Sarah Wistreich, DO

Family Medicine



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Board Certification:

American Board of Family Medicine


Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY


Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Hospital Affiliations:

Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

Accepts New Patients
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Dr. Sarah Wistreich Asks the Pivotal Questions to Help Patients on Their Journey to Health

“When you have a personal relationship with your patient, you are most able to give that patient effective preventive care.”

Dr. Sarah Wistreich was just 12 years old when she realized her life’s calling to become a doctor. She was inspired by the medical team that saved the life of her younger brother. “Watching the physicians who took care of him as a team really stood out to me,” she says. “It had a big impact on my personal decision.”

She chose family care so that she could treat the full range of ailments. She also enjoys a focus on women’s health. In both cases, Dr. Wistreich works to form meaningful relationships with her patients. “Continuity of care is so important,” she says. “When you know the person, you’re able to meet his or her needs more completely.”

Importantly, Dr. Wistreich asks the pivotal questions. “Are you up to date on your PAP smear? What are you using for birth control? Let’s talk about your weight. What’s going on at home? What is your stress level like?” She emphasizes preventive care, saying to patients, “Let’s talk about taking care of you when you’re well.” Patients enjoy the fact that Dr. Wistreich takes the time to actively listen and understand their concerns. Many women tell her that they enjoy seeing a female physician who can provide PAP smears, breast exams, birth control management, endometrial biopsies and other women’s health services.

Dr. Wistreich chose Vanguard because of its unique approach. “I like that Vanguard really puts the patient first,” she says. “It’s rare that you have a physician group that is owned by its own physicians and not a hospital or network. It’s still a business, but it’s one where the physicians care for the patients first and foremost.”

When she’s not working, Dr. Wistreich enjoys cooking nutritious meals. “Nutrition has become a passion of mine, not only with my patients, but with my family.”

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Jul 22, 2017

first time in ten years I had to change Drs due to insurance. and I am extremely happen with my decision and Dr. Wistreich. she is great!!

Jun 22, 2017


Jun 16, 2017

was very pleased with my visit. would reccomend to anyone

Jun 12, 2017

I am very greatful excellent listening skills. the doctor look at me eye to eye. that meant so much to me. very encouraging very caring thank you so much. she showed GREAT compassion and care for me.

May 31, 2017

*Dr. Sarah was very thorough with examination and explaining everything she was doing and was very compassionate.

May 02, 2017

very to the point about my blood pressure

May 01, 2017

overall great experience

Apr 27, 2017

I LOVE Dr. Wistreich! She is fantastic - so smart, and so kind. I always feel so comfortable with her and I appreciated how quickly she addressed my concern.

Apr 21, 2017

I loved her and had a great first impression. I already feel confident in my care, and have already recommended her to others.

Apr 21, 2017

I felt like I was being rushed

Apr 18, 2017

I've been a patient for over 14 years and have referred several friend to the practice.

Mar 31, 2017

I have already recommended Dr. Sarah to a friend, who has now become a patient.

Mar 31, 2017

I feel very confortable with this health care provider

Mar 30, 2017

*Dr. Sarah has a fabulous disposition super straightforward and actually listens.

Mar 24, 2017

dr. Sarah is great. always very professional, pleasant and helpful.

Mar 23, 2017

First time meeting her, so most time was spent on initial getting-to-know each other.

Mar 16, 2017

Care provider is a very good professional. I am satisfied with her care.

Mar 16, 2017

The doctor stared at a computer screen and maybe made eye contact once. I understand keeping medical records on a computer and understand the importance of technology (I run a website) but it showed NO bedside manor and was a HUGE turnoff. Would NEVER come back

Mar 08, 2017

although she is very friendly she can be a bit abrupt & dismissive/defensive when asked for an opinion. I think it would have been helpful to understand the patient a little better and treat not just the fact that it was a viral infection but that there was major conjestion that was not really treated. I think she is a great doctor but her overall bedside manner could me more cooperative.

Feb 24, 2017

Actually, we did not discuss my medications.....and I got home and realized I needed a prescription refilled.