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Department Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cognitive Memory Evaluations
  • Health and Wellness
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Preventative Medicine
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Prevention
  • Dysmetabolic Syndrome
  • Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder
  • Executive Stress
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Forgetfulness
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Loss
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Chronic Disease
  • Prediabetes
  • Weight Gain
View all 26 Specialties +


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About Sandra Darling, DO

Dr. Sandra Darling is an osteopathic physician with board certifications in Lifestyle Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Public Health. In her medical practice, she focuses on brain health and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia with lifestyle modifications. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve better physical and mental health through the prescription of dietary modifications, physical activity, sleep, and relaxation practices. 

Dr. Darling graduated from Touro University California osteopathic medical school and completed residency at the Florida Department of Health. Prior to medical school, Dr. Darling worked in the field of architecture and design in San Francisco. She decided to change careers after she had a profound experience treating her own longstanding health issues primarily by altering her diet.

Dr. Darling sees patients in individual lifestyle consults and shared medical appointments in several locations within the Cleveland Clinic and in virtual appointments.

Read about a patient that has benefited from working with Dr. Darling and Lifestyle Medicine: Healthy Changes Become Healthy Habits for Woman Who Struggled With Losing Weight

Health articles featuring Dr. Darling can be found at

Health articles featuring Dr. Darling can be found at

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA

Residency - Palm Beach County Health Department
Preventive Medicine & Public Health
West Palm Beach, FL USA

Internship - O'Bleness Memorial Hospital
Athens, OH USA

Medical Education - Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, CA USA

Undergraduate - Iowa State University
Ames, IA USA

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Preventive Medicine - Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sandra Darling, DO.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/19/2023, Dr. Darling has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I really like Dr. Darling. I feel like we are partners in my health care. She is knowledgeable and practical and understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Sandra Darling is very knowledgeable and pleasant. She is a lovely person who takes interest in her patients and listens to their concerns as well as suggestions.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I would give Dr. Darling more than five stars if I could. She is a gem! After my visit, I had a list of practical and doable changes that she suggested, all written out with links to helpful sites. She is an encourager who is kind and knowledgeable. With her help, I can make the improvements in my lifestyle that will bring me back to good health. Dr. Darling provides "World Class Care" and we are fortunate to have her here in Cleveland.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Darling was very professional

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

It is a pleasure to have Dr. Sandra Darling as one of my alternative medicine physicians. She is professional and kind.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Finally a doctor who listens! Dr. Darling was patient and understanding, incredibly in-tune with my needs.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Very nice experience. Dr was very nice, professional and helpful. She did not talk down or over me.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I actually enjoyed this Dr visit. Nothing bad to say at all

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Sandra Darling listens well and responds appropriately with the needed care.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I am pleased with Cleveland Clinic doctors.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Darling is very knowledgeable and detailed oriented. I feel confident that she has my best interests in mind. I trust her and her advice. She answers all of my questions and responds quickly to test results.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Darling is very sensitive to the needs of her patients.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Darling - was very kind, professional, through In assessing my health concerns. She targeted key Issues that could be road blocks in losing weight such as lack of sleep d/t neck pain and possible sleep apnea and set up consults for further evaluation and treatment ie: acupuncture and sleep medicine. Dr Darling was exceptional at addressing issues and setting up a care plan towards my goals in a healthy lifestyle.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr Darling , is very professional and she explained things better this time.

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