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Sara Charnecki

MD

4.9 out of 5 (296 Ratings)

Specialties:

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.

Locations

Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

    1800 Main Road
    Tiverton, RI 02878

    P: 401-625-5552

    Get Directions 41.6379738 -71.20498629999997

Insurances Accepted

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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.9
4.9
4.9
5

Patient Comments (109)

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.

  • The staff was friendly, professional, and helpful. The doctor was very thorough, pleasant to talk with, and listened really well.

  • Dr Charnecki listens carefully and asks important questions. This was my second visit with her and I am very pleased to have found her.

  • My schedule was easy and quick to get The staff was very professional, quick and friendly made me feel very important and comfortable. The doctors , nurses and office staff was the best I have ever dealt with . Kind, helpful and compassionate group. Thank you all

  • Entire staff is very professional and friendly.

  • All of you have been good to me. My MD is thoughtful and seems to understand me. Thank you for another wonderful visit.

  • Dr. Charnacki always takes the time to listen to my concerns and make me part of the plan. Her encouragement has been very beneficial

  • The appointment was timely and they listened to me and helped me with my needs. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • From the beginning with [Name] to checkout with [Name] I felt well cared for. [Name] noticed I was visibly upset and she helped me relax. She was very comforting and reassuring. Dr Charnecki was amazing. I am so glad I was directed to her. [Name] upon checkout was very friendly and helpful. She made sure I knew what to expect as far as future appointments and referrals. What a great office.

  • The doctor took the time to listen!She asked a lot of pertinent questions.She was receptive to my responses.She was very upbeat and enthusiastic!

  • Dr. Charnecki is by far the best physician I have ever had. She checks you out thoroughly and listens to you. She great and so is her staff.

  • The DR always listens to everything and is very efficient ,

  • Dr. Charnecki is the warmest, most attentive doctor I've ever had. She is a great listener, gentle, informed, supportive, and very compassionate.

  • The doc listens very carefully and will take the time to check me with great concern. I had a full physical that included everything I had a concern about. Dr. C is one of the best doctors I've seen.

  • Dr. Charnecki spends time speaking with and listening to her patients. She provides a comprehensive examination, ensures that she discusses the results of lab work, and is never dismissive about my inquiries or concerns. Couldn't ask for a better practitioner.

  • Sara is a superb doctor. Always agreat provider

  • Discussed w Doc that Referrals from her (my PCP Dr. Charnecki) from my last appt in June had not been followed through on by anyone in that office. I was expected to call the places I was made referrals to, which I did.Yet referrals are usually most expedient when PCP's office follows through. Dr. Charnecki was unhappy to hear this. I'm certain it will be different in the future.

  • Dr. Sara was awesome! First time meeting her and would recommend her to anyone

  • Dr. Charnecki always takes time to listen to issues/symptoms and recommends options. Love her!

  • I am switching from a doctor I did not feel comfortable with and this provider felt completely focused on me, my health and listening to my concerns

  • Knowledgeable and professional with kindness and empathy.

  • Too many questions.

  • The doctors and NP's in this office are fabulous.

  • Entire staff was wonderful. Doctor listened to my concerns and was very cautious with the exam and explainedmy injury. She suggested I see my specialist which gave me reassurance.

  • I love this office. I've changed provider 4 times since I've lived here and I wish I'd know about this location sooner. Just fabulous!

  • The provider was a good listener, had genuine concern, and clearly communicated my care plan. This was my initial visit after switching from another provider

  • Sara is a excellent caregiver.

  • Everything was great from start to finish. I was treated well by everyone and Dr. Charnecki is the best provider I've ever had by far. She's so kind and attentive, which makes me feel so comfortable.

  • This office consistently provides timely and quality service. Dr. Sara Charnecki is an OUTSTANDING healthcare provider. Keep up the good work!

  • Dr. Charnecki obtained all present and past information pertaining to a situation involving multiple disciplines/specialists in order to provide me with a plan for moving forward. Without her intervention at this crucial stage in the treatment and decision-making process, the outcomes might go in diverse directions. I now feel confident that there will be cooperation between all factions of my care team resulting in positive progress where treatment and healing are concerned.

  • It is a lovely practice. Everyone is so nice and Dr. Charnecki is amazing...thoughtful, respectful and an excellent listener.

  • Dr. Charnecki seemed genuinely interested in me, and my health care concerns. She was so thorough and helpful, and it was only an introduction visit. I am very pleased and impressed!

  • Absolutely love Dr Sara

  • I like coming here or my health care. All of the staff function with a caring attitude. The facility is CLEAN. my physician goes above and beyond " history and physical". She is interested in MY goals for my health. When she enters the room I feel like she leaves everything else going on out of the room-out there.

