Alan Furst, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Randolph Office

477 Route 10 East, Suite 205

Randolph, NJ 07869

Tel: 973.560.9500

Fax: 973.576.4650


Psychology, New York University, New York, NY


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ


Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ


Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Practice

DOT NRCME Certified

Certified Medical Review Officer

Hospital Affiliations:

Morristown Medical Center

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

From Urgent Care to Primary Care: Dr. Alan Furst Puts Patients First 

My goal is to have every patient who walks out of my office feel a little bit better about at least one thing.”

Before urgent care was a reality, Dr. Alan Furst envisioned it. As the director of an emergency room physician group, Dr. Furst knew that a walk-in clinic that was open after office hours would be an attractive alternative to a hospital ER. He took that concept and opened the very first urgent care clinic in a rural area of New Jersey.

It took some time to build a following, but eventually the center was so successful that Dr. Furst and a partner opened two others. The early urgent cares operated differently than the clinics do today, establishing relationships with companies to perform corporate physicals and drug screenings as well as handling urgent care needs.

Over the years, urgent care transitioned into primary care for Dr. Furst, who enjoys the provider-patient relationships and the variety in family medicine. “I saw the advantages of working with a first-class primary care group run by physicians,” he said of his move to Vanguard.

“I have a very loyal patient base of people who have followed me from place to place, from Chester to Parsippany to Denville,” he said, crediting this to his unique approach. “I have a pretty informal style with my patients. I’m very open. We talk person to person, not doctor to patient. I’m just as interested in where they’re going on their next vacation as in their medical needs.” But his focus is to keep them healthy. “I’d rather encourage my patient to make a lifestyle change that will prevent plaque from building up in his or her arteries than treat buildup with medication or surgery.”

True to his urgent care background, Dr. Furst will continue to welcome walk-ins at the Randolph office.

When he’s not working, Dr. Furst enjoys racing and breeding thoroughbred racehorses. He served as president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, helping to find homes and alternate careers for retired racehorses. He also likes to remain active, skiing, golfing, playing softball and doing his own landscaping. In addition, he is a self-professed dog lover, and once considered becoming a veterinarian.

He lives with his wife, Amy, and dog, Lydia, in Morris County, and is most proud of his daughter, Morgan, and son-in-law, Dan, who live and work in San Francisco.

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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.

Jun 05, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Furst to many people

May 16, 2019

care provider made me feel comfortable.

Mar 19, 2019

Dr Furst is the best! He is a great diagnostician and listens to his patients.

Mar 13, 2019

I have compete confidence in Dr. Furst and his staff.

Mar 01, 2019

Good experience.

Feb 19, 2019

I've seen a lot of doctors in my life, and Dr. Furst is one of the only ones who actually seems to care about people and how they're doing. So often I feel like people are trying to rush through my appointment to get to the next one, and Dr. Furst is one of the only doctors who doesn't make me feel that way.