Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc was born and raised in upstate New York. She completed her undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Knowing from an early age that she wanted to help people achieve optimal health naturally, she found her calling at the National College of Natural Medicine, in Portland, OR. After six years of study, Sarah earned both a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors in Research and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She then completed her naturopathic residency at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, outside of Rochester, NY. Sarah integrates both Naturopathic and Chinese medicine in her practice. She has special interest in integrative medicine, nutrition, environmental medicine/toxicity, pain and chronic disease management, Chinese and Western herbs, community health, women's health, gastrointestinal health, and geriatric health. Sarah also has additional training in the prescription of Chinese formulas and in bio-therapeutic drainage, an individualized, whole systems approach to wellness through detoxification. Sarah sees her service in the healthcare profession as an honor; part of the change to provide a better healthcare system for the community. Her passion for integrative and natural medicine stems from both her own personal expereince of relief of years of digestive and intestial chaos and family experiences of healing with natural medicine. Sarah is nationally certified in naturopathic medicine by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Other interests include rowing, hiking, gardening, and consuming (and cooking) delicious foods.
By integrating both Naturopathic and Chinese medicine Sarah strives for excellence in providing the best care possible to each patient, acting as a partner on the path to optimal health while honoring the basic principles of natural medicine. Sarah takes time to listen to the whole story, answer questions and educate. She helps to uncover the underlying causes of imbalance and offers safe and effective individualized, natural treatments including clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.
Sarah Giardenelli does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Sarah Giardenelli's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Virginia.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
State University Of New York At Buffalo
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
National College Of Natural Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2010
Clifton Springs Hosp
Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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