for, for more than three decades now. I want to continue to keep them as healthy as they can be.” As a result, Dr. McCarrick is a constant presence at area nursing homes. He also spearheaded the nonprofit association Care at Home to bring medical care and other resources to homebound seniors and their caregivers.

On the other end of the spectrum, he’s the school physician for Cedar Grove Public Schools, a responsibility that he shares with Vanguard’s Dr. Robert Gorman. As a result, he’s a regular presence at Cedar Grove High School football games.

Preventive care remains top of mind, even when Dr. McCarrick is treating a patient for a cold or another illness or injury. “There’s a tendency to put it off, or address it once a year in a physical. We just try to keep it top of mind by reminding patients about important screenings or getting that flu shot. People get their air conditioners serviced every year; they get their gutters cleaned. You need to be their partner in health care, and this includes reminding them to get the preventive care they need too.”

One of the founding physicians at Vanguard Medical Group, Dr. McCarrick also serves as chief medical officer and chief informatics officer (view his full biography here). His longstanding interest in the use of information technology and computers in medicine led him to pursue a master’s degree in biomedical informatics. He’s also on the forefront of the new field of clinical informatics, having earned one of the earliest certifications.

When he’s not working, Dr. McCarrick is a self-professed fitness buff. He’s been working out with the same trainer for the past 12 years. He also enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife and spending time with family.

Dr. McCarrick is responsible for founding Care at Home New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to support the homebound and their families and caregivers. To learn more about this organization, please visit the Care at Home website

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

Likelihood of recommending

4.9

instructions for follow-up care

4.9

efforts to include in decisions

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.

Nov 06, 2018

*Dr. McCarrick was very good. He always shows concern for my different conditions.

Nov 04, 2018

Good

Oct 30, 2018

I have come to respect *Dr. McCarrick through the years. I feel he has my best interests at heart.

Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Mc Carrick was attentive and described options in detail.

Oct 26, 2018

Very good.

Oct 26, 2018

dr macarrick is amazing professional and caring

Oct 25, 2018

Great , kind person has a big heart.

Oct 24, 2018

I have been seeing Dr McCarrick for about 30 years. He is very caring and helpful explaining all issues

Oct 17, 2018

I have known Dr. McCarrick many, many years. He is excellent.

Oct 16, 2018

good experience as usual

Oct 02, 2018

*Dr. McCarrick is an excellent doctor. He gives excellent care & advise. Have been going to him for many years. Would recommend him without concern.

Sep 27, 2018

all good no problem

Sep 26, 2018

My Dr. McCarrick (live and practice) till he is 120!

Sep 19, 2018

Dr Mc Carrick is a caring doctor will help with any of your problems i feel he is the best

Sep 16, 2018

All good

Sep 14, 2018

Good experience

Sep 06, 2018

Dr. McCarrick is wonderful! Always attentive and caring, good sense of humor, reasonable and willing to try less drastic and/or more natural measures before just writing a prescription. I truly appreciate that.

Aug 21, 2018

difficult scheduling time with this excellent, kmowledgeable doctor.

Aug 18, 2018

great experirnce

Aug 11, 2018

Good experience.