Joseph Fernicola, MD

Medical Director, VMG-Ramsey; Member of the Valley Hospital Quality Assessment and Improvement Commitee Primary Care Services Internal Medicine
VMG - Internal Medicine, Ramsey
470 North Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 327-8765
Practice Hours:
Mon Wed Thurs & Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tues: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Education
Rutgers University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Mount Sinai Medical Center
What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Hypertension, diabetes mellitus, asthma, COPD, hyperlipidemia, acute respiratory infections.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I provide thorough and attentive primary medical care for chronic and ongoing medical issues, as well as acute episodic care.  I especially enjoy the diagnostic phase of a patient's medical care and working with the patient to determine the etiology of their symptoms to the extent that it’s possible.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I knew I wanted to use scientific knowledge and logic to serve people in need of care.  I also wanted to be a caring and attentive counsellor to those with medical problems or in need of medical advice.

“Dr. Fernicola is a wonderful and caring physician.  He is very thorough and made me feel very comfortable.  He never rushes and takes time to access all my concerns.”
“Dr. Fernicola is thorough and invested in my health. He listens to and remembers what I have said and prescribes accordingly. I appreciate the friendliness, accuracy and follow-up from the administrative staff, who are unfailingly polite and eager to answer any questions. I feel fortunate to have such good primary care.”
"Dr. Fernicola is very thorough, professional and makes sure all of my concerns are addressed."
"Dr. Fernicola is a kind and compassionate physician. He listens carefully."