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Thomas Atwood, MD

4.9 out of 5 (130 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Hospitalist / Primary Care

About Thomas Atwood

Thomas M. Atwood earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2017. He then completed his internship and family medicine residency at the Brown University Family Medicine Program in Pawtucket, RI. During his residency, he completed clinical work and research on diabetes management.

Dr. Atwood’s clinical interests include Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, chronic disease management, and complex care coordination. He was motivated to become a doctor through the exceptional medical professionals who cared for him when he was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of twelve. In this way, his clinical work is inspired by his own personal experience.

Dr. Atwood’s personal philosophy of care is to walk with each of his patients on their unique journey through sickness and health. He chose to practice family medicine as it allows him to provide family-centered care for patients of all ages and from all walks of life.

Outside of work, Dr. Atwood enjoys playing board and card games, and spending time with his wife and children. He also actively volunteers in his local church community. 


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. St. Luke's Hospital

    101 Page Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    P: 508-997-1515

    Get Directions 41.62643509999999 -70.93823429999998
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

    500 Faunce Corner Road Suite 170
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2216

    Get Directions 41.6688275 -70.99235349999998

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

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Patient Comments (40)

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. Atwood was knowledgeable about my health even though this was a first appointment. He answered all my questions and I was satisfied with my visit.

  • All staff was friendly and courteous. Dr. Atwood really listened to my concerns and formed a plan for my general health. I look forward to working with him and his staff moving forward.

  • Dr. Atwood is a superb doctor. He takes the time to really get to know his patients. He truly cares and has a lot of patience! I know I am in the best care with him.

  • Dr. Atwood is a wonderful, caring provider, who takes the time to listen to and get to know his patients.

  • Staff was pleasant and accommodating

  • My doctor helps me out all the time with my health hes awsome and a wonderful staff team im very wonderful happy

  • Not having to wait 4 months for the appointment.

  • Very courteous & knowledgeable about my needs. This was my first visit to Dr. Atwood and I felt it was a very good visit.

  • Very professional and explained everything to me in a way I could understand

  • It was nice to meet my new primary doctor. He is very good and answered all my questions and concerns. He will be good for me!

  • I felt like Dr. Thomas Atwood was such a new doctor that he was up on all of the good information that he gave me. He made me feel comfortable, he was very knowledgeable, and I was just overall genuinely impressed with the care that I received from him. I had been very apprehensive about going to a male doctor and I am so glad that I chose Dr. Thomas Atwood.

  • Excellent Dr.

  • Courteous staff. Knowledgeable doctor and very thorough on this initial visit with him.

  • Thank you for being so kind and cordial. I felt very well taken care of.

  • Dr. Atwood was extremely thorough and compassionate. Thanks again for seeing me so quickly.

  • Yeah, I was given a proper attention and the doctor checked everything promptly and listened to all my concerns and what I need for my (INAUDIBLE) and he advised me on the 10th I need do. And we have a wonderful meeting together and I appreciate all the support you have given me. And I know that he's a good doctor and there is qualified to be my doctor from now on. And I will recommend him to anyone that would need his service. Thank you.

  • Today was my first visit with my new PCP. Honestly, I was very hesitant because the Dr was male and I was a long time pt of Dr Treadup. I had a great visit. The Dr listened to my concerns and reviewed my entire medical history. He was wonderful, very personable, and professional. I am relived that I not only comfortable with my new PCP, but feel that his competent and my health is in good hands. Thank you!

  • He took his time and listened

  • He's friendly, well-informed, helpful, intelligent and engaging.

  • very helpful and answer my questions

  • Dr Atwood is an amazing PCP and an asset to Southcoast. Personable, knowledgeable and truly caring.

  • Excellent experience. It was a meet and greet .

  • Dr. Atwood took his time to listen to my concerns and offered several solutions.

  • The office staff was very proficient as well as nurses and Dr Atwood hopefully will be our doctor for a long time. He made our children 16/19 as well as my wife and myself feel very secure and was very professional. Looking forward to having a long term relationship with this team. Great work!!!!

  • Dr. Atwood was very attentive. It was my first appointment with him and he took a lot of time listening to me and talking to me about things.

  • Very thorough, informed and caring!

  • I'm not sure if this is anonymous or not but the Dr was incredible respectful, the nurse prior was also very respectful, made me feel comfortable about explaining what I was there for and my history. Very informative and explained everything very well, made sure I understood and if I had any questions at all don't hesitate. I'm very happy with this visit and incredibly grateful.

  • Very thorough and explained so that I understood.

  • Clean location, timely appointment ...

  • It was an initial visit for me as a new patient and I felt relaxed and listened to by the provider. We are both learning about each other and it was a pleasure having the necessary and appropriate discussions that we did.

  • This was my first time seeing Dr Atwood & other than an extended wait time, he's a very good Dr. He's young but we'll educated & informative & really takes the time with his patients to hover each detail to your health condition. He has a good bedside manner as well.

  • Dr. Atwood is not my usual doctor but still took the time to thoroughly go through my file and determine the best course of treatment for me. I am extremely pleased with the level of care received today and will recommend him to anyone who is in need of a PCP if Dr. Atwood is accepting new patients.

  • Dr was very courteous and friendly and thorough

  • Dr Atwood is new to me, very nice, listens, and I didn't feel rushed at all.

  • Did not rush me out of the office

  • Dr. Atwood was knowledgeable and respectful to all of my concerns. I felt heard when telling him about my issues and he addressed them all. He went above and beyond.

  • He listened to my concerns and educated me on the illness I had. He gave me a prescription to help what was going on and made it easy for me to ask any questions. Very satisfied with the care I got today. Thank you.

  • Excellent

  • I was disappointed with the whole visit.

  • Dr. Atwood was very knowledgeable and professional. He also has a great manner about him. He took the time and care to speak in depth regarding my issues, and what could be done going forward.

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