Howard Wilson, 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


Philosophy, Syracuse University College of Liberal Arts, Syracuse, New York


Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Doctoral Candidate:

Biochemistry, State University of New York College of Forestry, Syracuse, New York

Professional Association:

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

Hospital Affiliation:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


English, French, Spanish

Accepts New Patients

Personal, Individualized Care Is Dr. Wilson’s Hallmark

“My patients can talk to me about anything—even things that they can’t talk to their spouse or family about.”

It’s not uncommon for Dr. Wilson to treat three generations in the same family. As a family medicine physician, he offers primary care for all ages. Importantly, he works hard to earn his patients’ trust, and as a result, they often refer their family members—grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

“When you’re treating generations of the same family, it’s not just taking a family history,” said Dr. Wilson. “You know the medical issues firsthand, and can focus on the right preventive measures.”

A lifelong learner, Dr. Wilson brings a diverse background to his practice—including degrees in philosophy and biochemistry. His father was a veterinarian, and ultimately inspired Dr. Wilson to pursue a medical degree. Applying to medical school during the mandatory draft for the Vietnam War, he faced unusually high competition for slots—and ultimately decided to study overseas. The experience bolstered his Spanish and French language skills, and gave him a global view on medicine. Internships and residencies back in the States provided the U.S. perspective.

After years of building a successful solo practice, Dr. Wilson joined Vanguard Medical Group. “I want to be able to spend time with my patients,” he said. “With Vanguard, I’ll have the infrastructure in place to handle the administrative tasks so that I can focus on patient care. My patients will also enjoy the services that Vanguard provides, such as an on-site lab for bloodwork.”

Dr. Wilson is known for his personalized approach to patient care and also his focus on preventive care. “I do a lot with integrative medicine, including nutrition and lifestyle counseling,” he said. “I also work with information technology in medicine. It’s a great interest of mine, and a focus at Vanguard.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Wilson enjoys traveling, reading, and music.

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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 08, 2019

I have recommended Dr Wilson many times

May 18, 2019


Apr 30, 2019

I always recommend Dr. Wilson when having conversations about finding a good doctor.

Apr 08, 2019

I am a long time patient of Dr. Wilson and and followed him to Vanguard.

Apr 03, 2019

Absolutely love Dr. Wilson. He always makes you feel relaxed, not rushed and that he sincerely cares!

Mar 25, 2019

*Dr. Wilson is a consummate professional. Best dr. I have ever had.

Mar 07, 2019

he took the time to answer my questions and made me feel like he cared