Sarah Halloran, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Birth control counseling
- Substance Use Disorders
- Refugee care
- Mental health
What is your practice philosophy? I love working in a team environment with other providers and staff. I care deeply about shared decision making with patients.
What are you passionate about? And why? I am passionate about caring for the underserved. I spent the majority of my residency caring for marginalized populations and derived a great sense of purpose from this.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: Architect. I love looking at houses/buildings and exploring different design techniques.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I always loved math and science so I knew I wanted something where I could spend time with these subjects. Additionally, I loved volunteering and working closely with people. Medicine was the perfect combination of these and allowed me to be in a career path where I am continually being challenged and learning new things.
Something I have learned from my patients is: Patients are the ones who have to live with what we prescribe as providers. Choosing a treatment plan that doesn’t work within their lifestyle or their values/goals is going to fail every time.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): I really struggle with talking about obesity, especially in childhood. I find it hard to be able to have open communication about lifestyle changes and treatment options without implying blame on the patient.
My personal health goal is: Continue to find some way to exercise every day.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? I started swimming regularly after a knee injury and it has brought me into better health. I love my YWCA.
What are you most proud of? Completing medical school and residency.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Running two marathons- Boston in 2013 and Grandma’s in 2021.
- Family medicine
Years of experience
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)