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Sara Charnecki


4.9 out of 5 (254 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

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About Sara Charnecki

Dr. Charnecki earned her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Alaska Family Practice Residency Program, Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. She comes to Southcoast Health from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she practiced as a Family Medicine Physician at the Alliance Urgent Care and Family Practice.

Her clinical interests include, women’s health, adolescent medicine, health maintenance, nutrition, and prevention.

Her personal interests include running, hiking, backpacking, camping, tennis, skiing, reading, quilting and traveling.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

1800 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878

P: 401-625-5552

Get Directions 41.6379738 -71.20498629999997

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Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (91)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • A very refreshing experience as a new patient.

  • Excellent experience. Really can't think of anything that could be improved.

  • After my primary doctor for 30 years retired I was a bit apprehensive about having to find a new doctor. Dr Charnecki and her staff are amazing.

  • This office from MD, NP, office staff and lab staff are kind, professional and helpful. I was anxious after being with Dr. [Name] for over 30 years ( he retired) but every interaction with this practice has been great!

  • I tried several different doctors and Sara Charnecki is the best I've ever had. I will stick with her no matter what. Thank you.

  • Dr. Charnecki, very thorough and always listen to my concerns at this appointment and at previous appointment.

  • Listened to me

  • The staff is always friendly and helpful, and Dr Charneckie is very kind, knowledgeable and a very good listener. She allows the time you need to answer any questions. She is wonderful!!!

  • Dr really listens and is very caring

  • The office staff was extremely nice and efficient. Dr charneckie is a top notch doctor who is caring and takes time to explain everything.

  • nothing to add

  • Dr. Charnecki is an informed physician who takes genuine interest and care for her patients and takes the time to be thorough. Easily the best primary care I have ever received

  • Dr. Charnicky takes time to cover all issues. She is a wonderful, caring doctor.

  • New to the area and first meeting with family medicine specialist so all good.

  • Dr Sarah Charnecki excellent

  • Southcoast Tiverton Family Medicine was able to schedule my appointment easily and timely for my need. The doctor and nurses explain health issues to me very thoroughly and verify with me that I understand the diagnosis and treatment for me.

  • Might health care provider Sara. The doctor tried work was amazing to as one of the best doctors. I have a met in my life. The office was very friendly. They took me in a great manner. And I've never had such great care from a physician, like I did with Sara.

  • I am a new patient and the doctor and staff were welcoming and thorough with my exam. Very pleased to be one of her patients.

  • Listened

  • This office which includes all staff and Dr Charnake are the most professional in all areas.The atmosphere is pleasant and extremely clean. The examination room was nice. My doctor ( bad spelling) Charnecki is simply the BEST ?

  • Perfect We also discussed long term care

  • Hi there. Thanks for taking my comment. My concern about this office, is there seems to be an issue with their scheduling calendar because the last two times that I've scheduled appointments with them, there is been some mistake or error in the doctors availability, or the day, or that I booked a day and then I get a warning that says it's this day, which is not the day that I booked it. So something is not in sync between the staff and the calendar, or the calendar management of the office. Otherwise, this place is exceptionally well run. Thank you so much.

  • Everyone was SO friendly. And the doctor spent an extended amount of time with me listening intently about my issues/concerns. It was my first time with this doctor and the location, and it was an excellent. I had a terrible experience previously with a different Southcoast doctor in Middletown, so it was refreshing to meet this team. Top notch!!

  • Everything

  • Very informative, polite, listens and is such a wonderful person.

  • Excellent Dr and first time experience!! So happy I found her.

  • Very personable and nice

  • Very nice office staff. Had a great experience overall.

  • She listens,explains,looks at you not computer and turns screen to show you what she see. I love her she's terrific and has a good sense of humor which we need these days. She knows her medicine and human nature. very encouraging towards a healthy life despite limitations.

  • Amazing follow-up by the provider!

  • Excellent and informative experience

  • Everyone was very friendly. Dr. Charnecki was very kind, detail oriented and cared. One of the best doctors I have been to. Office staff was excellent too.

  • I love Dr. charnecki but she does talk a lot and easily gets behind! I sat in the examining room for 40 minutes! But she is an amazing physician!!!

