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Barbara Soares, MD

4.8 out of 5 (161 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

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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (47)

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.

  • Always responsive and helped me understand what was going on and most importantly resolved it quickly.

  • Dr Soares listens and is very caring and thorough. I'm thrilled she's back at southcoast

  • All of the staff were friendly and made me feel comfortable; from receptionist the medical assistant to the physician Dr. Soares.

  • Every body very kind. The physician very efficient, kind, took the time to educate me on some good health tips. Would highly recommend this office, and the doctor who treated me.

  • Provider explains clearly . Listens and answers questions. Covers all information well.

  • Dr Soares was wonderful, kind and professional. Both individuals checking me in and out were kind and friendly. Such a great first experience!

  • knowledgeable and pleasant staff

  • all good, love Dr. Soares

  • Dr Soares took the time to really listen to me and explain things. She included me as an active participant in my care.

  • Short wait, thorough, nice facility

  • Clean, bright wait area and clinic

  • From the ease of parking, accesability of the building, excellent signage, cheerful and professional front desk ladies, cleanliness of the examination room and the wonderful Dr Soares. It was a lovely visit!

  • I was seen right on time. I really liked Dr. Soares. She listened to me & addressed my concerns. She was personable & made me feel comfortable.

  • I feel comfortable talking with this provider about my health and medications

  • Doctor was on time considering my appointment was later in the day.

  • I adore Dr Soares…she's really fantastic! The support staff from check in to check out were lovey, caring and very polite. I love Seacoast Health for my GYN needs and travel 40 minutes when there are endless other options for me much closer to home.Thank you!!!!

  • Very pleased with quality of care provided by Dr. Barbara Soares and staff. Happy and grateful that Southcoast Health has such an amazing provider that is NAMS Certified. She is thorough and educates patients about pelvic health care and changes that come with aging as she explains her examination and findings with you. My experience over the last two years with Southcoast Physicians has been outstanding. Thank you.

  • As always the appointment went well. Everyone is professional but also welcoming and makes appointments easier to deal with.

  • First time at this practice and Dr Soares was excellent. Office staff was also excellent. Thanks!!!

  • Everyone at the practice was very kind, professional and helpful. I called on Monday to schedule an appointment and the next available was at the end of September. I explained my situation and the scheduler said she would book the available appointment and request an earlier one. I received a call back that afternoon and given an appointment for later that week. Dr. Soares was amazing, she listened to my concerns and provided advice.

  • This was my first visit with this provider and I was very impressed with the care provided, from the front desk right on through to checkout. Excellent! Would highly recommend!

  • She wasn't my normal doctor but she was extremely nice and made me feel comfortable.

  • Dr Soares is wonderful. Really listens and explains things so that you understand

  • It was a very good experience over-all. Would recommend Dr. Soares to family and friends.

  • The doctor spent time with me and listened to my concerns. Was very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Dr. Soares is incredibly compassionate and I trust her guidance and insight. You're lucky to have her on your team

  • Dr Soares and her staff are efficient, kind , and extremely professional. Dr Soares answers all questions and thoroughly explains all procedures and expectations around when to expect results and what next steps in treatment might be. Exceptional care

  • Dr. Soares is very kind, knowledgeable, professional, and she clearly explained what she was talking about to me.

  • Everyone including the doctor was very attentive to my needs.

  • Dr. Soares is the BEST.

  • This was my first appointment with Dr. Soares and I was really pleased with her. She was very thorough with explanations and made a follow up appointment for next week.

  • Dr Soares is clearly knowledgeable, patient and kind. She explains in clear terms what I need and advises me when to return.

  • Dr. Soares was incredibly informative, kind thorough and a pleasure to be with.

  • No wait timeFriendly knowledgeable

  • I thought it was professional and timely and I was treated with respect.

  • My appointment was on time. The staff was extremely courteous. Everything was done in a timely manner on Dr. Soares is very, listens carefully. She explains things carefully and she informs you of anything you ask her and it's an overall very pleasant experience.

  • On time, friendly and informative.

  • Appointment made conveniently to fit my schedule Easy visit with quick time to be seen.

  • Dr. Soares is an amazing doctor and I only feel comfortable with her and everyone in the office was very nice and polite to me and I always feel comfortable going there.

  • My case is complicated. I saw the doctor trying to listen carefully, but definitely noticed she was rushed. I don't think it's her fault, I assume there's just a lot of pressure to end appointments in a timely fashion.

  • It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Soares, I feel like I'm talking to a family member, she masked me feel so comfortable, she listens to all my complain and addresses them all, the best provider ever, very professional and knowledgeable,outstanding manner and you can tell she cares about her patients, one of a kind

  • I have no complaints

  • Respectful, timely and knowledgeable.

  • Extremely comforting & walks through the procedure.

  • Everything was handled very well, explained clearly, and taken care of effectively.

  • Everyone was very polite and helpful. Answered my questions in a way it is easy to understand.

  • I was very confident in the DR.'s knowledge

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
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Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.