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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.7 out of 5 (255 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:

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 (44)

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.

  • 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.

  • You were very nice people to work with.

  • PFT was performed expertly and efficiently.Dr Awad is the best.

  • Everyone was great

  • Very quick response and very courteous and very helpful

  • I always feel respected and even though I only see Dr. Awad yearly he is familiar, appears interested and explains the issue well. I also feel like he does not see me for check-ups more often than necessary.

  • The office was considerate in changing the appointment to a teleconference as it's winter and my dad is 96.Dr Awad was helpful and considerate as always.

  • On time Office not crowded Dr listened and mads sure I understood and heard correctly

  • I was able to be seen

  • Listened to my concerns and acknowledged them. Then offered a solution. Great doctor.

  • All okay.

  • Very helpful

  • The nurse who took my vitals was very nice. The doctor listened and took the time to talk to me. Excellent experience!!!

  • This was a very brief clinical encounter. I was seen exactly on schedule. We progressed quickly to the obvious next step. I do wonder if we could have gotten to that step (I need a sleep study) without an actual meeting.

  • Staff, all levels, were very courteous and efficient .

  • He's an amazing doctor

  • Dr. Awad and staff were very courteous and knowledgeable

  • Extremely nice listened to all I had to ask very knowledgeable

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