  • Couldn't improve my doctor is wonderful

  • Takes to long for them to answer the phone when you are calling . Have waited over 10 minutes for someone to answer the phone

  • Dr Charnicki is an excellent Dr. She is thorough, kind and an advocate for her patients. The medical tech that took my vitals is excellent too!

  • Very kind and gracious staff. Sara is so welcoming and warm. Great experience!

  • Very knowledgeable and listened to me.

  • Everything went very well. Dr. Chernecki and her assistant [Name] were great.

  • Like the way all people inside this facility handle greeting you very upbeat

  • Was concerned about test result. Did not get to talk to provider about it until appointment.Could have relieved my anxiety had I been able to communicate with her prior to my appointment. Couldn't make it happen. I know doctor's time is valuable, and do not in any way hold this against her. Just wish it were easier to go one on one briefly with her when needed . Still rate her a 10.

  • It was a very good first experience with my new PCP!

  • Dr. Charnecki was super thorough, explained things so clearly, and went, what seems to me, above and beyond - considered all the angles. She is fabulous. I felt she really wanted to get to the bottom of what was going on and leave no stone unturned. THANK YOU!

  • This was a new patient visit after many, many years of not having a regular doctor due to pretty severe anxiety following some negative experiences elsewhere. After meeting with this team, I feel so much better and like I can finally start taking care of my health. I can't even begin to express what a relief that is.

  • As this was my first visit, provider took the time to review my medical records and explain everything in a thorough manner. Provider and staff were pleasant and personable and made me feel comfortable.

  • Dr Chernecky is fabulous! A great listener and very patient and friendly.

  • Great service! Dr. Chernecki is very thorough and knowledgeable!

  • Everything about this practice was perfect. They were friendly, courteous and punctual .

  • The whole office pays attention to questions and concerns.I am never rushed. Everyone is courteous and helpful.

  • Dr. Charnecki She is an absolute profession and a very compassion doctor! She truly listens and ask questions that pertain to the issue at hand. I absolutely have a lot of respect for her. I always feel so content after I leave her exam room.u00A0

  • My 1st visit was excellent. Sara listened to everything I needed to speak with her about. She also gave very helpful information about my health.

  • The office visit was of yet,there is a potential problem with one of my prescriptions,i have left a message on the patient portal,no response yet.

  • Lovely primary care MDSara Charnecki.

  • I think the waiting time for my appointment as what was actually at 10 and I didn't see the doctor until about 10:50. I think that was a little long, but then I don't know what the circumstances were. That would be my only complaint. But thank you.

  • Dr Charnecki is absolutely wonderful! She is the best doctor that I've ever been to and I can't praise her highly enough.

  • doctor listens and was thorough with note taking, and responsive to my questions. Very kind, knowledgable, and sincere. great communication

  • Dr Sara Charnecki is a rock star and AMAZING!!

  • Dr Charneki is an excellent physician because shes knowledgeable as well as very compassionate. The office staff always brings their A-game as well.

  • Front desk was very helpful and patient in arranging referrals. Doctor was very personable and caring.

  • The Southcoast Healthcare Team in Tiverton, RI provides OUTSTANDING service! The front office staff, [Name] and [Name], are personable, timely, and professional in delivering the adminstrative support necessary to have a successful visit with your Primary Healthcare Provider. Their attention to detail presented for follow-up services demonstrates that they are genuine in supporting the quality of this office's healthcare delivery. Dr. Sara Charnecki is my healthcare provider who is attentive to detail in listening to my issues and concerns. In managing patient healthcare, Dr. Charnecki uses a team approach that includes the patient in the decision making process. I always feel at ease and comfortable in discussing my healthcare issues with her. Overall, the South Coast Health Care Team in this office provides remarkable service. Keep up the good work - Job well done!

  • New Patient visit. Provider was on-time, listened to my concerns for treatment, reported history and engaged in meaningful discussion regarding my treatment goals. I was very pleased with the level of care provided by both Dr. Charnecky and the office staff. It was a pleasure!

  • As always, the Dr and her group are top notch. I don't know what they could do to make things any better.

