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Department Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Primary Location Lyndhurst Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Sandra Darling, DO

Dr. Sandra Darling is an osteopathic physician with a board certification in Lifestyle Medicine along with Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve better physical and mental health and emotional well-being through the prescription of dietary modifications, physical activity, sleep, and relaxation practices. In her medical practice, she focuses on weight management, brain health, and prevention and improvement of chronic diseases using Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Darling graduated from Touro University California osteopathic medical school and completed residency at the Florida Department of Health in sunny Palm Beach County, Florida. 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

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


  • Preventive Medicine - Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/17/2021, 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

35 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Darling was very cordial and understanding. I have been to her office before and I was very satisfied with the online visit.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr Darling listened and was attentive to every symptom I described and offered a path to recovery that I feel will really work for me.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Darling was a great listener. She also gave me a ton of ideas and notes to summarize her thoughts after my time with her.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Darling has been an excellent medical provider and advisor throughout the learning process.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Great experience - Dr Darling is very personable and professional - a very structured interview/review with a lot of great information - looking forward to continuing with Dr Darling and the department.

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