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J. Tessa Draper, MD

4.7 out of 5 (271 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

About J. Tessa Draper

Dr. Draper earner her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston before completing her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She completed residency in Family Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Carney Hospital through Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Draper is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and Massachusetts Medical Society. She is certified in obesity medicine. Her professional interests include addiction medicine, women’s health and quality improvement.

In her spare time, Dr. Draper enjoys hiking, independent films and music, gardening and spending time with family and friends.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

827 American Legion Highway
Westport, MA 02790

P: 508-636-5101

Get Directions 41.63331 -71.07568100000003

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (58)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Everything went well

  • It takes way too long to get an initial appointment with a primary care dr. When moving from out of the area it's important to have a relationship fairly quickly. Luckily I liked the dr but it was 5 months before I could even see her. Other than that everything seems pretty seamless.

  • The staff at this location is outstanding, courteous and well versed in their profession

  • Staff courteous Dr Draper's attention was on my medication and confirming past history. She adjusted my medication lists and we discussed further bone tests and doctor for my foot

  • I am very happy with the care provided.

  • This office exercised thorough screening and answered all of my questions leading up to the visit with care and compassion. Dr Draper is well informed of my history prior to seeing me and genuinely engages in two way dialog that answers my questions and provides greater understanding for my condition and treatments. She has earned my trust in short tenure as my primary care physician and I am fortunate to have her.

  • Dr. Draper asked appropriate questions about my health and welfare and I didn't feel rushed.

  • Very attentive, kind, I didn't feel rush. Dr Draper explained clearly the tests needed

  • Overall, satisfactory visit

  • Talk about my health and asked if i eat good

  • Intake as new patient -- Dr. Draper took a lot of time to get history and concerns, did not rush or seem distracted in any way. Feel lucky to be here!

  • Dr. Draper is the best primary care physician I've ever had. She's kind, intelligent, and a very good listener.

  • Dr. Draper is very over booked. It did take over a year to see her but today's visit was worth the wait. I sense she is very diligent and will provide excellent care.

  • Professional, knowledgeable, personable and caring provider and staff.

  • Listening to my goals

  • Always a great experience when I go there

  • Dr. Draper was very kind, and listened to me. She made me feel very comfortable!

  • More aware of my total health picture

  • This was my first appointment with Dr Draper. I was very pleased with the time she took to talk to me and discuss issues. I am very happy that I chose her.

  • I appreciate the kindness you receive from the front desk as soon as you come in. It makes you comfortable before an appointment. On top of the Nurses that assist before the doctor comes in. Everything is always done in a timely manor and that's what I love.

  • My whole experience, from start to finish today, was fantastic. Friendly checking in, friendly doctor, friendly nursing assistant.

  • Dr. Drapper and her staff are amazing!

  • Dr. Draper makes your health easy to talk to about and is willing to listen.

  • Dr. Draper is very caring.

  • As someone who has worked in healthcare, I find it difficult to meet a doctor I feel is knowledgeable and has a good bed side manor. Dr. Draper made me feel comfortable, not judged by any of my life choices, and truly listened to my concerns. She also recommended a couple test and confirmed my consent 3 times before performing each test (just a palpations and an EKG). I felt like all of my options for different vaccinations were thoroughly explained to me, but I did not feel pressured to receive them in the office when I could just go to a pharmacy. Being heard is a lot of patients main concern and I am glad I felt heard here. I highly recommend this physician to EVERYONE. The MA that was in charge of my pre appointment information and preformed my EKG was polite, gentle, and overall easy to feel comfortable with. She also thoroughly explained each step of the appointment and answered any questions I had. As I mentioned previously, it's hard for me to find a provide I like, let alone a whole office!

  • I felt like I was being taken care of rather than just an inconvenience as I have felt at other facilities.

  • Good experience

  • Everything was great. First appointment so not ready to answer this question.

