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Barbara Soares, MD

4.8 out of 5 (172 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 (31)

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 found experience very good I didn't see anything that I would change. I was very happy and comfortable with the Dr.

  • I find that every time I go there, every one is very polite and courteous and I've never had a long wait. My questions are always answered in a timely fashion and I am very pleased. Pleased enough that I prefer to go., well, I don't.... I go to [Name] [Name] from my home in [Name] because of the the care and the caring Thank you.

  • She just was very thorough and very caring. Yep, that's it.

  • I love Dr.Soares,she is very kind and attentive to your needs.Super .She is amazing ,I feel so comfortable to talk to her,she cares a lot for her patients and she listens to you. I will never see any other provider but her,I'm very satisfied with the care I receive from her.She is very professional and very knowledgeable. I love,love her so much,I wish all my providers were like her.Amazing doctor,amazing human being.she deserves to be recognized as so.

  • Dr. Soares was wonderful, she took the time to explain and listen to my concerns allowing me to be an active participant in my care and make appropriate decisions.

  • Great visit! Everyone made me feel very comfortable and Dr.Soares was very caring and informative regarding other specialists I have seen.Answered every question Iasked and I never felt rushed.

  • This office is great; from the safe environment to the extremely friendly and caring staff.

  • Everyone, beginning with the receptionist at the front, was so warm and friendly and professional. The nurse was extremely attentive and arranged an ultrasound for me immediately so I would not have to return later. Dr. Soares took a great deal of time with me and explained everything very carefully. I could not have had a better experience.

  • I was treated with consideration and gentleness. My concerns were met and explained adequately.

  • Dr Soares is a very compassionate and caring provider. The office staff are very welcoming and professional.

  • I made my appointment through the My Chart app. Writhing 12 hours I had a response. The office was very friendly. Of course Dr. Soares is the best! I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Excellent care well managed person.

  • This was my first visit with this provider. I hadn't seen a GYN physician in a couple of years and I thought she was very thorough and answered a couple of concerns I had which put me at ease. I would recommend this provided to my friends.

  • They were very informative and helpful.

  • Everyone treated me with courtesy and respect. Great doctor and team

  • Staff was friendly and efficient.

  • My first visit today. Staff friendly, helpful and on purpose. Dr. Soares was very helpful and an excellent experience. I will return.

  • Knowledgeable, interested and gave me specific information

  • Every time I needed an appointment or needed to ask a question, they were there for me. I love how I can just email a question or concern and someone always responds back in a timely manner.

  • I called the day before with an issue. They were able to see me the next day. Everyone I encountered was pleasant and helpful. Dr. Soares made me feel comfortable to talk openly about my health concerns. She listen empathetically and came up with a plan. I was very pleased with this visit, and will continue to trust this physician with my care.

  • Visit was informative.

  • Office staff very courteous. No waiting to be seen.Dr. Soares is a pleasure to converse with. She is instructional, kind and is clear what she wants you to do.

  • My dr was very nice, careful, considerate, and made sure to keep me informed on what was going on. Very pleasant visit.

  • My first visit to this practice. Very impressed with the staff. Dr. Soares was very thorough and listened about my symptoms. Definitely feel I got good care!

  • Dr Soares did discuss the cost of a medication but was unable to go back and change answer. Dr Soares is professional, friendly, listens and provided informative information. Highly recommend and thankful to have her as a Dr.

  • As I was new to the office, I feel that instructions as to where the exit was and how to check out were lacking slightly. My experience was a very good one

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