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Barbara Soares, MD

4.8 out of 5 (152 Ratings)


Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

    543 North Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    P: 508-973-2208

    Get Directions 41.6367632 -70.955847
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

    100 Rosebrook Way 2nd Floor
    Wareham, MA 02571

    P: 508-973-4940

    Get Directions 41.775524 -70.733718

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.

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Patient Comments (38)

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.

  • Dr. Soares is outstanding…So understanding listens so well and really cares.She's one of the best doctors I have seen. It was over an hour drive to see Dr. Soares and it was well worth it.Thank you.

  • Dr. Soares is wonderful she listens to my issues and together we come up with a plan with follow through. My health and wellbeing is taken seriously and I always feel cared for. I work for Southcoast as a nurse and I am so grateful for the care I am able to receive by these caring, knowledgeable providers.

  • Dr. Soares was very thorough. We had a great conversation where she listened to my concerns and addressed them in the moment.

  • I like Dr. Soares communication style and how knowledgeable she is. I'm glad she is now my gynecologist. I wasn't taken back until 15 minutes after my appointment time and waited in the exam room. Dr. Soares apologized for keeping me waiting which I appreciated. It would have been nice if check in had let me know she was running behind.

  • Always helpful and friendly on phone and in person.

  • Every time I see Dr. Soares I come away with the satisfaction that what has been relayed to me is truly the best advice she has obtained from various sources. My questions are valued I feel heard and validated every time. I Absolutely love Dr. Soares and would recommend her to anyone who asks.

  • Great facility and the staff and doctor were wonderful.

  • This provider is nice Cares Explains Comes with results And plans before anything comes toAnd gives advice Overall I like how she presides with my health and helps me to be determined and also tells me that there is other options to better my health.I know she will come out with more many wisdom's to help other woman's like myself. I hope she stays around for many years cause I really need her to continually help me in becoming better for my health.I trust her and to be honest I can not say that about many other Drs.

  • You cared about my health. Thank you!

  • Dr. Soares was awesome she answered all my questions and was concerned about my health issues

  • I was very impressed that Dr Soares was punctual and new my history well. She treated me with kindness and respect. It was a pleasure to see her.

  • I was listened to. She asked good questions. She recalled my health history.

  • Dr. Barbara Soares is the best and I feel so fortunate to have found her!!

  • Nothing, Dr. Soares was awesome and I would highly recommend her. She listened to my needs, was very respectful, and I appreciate how effectively she addressed all my concerns.

  • Staff and Dr. we're friendly and professional

  • Dr Soares is very qualified and a no nonsense type if provider with a direct way of speaking. She considers herself "conservative" which I took to mean cautious and leary of new or alternative type treatments that haven't been well reviewed or tested. I think her advice is good but I wouldn't call her bedside manner warm and fuzzy.

  • Dr Soars was wonderful, she made me feel so at ease and comfortable, she attentively listened to me and I never felt rushed. Wished all the south-east Dr's were like her

  • My appointment was on time…staff was very pleasant

  • Looking forward to continuing to grow a patient to doctor relationship with Dr. Soares. There are things I would like to see happen but I appreciate her being cautious and thorough to come up with a solution and plan that will help me through menapause

  • My first visit and I was happy with the clinician provided.

  • Dr. Soares is wonderful

  • So I went in to see Barbara for some concerns and she listened very carefully to what I had to say and what I was experiencing. And then after my examination, she gave me some suggestions. And she also gave me some follow up information as well as you know, let me know that pending test results, she would let me know how to proceed. She also suggested proceed, not a procedure, but some additional testing. And I felt like she definitely understood where my concerns were and definitely made me feel comfortable and seemed to, you know, really care about my concerns and my condition.

  • Well informed and thorough clinician.

  • Listening and explaining

  • It was a comforting experience with both the pre, during and post appointment.

  • The girls at the desks are very courteous. Dr. Soares has been extremely helpful and thorough with my care. I am truly thankful to have called and received Dr. Soares.

  • Dr Soares was terrific - smart, direct, thoughtful, efficient but caring.

  • Explained everything in a logical and understandable manner

  • everyone was pleasant. appointments were on time and organized.with minimum wait. Ultra sound technician [Name] was professional,pleasant and put me at ease with the test.

  • Dr. Soares was very informative with regard to my concerns.

  • Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall I felt well cared for which is very important to me.

  • I was seen in a timely manner. All staff were nice. Dr. was easy going and made me feel comfortable.

  • Absolutely love Dr. Soares. I have followed her for years. She is kind, listens to her patients and overall is a great physician.

  • I like Barbara how she cares about my health and she goes beyond so I be able to understand and take the right decision for my health.. she is the best And I hope to see her there all of this up coming years because I won't not know what to do if she Retired

  • Everyone was right on time and efficient.

  • It was my first time going there and They were all Knowledgeable, kind, respectful and friendly.

  • I was able to make an appointment online, which was incredibly convenient. Dr. Soares was very patient, listened to my concerns, and gave me options. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

  • Felt like I wasn't fully listened to and feel more options should be explored for the concern I have.

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