Thomas McCarrick, MD

Family Medicine



(Overall Providing Rating)

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

Accepts New Patients
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

instructions for follow-up care


efforts to include in decisions


explanations of prob/condition


Likelihood of recommending


Friendliness/courtesy of


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 15, 2017

*Dr. McCarrick is AMAZING! Best doctor for me - and my family.

Nov 07, 2017

Dr. Mc Carrick has been seeing me for years and I'm very happy with him.

Nov 05, 2017

Dr. McCarrick is an excellent doctor; always makes time to listen. He is a courteous doctor who takes the time ask questions and his answers and instructions are always easy to understand.

Nov 01, 2017

Dr Mccarick is very professional, and I and my family have him for more than 35 years. I understand that he is reducing his hours. Make sure I get my time with him.

Oct 24, 2017

Dr. McCarrick is the best doctor I have ever had as my primary physician.

Oct 10, 2017

Dr. McCarrick is professional yet kind and considerate. He always takes the time to listen and I have full confidence in him.

Oct 06, 2017

Dr. McCarrick is the GREATEST!!

Oct 04, 2017

very good

Oct 04, 2017

I come prepared and my questions are addressed thoughtfully.

Oct 03, 2017

Good experience.

Sep 29, 2017

Very good.

Sep 27, 2017

Best medical practitioner I have consulted. I enjoy my visits.

Sep 19, 2017

Great physician.

Sep 13, 2017

*Dr. McCarrick is excellent.

Sep 08, 2017

Compassionate, understanding physician. Gave clear explanations and used a conservative approach, which I appreciated.

Sep 06, 2017

In addition to excellent medical care, Dr Mc Carrick always provides the appropriate amount of genuine concern and attention to even minor medical issues.

Sep 05, 2017

Positive experience with the staff and very happy with Dr. McCarrick. I appreciate his time, attention and concern, and that he is willing to discuss and offer options other than just "pushing pills" - finding and using alternatives that may work better for my personal situation in light of other health issues I'm experiencing.

Sep 01, 2017

My experience with Dr. McCarrick is always good. I've gone to him for a long time.

Aug 26, 2017

My physician is always patient comforting and caring, as well as competent.

Aug 23, 2017

Dr. McCarrick was thorough and I did not feel rushed.