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Essam Awad, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation

4.7 out of 5 (257 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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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.

  • 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.

  • Very professional, thorough and caring.

  • Just about everything. I guess if going to have to wait they should tell u. Some people are on others time and can't wait. Like those of us that get medical rides. We are asked for a pick up time and return time. If the app runs over u can be left there. It's a little nervous e racking. I do understand things happen. All in all I like the Dr and personal.

  • Sick visit, new doctor very happy with the way I was treated

  • Always so professional from the entrance to exit of the appointments...I will say in my own words..there is no other clinic that has such a supportive and great team like PULMONARY @ TRUESDALE CLINIC..thanks for all you do...

  • The doctors staff were patient and kind

  • Our experience was great . I was seen before I had time to complete the communication waiver . I wait time for the doctor was minimal and the radiology department was an in and out process too. I was very pleased with my first experience.

  • Took great care of me …Keep up the great work

  • Dr Essam Awad was very professional, caring, seemingly very knowledgeable, and explained everything leaving no doubt or question in my mind. This Doctor is what all the medical field should have on their staff. An old time style Doctor with the patients values in mind.I'm not one for Feedback questions, or survey's but can go on forever with this Dr's visit experience.

  • I felt very comfortable. I could ask any questions that I wanted and got answers. I really am a hundred percent satisfied with my visit.

  • Dr Awad was really nice, knwoledgeable and really good with sidebed manners. I will really recomend him as pulmonologist. Excelente

  • Have been a patient for a long time. Always have the very best experience with office staff and Doctor Awad is outstanding in all aspects of my visits. Takes time, explains everything,and gets all orders or necessary testing arranged at appointments. Excellent in every way.

  • Very punctual and on time Appt

  • Always been taken on time.just keep up the.good work

  • Dr. Awad was very thorough, and listened carefully and showed me pertinent findings in my records and explained them to me. I do need to remind the office however, to let me know when they are able to view the CD I brought and have the good doctor take a look. Thanks!

  • He a really good doctor he will explain if he has a concern. He make sure your taking your meds goo doctor

  • everything went very well

  • They did a great job getting me in and out and I was there for around 20 minutes total and the majority of that time I was seen by the provider or nurse.

  • Everything was done in a timely manner, have never had a problem with Dr Awad.

  • Awesome Job !!

  • Very impressed with Dr Awad. Extremely fast test results

  • I have see Dr Awad a few times and he is a wonderful Doctor. He is very polite when talking with you. The entire staff is great. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Staff was nice. Dr A always professional Best Provider Great bed side manner

  • Dr Awad is very professional, he listens to everything I say and I very intuned to his patients ! I wish all my drs were like that!

  • Prompt, courteous attention

  • I feel comfortable with my provider. I'm seen in a timely manner. I live close to this facility.

  • everything was well done !!

  • Treats me with respect. Never feel rushed.

  • You knew all medical history and you listen very carefully what we had to say continue doing what you're doing.

  • The doctor and the nurses Were very helpful and they knew what they were talking about. I actually enjoy going there to all my South Coast doctors. I am treated very well there with any of them.

  • The doctor was excellent. The problem is getting an appointment in a short time frame.

  • The wait to get call in to the room was longer than 30mins.

  • very knowledgeable , pleasant staff . . . . . was my first visit to this office

  • Professional, efficient and polite service.

  • He was sincere

  • Very professional

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