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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.7 out of 5 (226 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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (42)

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.

  • Listen, to me as I explained my condition, and recommeded how I should proceed.

  • Doctor listened, suggested and followed up. Excellent

  • The appointment went well but it took about 45 minutes past my appointment time to be seen by the doctor.

  • Staff was kind and caring and staff went out of there way to schedule my Cat Scan the same day.

  • Dr. Awad is the best. He makes me feel that he knows me as a person, and that he has all the time in the world to go over everything with me. I LOVE it that he calls personally to give me test reports. His staff members are always cheerful and helpful.

  • Prompt return call and time set for telemed visit with physician.

  • Everyone was very kind and professional

  • Always courteous and responds well to any of my issues.

  • They take you on time for appointment. On the breatheing testthey could be alittle more patient.

  • Dr.Awad explains what your medical issue is. He listens and is easy to talk to. He will answer questions in a way that I can follow through with

  • appointment time was 2 :15 met with Dr. at 3:15

  • best practice

  • The staff is always friendly. The wait time is usually very short which is appreciated. Dr Awad is great about asking my opinion on what to do next with my treatment plan.

  • Helped me get a cheaper prescription.

  • Very professional and responsive

  • From the front office, the nurse all the way to Dr. Awad everyone was timely, courteous and professional. As for Dr. Awad himself, I was very happy. I feel like he listened to everything I had to say, looked at my history and I'm excited to get healthier with his help. I feel like I found the right Dr who understands me.

  • more signs at the door & screening area for information

  • I had an excellent experience. Always do.

  • Have never had a problem at South Coast.

  • My visits here are always great There was an error regarding my appointment. I made an appointment for a pneumonia vaccine. They thought I was there for a checkup. The staff managed to work things out but something was confusing for this to happen. In the end I had both my yearly exam and the vaccine so I was satisfied.

  • Thank you Very much, Dr Award!I feel Much better now. ^___^

  • 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

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