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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.8 out of 5 (283 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

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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

Patient Comments (50)

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.

  • Very professional

  • Very well run office and dedicated doctor.

  • Everyone treated me with respect and curtisidy. The doctor explained about the medication he was going to give me. There is no need to improve how your doing as far as my experience.

  • I was very pleased, and can't think of anything that he didn't cover. Thank you.

  • Everything good

  • I was very pleased with Dr. Awad. He talked to me for a while and explained things to me, changed my medications, which I didn't know I was on the wrong medications. I would recommend him so highly that I am going to try to change to keep him as my family doctor. Thank you.

  • the appointment was on time and efficient

  • pulmonary office doctors and staff are wonderful

  • This was my first consultation with Dr. Awad. He was relatively punctual, attentive, and rapidly provided feedback regard the x-ray results taken earlier on the same day of my OV.I had requested a transfer from a different doctor I had been seeing within the same office and I am very happy that my wish was accommodated. I look forward to remain as a patient of Dr. Awad.

  • Great service

  • Today every one was happy and pleasant. All doing they jobs expertly. I have no complaints. keep up the good work

  • Efficient and informative

  • On time, friendly, helpful with questions

  • My problem was addressed right away.

  • I did excellent

  • Thank you for common courtesy.

  • I get very nervous going to the doctors, and I had Dr. [Name] who I was use to. He is no longer there and I was meeting a new dr. Dr. Awad. He was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I was worrying for nothing.


  • Dr award had not had me as patient prior to televisit two weeks ago and again today. Both times he was well informed of my medical chart and referenced conditions. Assured me fine to have called and very clearly explained reactions and conditions. I had Covid and reactions with asthma and other health issues. Very happy to have had Dr Award handle. Very professional.

  • I don't seem to have a bad experience, I use Southcoast for all me care.

  • Nothing to be improved upon at Dr. Award's office. Prompt and professional doctor and staff.

  • This was my first visit with Dr Award .He provided good follow . Thanks Bravo!!

  • Everything is okay. Everything is good, everything.

  • This office is organized and friendly. Dr. Award manages to be both cordial and professional. This may sounds strange, but I always look forward to visits to this practice.


  • I've been with Dr Awad and this Pulmonary group for close to 30 years. Their knowledge and care is the best and we are in excellent medical shape under their watchful eyes. Just keep getting people with the top education in their field and we all benefit.

  • Everything went smoothly[Name]

  • Everyone I encountered were professional and courteous.

  • He listened, explained and answered all my questions. When he was not sure if one, he brought me directly to the staff that helped me in a timely manner.

  • Attention. Provided person face to face time I really liked this doctor.

  • Everything is fine.

  • It was a well explained talk with well explained information

  • Provider and staff are most professional, knowledgeable and courteous.Provider addressed my questions and offered an alternative treatment.Provider was most cautious and careful about mask, gloves and other safety measures.

  • Very nice staff & physician. I like Dr. Awad very much.

  • I was extremely impressed with Dr. Awad. He listen to what I had to say if I needed to add something, he stopped what he was doing looked at me and listen to what I have to say. It was like what I needed to say was important and we don't get that a lot. So he was very concerned and he listened to everything I said and that to me made it the best ever. Thank you.

  • The doctor was very knowledgeable, very professional, got right to the point, and seemed to care very much. It was a great experience.

  • Very friendly staff! Dr. Awad was very kind and knowledgeable.

  • He is a great Doctor and the staff. just leave it where it is. Thanks

  • On time, answered all my questions. Staff is always caring and helpful.

  • The appointment went well it was first one with Award . He left me with the impression he was in charge and things were to be done his way . He did listen but bottom line he was still in charge which I get somewhat . But in my opinion I was and still is the patient.

  • I am satisfied as is.

  • Taking us on time for appointment.greeting very cheerful and thoughtful. and my doc. is always on top of going on with me. i appreciate that. just keep on doing what you are doing with your people. great job

  • Everything's fine

  • Dr Awad went through my medical records with me and asked questions and made comments. He was very thorough. I feel he now knows me and my health.

  • Timely wait time during my visit

  • Staff was nice and got the job done fast

  • It was my first visit to this provider. Everyone was very professional

  • From the receptionist, to the provider and to the lab technician, everyone treated me with respect and compassion. All my Drs. at SouthCoast are caring and experienced professionals.

  • It went well

  • I don't believe there is any improvement needed, never have I had a bad experience at SouthCoast.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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