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Sara Goslin Neff
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 34 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

May 02, 2019
Sara and Megan L are both amazing
April 24, 2019
If I hear of anyone that needs a great peds Dr, I ALWAYS recommend Sara!
January 24, 2019
Sara Goslin-Neff is amazing
January 23, 2019
We would recommend and do recommend the SARA and team to everyone we know!!
October 30, 2018
We love Sara Neff!
October 30, 2018
I had several questions which she seemed to answer as quickly and briefly as possible. I noticed an issue that had been there [before] and I'm shocked she didn't check thoroughly enough at the previous 2 or 3 appointments to notice it.
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.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Pediatric Clinic website