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J. Tessa Draper, MD

4.7 out of 5 (239 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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

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.

  • 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

  • Dr. Draper is always a good listener and lets me be a partner in my care

  • This was my first appointment and I felt welcomed. Dr.Draper was caring and listened to me and answered my questions.

  • Absolutely nothing. This was my first time being seen by Dr. Draper as a new patient. She was incredible, very kind and professional throughout our entire visit.

  • The check-in/check-out woman was super nice and as was the nurse who took my vitals. As always, Dr. Draper listens completely to what I have to say before responding. She genuinely makes me feel that she cares, she is kind and understanding, I am never rushed, and am always told not to hesitate to call the office if something is wrong. Everyone that I came in contact with made me feel comfortable.

  • Dr. Draper is awesome!

  • Everything is very well organized, clean, and the people are friendly and attentive

  • Well in formed

  • She listened when I told her my specialist did not. She encouraged me to be proactive.

  • Dr. Draper and her staff are great. Thank you.

  • Friendly and professional

  • She is a very attentive and kind provider.

  • Pleasant doctor and staff

  • Very kind, if I have a question always had an answer to help.

  • Dr Draper is kind and considerate. She listens to all health concerns and addresses them well. I appreciate having her as my primary physician.

  • Keep up the great job!

  • One improvement would be the time in which patients are seen. I had an 8:20 appointment and was not seen until 9am. With everyone's time being valuable, I found it disappointing to wait so long for an early morning appointment.

  • Just visited for a follow up on a recent hospitalization. Usually the staff is cool. I've never had a problem with them.

  • I had a good experience

  • Dr Draper was wonderful.

  • Dr. Draper made me comfortable. Had an amazing visit!

  • First time patient... Staff was courteous and answered every question that i asked of them in a friendly manner. I feel I have made the correct choice for my PCP, so far.

  • Doctor knowledgeable. Atmosphere calm and quiet.

  • Dr. Draper was focused on and interested in myhealth concerns. I felt that thru our conversationshe was able to address my issues and provide theadvice and medical help that I needed. I was notrushed.

  • Dr. Draper is excellent, ever since I've been coming to her office even back when she was at trusdale. She cares and is respectful and is always nice. I would recommend her to anyone !

  • Office clean & pleasant environment. Usually seen on time. Dr. Draper listens & partners with patient in planning personalized care. She makes appropriate referrals to specialists as needed.

  • Polite takes time to listen and explain any question I may have

  • I appreciate that my appointment was on time. The doctor listened carefully to any issues/questions I had. I didn't feel rushed.

  • Every time with Miss Draper, it is well done.

  • Too long a wait for appointments. Everything else is great

  • When appointments have to be changed, it is very hard to reschedule.

  • The receptionist, the medical assistant, and provider were articulate, kind, and thoughtful. The office decor was cheerful on a gloomy grey day. The area was quiet, clean, and bright.

  • She saw a concern and followed through to resolution

  • The Appointment are always on time. and very nice and caring staff.

  • Dr. Draper is always a concerned person and always wants to help she is very sincere I rate her as great

  • Good experience. Appreciate not feeling rushed. Dr. Draper always makes you feel like a priority to her.

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