Thomas McCarrick, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Geriatrics and Senior Care

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482


State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Master of Biomedical Informatics:

Oregon Health Science University


New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Practice

Clinical Informatics

Qualification in Geriatrics

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

American Geriatric Society

American Medical Informatics Association

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

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Helping People Is Dr. McCarrick’s Primary Motivation

“Sometimes, we use our expertise as primary care physicians to reassure patients. Sometimes, we cure their ailments or ease their pain. Sometimes, we connect them with the resources they need that make a real difference in their quality of life.”

Long before Dr. Thomas McCarrick ever held a stethoscope or peered into the depths of a sore throat, he was a kid in the Bronx who was impressed by a family doctor. It’s what motivated him to go into medicine and, specifically, primary care. “I wanted to be him. I liked science and I liked helping people. I wanted to be able to make a difference, and I saw medicine as the way to do it.”

Today, Dr. McCarrick gets a lot of satisfaction from helping his patients feel better and enjoy a better quality of life. As a family physician, he enjoys the warm feeling he gets taking care of a grandchild and then the grandparents, and maybe the parents too. He also likes the insight into their family health history. It helps him identify health risks.

As he’s gotten older, he’s also completed an additional certification in geriatrics so that he can better understand treatment of older adults. “There are patients whom I’ve cared for, for more than three decades now. I want to continue to keep them as healthy as they can be.” As a result, Dr. McCarrick is a constant presence at area nursing homes. He also spearheaded the nonprofit association Care at Home to bring medical care and other resources to homebound seniors and their caregivers.

On the other end of the spectrum, he’s the school physician for Cedar Grove Public Schools, a responsibility that he shares with Vanguard’s Dr. Robert Gorman. As a result, he’s a regular presence at Cedar Grove High School football games.

Preventive care remains top of mind, even when Dr. McCarrick is treating a patient for a cold or another illness or injury. “There’s a tendency to put it off, or address it once a year in a physical. We just try to keep it top of mind by reminding patients about important screenings or getting that flu shot. People get their air conditioners serviced every year; they get their gutters cleaned. You need to be their partner in health care, and this includes reminding them to get the preventive care they need too.”

One of the founding physicians at Vanguard Medical Group, Dr. McCarrick also serves as chief medical officer and chief informatics officer (view his full biography here). His longstanding interest in the use of information technology and computers in medicine led him to pursue a master’s degree in biomedical informatics. He’s also on the forefront of the new field of clinical informatics, having earned one of the earliest certifications.

When he’s not working, Dr. McCarrick is a self-professed fitness buff. He’s been working out with the same trainer for the past 12 years. He also enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife and spending time with family.

Dr. McCarrick is responsible for founding Care at Home New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to support the homebound and their families and caregivers. To learn more about this organization, please visit the Care at Home website

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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 12, 2019

Excellent experience. PA and Dr. McCarrick showed genuine concern for my issue. Dr. McCarrick was able to facilitate an immediate X-ray at the Montclair Radiology Group right after my examination to expedite ultimate diagnosis of my condition.

Feb 22, 2019

dr McCarrick is the perfect doctor for me and my husband. we feel so lucky to have him. he knows who I am, is respectful and abundantly competent. he tells me when he wants to consult with specialists and why. but ordinarily he is capable of handling all my needs personally and does so when other practices might hand me off to a nurse or PA. I love this practice and would highly recommend it to anyone

Feb 12, 2019

Dr McCarrick is great. Professional and courteous at the same time. He always makes sure I understand my health situarion.

Feb 07, 2019

Overall *Dr. McCarrick is a very kind and caring physician. His concern for his patients is outstanding.

Feb 05, 2019

My Dr McCarrick is a scholar & a gentleman , great person & great doctor.

Jan 30, 2019

Very good.

Jan 23, 2019

Dr Maccarrick is a very caring doctor he is kind and understanding does not make you feel embarrassed about any problems you have gives great advice and guidance is excellent one of the best.

Jan 23, 2019

Dr. McCarrick made me feel better about a lot of my concerns.

Jan 22, 2019

I have full confidence in my physician

Jan 16, 2019

Dr McCarrick and I get along well together

Jan 06, 2019

I have been a patient at Vanguard since it's previous location. *Dr. McCarrick is my first choice as my physician, but I am very pleased with other members of the staff I have seen.

Jan 01, 2019

I have confidently enjoyed the friendly, efficient expertise of Dr. McCarrick for over two decades.

Dec 19, 2018

I'm saying, you all are doing a good job. Especially given the size of the practice. Parking is sometimes tough.

Dec 19, 2018

in my experience with Dr. McCarrick for almost 30 years now- He is and outstanding physician and care-provider. he is of course knowledgeable and skillful and it is evident that he is always up to date with the knowledge base in his field. I think the most outstanding feature for me is that he is a firm believer in thr collaborative nature of the patient-doctor relationship who join together to focus on the patient's wellness and health. he NEVER TALKS DOWN TO ME. He is an outstanding listener- and therefore is able to speak directly to my health concerns and we join together in making an action plan.It is my opinion that Dr. McCarrick represents the gold standard for all that a phycian should be. would that many other physicians could learn from him.

Dec 13, 2018

I have had a good experience with most providers at Vanguard, whether it's my primary care, another doctor, or a PA

Dec 13, 2018

I never feel rushed. questions always addressed. Dr. Mc Carrick provides helpful information. asks insightful questions. caring

Dec 12, 2018

great experience

Dec 05, 2018

Dr Mccarick is the best

Nov 27, 2018

Dr. McCarrick is a pleasure to deal with. He's clear,honest and friendly. Very smart.

Nov 27, 2018

I truly trust Dr. McCarrick. He has demonstrated a high command of knowledge and common sense at all times.He sees the big picture of the patient's health and operates from current evidence-based research.