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J. Tessa Draper, MD

4.7 out of 5 (252 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:

  1. 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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (57)

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.

  • Very polite and helpful , but could have been more thorough not everything was checked and felt that my appointment was rushed.

  • Dr Draper is always respectful and addresses me properly by my name. However, recently support staff have taken to addressing me and I assume other patients as "honey" As my name is clearly on my chart, I would prefer to be called by my name.

  • Fast and friendly service from the check in desk to the lab, support staff, medical assistant and doctor.

  • I was very impressed with my visit.

  • Dr Draper is an awesome provider, as are the front check in staff and the NP's. As a patient I didn't appreciate the way I was treated by the MA that checked me in. She was short, not friendly and didn't make me feel uncomfortable.

  • Everyone listens

  • First time visit. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. My second appointment will be in six months

  • They are always very professional.

  • Dr. Draper was extremely thorough with steering me in the right direction of things I need to do to address my concerns. She listened very carefully to what I had to say and addressed all of my concerns.

  • I am always happy with the staff always friendly helpful and help me with anything i need

  • It was so impersonal...

  • Dr Draper is nice, caring and shows care for her patients

  • Everything was great, staff was attentive, courteous, and timely. Service is always great at this facility.

  • Very personable Dr

  • She was concerned about my health

  • Dr. Draper is a kind and wonderful primary physician for myself and my son. She's considerate. She's up to date. She enjoys listening to what we have to say, and I think she's terrific.

  • Great experience. No wait. Dr. Draper and staff were great.

  • Everything was handled that I needed done.

  • I felt Dr. Draper really took the time to listen to me and she already knew some of my concerns. She was empathetic and offered me different care options based on my comfort level. I felt cared for and heard. Thank you Dr. Draper.

  • I love Dr. Draper! She's kind, patient, knowledgeable, and has a sense of humor.

  • Treated me with respect and care.

  • Everyone at the office is very attentive.u00A0 High, high kudos foru00A0 Dr. Draper, and [Name] They are great.

  • Dr. Draper is kind, compassionate, and listens to all my concerns.

  • Stop making your doctors robots and allow them enough time to get to know their patients.

  • Love it there

  • It was a great visit. Thanks to Dr. Draper and the entire staff.

  • I waited 30 minutes in the waiting room to be seen for my appointment but only because I wasn't checked in correctly at the front desk. All staff was apologetic once they realized they didn't check me in. Otherwise my visit was pleasant and timely!

  • The provider I saw today was excellent. Very attentive and helpful to my needs.

  • It was very easy to use the My Chart portal to get a last minute appointment, and also very easy to schedule labwork. Dr. Draper listens closely, is thorough, and does not dismiss any concerns. 10/10

  • —Provider listened, or stopped herself from moving on, when I reviewed my list of questions, gave info or shared my concerns. —Waited for awhile for my EKG.—Appreciate the summary of my visit by the paperwork given to me after my visit to educate me about ways to improve my health.

  • I found everything to go very well with all the staff as I'm a new patient for Dr. Draper was very pleased

  • My doctor is amazing

  • Appreciate the wait list notices

  • Gave me an appt. quickly which was most helpfulIn treating my cough.

  • No improvement necessary with this care team. It was an overall good visit.

  • I like that there is a chart at the door letting you know if the doctor is running on time. Also, the girls at the front desk are very kind and courteous. My doctor is very thorough.

  • I was very pleased with my visit

  • Dr. Draper is the best. Her staff is very professional. I enjoy going there. But the surveys are obnoxious.

  • This was my first visit with my new health provider. I wasn't sure how it would go but Dr Draper made me feel comfortable and she was thorough and caring. I wasn't sure if I was going to stay at this facility because it is out of my way from where I live, but I'll give it a shot because I do like my new md.

  • Dr Draper is the BEST PCP I've ever had and I'm 77 years old, She's personal yet professional. One of the best things that happened to me medically. I am one of her first patients.

  • Everything is great! Staff is very polite and helpful. As well as the nurses and Dr's that I have come across!

  • Difficult to get a specific time for a routine appointment. Apparently booked out over one year. However, very accommodating for a follow-up appointments.

  • Dr. Draper is a fantastic nurse and would recommend her to everyone.

  • My physician is excellent. The front desk staff was very friendly. My MA was not personable at all and did not make me feel comfortable. In fact, I was uncomfortable by the way she rushed with me taking my vital signs, going though the intake, and then doing an EKG. I did not feel cared for by her at all.

  • Provider & staff were very professionalLiked all & the facility

  • All staff was kind and courteous, from check in/check out, the MA and Dr. Draper herself. Dr. Draper was absolutely wonderful, listened to my concerns and was receptive to my input to come up with best plan possible. Highly recommend this practice.

  • Dr. Draper was non judgmental, not biased and proved to be a great ally and resource to the LGBTQ community.

  • when I always have an appointment there, everyone is nice and caring. they talk to you about your test results and what's going to happen next. at my appointment today it went well.

  • Always kind and helpful. Support staff is excellent with great personalities, making it an excellent experience

  • Appointment was on time. Provider was thorough and listened to me. Pleasant demeanor.

  • I felt like the receptionist didn't like my doctor and that came across to me in our interactions.

  • Very attentive and scheduled quickly when I called for a sick visit. Dr Draper listened to symptoms and heard my concerns. Thank you!!

  • There is nothing wrong, they are perfect. They always listen to me and try to do everything possible to figure out how to get me better. I'm so glad I finally have the right doctor. Thank you.

  • The front desk was horrible. She was too busy being social with a coworker and when she assisted me finally to check out was rude. Making a follow up appointment was difficult as this individual did not understand that people work. Just a horrible individual who should not be assisting patients.

  • Dr. Draper is thorough without being overwhelming. She has a pleasant demeanor and has a sincere interest in her patients health and wellbeing.

  • My provider show compassion and care. Listens then advices. Great bedside manors

  • I was happy will all

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.