Sarah Lopez, MD

Lead Clinician/Physician

Family Medicine | Language(s) Spoken: English


Medical School:
– SUNY Upstate Medical University

Graduate Medical Education:
– UCONN Family Medicine Residency

Undergraduate Education:
– Baylor University


Dr. Lopez was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Baylor University in Waco, TX, and then moved to the northeast for her medical training at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and subsequently UConn Family Medicine Residency in Hartford, CT where she was chosen as Chief Resident during her final year. While she has always had an interest in medicine, it was during medical school that she developed a passion for primary care because of the ability to form long-term relationships with people from all walks of life and the chance to help them achieve their healthcare goals.

She has many areas of interest in medicine including LGBTQ medicine, mental health and women’s health. During residency, she helped develop LGBTQ curricula and taught her colleagues and medical students about the healthcare needs of these patients. She also worked to start a gender clinic to improve access to care for transgender patients. Due to her work with this underserved population as well as her passion for health equity, she was recognized with the Social Justice in Medicine award from her residency program.

Dr. Lopez continues to practice broadly and is excited to be a part of the Community Health Alliance family.

Personal Interests

Dr. Lopez loves traveling and experiencing new cultures. She is a transplant to the west coast and is looking forward to exploring all that the Reno-Tahoe area has to offer. She is an avid reader and creative writer. She also enjoys cooking for friends and family. When not at work, you can find her playing board games, watching movies with her partner, and spending time with her pets.


No matter what your healthcare needs may be, our kind, compassionate staff is standing by with a wide range of quality care options.

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Dr. Lopez is wonderful, informative, and cares about my well-being. The staff is always helpful, concise, and on top of my referrals. I'm so glad I found CHA.


Dr. Sarah Lopez and the staff there are wonderful. I can't express how much better I feel after being taken off unnecessary meds my previous doctor had me on. All aspects of my health have been examined and I definitely have my faith in the medical community restored.


I love Dr. Lopez! She is the best doctor I've had in a long time. She is so patient with me as I had COVID and still have lingering effects of it. She listens to my needs and does her best to help me with them. She doesn't wait until next week to do it like a lot of doctors do. I had to have a prescription sent to my pharmacy and it was already at the pharmacy before I even got home. She is awesome!


Dr. Lopez is an actual angel. I have good insurance now and could go other places but she makes me feel heard and cared for and I never want to switch.


Sarah Lopez is possibly the best doctor I've ever had. She truly listens to me and makes me feel so comfortable every time.


Dr. Lopez is hands down the best primary care provider I have ever seen. She is competent, kind, and listens to my concerns.