Sarah Bancroft, DO

Sarah Bancroft
Primary Clinic
3500 University Boulevard
Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010

Dr. Sarah Bancroft - Practice Information

Joined McFarland Clinic

July 2017

Medical Interests

Medical Interests

  • Non Surgical Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Joint Injections (sports and non-sports related)
  • Ultrasound Injections & Diagnostics (sports and non-sports related)
  • Platelet-rich Plasma Injections
  • Sports-related Concussions
  • Sports Injury Prevention

Education & Professional Certification


American Osteopathic Association

  • Family Medicine; 2012
  • Sports Medicine; 2013


Southern Illinois University

  • B.S., Biological Science; 2003

Kansas City University School of Medicine and Biosciences

  • D.O.; 2008


Michigan State University, Metro Health Hospital

  • Family Medicine; 2011


Michigan State University, Metro Health Hospital

  • Sports Medicine; 2013

Professional Societies

  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Department Co-chair - McFarland Clinic Sports Medicine Primary Care
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Clinical Coding Committee

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Bicycling, Triathlons, Barre, Cooking and Traveling

Community Involvement

Iowa State University Team Physician

Patient Testimonials

Patient feedback is important in helping us improve our service. It also gives us opportunities to recognize our providers and staff for excellent customer service. Here are a few patient comments showing this provider's commitment to Extraordinary Care, Every Day.

March 27, 2024

Dr. Bancroft was very empathetic and took the time to ask relevant questions. She conducted a thorough exam and located the exact place of the pain I am experiencing.

February 12, 2024

Dr. Bancroft was attentive and informative.

January 10, 2024

Dr. Bancroft really took time to ask questions and explain her diagnosis and how to proceed.

November 20, 2023

Very thorough and informative. Answered all my questions.

October 11, 2023

Dr Bancroft is wonderful! She listens attentively, and gives positive feedback. I have recommended her to fellow athletes, and will continue to do so.

September 16, 2023

Dr Bancroft was very professional and made every effort to keep me informed and comfortable. Office staff was fantastic.

September 11, 2023

Appreciate the time she takes to explain options

August 23, 2023

She reviewed my chart, did xrays and gave me several options in a thorough and helpful manner.

May 22, 2023

She was excellent and over and above to help my daughter feel comfortable with how to address her injury. The tech who checked us in was very helpful and put my daughter at ease.

April 13, 2023

Dr. Bancroft is an excellent provider, and McFarland is lucky to have her. I’ve put off going to the doctor and just dealt with living with pain. She was very thorough in her explanation of why I was in pain and then also solutions to getting better. The amount of time she spent with me was above and beyond and truly demonstrated extraordinary care.

March 21, 2023

Very thorough and pleasant

March 21, 2023

Dr Bancroft does at fabulous job taking care of the girls questions and needs. Thank you for your time and attention.

February 20, 2023

Great experience. Very helpful and kind.

November 16, 2022

Super kind and helpful!

October 28, 2022

Dr. Bancroft took time to listen to me and assessed me thoroughly.

October 3, 2022

Dr. Bancroft took the time to discuss our concerns and discuss a plan for treatment. The additional time taken was appreciated!

September 23, 2022

Everyone was so kind, so friendly. Reception, X-ray, and lab at sports medicine was fantastic.

September 21, 2022

Dr Bancroft was incredibly helpful and able to quickly and efficiently give insightful feedback on a very complicated medical problem.

May 3, 2022

Friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!

April 4, 2022

This was my first time visiting. Dr. Bancroft and I appreciated her kindness and answering my questions thoroughly and giving me her opinions on future treatment and some other medical conditions that I have.

March 16, 2022

Dr. Bancroft was very thorough, offered me three different care options and listened well to my questions, concerns, and desired plan of action. Excellent experience!

December 30, 2021

Excellent visit with Dr. Bancroft. Everyone was very professional and very nice. Dr. Bancroft is excellent. She examined me, explained the x-ray and prescribed appropriate treatment. The receptionist and Dr. Bancroft's aide were excellent.

November 2, 2021

Dr. Bancroft, her staff and the front desk are so professional and care about their patients that come in for care.

October 30, 2021

Very caring and compassionate. Very open to questions. Talked through everything and explained very well.

October 11, 2021

They got me an appointment quickly due to an acute injury
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