Sarah Wistreich, DO

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Cranford

(Overall Providing Rating)

Board Certification:

American Board of Family Medicine

BA:

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

DO:

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
Patient Portal

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.”

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.7

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.8

Likelihood of recommending

4.6

instructions for follow-up care

4.7

efforts to include in decisions

4.7

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.

Mar 27, 2018

Sarah did a great job. She was professional, knowledgeable, and took quite a bit of time getting to know my situation. For the first time in many years, I feel like I have a true family physician.

Feb 21, 2018

best experience I've ever had with a doctors office

Feb 01, 2018

Again...simply the best service and care one can ask for.

Jan 25, 2018

she was very informative, took her time explaining everything to me, and I could tell that she really cared for my well being and health

Jan 24, 2018

excellent

Jan 23, 2018

*Dr. Wistreich was very caring. She did not rush through the appointment, asked pertinent questions, talked with me about a care plan, and made sure I was comfortable with it.

Jan 20, 2018

*Dr. Sarah is wonderful so are the nurses/staff.

Jan 14, 2018

All good!

Jan 10, 2018

she is very polite and kept apologizing about the wait I told her no need I understand you have a lot of sick patients to tend to Extremely easy to speak with and ease of a white coat patient syndrome that I could immediately relax

Dec 21, 2017

LOVE Dr. W!!!!

Dec 18, 2017

friendly and caring

Dec 13, 2017

very good experience

Nov 29, 2017

*Dr. W. is very good!

Nov 29, 2017

I recommended that my daughter and family sign up for the capable lands of Vanguard. She needs a family doctor.

Oct 31, 2017

Dr W was wonderful. I was a little nervous having to change my primary doctor due to insurance change and I could not have been more pleasantly surprised. She is professional, informative, explained options, decisions and future care. I did not feel rushed or put off. Repeatedly asked if I had questions or concerns and if there was anything else she could do for me.....left feeling really nice about the experience.

Oct 24, 2017

*Dr. Wistreich was very professional. She listened to all my concerns. I didn't feel rushed.

Oct 05, 2017

Wonderful visit

Sep 25, 2017

first time seeing Dr. W.... very clear, very caring, very complete

Sep 20, 2017

I've seen Dr. Sarah twice now, and I am very pleased with her. She is friendly, kind, thorough, and I feel confident in her abilities as a doctor.

Sep 13, 2017

Sarah was the first practioner that I have ever visited in this country and she represents the medical field extremely well. Great first time experience.