  • Explained throughly and made sure I understood. Gave me advice on how much water to drink. Overall a very nice person and provider.

  • Dr Charnecki listened to me and gave me the time I needed in order to advise me on how I have been feeling. I recommend her to all of my family and friends. She is truly compassionate towards her patients. I wish I could have had her as my primary years ago. Thank you

  • Everyone in the office was kind and courteous. Dr. Charnecki listened to what I had to say and was very informative.

  • Welcomed as new patient by all. Every question answered. Fully understood information given. 100% satisfied.

  • This office does everything well . Every person I've met here has been great!

  • All staff was courteous and professional. Time was taken to adequately answer my questions and explain things thoroughly, which I greatly appreciated. I have no complaints.

  • Staff called me by my name that I wish to be called not my legal name. Very friendly and showed me where to find lab by physically taking and showing me. Went above and beyond to give me the name of lab closer to home- address and informed me that I would need to make an appointment. Doctor showed me on computer screen the orders she was discussing and educated me and giving me different options. She talked with me vs at me. I felt that I was huge part of the discussion and decision making process. So impressed with my service all around!!

  • I was carefully listened to by a very curious and interested provider. The office staff was polite, informative and wonderful with contacting me by phone with relevant information

  • Very professional and personal

  • New primary and I'm happy with the new Dr.

  • It was very professional

  • The staff is always courteous and kind.I was seen on time. The doctor always listens to me, and is attentive. There is nothing to improve.

  • Everyone was very pleasant and helpful

  • I love Dr Sarah. She is so nice, great bedside manner and SHE LISTENS. She is an asset to SC

  • Dr. Charnecki is great. She listens and explains everything.

  • The office is great! I love my Dr....she is amazing and spends the time with me for discussion about my goals...

  • Everyone in this office is kind, attentive and helpful.

  • Dr Sara Charnecki is fantastic. Takes times to be explain everything to you. A great asset to southcoast

  • Dr Charnecki listened to my situation, examine me, presented options for treatment and prescribed effective medication. In this practice, the doctors, nurses, med assistants and all office staff- are always efficient, kind and helpful. Thank you!

  • Dr. Charnecki is thoughtful and caring and thorough and very knowledgeable. She listens and gives great advice and insight into health concerns. She's the best!

  • I could not ask for a better primary care doctor. She is thorough and takes the time to listen to my concerns. She is an amazing person as well as a physician

  • Excellent physician, so happy to have a caring and trusting PCP.

  • I absolutely love seeing Dr. Charnecki, she is so attentive to all my needs and so compassionate!

  • My doctor took the time to thoroughly address all of my questions/concerns. I understand this is difficult to do given the short period of time allotted for appointments. I really appreciate her caring approach and wealth of knowledge. The nurse, [Name] was also very kind and attentive to my needs.

  • My experience was amazing! Starting with the front office, [Name] and [Name] were very kind and helpful. [Name] the medical assistant was kind and sweet with my child. Dr. Charnecki as always was amazing! Last but certainly not least, [Name] at checkout is wonderful. Best Dr office around!

  • I haven't been to Dr in @ 5 years...Was very nervous, EVERYONE made me comfortable and I so very much appreciate it!

  • I want to thank the Dr. Sara Charnecki team and office for their deligence, paitence and help. I recommend that South Coast Medical take care of them and make sure they are received proper rest and care in their own lines. I wish for them to be healthy so they don't get burned out-

  • Sara is the best doctor I'm glad to have her she takes the time to listen to you and makes you feel comfortable

  • Dr. Charnecki and the staff at her facility were all very helpful and professional. Great visit!

  • Things went well.

  • Everybody in the office is very nice. Oh, and my doctor Charnecki she did a thorough examination on me, and she spent the time with me going over everything with me she's a great doctor

  • Everything is up to the mark . But there is always a chance of more perfection so keep continue the good work. .

  • This was my first visit with Dr Charnecki as my new PCP. While waiting for this fist visit, I have had some health issues that have included having tests with specialists. She saw that I have some medical unknowns and is working with me to find solutions. She asked if she could speak with one specialist to help coordinate my care to find a solution, which was appreciated. I am waiting to hear her results on some tests and her follow up with the specialist

  • Dr Charnecki and the team at the Tiverton location are all very kind, patient and understanding. Dr Charnecki is very kind, listens intently towards patient concerns, and offers recommendations that are both helpful and easy to understand

  • I had an apt with dr Charnecki today. She was thorough and very personable. She answered all my questions and I felt very confident with her responses to all my concerns. I had an X-ray just to rule out any concerns regarding my persistent cough. She assured me I would receive a call today with a result as I have anxiety and although I know results are in My Chart I would rather speak to her. Results were in mid afternoon but it is 6:30 and I have not heard from anyone as of yet.

