Dr. Laura Barber, MD

Dr. Laura Barber, MD

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Dr. Laura Barber, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Venice, FL. She has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Barber is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 101

Venice, FL 34285

Contact Information

(941) 488-1906

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
  • Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Effusion and PleurX® Catheter Placement
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Respiratory Management
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stenting
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Duke University
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barber has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barber to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (16 with comments)
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Dr. Barber's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Englewood, Fl |
Great physician.
in Englewood, FL |
Empathetic, straight forward, and explains VERY well the diagnosis and recommendations.
in Osprey |
I would highly recommend this doctor. Excellent. Straight to the point. Avoid unnecessary testing and explain in detail reasons of potential medications. Follow up by phone calls. We need more doctors like this one.
in Venice, FL |
Explained things very well. Took time. I did not feel rushed. Would recommend her very highly.
in Port Charlotte, FL |
She is one of the best doctors I have seen since I moved to Florida. She is very thorough and explains everything in laymen terms. Also the staff is helpful, friendly and always willing to help you.
in Venice, Florida |
Great doctor with compassion and great bedside manners.
in Venice, Fl. |
In less than a week of my first visit with Dr. Barber I was diagnosed with early stage of Lung Cancer. I was evaluated by Dr. Barber and she insisted in requesting a screening chest CT. My insurance denied. Dr. Barber fought back they finally approved. I had a small 2 cm tumor on my right lung. I had the surgery at Venice Hospital 3 months ago and I am now cancer free. I can not thank enough Dr. Barber for her diligent work. My family and myself want to say thank you and God bless you Dr. B.!
in Riverview, FL |
I really like this doctor. She demonstrated interest on my condition. I highly recommend to my friends and family.
in Osprey |
WONDERFUL. We never interacted with a doctor who take the time to explain in a very simple way the reasons of your medical condition. Wonderful doctor.
in Venice, FL |
I found her to be demanding and pushy. She would give my family 2 different answers to the same question. She did not listen to my requests, and would ignore me.
in Venice, FL |
Had my first appointment with Dr. Barber today and was very impressed with the staff and time everybody spent with me. I've never been in a physicians office where the they spent this much quality time with me 90 minutes of tests and questions. So far with one appointment under my belt I'm looking forward to the next appointment and feel I'm in great care here with the physician and provided staff. George M
in North Porth |
My mother recently passed away from septic shock. She was hospitalized at the ICU on Venice hospital. Dr. Barber was every day at her bedside explaining every single step of her condition. She took time to walk us through my mother x-rays and CT scans. She gave time to all of us to ask all the questions. My mother is in peace and certainly watching from up above. My family and I want to thank Dr. Barber for her dedication, compassion and daily hard work.
in Atlanta, GA |
Excellent Doctor. She performed a very difficult on my dad, high risk bronchial endoscopic procedure after a surgeon removed part of his lung due cancer. Others doctors were unable to fix the issues that impaired them to remove my father tubes on his chest. He came through with flying colors after the placement of some bronchial valves . She is direct and to the point and we appreciate her kindness, knowledge and skills. My family and I are extremely grateful to have doctor Barber with us.
in Chestnut Hill, MA |
She is very caring, takes her time to explain, and we did not feel rushed. Easy to talk to. I feel confident that she is one of the best! Thank you Dr. Barber!
in Nokomis, FL |
She's great
If there were a choice of no Star I would've chose that. She is probably the rudest Dr that I've ever met. I've been in the Medical field a very long time. She initially seemed very concerned about my new diagnosis and wanted to treat me. My follow up visit not so much. She tells me I'm not sick, my condition will never go away, but she doesn't treat it!?!? Ok........ Wants me to go back to primary Dr who referred me to her in the first place?? Wow!! What a waste of time & money!!
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Dr. Barber accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Barber has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Venice Regional Bayfront Health
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL 34285
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