  • Check in was fast, rep was very helpful. The nurses made sure I was comfortable and understand what they were doing. Dr.Draper was amazing, it did not feel like a first visit. Took her time to make sure I was aware and updated on everything she was doing.

  • All great.Love it

  • I have not been feeling myself at all lately and was extremely emotional at my appointment. But the nurse and Dr. Draper we're so kind and made me feel so much better and finally at ease. I now feel confident that I'll finally find out why I'm feeling the way that I have been

  • I am trying to find a new provider for Primary Care. I had an appointment at 2:00 to see Dr. Draper. I waited until almost 3 o'clock before I was see. I asked several times at the desk, probably twice, but no one ever came up to me to tell me what was going on. And I just feel like that is just not great to do to a patient. My time is valuable and I missed other things that I had going on today because of it. And I'm a little bit concerned that South Coast, you know, I'm trying to find a doctor within the South Coast Network and this was not a great experience.

  • It was my first meeting with Dr. Draper I was looking for a new primary and she exceeded my expectations---personable, attentive, and made me feel super comfortable.

  • Doctor took the time to listen and explain what I needed.

  • The time for a new patient appointment was 8 months but I luckily got an appointment after a cancellation so my overall wait was only 2 months. Every person I spoke with or interacted with in person was very friendly and helpful.

  • Dr Draper was excellent. I'm happy I chose Her to be my new Primary Care provider. Looking forward to working with her to keep me healthy and happy.

  • Dr Draper is amazing and the staff are as well!

  • From the beginning of my visit to check in very professional to the medical assistant very informant and very professional highly recommended office and the Dr Draper Was the best listen to me that with me explain the whole visit definitely going back and I can't wait I love this office already

  • Friendly staff. Provider is on top of my health and explains my alternatives well.

  • Staff answered all my questions and listened closely to all my needs. Doctor went over all the important things I needed to know.

  • Great visit check in to check out.

  • This was my first appointment with Dr. Draper I liked her a lot. She was very professional and thorough!

  • I thought Dr Draper was very professional and kind I am Excited to start as her patient.

  • Very professional and kind.

  • It was the first time in this facility. The staff was courteous and helpful. They seemed to help each other too. Dr.Draper makes it a safe and comfortable space to talk about my health concerns.

  • I think doing a tele health kind of appointment is a good thing to do, when you're sick and don't want to get anybody else sick. Just to do a follow up things is good to do it like this. This was my first time on doing an appointment like that.

  • Great doctor and pleasant staff

  • Very pleasant, nice office, great staff!!

  • Staff was exceptional from the front staff [Name] to the Medical Asst [Name].Physician was very thorough and caring.

  • Hello, I went to see Dr. Draper. She is an excellent doctor. She's thorough. She's understanding. She's compassionate and she really knows her stuff. I'm so glad that I'm able to have her for my PCP. I was one of her first patients when she first came to South Coast so I couldn't be happier.

  • Staff was friendly and welcoming. Very professional and clean. Was my first visit to this office and so far I'm glad i made the change. I enjoyed meeting my new provider, I felt she was very thorough and listened. The medical assistant was friendly as well! Overall, great first visit!

  • This was my first time at this facility and it was wonderful. I was treated with respect and great care. I really liked the health care agent that brought me to the room and prepared me to see the doctor. She was caring and made me feel very comfortable. I was very happy to have a breast exam. It was the first time in 4 years and I am a breast cancer survivor and there is a family history of breast cancer. I really likeyour facility. Thank you,

  • I waited a half hour in the waiting area in lobby. Aside from the wait, the front receptionists, MA, and doctor were all very nice.

  • Great personalized experience

  • Everything went great she explained everything that I needed to know

  • Dr. Draper listens attentively and answers all of my questions. She is very competent and i don't feel like i am just another patient. [Name] ( medical assistant) was very welcoming and friendly.

  • My initial visit with Dr. Draper and staff was outstanding.

  • The support staff in the office is outstanding, from reception, to lab, to medical assistants.

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