Dr. Laura Barber, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemale

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 26 years of experience in the medical field. 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.

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Dr. Barber's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sleep Apnea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barber treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barber treats Wheezing more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Barber treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barber treats Shortness of Breath more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Barber treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Barber's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bronchospasm
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion and PleurX® Catheter Placement
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stenting
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Strep Throat
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Barber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barber

4.5

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
86.36363636363636%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Caring and knowledge physician. We are happy to have her in NYC.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Thompson – May 14, 2021
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Excellent provider
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May 13, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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,
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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Lederman J, – Oct 17, 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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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
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
What could be improved
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Janet in Venice, FL – May 30, 2018
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Empathetic, straight forward, and explains VERY well the diagnosis and recommendations.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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

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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What are Dr. Laura Barber, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barber frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Wheezing, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Barber treats.

Where is Dr. Laura Barber, MD's office located?

Dr. Barber's office is located at 333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 101, Venice, FL 34285. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Laura Barber, MD speak?

Dr. Barber speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Barber has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Gulf Coast Pulmonolgy Assocs

Venice Office333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 101 Venice, FL 34285
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Barber is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Venice, FL

51% Patient Experience Rating, 18% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)