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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.7 out of 5 (236 Ratings)


Pulmonary Medicine

About Essam Awad

Dr. Awad holds a medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, affiliated with Yale University, Conn. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Hospital also in Conn.

Dr Awad completed a critical care fellowship at the Miriam Hospital, R.I., affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Awad completed a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Connecticut Medical Center.

Dr. Awad has been practicing in the Fall River area for more than two decades. He is the Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program for Southcoast Health. He also is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.  is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Dr. Awad is fluent in Arabic.

Essam speaks Arabic and Portuguese


Essam practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Pulmonary

1030 President Ave Suite 210
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-1780

Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Pulmonary

100 Rosebrook Way 3rd Flr
Wareham, MA 02571

P: 508-973-4974

Get Directions 41.77422380000001 -70.73153839999998

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 (49)

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.

  • Not only did the staff call me to set up the appointment but called to remind me as well. When I was checked in and seen within 5 minutes. I was extremely happy with the services..Thank you

  • Dr. Awad is awesome. He is professional and helped me with my asthma concerns.He went over my options for asthma meds.

  • Just have to find more affordable medicine can not afford 376 dollars for a money's supply of medicine

  • As far as planning, it was absolute done terrifically and to my convenience. I had a chest x-ray then pulmonary test and then get to see the doctor all within the same time and same date, same morning, same everything so that it was convenient for me. And I think I appreciate that and they were very kind and courteous. That's all.

  • I found doc Awad very clear on what was going on and the staff was helpful and clear on follow up appts

  • No improvement needed great as always ??

  • Dr Awad explains in a manner that helps me understand what is happening and what I should do about it.

  • This was my 1st time there. I loved how attentive and thorough Dr Awad was and how competent, friendly and personable the receptionist and referrals lady were. Happy 60th bday! Sorry forgot your name! Special thanks to receptionist for pointing out that my copay was lower than expected. Great office! From receptionist, to Med tech to physician; you were all Professional! Warm! Friendly! God bless you & your loved ones!

  • Dr Awad and staff always kind and professional. Would not want to go anywhere else.

  • Change nothing everything done went just fine.

  • Very well run, punctual office.

  • I always received immediate response from this provider from calls or test results. I have even refered people that ever need a pulmonary Doctor Awad would be the only choice in my opinion.

  • The doctor always remembers what we spoke of before and all the goals that we set. He also worked with me to help me change my prescription so that it isn't the top tier for my insurance.

  • The experience was satisfactory

  • Great Doctor


  • Dr. Awad always makes me feel that I have his full attention. The fact that he personally calls to go over test results is particularly important and appreciated.

  • Receptionist needs a better attitude

  • Great dr and office

  • To improve its appointments closer together. I'm just starting there and I really don't know really what's going on yet and I am having episodes and I did want to you know be up to date on it and what I can do better if there's any exercises or anything else. Okay. Thank you. But otherwise, they're fantastic. Thanks. Bye. Bye.

  • everything was excellent thank you for getting me in

  • Dr. AWAD listens and knows my history. I feel very comfortabl talking to him.

  • First visit to this office. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Award took the time to explain things to me which was very informative. I had difficulty hearing the young lady that was giving me instructions for the test that were to be performed that day and she was very patient with me. Found out I read lips lol.

  • Everyone from this office is always so friendly.

  • I think everybody was very professional. The waiting time was very good and very clean facility and let's about it.

  • Dr. Awad and his staff we're excellent Dr. Awad 's an amazing doctor he explains everything. He takes his time. He answers every question. He asks us me questions. He's just a perfect doctor if you ask me very personable, very professional, very informative.

  • Everything was good

  • Efficient, timely, and professional!

  • I would certainly recommend Dr Awad.

  • Not able to give an opinion

  • The provider listened to my concerns and took steps to figure out why my asthma was exacerbated. He put me on a course of action that started helping immediately.

  • Office staff very nice and so was Dr. Awad.

  • Checking on phone from car and called me to go into building within reasonable time frame. Brought me into a room within a few minutes. Medical assistant was efficient and knowledgeable about medications when reviewing my med list.

  • Very comprehensive approach

  • Always a pleasant experience with the office

  • Aside from having to wait awhile in the exam room I had a great experience here.

  • I went to Dr. Awad to find out the cause of my chest pain. He ordered a lung x-ray and blood work. The tests we’re normal.He recommended to see a Pulmologist.The office staff we’re unable to schedule a timely appt. I had to go to my Primary Dr. to get a timely appt. with a Pulmologist.

  • Very professional...timely...made the appointment as easy as possible during this stressful time of Covid 19. Great staff.

  • Dr. Awaad was a great physician and seemed to really listen, understand and set out a plan for my health condition.

  • Very professionally done.

  • everything was done very well

  • Everyone involved was courteous and professional.

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