Thomas McCarrick, MD

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialties:

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

BS:

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

Master of Biomedical Informatics:

Oregon Health Science University

MD:

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Internship:

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

Patient Portal

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

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

Likelihood of recommending

4.9

instructions for follow-up care

4.8

efforts to include in decisions

4.8

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 21, 2019

Have been a patient of Tom McCarrick for years. he's the best!

May 06, 2019

*Dr. McCarrick is a great doctor.

Apr 30, 2019

Dr. McCarrick is the gold standard by which others might be measured

Apr 23, 2019

*Dr. McCarrick best doc around.

Apr 23, 2019

great doctor. felt like I was in very good hands.

Apr 19, 2019

I can not be more satisfied with a PCP than with Dr. McCarric. He is a perfect PCP and a model Doctor for American Healthcare. I am very thankful to his great care and knowledge.

Apr 19, 2019

Dr. McCarrick is an excellent doctor.

Apr 03, 2019

Dr. Mc Carrick is the best. I never feel rushed or that my issues are not important. He always takes the time to really discuss my issues and concerns.

Apr 03, 2019

I am very fortunate to have Dr. McCarrick as my doctor.

Mar 26, 2019

*Dr. McCarrick is the best. 25+ as my primary care provider.

Mar 25, 2019

*Dr. McCarrick has been a very helpful, caring & thoughtful doctor. For this reason I'm lucky to have been seeing him since 1988!

Mar 20, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. McCarick for many years and he has always been terrific.

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.