  • Great experience from start to finish. The staff and provider were very kind, helpful, informative, and conscientious.

  • Dr Charnecki's office for me into their schedule the very next day to look at my shoulder.5 stars as always on the visit & treatment.Dr. Charnecki and all of the staff are alway professional and nice.

  • First visit- doctor and staff easy to talk to. Keep heading in the same direction and your practice will only get better.

  • this experience was fantastic. a 180 degree difference from my previous experience at the other facility.

  • Dr. Charnecki is phenomenal. She genuinely cares about her patient. The nurse took off her mask after closing the door.

  • Dr. Charnecki is extremely empathetic and respectful

  • You did an excellent job, I was very happy with everyone.

  • I received a quick response regarding my situation, time maters!

  • Dr. Sara Charnecki Is my PCP and she is quite amazing. I could not be more delighted to have such an intelligent and knowledgeable, interested and attentive. She also has great presence. I feel as if I have a health ally. During my appt., there is a time for actual listening and sharing verbally without the constant interfacing w technology. I never feel rushed. Those elements create a feeling of ease and Dr. Sara as an excellent observer, gleans so much nonverbal communication. Excellent.Being 71 and embracing Elder hood as clear eyed & open hearted as possible … having a true health ally in Dr. Sarah is a comfort I did not realize I'd been missing. She is a ?5 Star? doctor! [Name] [Name]

  • Dr Charnecki is very thorough and easy to talk to. It was an excellent experience.

  • The wait was very short the person that took my information was very nice and the doctor was great checking everything and going over everything with me

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Charnecki. Everything went very well. Dr. Charnecki was easy to talk to and LISTENED to me, not always a common trait in doctors. I was very happy with the visit.

  • Dr. Sara Charnecki and the other staff at Tiverton Family Practice are always very clear and informative regarding any issues regarding my health. Scheduling future appointments and referrals with South Coast Health is always easy and timely. No complaints at all.

  • My experience had always gone very well with this provider. I was able to be seen, listened to and then leave with a plan for moving forward.

  • Entering information the day before allowed doctor to get to important quickly rather than using time to ask me during exam

  • Wait was in radiology. Arrival time 4 cat scan 5. Didn't go to scan area til we'll afterafter 5. Wasn't attached til 6:30 and scan done around 7:15 for a 5pm scan appt. Not sure what caused delays. All staff were efficient and were doing their best to process people. I've had many visits to radiology and this was the first time with so many delays.

  • Everyone I spoke with in this office was friendly, helpful and kind.

  • Dr CharnekiThe doctor is the best. She is very smart, very caring and has a great sense of humor. The office staff is also very kind, treats patients with respect as well as very helpful. I had changed my pcp and I could not have chosen any better. Both the doctor and those in the office are the best anyone could ask for. The office as a whole could not be any better.

  • This was my first visit. I was very satisfied with my visit. I will be going back in six months.

  • Dr. Charnecki is very pleasant, helpful, friendly, and thorough.

  • This was my first appt. with Dr. Charnecki after 30+years with another primary. It went very well, She is great and I know we can work wth each other. I look forward to a long and productive relationship

  • I was treated with caring and dignity. It was a yearly wellness visit and everyone was positive and very knowledgable and encouraging.

  • Dr Charnecki is wonderful!

  • Dr Charnecki listens and takes time to understand all questions. She's very pleasant and easy to talk to.

  • Dr. C is a wonderful provider. She is a caring, professional and knowledgeable individual. I have seen her twice now and will continue with her. The entire office staff is always very friendly, helpful and efficient.

  • Dr. Charnecki is wonderful. Refreshing since I have been a nurse for 45 years

  • Appointment was on time with very little wait time when in the exam room. Excellent acknowledgment that my time is important too.

  • Dr. Charnecki is fabulous.She tells you what she knows and asks about what she doesn't. Unlike most, she listens very well and then acts. Some things are uncomfortable to talk about, but she creates a great space for dialog which makes you very comfortable.

  • I had been with Dr. [Name] for 25 yrs. Dr. Charnecki really tried to pick up the thread where he left off. She did a great job confirming I was comfortable with the health care plan going forward, allowing me to be a patient who is also an RN.

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