Elaine Douglas, MD

Family Medicine


Glen Ridge

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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


University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


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


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.

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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.

Nov 09, 2019

First visit with Dr Douglas. She is a delight! Beat exam I have ever received at VMG. Thorough caring and explained it all. truly concerned about my health.

Oct 22, 2019


Sep 20, 2019

excellent experience. I will go back ( best endorsement!). this office is closer to my home.

Sep 13, 2019

care was beyond "very good". would rather classify as "excellent" or "superior." very thorough.

Sep 07, 2019

I a.m very satisfied with my Physican and the staff

Aug 11, 2019

I've been under Dr. Douglas's care for over 18yrs now and the bond we've developed is great! She's been the best doctor I have had.(that's why I'm still here!).

Aug 09, 2019

The assistant and Dr Douglas were wonderful and friendly

Aug 06, 2019

Dr. Douglas always listens to my concerns and provides feedback or recommends what steps will be taken going forward with my future care and visits