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Terence McGovern, MD

4.8 out of 5 (65 Ratings)


Pulmonary Medicine

About Terence McGovern

A graduate of Harvard Medical School in 1994, Dr. McGovern completed an internal medicine residency at Harvard/ Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care at Brown University in Providence.

Dr. McGovern has been practicing in the Fall River area since 2001. His areas of particular clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, pleural diseases, asthma, sepsis, and general critical care medicine.

He has been Medical Director of Intensive Care at Charlton Memorial Hospital from 2006 through 2013, and now serves as Regional Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the Southcoast Health System.

Dr. McGovern is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Terence speaks Portuguese


Terence 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

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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (12)

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.

  • No improvement needed. How can you improve upon perfection. Thank you!

  • Dr. McGovern is the best. He helps me to interpret my tests from other providers that affect my lungs and explains it in a way I can understand. He always goes above and beyond to give me excellent care.

  • From, the first phone call, to the Dr.’s phone call, both, where very patient with me, they both took time to understand, make sure I understood, everything about my health.

  • I thought the process of using teleconferencing worked very well, Dr. McGovern is perceptive, polite, professional. He listened very, well. He gave me an opportunity to ask every question and he answered them fully and then gave me more time to think about other things and he came across extremely well on the telephone and provided confidence and, and encouragement in this difficult time, and he certainly remembered me from my last visit 6 months ago and was able to be well prepared and also provide continuous valuable service, medical advice and care to me*

  • Alway a great experience. Dr McGovern and his staff are always friendly and professional. Highly recommend!

  • Everything was outstanding. I spoke with Dr. McGovern. It was a very good conversation and we talked about my house my medication refills and we had a very enjoyable conversation. Thank you, and that will be a ten.

  • Always goes very well. I love Southcoast and all the providers.


  • Dr Mcgovern is the best pulmonary disease dr he’s experienced and knowledgeable in current work and skill

  • How well the doctors understand ur schedule and they work with u I will definitely keep coming and send my friends also thank you for understanding our work schedule

  • Cant beat a perfect score!

  • They've been very good to me I enjoyed it and I've been there twice. 

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