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Sara Charnecki


4.9 out of 5 (227 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 (79)

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.

  • 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.

  • This was my first time in this facility and my first visit with Dr. Charnecki which went really well. Where you might want to improve a patient's experience is where we check-in. I felt that she wasn't really personable and just matter-of-fact or machine-like in her routine. It wasn't really a good first impression at check-in.

  • Very friendly great listener, very knowledgeable.

  • Due to school policy, with a couple of symptoms, the kids needed to be tested for COVID 19. We were able to walk in, get them checked and a test was done on the spot. I thank this provider for the speed and service. How to get the results was explained to us. Of course there is extra paperwork that is needed to be signed for minor children. But we were able to get the results by the next day.

  • Dr Charnecki was thoughtful, caring, and interested in me and my health. Southcoast is fortunate to have her! She took time to talk to me, and really listened to me. I highly recommend her, and this office. Staff wonderful too.

  • I absolutely love coming here! Everyone here is so nice and caring, they listen to my needs and wants without hesitation. I always feel welcomed here.

  • The people in the office were great! The Dr. was great too! She was very thorough and explained everything. This was my first time meeting my new Dr. and I think she is pretty awesome! Love Southcoast too

  • Everything went well, good experience

  • First time seeing this provider n was very happy with care n staff!!

  • Great experience. Both physician and staff were courteous, personable and caring.

  • I was impressed by the efficiency and professional way I was dealt with. Dr Charnecki was fabulous. I changed PCP because my long term doctor was retiring. What impressed me the most was the doctor discussed a procedure a I had when I was five as well as current medical problems I have had in the past year. She listened and was very hood at making suggestions for improved health going forward. She made me comfortable and taken care of and this was a necessary change that had caused me a great deal of anxiety. I had an A1c done immediately and register blood work before I left I also have s follow up appointment for 6 months. I think someone should give this doctor a gold star and I have already recommended her to friends and family.

  • Dr.Charnecki was awesome. She listened to my all my health concerns and helped me to resolve them. She was on time and didn't make me feel rushed. Great doctor!

  • Dr. Charnecki provided a thorough annual exam. She is a caring, thoughtful physician who works with you to address all health concerns and strategy. The staff is attentive, friendly, and committed to patient care and the details of healthcare management. I highly recommend this practice.

  • everything went well and very satisfied

  • This was my first visit with Southcoast. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I was seen promptly. I loved Sara and look forward to her overseeing my care.

  • always satisfied with tiverton health.

  • All staff plus the doctor we're extremely helpful. As they always are.

  • The experience at South Coast Antilin is always very pleasant. And it's very easy to maneuver, and very easy to go there, and I'm very happy with the service. So, thank you.

  • Everything was great. The staff was friendly and allowed comfort. Doctor Sara C was amazing with taking the time to talk through everything from my history to lab work and plans going forward.

  • Dr Charnecki is wonderful. Listens to everything you have to say. The receptionist at the desk could use a class on customer care!

  • Only complaint was I came 25 mins early was called into rm then waited over a half hour didn't know if anyone knew I was there my head hurt so bad from sinuses that I wanted to leave was able to stick it out but I had no assurance anyone was coming

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