Sara J. O'Connell, MD

Family Medicine, Obstetrics

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About Me

Please note, at this time, Dr. O'Connell is not able to accept new family medicine patients but is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

Montana native Sara O’Connell, MD is seeing patients in the areas of Family Practice and Obstetrics at St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Broadway. Dr. O’Connell is originally from Centerville. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carroll College. Dr. O’Connell earned her Medical Degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed her residency training at the Lincoln Family Medicine Program in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dr. O’Connell has been practicing at St. Peter’s since August 2013. She performs multiple procedures including skin biopsies, IUD placement and removal, Nexplanon placement and removal, circumcisions, joint and trigger point injections and cryotherapy. She also provides obstetrical care and is focused on providing continuity care for her obstetrical patients. Her office is equipped with an NST machine and portable ultrasound for her obstetrical patient’s needs. She is particularly interested in providing care throughout the lifespan of all of her patients. She provides newborn and pediatric care along with providing compassionate care at the end of life.

Dr. O’Connell is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Montana Medical Association. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Education & Training

Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine


Lincoln Medical Education Partnership

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine


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