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Barbara Soares, MD

4.8 out of 5 (75 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 41.636714 -70.95353799999998

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 (16)

  • nothing really, everything was in a timely manner. seeing a new doctor sometimes is tricky, but all in all it was fine.

  • everything was done well I just wish I had asked more questions my fault not there's

  • Listened to me carefully. Explained very well.

  • I was seeing Dr. Soares for the first time, and I appreciated how she went through all my recent bloodwork from my previous physical and made the appointment not only about my women?s health but also my physical health. She gave me helpful advice on some issues that I had brought up and made me feel very comfortable. Thanks!!

  • Excellent staff and doctor!

  • my first time seeing this provider, found her professional and easy to talk to. The waiting room was very nice as was the exam room. clean and nicely decorated waiting room.

  • I was so pleased being treated like a patient and not just a number as elsewhere. The entire staff from beginning to end were remarkable, patient, knowledgable and professional. Your lucky to have these people, absolutely including [Name]and Dr. Soarse, on your staff!

  • I am always so extremely satisfied with my south coast experiences. The staff was kind and accommodating. The doctor was knowledgeable, gentle, and very understanding.

  • Friendly staff. Dr was thorough with her explanations during exam and answering my questions.

  • Dr Soures was just wonderful

  • Above and beyond everyone was very pleasant and they seemed to know they job and Dr Barbara soares is wonderful

  • I loved the doctor that I saw for an issue I was having. I felt treated with respect and care.

  • I love my new doctor!

  • Dr Soares is a true professional who takes the time to listen to her patient

  • I was scheduled for a external vaginal ultra sound, unfortunately just before my appt I [Redacted-sensitive issue] The ultrasound teck spoke with the doctor and the doctor rather then rescheduling bother the ultrasound and her appt. offered for me to drink the water again wait an hour or so and they will do the ultrasound and the doctor would see me between her patients. I was so extremely grateful that they didn’t make me reschedule both appt they went above and beyond to accommodate me. God bless that entire staff. Thank for the opportunity to acknowledge their efforts.

  • My visit went very smoothly from check-in to check-out. They had all of my info at check-in and my doctor was well versed on my medical history as well as meds that I'm taking. Dr. Soares was attentive, listened carefully to all my concerns and addressed all my questions giving me options as we went along. Love, Love love Dr. Soares!!!!

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