McFarland Clinic

Sarah Bancroft, DO

Accepting New Patients


Primary Clinic

South Ames Office

3500 University Boulevard
Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010

Location Details on South Ames Office

Patient Testimonials


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

Joined McFarland Clinic

July 2017

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


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The importance of sleep for student-athletes.

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Is Youth Sports Specialization Harmful?

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Return to Learn

Protocol to get you back to learning after a concussion.

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Concussions: What to Know

Demystifying concussions, their symptoms, and what to do if you have one.

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Maximize Your Hydration

Tips for staying hydrated during a workout, practice or game.

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Maximize Your Strength

How a strength training routine can improve your health.

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Maximize Your Flexibility

The health benefits of yoga.

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Maximize Your Performance

High Intensity Interval Training workouts.

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