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Sara E Purdy, DO

Family Medicine
Provider group name: 
Ascension Medical Group Via Christi in Derby - Family Medicine
1640 E Tall Tree Rd.
Derby, KS 67037
Smoky Hill Family Practice 2012 (Residency), Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine 2009 (Medical School)
Board certifications: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Year joined Via Christi: 
Professional memberships: 
  • Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Osteopathic Association

Hometown: Wellington, Kansas

Why I chose family medicine: As a child considering a career in medicine, being a doctor only meant being a family physician. While in medical school, I tried to keep an open mind regarding the various specialties. I loved just about every rotation I did: pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, etc. Family medicine was the place where I could roll all those into one!

The most important thing I have learned: Don't take yourself too seriously. Life is too short to be stressed out all the time. 

Not too many people know: I'm pretty crafty and creative when given the opportunity and time.

Most rewarding thing about being a doctor: Making patients feel better. When a patient comes to my office with a complaint and I'm able to figure out what is going on and make it better, it makes my day!

Best piece of advice for patients: Take ownership of your health care. Have an active role in the decision-making process with your doctor.