  • Dr. Charnecki has a very good bedside manner and relates well to her patients. She is not judgemental and you can tell she cares about her patients. I've heard nothing but good things about her and I'm glad she is my PCP

  • Everyone was pleasant, including the doctor.

  • All involved were extremely professional. Felt totally heard.

  • Dr Charnecki , frankly, is what every doctor should aspire to be. She listens, she is thorough and she creates a plan to investigate and address issues. She is collaborative with pathetic patient and the only thing I'm disappointed by is that I didn't switch to her sooner.

  • Dr Charnecki is excellent. She is very thorough, caring and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with the care I receive from her.

  • Apt as soon as I requestedMd extremely thorough and caring lab tests immediately ordered Followup visit made shortlyListened and cared!

  • I am so pleased with Dr. Charnecki, who is a caring, excellent practitioner. She is a great listener and has provided helpful and effective care to me for a few years now. The office staff is friendly and strong support for the practice.

  • Dr. Charnecki takes allThe time necessary with all her patients do sometimes runs a little late but her next patient knows she will take all the time needed and I fell very well cared for

  • Everyone in this office is kind and very helpful and listen to my concerns about my health. The office staff is top notch. Doesn't make me hate going to the doctors.

  • Everyone at the office is very personable.

  • Dr Chernecki and office staff are pleasant and accommodating. The practice seems to be professional and well organized. Will definitely recommend. Thank you.

  • I was able to get an appt online for the very next day. I had been at urgent care over the wkd and was concerned I was not getting better. Dr. Charnecki and nurse [Name] took good care of me. And I'm so glad I was able to get in bc it turns out I needed antibiotics.

  • The wait time was a little long, but nothing terrible. I love this practice and Dr. Charnecki - it's the first place I've felt comfortable in a long, long time. Thank you!

  • No changes needed

  • Keep doing what you're doingu00A0

  • Dr Charnecki is the best ! She really listens!

  • Dr. C. knows what is on my chart and knew my history. She is kind.

  • Dr. Charnecki was very pleasant, caring, knowledgeable about my medical history, and took the time to talk and listen. I trust her advice and opinions.

  • The whole experience went well. From check in to check out. Thank you.

  • The staff was very efficient. They helped you when I didn't understand, if I needed to do something or not, they made all the appointments for me for follow up, the doctor listened to me carefully and the assistant who took all of my information was also very attentive.

  • I love Dr. Charnecki so much. I wish she was my friend in real life. I was really truly struggling with my health and medication and she listened to me and empathized and walked me through so many options. Each time I see her I feel really optimistic about bettering my health.

  • The doctor and staff are professional and caring.

  • First visit- everyone was polite and courteous. Process was smooth and provider seems very patient care focused. Facility was clean.

  • Administrative staff was cordial and efficient upon my arrival and departure. They got me checked in promptly and provided thorough follow-up information. The nursing staff was also cordial and accommodating when I checked in. A vaccination given was painless. My PCP is superb in all aspects of the visit.

  • Easy to talk to. Listens well and compassionate. Love her.

  • She was amazing!!! First time there.

  • Dr. Charnecki is the most caring doctor I have had. She is amazing.

  • I walked in to have my blood pressure checked. The office took me in without hesitation. Nurse was extremely attentive as was doctor. I am more than greatful to this WONDERFUL STAFF.Their commitment to their patients is above and beyond!!!!

  • Dr. Charnecki is very attentive and thorough. She a great doctor.

  • Dr. Is very attentive. Asked all the right questions. Took time to get to know my medical history. Great personality.

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Charnecki. It went very well. She was very positive and personable.

  • The people in the office very nice and friendly always answering any question it the best place I've ever been and enjoy my visits I've been to many in my life I'm not young I'm 89

  • All staff were courteous, kind, efficient and professional. I felt that Dr. Charnecki was not rushing me out, she was very thorough and complete.

  • First visit was great!

  • Everything was done very well. However, when I got the copy of the visit, it had medications listed that I am not currently on and I went over it during my visit and so I wasn't in favor of that. I wanted all the correct medicines listed. That's it.

  • I love my Doctor. She seems genuinely concerned for my health and happiness. She listens and celebrates my goals. Couldn't ask for a better doctor!

  • Very informative about my health. Sara also found a doctor for a second opinion per my request.

  • The staff was courteous and friendly. The provider was thoughtful and made my child feel comfortable. She took time to provide a thorough examination and explain things in an accessible way.

  • excellent service provided at all times.

  • Professional staff that listened and cared. The front office were kind, professional and efficient.

  • People were very nice. Took initiative to get me the best times for services outside their office

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