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

Accepts New Patients
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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

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of

5

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.

May 24, 2018

Good experience.

May 18, 2018

I have been going to Dr Mc Carrick's for years I feel he is one of the best takes time and interest in any of your problems and makes you feel you can talk about anything with him

May 16, 2018

Dr McCarrick is wonderful

May 14, 2018

I have been going to Dr McCarrick for years and have been extremely satisfied

May 09, 2018

Dr. McCarrick is wonderful. He listens, doesn't act rushed, and offers real world solutions/options, not just medication. He is genuinely concerned, has a conversation with you about what's going on in your life, advises how/why things may be affecting you, discusses alternatives, and provides ideas and encouragement about different ways to cope.

May 08, 2018

Outstanding physician! 1. *Dr. McCarrick.

May 07, 2018

no one better than Dr McCarrick I have been lucky to have him as my Dr for many years .

May 04, 2018

Dr. McCarrick took the time to listen to me and my health concerns. I feel very comfortable with him and his knowledge. In fact, after two years, I left a specialist to come back to him.

May 04, 2018

Dr. McCarick is a truly exceptional doctor. He is professional, caring and intelligent. HE treats me as a partner in the care.

Apr 24, 2018

*Dr. McCarrick has been my doctor for a number of years and I consider him to live up to the highest of standards in my tx.

Apr 22, 2018

Dr McCarrick provides excellent care and is very caring.

Apr 20, 2018

AS ALWAYS ALL GOOD..........

Apr 19, 2018

i have a wonderful kind and caring doctor, i just starting coming to the practice last year and i am very pleased

Apr 17, 2018

I recommend to my family and friend

Apr 16, 2018

Always a good, thorough experience with staff who are very knowledgeable about my issues and are able to explain the medical situation in layman's terms.

Apr 13, 2018

Listens to any questions and willing to answer questions in a courteous manner.

Apr 12, 2018

Very good experience

Apr 11, 2018

Dr. McCarrick is an excellent doctor.

Apr 10, 2018

Dr. McCarrick is a class act - he's professional, invested, smart and always focused on wholistic care. I would recommend him very highly!!

Apr 08, 2018

I've been a patient of *Dr. McCarrick's for a long time, and I'm always pleased with my visit.