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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.7 out of 5 (242 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 (37)

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.

  • It was my first visit. I love the fact that any south coasts provider is able to see and read my reports from other south coast physicians. Saves so much and increase the likelihood of a good patient outcome.I am optimistic that I will excellent care. Let’s see what the future brings!

  • I've seen or had telehealth with three of the pulmonologists here, and ALL get very favorable reviews from me: Dr. [Name] Dr. [Name], and Dr. Awad. All of them take time to listen, think about what you say, and seem to make thoughtful decisions about your care. The front office is also quite professional.

  • could not hear a thing he said and he seemed to get agitated when i would ask him to repeat himself, I am hard of hearing and told him so several times. He scheduled 2 tests with the lab one for pulmonary and one for blood work ,the first one he set up the appointment , the one for the blood work I hadn't heard anything a week later so I called and got one for the 27th He may be a great Doctor ,but does not make himself very clear.

  • Without question, it felt like an absolutely safe experience and very satisfied with my provider at South Coast.

  • I guess I got an appointment right away. My primary doctor who was not in the office, but it did let me see Dr. Awad and like I said, they got me in right away within just a couple hours of me calling. So I deeply appreciate it that and already starting to feel better within the medication. So thank you for that. Appreciate it.

  • Experienced very experienced I like that.

  • This was my first visit to pulmonology office, everything went well. Very informative

  • I have never had a bad experience!Highly recommended

  • I can't say enough about your pulmonology dept. and all the nurses, doctors.Maybe a little better food?

  • Thank you for caring, I always have had the best care and understanding from all of you .... Stay Safe??

  • Dr. Awad listens and answers all my questions.

  • At home lockdown and they were there by phone went great

  • Long time patient of Dr. Awad. No complaints at all with this provider and staff.

  • I liked their service, very friendly, very happy, helped me a lot, everything very good.

  • Everyone in the office was friendly and welcoming. I only had to wait a couple minutes before the Nurse came to get me and then only a couple minutes before Dr. Awad came in the room. Both the Nurse and Dr. Awad sat and took time to listen to what I had to say. It was refreshing to not feel rushed, I had a great experience.

  • Hi, I thought that Dr. Awad was a very professional and knowledgeable doctor of medicine and he treated me with not only respect but with regard of the fact that I am also a medical person and treated me like I had some intelligence and I thought he was a very very good doctor and I would recommend him or go to him again. In fact, I am signed up to see him again in July and that that's a good thing. My only concern is that I've read, he sent me home with a prescription for an inhaler and I read everything about the inhaler, all the accompanying paperwork and I did what it was told that I was supposed to do, but I thought maybe I was supposed to squeeze the inhaler but it's a hard plastic and there's no way to squeeze it*

  • It was a visit over the phone, would rather have a regular office visit.

  • A timely responds to my call considering the medical situration now. A great Thank You to the whole practice.

  • Friendly doctor and staff, all my questions answered, very helpful to all my needs

  • Tests were done STAT

  • This was a telephone conversation due to Covid-19.

  • I was treated in a professional and courteous manner and all my care was done in a very timely fashion.

  • Your staff was very knowledgeable and helpful -most of all very kind! In this time when things are so hectic they were so helpful and sweet!I go to that hospital because of that reason. St. Annes is one block from my house and I'd rather go across town for you!! Keep up the great way you take care of people. You don't treat them like piece work. God bless all of you staff stay safe and healthy.

  • Gave me a lot of information about my sickness, and what I should be doing.

  • I was extremely impressed with Dr. Awad. I found him so thorough. I was thrilled that he did some extra testing on me and the staff and everyone there was wonderful.

  • Dr Awad is the best!! He is always very caring and very thorough.

  • The doctor called me later at home and spoke to me about my results and still asked if I had any concerns . Now that is More than Medicine. Best office and Staff .

  • The doctor was very informed, understanding, he listened to me and he was able to correct the situation and I was extremely happy with his manner and his experience. I';d go to him again, except I have another provider and he was only going covering because she's out on maternity leave.

  • Dr. Awad is very personable, professional, and helpful.

  • My first visit.....caregivers very friendly...this being my first visit, I didn’t expect the good services rendered. Very pleased...thank to all who helped me ....

  • Waiting 3 hours to be seen by the doctor.... totally Unacceptable !!

  • I have been going here for many years and have the utmost confidence that I am in good hands no matter who sees me.

  • Outstanding care is very conscientious staff. I am extremely satisfied. Thank you.

  • My experience is always excellent at your office Dr. Awad is just an amazing doctor I Tell everyone the Dr. Awad's the best he is very understanding. He listens. He takes his time. He does not rushing to an appointment. Like most dogs is these days he literally will call you himself with the results. He's just wonderfully. So any give you all kinds of options and I don't I can't say enough good about him. He's the best of the best and the office girls of all very professional and always Pleasant.

  • all was well, except as leaving there was some confusion with a new employee. all ended up well.

  • Dr Awad is a great doctor

  • Dr Awad is extremely Thorough. He is very understanding and he gives quality care to his Patients

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