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Barbara Soares, MD

4.8 out of 5 (173 Ratings)


Obstetrics & Gynecology

About Barbara Soares

Barbara Soares, MD, received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Dr. Soares is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the North American Menopause Society. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner.

Her clinical interests include menopause management, hormone replacement therapy and abnormal pap smears.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her three sons.


Barbara practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

543 North Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

P: 508-973-2208

Get Directions 41.6367632 -70.955847

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (28)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • I hope the providers could have a little more empathy towards their patient. At least showing that they care...

  • Listened

  • Dr. Barbara Soares saw me and I have nothing but wonderful compliments for her entire office. They are all so welcoming and very comforting. Bedside manner for all there is stellar and they should be commended for making their patients feel so comfortable. Thank You.

  • I got seen on time and was well taken care of.

  • She came highly recommended and just in my first visit with Dr.H I felt comfortable and relaxed and I have no worries!

  • I was impressed that Dr Soares had really looked into my history before coming into the room to see me and explain why she was doing what she was doing. I honestly don’t feel that many providers do this and I felt extremely comfortable with Dr Soares because of this. Thank You Dr Soares!

  • Enjoy Dr. Soares very much, she is informative and kind.

  • New patient here. I am happy to be there.I have Barbara SoaresFelt very comfortable.Thank you !

  • It was my first visit with Dr. Barbara Soares. She was wonderful! She was so pleasant, had great bedside manner, and really listened. As a 56 year old woman, it’s not always easy to see a gynecologist. I am so happy she is my new Doctor. Excellent for me!!

  • Everything was great but in this Covid pandemic may have been better to leave exam room door open for added ventilation during history review and intake questions Before the actual exam

  • Excellent care and service

  • As we had to do the appointment over the phone at this time, it was a good appointment. Feeling relieved I didn't have to go in at this time and the doctor was helpful over the phone to explain and answer my appointment

  • First time meeting Dr. Soares. She was great. Explained everything in detail. Nurse was friendly

  • You were very helpful gave me information that I didn't know about and just overall very good customer care service.

  • Everyone from check in to check out was kind and courtious. Everyone always has a smile to share. Dr. Soares really listened to what my symptoms were and helped figure out what was causing them.

  • I did not wait more than 5 minutes after my arrival to see Dr. Soares. She listened to my concerns and she answered my questions thoroughly.

  • Dr. Soares is always attentive , caring and professional. Makes the experience better when you are comfortable and she always knows how to put you at ease. She’s great!! Staff was friendly and professional too.

  • Dr,Soares is a very nice provider,very professional and caring.i really liked her a lot.she made me feel so comfortable

  • One recommendation is to improve the johnny that we have to wear. The strings don’t work. It makes you feel very uncomfortable

  • I am a cancer patient, I called New Year’s Eve day for an appointment ASAP reg inflamed lymph in groin and pelvic area. They were very accommodating and gave me an app Jan 2.I was seen in time by the provider and she reached out to my Boston oncologist with her findings and they decided further testing was needed and it is being arranged.

  • The front desk staff was very courteous and respectful of privacy, the medical assistant was very thorough and very nice, also, and Dr. Soares, of course, is an excellent physician, and I would recommend to anyone who needs a GYN doctor to see Dr. Soares and the facility, great place to be. Thank you.

  • Everything was done well, this was a meet and greet. I had been searching for a new OB and after I spoke with Dr Soares, I was convinced that I had found the person that I've been looking for for a while. She was thorough she was very personable. I could feel a connection to her. She was knowledgeable. She took time she took a lot of time for this first visit. So thank you so much Dr. Sares, and I will be seeing you at my next scheduled appointment. Goodbye.

  • Dr Soares is the best GYN provider that I have ever had.

  • In a somewhat uncomfortable environment for most women, the staff and provider made my visit a pleasant one. Thank you for understanding and making me feel comfortable!! Happy holidays to you all

  • Extremely polite snd respectful.

  • I was so happy to see Dr. Barbara Soares back. She is wonderful. This was my 1st visit to this location and it was very nice.[Name] [Name]

  • Made me feel at ease.Great experience. Everyone was very professional!

  • Everyone was wonderful!

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