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Dr. Laura Barber, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Female

Dr. Barber

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 been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences in 1995 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.


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(941) 488-1906

Dr. Barber accepts the following insurance:

Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
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Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Barber's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barber treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Barber treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barber treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Barber treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barber treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Barber treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

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)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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
  • 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

Dr. Barber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barber

4.6

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
86.84210526315789%
(33)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
10.526315789473685%
(4)

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What People Say About Dr. Laura Barber, MD
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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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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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Excellent Care
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Fabulous Physician. I would describe her as caring and very knowledgeable.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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Empathetic, straight forward, and explains VERY well the diagnosis and recommendations.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Knowledge and caring

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • 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
2011
2011
2008
2005
1995
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)