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Thomas Atwood, MD

4.8 out of 5 (101 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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (19)

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  • 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.

  • Excellent md

  • Dr Hurteau and his practice (E.Medeiros etc) are all very empathic caring doctors/nurses. They actively listen to our concerns and treat you like a human. They are reliable, honest, predictable and available; and for that we are grateful. My husband and I have been at this practice for over five years. I have always felt heard and respected as a patient. Thank you! We appreciate all that you do, especially during this global pandemic.

  • I feel that although I had no sign of infection I could have been prescribed something such as prednisone for my junky cough

  • Office staff was professional and pleasant. First time seeing Dr. Atwood — he was extremely personable and professional and took his time to make sure I understood everything.

  • Response to questions with concerns, eager to help, pleasant.

  • This is my first time with Dr. Atwood, and I was very, very impressed. He took time to explain things, he really answered things very thoroughly, no question was off limits. I was, I was really extremely impressed, I would highly recommend him for any of my friends, and I have. On Friday he's going to be getting some referrals. Thank you.

  • Waiting period was not at all long and the doctor was seemed very patient and I didn't feel like I was rushed in the appointment. I really like Dr. Atwood a lot.

  • Dr Atwood was very kind and helpful!

  • Everything was beyond my expectations

  • Dr Atwood was very caring & helpful !!

  • Dr.Atwood and the student doctor were both very thorough and accommodating and very pleasant.

  • I love Southcoast health , I thinking of changing primary care physicians.

  • Everything was done in an efficient manner. Friendly office and polite. I was impressed with the care Dr Atwood took to examine me, discuss concerns and make recommendations that I can work with. He even phoned to give me my blood test results.

  • Dr. Atwood is a wonderful addition to the office. He's very smart, knowledgeable, and professional but also relatable and explains things in an understandable manner!

  • The employees aThe docttt this office are always polite yet friendly. The doctors take the time to listen to patients' concerns.

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