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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.8 out of 5 (238 Ratings)


Pulmonary Medicine

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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


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Pulmonary

    1030 President Ave Suite 210
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1780

    Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997
  2. 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 (45)

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.

  • The Dr was very helpful very nice

  • The staff at the office are very nice and very efficient and Dr. Awad is very nice, explains everything really well.

  • Totally awesome experience!!

  • Everyone was professional, courteous and knowledgeable.Bravo!!!

  • very pleasant and knowledgeable staff and doctors

  • They were all excellent and kind

  • Dr. Award was informative and we joked a bit, and I liked that. He knows his stuff!

  • I am extremely satisfied with my care with Southcoast Pulmanary and Dr. Awad. I feel all my needs have been met and everything is explained to me in a way that I can understand. He is a really good doctor and I will continue to follow up with him on a regular basis, thank you

  • First time seeing Dr Awad. Overall seems very knowledgeable and considerate. Seems to care even after 30+ years at SouthCoast. I'm looking forward to my followup with him.

  • Treated with respect and concerned with overall health. Dr Awad worked with me to find a solution that may be helpful.

  • I felt comfortable with My Dr. And they were very informed about my health changes. And I have another appointment in the near future.

  • It could not be improved. I was delighted to meet my new doctor and his excellent staff. Thank you for being here!

  • Dr. Awad and his staff are all extremely professional and kind. It is a pleasure visiting his office!

  • I called in the morning as I did not feel well. Dr Award took me that day. He is a very good Doctor. When ever I'm in that office no matter if it's not my Doctor they all treat you like you were. They have the best staff also.

  • Staff was great. Called into exam room on schedule. 20 minute wait for Dr. Awad to call me into his room.

  • They always keep me informed and explain everything I don't understand

  • The Dr. & Staff were very courteous & Professional, Great Visit. Thank You.

  • Got right in… checked vitals… saw dr. Exp as lined what was happening with various doctors and me… gave meds…fixed med that wasn't covered by my insurance to anotherGreat people

  • Well run office.

  • Dr Awad is an efficient provider. He listens and is a warm person. I have never felt better with my asthma, than when being Dr. Awad's patient.

  • Always on time. Answered all my questions. Very Helpful. Always professional!

  • All staff members were courteous, and competent. Dr Awad provided with treatment helpful treatment options.

  • Treated with care Warm, professional atmosphere

  • I was well informed about my copd.

  • The staff was very friendly very professional and the doctor was very professional and extremely attentive to the problem I am very pleased with that office , keep up the good work !!

  • He was new to me and he doesn't have much patience

  • Very courteous and kind.

  • You were able to adjust my appointment when I had a family medical issue that need me.

  • The doctor seemed to be knowledgeable and caring. I enjoyed talking to him.

  • Great Doctor, Indeed!!!

  • Dr. was very attentive to my situation. He provided a rapid potential solution to a problem which has haunting me since last September and remained unresolved by my PCP group. Will know in a week or so if it worked.

  • Very friendly and helpful

  • Everyone from welcome desk to professionals were knowledgeable patient and professionalu00A0

  • Dr Awad is a very good Doctor and a nice person. The staff is well trained and cares about the patient.

  • Listened and understood my needs.

  • It was a good visit.

  • My appointment was on time, did not have to wait!

  • Appointment was great.

  • Excellent quality of care and explaining my health. Keep up the good work.

  • Although my appointment had to be re-scheduled, it was same day and a convient time. I've been a patient for 10+ years and have always found them to be accomadating.

  • He spoke clearly to me where I could understand and not just in medical terms

  • Dr. Awad was very, very great. He listened to all of my concerns and reassured me that in time, my breathing problem will be corrected. I was instructed by him on how to breathe properly with the flovent aerosol that he prescribed. And he also gave me an adapter to make sure it went down into my lungs properly.

  • Dr Awad is a doctor that actually listens to his patients concerns.Excellent Doctor I would highly recommend.

  • Dr. Awad was excellent. He saw me in place of [Name] [Name] who had no availability until October.This to me is a problem. [Name] [Name] is my Pulmonary Specialist and I needed to be seen as an urgent matter and the thought of waiting g over four months makes no sense.I am thankful Dr. Away was able to see me.

  • I was totally satisfied with my first visit to Dr. Essam And I will definitely be going back. Thank you.

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