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.

Mar 06, 2019

Can't say enough about *Dr. Moscato. She is wonderful.

Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Moscato provides OUTSTANDING care. As a patient, you are never rushed and every concern is addressed thoroughly and Dr. Moscato always makes herself available and welcomes contact between office visits should any concern arise. She is truly dedicated to patient care and complete trust and satisfaction. Thank you, Dr. Moscato!

Feb 21, 2019

I consider myself lucky to have Dr. Moscato as a doctor. Made me feel so much better after talking to her about my problem. Helped me in many ways.

Feb 19, 2019

I'm so glad I found Dr. Moscato after Dr. Murray retired. She is exceptional and I'm grateful to have such a caring knowledgable doctor.

Feb 13, 2019

dr moscato is excellent and saved my life. I had the flu and felt so terrible . she reassured me that I'd feel better in a day or two and she was right !

Feb 09, 2019

Dr Moscato was kind and carefully went through my lab results (yearly physical).

Feb 09, 2019

good experience

Feb 08, 2019

*Dr. Moscato was kind, patient understanding and provided me with answers and suggestions. I am very happy I chose her as my primary.

Feb 07, 2019

Dr. Moscato is amazingly attentive and patient. I have many ailments some real, some imagined, and she is willing to listen and explain things in a very reassuring way. I always feel confident and relieved after seeing her.

Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Moscato took the time to discuss any health concerns I may have had prior to my upcoming surgery. She was very attentive and courteous, as always.

Jan 29, 2019

The whole experience visiting their group is the best.

Jan 26, 2019

I travel 45 minutes to see Dr. Moscato. Thats because she is a very competent doctor, has a natural interest in your life, gives you great advice, most important listens

Jan 22, 2019

Dr Moscato is an excellent doctor She has made the transition from Dr Murray very comfortable!

Jan 15, 2019

never have a problem.

Jan 12, 2019


Jan 02, 2019

Dr Moscato is a very compassionate and very thorough. My daughter is Autistic and needs special care.

Dec 27, 2018


Dec 26, 2018

*Dr. Moscato is OUTSTANDING!

Dec 16, 2018

This was my first experience with Dr. Moscato (since Dr. Cirello retired). I felt she did a great job listening and explaining. I am glad that I have selected her as my new PCP.

Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Michelle Moscato is a very gracious and lovely lady. She made my visit comfortable and cared for my every need.