Michele Moscato, DO

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Women's Health

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482


Biology, Pace University, New York, NY


New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care

American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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Dr. Michele Moscato Puts Patients at Ease with Conversation

“If you can’t talk to your doctor about something that is on your mind, there is a good possibility that something will be overlooked and missed.”

Dr. Michele Moscato wanted a career in the health care field from the time she was very young. “I can remember talking about being a doctor as a child,” says Dr. Moscato. “I had a strong interest in biological sciences and I had support, especially from one of my high school teachers who mentored and encouraged me to see my goal and go for it.”

Family medicine was the specialty area that was the draw for her, which can be partly attributed to a personal event. According to Dr. Moscato, “When a member of my family developed dementia, I saw firsthand the overwhelming challenges my family experienced trying to deal with the treatment and care of our loved one, which was new to all of us. We were initially lost in the woods.” She decided to take from that experience and put herself in a position armed with knowledge so she could offer her patients counsel and direction that would make their health care journey a little easier.

Dr. Moscato completed her residency at Hackensack University Medical Center-Mountainside (now Mountainside/UHMC Hospital) in family medicine. After her residency, she was asked to join the hospital as a faculty physician and assistant director in women’s health. “Women’s health was and remains an interest of mine, but I also like variety, and family medicine allows me to treat all ages and all genders,” she says. “At Vanguard Medical Group, I get the opportunity to do that every day.”

Vanguard is a patient-centered medical home where the patient comes first and the staff takes a team-based approach to provide quality health care. Dr. Moscato notes that one of the most important actions that she takes during every visit is to listen to, and talk with, her patients. Communication is crucial. “Taking that extra time to talk with my patients puts them at ease so they are more apt to open up and share their questions or concerns, and oftentimes the things discussed offer clues to their health,” she says.

In her spare time, Dr. Moscato enjoys traveling with her husband, especially locally to neighboring states. She is an animal lover and finds time to volunteer with animal adoption agencies.

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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.

May 30, 2019

Dr. Moscato is warm and caring, she listens carefully to her patients. I always feel extremely confident in her professional opinions and diagnosis.

May 25, 2019

My wife had been to Dr Moscato once when Dr Murray was our care provider and wasn't available. She really liked Dr Moscato and suggested I try her when I was told Dr Murray was no longer practicing. We both think she's excellent.

May 17, 2019

Dr. Moscato is very attentive and caring.

May 17, 2019

I have already told my husband that he needs to make an appointment with Dr. Moscato because she was that nice and knowledgeable and patient

May 14, 2019

Dr Moscato is the best!!!

May 11, 2019

Dr. Moscato listened to my concerns and spent the time with me to ensure that she addressed all of my issues. She is a very kind and caring doctor.

May 10, 2019

Very sweet. Takes her time with you and your concerns.

May 02, 2019

Good experience

May 01, 2019

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Dr. Moscato is as a provider.

Apr 30, 2019

Dr Moscato is an outstanding GP

Apr 30, 2019

Dr Moscato is smart and kind

Apr 27, 2019

very professional and cordial

Apr 23, 2019

*Dr. Moscato is the best!

Apr 20, 2019

Dr. Moscato shows clear compassion when I'm explaining my reasons for being there. She takes her time to listen and doesn't rush out. I would recommend anyone to see her.

Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Moscato is very easy to talk to about "delicate" topics.

Apr 09, 2019

I can't say enough about the compassion and concern that Dr. Moscato demonstrates during each visit. She listens and takes my concerns seriously; even when I don't know how to explain my symptoms.

Apr 03, 2019

I had a very good experience with *Dr. Moscato. She seems to be very interested in what I asked for help.

Apr 02, 2019


Mar 31, 2019

very good

Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Moscato is an excellent physician. She is attentive and informative and never seems in a rush to get to the next patient. I'm very pleased to have her as my primary care physician and trust her with my health and well being.