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Barbara Soares, MD

4.8 out of 5 (141 Ratings)

Specialties:

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.

Locations

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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.8
4.8
4.8
5

Patient Comments (44)

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 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

  • Always listen to concerns

  • I appreciate your efficiency and willingness to see me even though I was a little late. Everyone was very polite and kind. However, the visit happened very fast and didn't allow for any in-depth conversation about health and concerns. I did not feel like my concerns were a concern for the doctor.

  • Very quick and formattable

  • Evident in my numerical responses so far!

  • Great patient care. Listened to my concerns and directed me as to my best options.

  • I loved how quickly they were able to get me in. I don't like that they called me today and I called them back yet, quarter of 5, so maybe they were closing. And I still don't know what it was about. So I'm nervous even though I went on my chart and everything looks fine. and I'm assuming their closed until Monday, so, I won't hear anything for the whole weekend.

  • She was a good listener and paid attention to my needs. I loved that she was able to appreciate what I am going through.

  • My provider knew my history and reviewed it with me. She listened to my problem and explained things. Barbara S. Is so kind and caring.

  • Dr. Soares was wonderful at explaining about menopause and various treatment options for symptoms. I appreciate the time she took with me.

  • It was the first time seeing Dr Soares and she was knowledgeable, kind, supportive and patient! She understood my concerns and addressed them, even ordered labs and tests. I am so grateful for her!

  • Check in and out worked smoothly. They were polite and helpful when setting up next appt. The woman doing the ultrasound was competent, efficient, and clinical. It would have been a more pleasant experience if she engaged in some simple conversation starters. I think it would make an invasive clinical experience more relaxing especially for someone having one's first vaginal ultrasound.

  • Compassionate and knowledgeable

  • Friendly courteous staff. Clean environment.

  • My provider seemed rushed. She began an examination without any verbal warning and I didn't feel like she really listened to what I was saying.

  • The staff were very helpful especially the check in desk and the aide that put me in a room very calming and helpful

  • appointments were on time. Dr. took time to put me at ease.Staff is helpful and nice

  • Dr saw me promptly and on time. The facility was clean and organized. That was good but i didnt feel that the dr really listened to me. She talked over my conversation vs listening to me and offering options based on what i had just said. She was knowledgeable and courteous but too much in a hurry to move on.

  • 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.

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

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.