Joseph R. Fernicola, MD

Medical Director, Valley Medical Group - Ramsey

Joseph Fernicola, MD
Internal Medicine
Primary Care
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


Joseph Fernicola


VMG - Ramsey Medical

470 North Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: 201-327-8765
Fax: 201-327-8496



MD, University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey, 1991 - 1995

BA, Rutgers University, 1987 - 1991

Internship & Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1995 - 1998

Board Certifications

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 1998

Get to Know Me

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 counselor to those with medical problems or in need of medical advice.


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Prompt and good
I am happy with Dr Fernicola and his staff. Always efficient and respectful.
I just moved from another area and had transferred my medical records. Physician had taken time to review these before meeting me the first time. Physician also took time to understand my condition & concerns, and was very engaging in discussions during the visit.
Dr Fernicola was excellent. He definitely took more time during apointment than any other doctor has. He was genuinely concerned, i could tell, about my health and making sure he answered all my questions thoroughly. [...] he takes his time with his patients and is very caring , genuine and thorough with his assesments
Dr. Fernicola is hands down one of the best Physicians in the Tri-State. He takes care of me and my father and grandfather and is always remembering details even a full year later of details we went over the previous year. The detail to attention he gives me when it is my scheduled time is unmatched. I will be coming back each year to Dr. Fernicola for as long as I can.