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Thomas Atwood, MD

4.8 out of 5 (140 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:

St. Luke's Hospital

101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

P: 508-997-1515

Get Directions 41.62643509999999 -70.93823429999998

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.

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Patient Comments (39)

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  • 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.

  • First time with my new PCP , been with Southcoast health for years but I'm tired of having to change my PCP because they keep quitting. I like the one I have now I'm very impressed with Dr Atwood and hope to have him for a long time, that's my only complaint

  • Dr. Atwood was very thorough. Went over my medical history. Was my first time meeting him. He seemed to have a handle on, you know what, my priorities are. And what I need to do. I liked him and I hope to have faith in him.

  • I met Dr. Atwood for the first time and he was wonderful. We reviewed my medical history and established as a new patient. I was very pleased.

  • Everyone in the office was courteous and the provider was exceptional. He really took his time with me-which was much appreciated

  • The staff give high level of attention from check in to check out and the provider.

  • No complaints at thistime

  • Overall was a great visit

  • Doctor was thorough and explained everything to me clearly even with my hearing impairments

  • Dr. Atwood was very knowledgable in everything he was saying. He guided me through every symptom I was facing and explaining each and every outcome thoroughly. He took the time to go through my med list and rule out what the causes could be. He also took the time to explain to me what medications would work and which ones wouldnt. I greatly appreciate how I was taken care of today. Thank you very very much

  • Dr was very thorough and informative. Also was very pleasant and attentive.Would recommend him to any family or friend.

  • It was a very pleasant experience for me with this resent visit, haven't been seen since last year,and very impressed with the new medical doctor that I was seem by

  • The provider was very gentle in his presentation about personal issues. He was very caring, knowledgeable and seem to be really listening with the situation that I was talking about. He stopped and he listened, so he wasn't just playing the role of being on the doctor or near the patient. He is also listening about problems that I might have had, or making sure that I had what I needed to have, and I appreciated that. So he was very caring, not only professional but caring.

  • This was my second time seeing doctor Atwood. I am again blown away by his thoroughness, analysis, care, communication skills and bedside manner. He took the time to explain everything, prescribe tests needed. I felt like the only person on his mind. What a perfect mix for a doctor! So very impressed for the second time. Thank you, Dr.Atwood!

  • nice staff

  • The whole experience was absolutely great. People were friendly, thorough, caring, I really enjoyed my visit.

  • Very impressed with dr. Atwood. I am a nurse and would recommend him highly to any friends, family or patients!

  • Professional and caring. Everything you expect from a health care provider! Thank you!

  • Everything was superb

  • Love dr. Atwood

  • They was grateful to me. They do great job, on time, and call me back, tell me everything the test was. I appreciated the doctor and all of them.

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