Dr. Laura Barber, MD


Pulmonology | Female

Gulf Coast Pulmonolgy Assocs 333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 101 Venice, FL 34285 Get Directions
Dr. Laura Barber, MD
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.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Englewood, FL |
Empathetic, straight forward, and explains VERY well the diagnosis and recommendations.
in Osprey, FL |
Very good and caring doctor. I already made appointment for my wife to see her.
in Osprey, Florida |
Outstanding Outstanding physician
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 Port Charlotte |
Very knowledgeable and great bedside manners.
in Port Charlotte, FL |
Was taken in on time. Front desk very helpful and friendly. Dr. Barber was very thorough and kind. I would highly recommend this practice.
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 North Port |
Amazing caring doctor.
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 Franklin, TN |
Genuinely caring and interested in her patients. She is one of the best doctors I have ever met. She is skilled with procedures and incredibly organized and above everything else, she gets results. She is generous and kind.
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's Care Philosophy

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Interstitial Lung disease- Pulmonary Fibrosis-Pulmonary Hypertension- Chronic respiratory Failure - Lung Cancer

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Right heart catheterization - EBUS (Endobronchial ultrasound) - Interventionl  Pulmonology -

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Dr. Barber's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 1990

  • Other Education
    Duke University

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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