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Barbara Soares, MD

4.7 out of 5 (145 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.


Practicing 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 (29)

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.

  • My doctor was compassionate and made me feel comfortable discussing my issues.

  • I am very pleased with the care from Dr. Soares. She never rushes the visit and always takes the time to explain the course of treatment or the options that are available.

  • Overall my experience was really great

  • In a time where health care has difficult challenges with Covid and staffing crunches, I would say this office did a phenomenal job. I received a phone call from the nurse manager to schedule my appointment. She took the time to understand my concerns and arrange an appointment with the most appropriate provider for my needs. On arrival the staff was kind and courteous. The Doctor made me feel comfortable and relaxed, listened to all my concerns and did not make me feel rushed. I have already recommended her to a friend. This definitely was a "more than medicine" experience!

  • Dr. Soares was thorough, asked questions, listened well and did not make me feel rushed. Hard to find a doctor like her nowadays.

  • Dr. Soares was very knowledgeable and helpful. Outstanding doctor!

  • Very informative visit.All questions answered and good advice given. Provider was courteous and knowledgeable.

  • I did not feel like I was listened to by the provider. The information in my visit summary was wrong. I asked questions but did not get a straightforward answer.

  • Yes, I found my experience, there very good. I felt comfortable. I felt important and I thought Dr. Soares was exceptionally kind. And made me feel at ease and comfortable doing procedures. I like her very much. And I like the area and the hospital very much. Thank you.

  • I was seen in a timely manner the staff was very caring and professional, and explained everything so that I understood my health problem .

  • I was so very pleased with this visit. I told my friends and daughter about how kind they were. So greatful that my primary sent me here!

  • The support staff were friendly and efficient and the Dr. was personable, attentive, professional, informational and supportive.

  • From the office staff to the nurse, [Name] to Dr. Soares, I felt extremely well taken care of. Everyone was extremely kind helpful and professional. And I felt in amazing care with Dr. Soares!!

  • I had a pleasant experience which hasn't always been the case, until I joined Southcoast.

  • They called me asking if I want to join them. When I get there they ask me why I'm there. They had access to my file and I feel they didn't read it. The service I got I could have gotten over the phone instead of traveling.

  • The facility was clean and I felt very safe within the facility at all times. The staff and provider were attentive, courteous, professional and friendly and I had a most enjoyable experience. The provider listened to my concerns and provided an attainable health care path along with my primary physician.

  • Barbara Soares is great. Very thorough and attentive, asks lots of questions and answers all my questions. Everyone in the office is very professional.

  • The wait was a little long

  • Fast and comprehensive appointment.

  • Couldn't improve. Keep up the great, supportive work. Thank you.

  • Dr. Soares is great. Patient,thorough and kind. Would highly recommend her.

  • The provider was very thorough, made the whole process quick and was very knowledgeable. I will definitely be returning.

  • This was my first visit and it was excellent. The appointment started on time. Dr. Soares explained everything in detail was very understanding of my concerns. The nurse and other staff were pleasant. Thank you.

  • 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.

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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.