Elaine Douglas, MD

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Glen Ridge

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Glen Ridge/Montclair Office

200 Highland Avenue, Suite 100B

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Tel: 973.969.3800

Fax: 973.969.3232

MD:

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Residency:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Board of Family Medicine, Diplomate

American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

National Medical Association

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Awards:

Medicine Award, presented by the Montclair chapter of the National Council of Negro Women

Business Award, presented by the Montclair chapter of the NAACP

Accepts New Patients

Dr. Douglas Continues a Family Legacy in Primary Care

“When I see patients or their family members years later, and they tell me how I made a difference, it makes it all worthwhile.”

From pediatrics to geriatrics, and everything in between, Dr. Elaine Douglas has done it all. As a solo practitioner for many years before joining Vanguard, she handled all aspects of family medicine—following in the groundbreaking footsteps of her very talented father.

Dr. Fred Douglas, MD, was a charter fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the first African American to become a full attending physician at Mountainside Hospital, now Mountainside Medical Center. Elaine’s mother, Daisy Douglas, was one of the first black teachers hired at Montclair Public Schools, and inspired Elaine’s first career. Elaine earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education.

“In 1978, I was visiting my father in the hospital with a childhood friend after my father’s cardiac bypass surgery,” Elaine said. “My friend asked Dad if he was ready to retire. The way he spoke about medicine, with that twinkle in his eye, showed that he truly loved it. That’s when I decided to go back to school, because I knew I would love it, too.”

Elaine was able to complete her training in time to work alongside her father for several years before he retired. She continued in a solo practice before joining Vanguard. She was ready to share the administrative responsibilities of her practice so that she could spend more time with her patients.

“We share the same philosophy of patient care,” she said, speaking of the move to Vanguard. “We are family doctors who are empathetic, knowledgeable, and available. My patients have my full attention; they’re not rushed. It’s a very personalized approach. I get to know them so that I can provide the best possible care. Patients get called back in a timely manner so they can get their questions answered, and take action if needed.”

Dr. Elaine Douglas couldn’t be happier practicing medicine. She works with both adults and adolescents. “I really love what I do,” she said. “If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d still come to work, because I enjoy it that much.”

When she’s not working, Dr. Douglas enjoys spending time with family and going to the gym. Once she is relieved of the administrative hassles of medicine, she looks forward to playing the flute again, reading for pleasure, and doing needlepoint. She also is going to become more involved with the Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey’s Fred and Daisy Douglas Scholarship Fund, named in her parents’ memory.

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.8

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

Likelihood of recommending

4.8

instructions for follow-up care

4.8

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 04, 2019

SUPERB

May 02, 2019

No Problems

Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Douglas is very through and attentive when I have any medical concerns.

Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Elaine Douglas has always provided the best care, suggestions, and referrals when necessary. Even though I'm moving further away, I will continue to see her for my medical needs.

Apr 01, 2019

Would recommend to others very positive experience.

Mar 20, 2019

Doctor and staff very helpful, they listen to concerns and document what you tell them. Dr. calls back if requested.

Mar 06, 2019

Dr. Douglas has been my doctor for over 20 yrs. I am very satisfied with her services.

Feb 28, 2019

Will definitely recommend

Jan 08, 2019

Very good experience.

Dec 19, 2018

very good

Dec 10, 2018

I went to see Dr. Elaine Douglas for a well visit. I am a generally healthy person so I knew this would be smooth visit. I discovered Vanguard Medical Group through my insurance company and did my own research regarding finding a good primary care physician. As a health care professional myself, it was important for me to support minorities in the health care industry and to find a provider who looks like me and can relate to my experiences as I am sure many patients feel as well. I chose Elaine Douglas because of this and the great reviews I came across about her. She listened to my concerns and offered helpful advice. She is a respectful professional who is certainly good at what she does. She picked up on a heart murmur I forgot I was told I had in the past through her excellent assessment skills. I look forward to following up with her in the future on a regular basis to develop even more rapport and confidence in her as a provider. I really like the fact that as a new patient the practice requires patients to set up two appointments, one for blood work and urine tests and the other for an MD visit. It shows that they are really concerned about understanding the whole patient. I also liked that I was a given a copy of my result without having to formally request it.

Nov 15, 2018

This was my first time at the Glen Ridge office and with Dr. Douglas. I liked her very much and was impressed with her knowledge and communication with me. She listened to me attentively and responsively and made me feel comfortable.

Nov 01, 2018

*Dr. Douglas has been my provider for the past 12-15 years. She keeps up with my preventives and always checks that my medications are current. Because of her reminders, I feel it is why I am the healthy person, I am today!

Oct 31, 2018

This was my first time seeing Dr. Douglas and I absolutely loved her. She was thorough, friendly, kind and informative. I didn't feel rushed and I felt like she genuinely cared about my issue.

Oct 19, 2018

MY PCP IS SUPERB!

Sep 21, 2018

Excellent experience with Dr. Douglas. She and I talked about a plan to resolve a new condition as well as scheduling visit for my routine care. Impressed with the specialist she referred me to which I'll see in a couple of weeks.