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Steve Cobery, MD

4.7 out of 5 (148 Ratings)



About Steve Cobery

Dr. Steve Cobery graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree with academic excellence from Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Cobery completed his internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD before moving on to complete his residency in the department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University. He is board certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Cobery’s clinical interests involve trauma, critical care, and complex spine surgery.

Dr. Cobery’s personal philosophy of care is rooted in honesty and compassion. He works to use honesty and compassion as the foundation of the relationship between himself and his patients to develop a plan of care that personally fits the individual patient’s needs, even in a highly complex environment such as neurosurgery. As a young child, Dr. Cobery was inspired by his pediatrician to become a physician. He admired how comfortable his doctor made him feel as a child, and he was inspired to provide that same feeling to his patients.

When not at work, Dr. Cobery enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, boating, and golfing. In addition, he is an avid Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins fan. Dr. Cobery spent 28 years as a member of the United States Navy, serving 8 years in submarines and 20 years in medicine, including several deployments, notably treating front line injuries in Afghanistan in 2010.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurology

    235 Hanover Street # 2
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-7782

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  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    480 Hawthorn Street
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-9150

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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 (41)

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 Coburt is kind, compassionate, snd listens carefully

  • This was my first time seeing Dr. Cobery and from the minute I walked into the office everyone was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The Dr. Himself came to take me to a room. I was very impressed with that.

  • My experience was a 10 Dr listens, explain's in a language I understand not all medical terms, and I would refer people to Dr. and I would return again.

  • All information was explained in terms that were understandable for a layman. All questions answered clearly.

  • My first time. He was h kind and professional and explained what the procedure would be.

  • The doctor explained everything in detail with easy to understand language and examples and was very proactive with a future plan and goals

  • On time, professional, informative and helpful with future treatment possibilities.

  • Explained things clearly. Addressed my concerns & listened to me

  • I was apprehensive before seeing the neurosurgeon, but he made me feel like I was in good hands which made all the difference.

  • Dr Cobery was wonderful. The last few days have been traumatic and he recognized my need to have the situation explained completely. He was kind and compassionate and demonstrated total understanding of my feelings. He is also very professional and instilled confidence in me that he would do his best to get me through this. I did not know what to expect from this visit and I am very grateful that he is one of my doctors. He is outstanding.

  • Attentive, not hurried and distracted, congenial, genuine empathy and compassion

  • Everything was great. Thanks for your services.

  • The doctor actually listened to me. He didn't jump to conclusions or dismiss me. He explained everything so I could understand it.

  • I can't believe everything was great.

  • Takes way to long to get an appt.

  • The sign as you enter the office should be placed so that it is unambiguous as to where you should line up. In the brief time we were waiting in the waiting room, two patients were told that they "went the wrong way." Simply move the sign to the right so patients know where to go when they enter.The doctor was superb.

  • Wonderful care and listened to my concerns

  • Dr Cobery is a great doctor. He comes to the waiting room to personally shake your hand and walk you to his office, thats very personable. He is very polite and easy to talk to. He explained things very clearly and asked if I had any questions for him. I liked that.

  • Satisfied with the visit. No changes needed.

  • Dr. Cobery clarified all the tests I had undergone and was very willing to call my daughter who is a nurse to inform her as well! He did call after his day was done! I was more than pleased!

  • The doctor explained things better than any neurosurgeon has in the past. He took the time to listen. I felt very comfortable and heard.

  • I have only met the doctor once. She was very accurate, very good. Right onto told me the information I needed before. I fell asleep in the surgeon surgery room. I would recommend him.

  • No waiting. Knowledgeable in the field and straight to the point. No improvement needed at this time.

  • Dr. Cobery was very thorough with what will happen during and after surgery. He answered all my questions simply. He listened to my concerns. I feel very comfortable with him.

  • Dr Cobery was very courteous, listened, and helpful.

  • My first time seeing him. Hard to rate at this time.

  • Dr. Cobery was excellent and could see and understand the pain I'm in. .

  • The visit was basically informative. Dr answered all my questions with great suggestions

  • Dr. Cobery is Excellent , listens carefully and answers all questions taking time to know his patients condition and their needs .He is very sincere about his patients care and well being . His surgery was also Excellent and he followed me through to a speedy recovery . I have already recommended him to several people and he will be the only work on my back if the need arises in the future .

  • My Neurologist listened and cared about my my treatment to get me better.

  • Scheduling timely appointments is often difficult. I acknowledge the health sector is under stress, though… but the pain I am experiencing makes me wish things could happen more quickly.

  • Steven Cobery was excellent at explaining his procedure. He was also very patient with answering all of my questions. Very respectful and proffesional. Highly recommend

  • Thorough explanation if my condition and the treatment needed

  • Professional and supportive. Explanation of my issue was clear and path forward with goals was reassuring.

  • Very thorough in explaining all of my problems where I understood everything

  • Doctor was informative and gave me good information to leave with.

  • Dr. Cobery was very nice. He was well informed of my history. He had already reviewed my chart ahead of time. He took the time to explain everything including showing me my x-ray and explaining in a manner that I understood. I was very satisfied with my visit.

  • This doctor took the time to explain everything to me. One of the best doctors I've seen at Southcoast. Extremely professional.

  • Everything very good

  • Very nice and talked so i could understand and had very good manners Will always keep him

  • First appointment. Asked detailed questions about my current concern and about my past history and what led up to the situation.Courteous and responsive staff.

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