Dr. Laura Barber, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Female
  
Dr. Barber
Accepting new patients

Gulf Coast Pulmonolgy Assocs

333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 101 Venice, FL 34285

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(941) 488-1906

Dr. Laura Barber, MD is a Pulmonologist in Venice, FL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barber has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in her area. She graduated from National University of Cordoba / Faculty of Medical Sciences medical school in 1995. She is affiliated with medical facilities Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barber to book an appointment.


At a Glance

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Barber

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Barber treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Barber treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 488-1906.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Barber typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Barber typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Asthma
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Barber typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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Dr. Barber's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • 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
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion and PleurX® Catheter Placement
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stenting
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Barber accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
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Dr. Barber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barber

4.5

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Barber is exceptional! She literally saved my life. She is caring, professional, thorough, understanding and compassionate. Dr Barber was the only specialist who took the time to listen to my story and able to connect the dots and fought for my recovery. Her assessment skills are second to none and she made me feel energized and pushed me towards my recovery. My family and myself are very grateful to Venice Hospital, mainly to the critical care unit and Dr B! We highly recommended Dr Barber and her CCU team. Great place with very knowledgeable and exceptional compassion and dedicated staff. Please let Dr Barber and her team know how grateful I am for caring for me and absolutely blowed away as she supported and updated my family during that time.
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Shilo P Gersen – Oct 13, 2020
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In early 2012, I first saw Dr Barber after my oncologist called her after I completed a chemo session and could not breathe even while having on my oxygen. I had part of my lung removed about 2 months before that day. She told my oncologist to send me over to her office right then. I know 100% that Dr Barber saved my life. My lungs were very congested from the surgery trauma coupled with the chemo. Her expertise and compassion healed me. I will forever be grateful to her. Over the years, she went to bat for me whether it be fighting with the oxygen company or coming to visit me when I was hospitalized and in care of another doctor for blood clots in my lungs and legs 7 years later. Recently, due to the COVID-19 she is no longer seeing patients in the office, just the hospital. My next appointment will be with a new doctor and I’m sad about that and a little scared. Thank you for all you do for so many Dr Barber. Much love.
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Leslye Garrison – May 12, 2020
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Dr. Barber is extremely patient and take the time to listen my mother complains over and over and she never interrupted her other than for given her a big smile and warming hug. Dr. Barber is very respectful and extremely knowledgeable. She engages her patients and incredible to us is her follow up with phone calls for results including during weekends. Gulf Coast Group certainly is very lucky to have her among their providers. Her office staff attitude is extremely poor and could be improved , however we really trust this doctor and we deal with her office staff or use the patient portal system,
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Heather May – Oct 31, 2019
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Thank you Dr. Barber for the wonderful and professional care that you provided to my father. It was a truly blessing that he had such caring capable doctor at his side. Dr. Barber has wonderful bedside manners. She really emits an aura of ease for her patients while also involving them and their family in health, life and dignity at the end of life decisions. Best doctor we ever had; her knowledge, expertise and genuine caring actions made our loss much less unbearable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mervin – Oct 30, 2019
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Dr. Barber saw my husband once last year when she diagnosed him in the hospital and one other time in her office. She's too busy and has no concern at all for her patients. He's very ill right now and she just cancelled and the other doctor in her office can't see him until January. Not happy at all with the treatment.
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Oct 28, 2019
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Excellent physician. She is not only knowledgeable if not also amazing person. She support patients and their loved ones when and where they are needed. She really gave us unbiased advice, let my husband and myself participate actively in all decisions related to our health and health care. She assess each situation carefully, and help whatever the situation. Also we noticed that she work cooperatively with other members of the healthcare team and everyone think very high of her. She is always caring, concerned, compassionate and very communicative, calm, comforter. My family and myself we highly recommend Dr Barber.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lederman J, – Oct 17, 2019
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Great physician, caring, great bedside manner and very knowledgeable. She really worked extremely long hours to save my father. Sometimes we didn’t like the bad news but she help all of us to survive this extraordinary experience. Venice Hospital was fabulous and we only can say THANK YOU to all of you. And for Dr Barber you are a such amazing gifted doctor, my dad was lucky to have you as his physician.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Karen Miller – Oct 02, 2019
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Likely smart as a whip, with zero bedside manner. We had a do not resuscitate in place and I asked her what lifesaving equipment he was hooked up to and she said “your friend will wake up today and he will decide what is going to happen next regardless of what you signed yesterday.” I’ll just leave that to for you to figure out what you might interpret the doctor meant. She’s way too busy and important at the hospital to ask a question of and totally ignored me when I was in the patient room and they were making the rounds of the critical care patients. It’s been a very bad experience just trying to be somebody’s friend and help them out through the process at Venice Hospital. It’s all a mess !!!! I’m so grateful I can be here for him !
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Ann Greeley – Sep 25, 2019
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Excellent Care
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Apr 19, 2019
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Fabulous Physician. I would describe her as caring and very knowledgeable.
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Mary Marshal in Nokomis , FL – Mar 03, 2019
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Amazing personality!!! This doctor cares so much for her patients. She is the absolute best in bedside manner and diagnosis.
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Feb 17, 2019
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Dr Barber is very personable with excellent communication skills. She excells in her knowledge of Pulmonary medical issues She is skilled in diagnosis and treatment of COPD. She has identified, confirmed and treated me successfully for lung and airway issues including pneumonia and linng abccess. She is very knowledgeable about mediations. Patients can trust Dr. Barber. Skip Rosa
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Ernest Rosa in Venice, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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She was very informative and efficient. Her bedside manner is the best I have ever encountered. I only can thank you Dr.Barber for give me another chance for a healthier life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Samuel in Venice , FL – Jul 12, 2018
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Although Dr Barber was ok, her staff is incredibly rude. I wrote a letter to Dr Barber to complain about this, but it was returned unopened. Calls to Dr Barber were also not returned. I stopped going to her strictly because of her staff. She needs to ask for honest feedback from patients.
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Janet in Venice, FL – May 30, 2018
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Dr Barber takes the time to listen. She has a genuine concern with what's going on with her patients. She is very straightforward and explains things in detail when you need her to. She has a wonderful staff also.
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Ricky in Sarasota – Nov 29, 2017
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Empathetic, straight forward, and explains VERY well the diagnosis and recommendations.
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Virginia A in Englewood, FL – Jun 16, 2017
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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.
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Carlos in Osprey – Apr 09, 2017
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Explained things very well. Took time. I did not feel rushed. Would recommend her very highly.
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Kim in Venice, FL – Mar 27, 2017
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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.
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Marie Valentine in Port Charlotte, FL – Mar 01, 2017
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Great doctor with compassion and great bedside manners.
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Deluca in Venice, Florida – Jan 14, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Knowledge and caring

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonology

Education

2011
East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Duke University
2008
East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2005
East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1995
National University of Cordoba / Faculty of Medical Sciences
Medical School
1990
National University of Cordoba / Faculty of Medical Sciences
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Gulf Coast Pulmonolgy Assocs

Venice Office333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 101 Venice, FL 34285
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Venice, FL

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
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