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Sara Goslin Neff
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 51 Reviews)

Sara Goslin Neff, ARNP, C-PNP, MSN

Accepting new patients.

Specialties: Diabetes & Metabolism and Pediatric Medicine

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Sara Goslin Neff, please call 319-861-7900

Areas of Interest

Special interests include diabetes, asthma and obesity. Pediatric diabetes services include: insulin pump downloads and adjustments; quarterly provider visits; patient and family education and counseling; consultations for new Juvenile Diabetes/Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM) patients; collaboration with MercyCare Diabetes Center; primary pediatric and/or pediatric diabetes specialty care.

Year began practicing: 2013

Year joined staff: 2014

Year began practicing in specialty: 2013

Education and Training


University of Iowa, Masters of Science in Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • NAPNAP – National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • IANP – Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners, Board Member

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2018 Nominee for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
  • 2017 Winner for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
  • 2016 Nominee for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
  • 2015 Nominee for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards


  • Registered Nurse (RN), State of Iowa
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, State of Iowa
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC) PNCB
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse (RNC-NIC) NCC
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

Personal Interests

Reading, running, playing pickleball

Additional Information

Mercy's Bicentennial Baby

  • Sara's baby photo
  • Sara with Tom Seabrook, the oldest living person born at Mercy at the time
  • Sara with her parents

Sara Goslin Neff, ARNP, was Mercy's bicentennial baby! The U.S. bicentennial on July 4, 1976, was the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Although she was born in the early morning of July 5, 1976, Sara was the closest to the 4th of July in the bicentennial year, earning her lots of attention. Mercy dedicated its then-monthly publication to her, which also featured Tom Seabrook, the oldest living person born at Mercy (1906) at the time. It was later reprinted in The Gazette.

The article focused on the medical developments Tom had seen during his lifetime, including the introduction of antibiotics, development of X-rays, widespread use of anesthesia, transplant operations and total joint replacements. The writer wondered, "Will Sara's lifetime bring a bionic person? A cure for cancer?"

Not yet, although the article also touched on pediatric diabetes, which is now one of Sara's specialties.

"Sara's children, if they have diabetes, may not face possible blindness because of the disease, which (ophthalmologist) Dr. (John) Puk says is the number one cause of blindness," they wrote in 1976.

Now, "Pediatric diabetes patients still face many medical hardships, including complications of vision, but blindness among children with diabetes is not seen," Sara said.

Read the entire 1976 article (PDF).

Patient Reviews

October 30, 2018
We love Sara Neff!
October 06, 2018
We love Sara and Megan L.!!
September 08, 2018
it's nice being back in town to have Sarah see my kids again.
August 21, 2018
Sara Goslin Neff, and her nurses have always treated us with the utmost respect, and included us in any and all treatment conversations. We were admitted to the hospital, she was there to check on us, and make sure that she can do whatever necessary to make sure we were all ok, and understood what was going on. She has followed up with us via phone and email, and has been available for conversations and questions. We have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so.
May 22, 2018
I feel very safe taking my daughter here, will not go to anyone else.
April 24, 2018
We love our diabetes care team, and have recommended them to others.
March 20, 2018
Sara is awesome!!
February 20, 2018
She told us he just had a cold - the next day I took him to our family dr. and she actually tested him and he ended up having influenza B. So if she would have taken the time to test him she could have saved us time.
February 13, 2018
Sara Neff is awesome!
February 06, 2018
Friendly staff, caring providers.
January 28, 2018
In fact, I did recommend Sara Neff to my sister's family, who recently moved to town.We love our care team!
December 15, 2017
Sara was amazing, she was kind, attentive, focused, showed concern, and my child felt heard and understood.
December 15, 2017
The nurse when leaving the room said to would be a bit, but did not indicate how long we may have to wait. Then when Sara came in she apologized for our wait and was very attentive and focused. It was a great experience with Sara.
December 15, 2017
Sara washed her hands before she touched my child, I appreciated watching this occur.
November 21, 2017
Absolutely love Sara GoslinNeff! She is a wonderful provider.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Pediatric Clinic website