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Thomas Atwood, MD

4.8 out of 5 (73 Ratings)



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

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 (22)

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  • Dr. Atwood is the best physician I have ever had and I shall miss him dearly.The staff continues to be friendly, helpful and kind.I can't think of anything that might improve my experience as I am just so grateful for all you are and all you do.

  • He explained everything so thoroughly!

  • The whole staff is so wonderful especialy my dr doctor is so wonderful hes awsome

  • very caring and empathetic staff. I'm always treated with the utmost respect and dignity

  • The experience with Dr. Atwood has always been wonderful. Yesterday, I called because I had a cat bite, they called me back within 5 minutes, and he saw me almost immediately as soon as I could get to the office. He was wonderful, no problems, and I felt a whole lot better ... and it's always been that way. So, thank you.

  • Kind and informative.

  • Dr Atwood listens to my concerns and explains so I can understand even tho I have a medical background. He will be an asset to his upcoming teaching position. I wish him well. I'm going to miss him. Now on to finding another provider!!!!!

  • The doctor was excellent, fully knowledgeable. He is no longer going to be my PCP because he's leaving, but he's probably the best one I've ever had. Thank you.

  • Very patient, courteous & helpful

  • Campassionate, knowledgeable, listened to what I had to say

  • I will miss Dr. Atwood. He is a very concerned and helpful physician. He not only answered my concerns but had many questions for me! That's a great doctor! [Name] [Name]

  • Dr. Atwood was very knowledgeable and helpful

  • Dr. Atwood is wonderful I cried when I heard he was leaving

  • Dr. Atwood is always very professional, listens and discusses ways for you to help yourself. Excellent PC.

  • Everything went well. Dr. Atwood is an excellent doctor. He takes his time, and listens to your concerns. Very intelligent, and cares about his patients. Sorry to hear he's leaving Southcoast. Very difficult to find a new Primary. We should be given a primary before he leaves. Not fair for the patient to be looking for a primary. Could improve on that note.

  • Dr Atwood is AWESOME!

  • Everyone there is professional and friendly.

  • I met with 3 people in addition to the dr all were polite professional & made me feel comfortable

  • Dr.Atwood is a excellent helpful and caring dr.Excellent

  • The check in was quick and thorough, the nurse who took my weight and vitals was friendly and thorough Dr Atwood is a class act and the checkout lady was great and so was woman in blood lab. That is a great team assembled in that building.

  • never have any problems when i have an appt

  • All the best That always stays like this

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