Thomas McCarrick, MD

Family Medicine



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Board Certifications:

Family Practice

Clinical Informatics

Qualification in Geriatrics

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

American Geriatric Society

American Medical Informatics Association


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


New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Master of Biomedical Informatics:

Oregon Health Science University


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

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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

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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.

Mar 02, 2018

dr. McCarrick is wonderful

Feb 22, 2018

*Dr. McCarrick has been treating me with care and compassion since I moved to Cedar Grove in 1985. He is a remarkably caring physician.

Feb 22, 2018

Dr McCarrick was very thorough and professional in my examination

Feb 21, 2018

I am very grateful to have Dr. McCarrick as my doctor.

Feb 19, 2018

I have been a long time patient of Dr McCarrick. I respect and value his medical opinion and treatment. He listens to my medical concerns and is methodical and thoughtful in prescribing the personalized health care I need.

Feb 19, 2018

dr mccaric is best. I am his patient for more than 35 years

Feb 13, 2018


Feb 08, 2018

*Dr. McCarrick is great - Always so kind & understanding. My choice is to see him when me or my husband need to see a doctor.

Feb 08, 2018

Exam was done on a very busy office day. Likely a good-deal of flu-related cases. I believe under more normal circumstance, the doctor could have spent more time with me.

Feb 07, 2018

Dr. McCarrick has always provided excellent care. I had occasion to use a PA over the New Year holiday and she was equally kind, courteous and helpful.

Jan 17, 2018

Allways good

Jan 17, 2018

doctor is a true professional

Jan 09, 2018

Dr.McCarrick has been providing excellent care to myself as well many other relatives for many years. This survey is a little unnecessary. If the care was not excellent, I would have spoken to Dr.McCarrick or gone elsewhere.

Jan 08, 2018

Dr McCarrick is wonderful

Jan 01, 2018


Dec 20, 2017

very knowledgeable with thorough explanations. good suggestions.

Dec 20, 2017

He is the best.

Dec 08, 2017

a thoroughly professional visit.

Dec 07, 2017

Dr. McCarrick is consistently patient and professionally helpful.

Dec 06, 2017

This visit was my annual Medicare annual Wellness appointment. I am in relatively good health with no significant issues and do not need any medications at this time. We discussed my medical care wishes if a major condition such as a heart attack took place and I found this very beneficial that my desire about care was clearly understood. I also apprciate that this doctor takes the time to listen carefully.