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James Lippincott, MD

4.7 out of 5 (355 Ratings)


DOT Certified / Family Medicine / Primary Care

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About James Lippincott

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Lippincott is in practice at Swansea Family Practice Group in Swansea. He is on the active medical staff at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Lippincott received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in academic family medicine at the same institution.

He is an associate professor/clinical instructor in family medicine at Brown University Medical School and a clinical instructor in the Physician Assistant Program at Northeastern University in Boston.

Dr. Lippincott is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, a field in which he also is board certified.


James practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

479 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

P: 508-973-1570

Get Directions 41.7613575 -71.22010539999997

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 (49)

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.

  • Staff us the best even on the phone. Dr Lippenciott is top of his field.

  • It was a tele visit so maybe there was not enough time for a full consult, even though I do have a VA hospital provider my main medical Dr still is the one I use at South Coast Medical

  • I know this is all brand new to everyone(pandemic). Wish the young lady let me know that med tech was gonna call way ahead of doc appointment. My appointment was at 2 and thot all that process was gonna start at 2. No big deal just little phone tag. Thank you. J.

  • Physicians need to speak to patients in terms they understand and when providing a diagnosis, it needs to include at that time, definition, symptoms, treatments, nutritional info(if indicated), and reasons for why this diagnosis has been given to the patient. Thank goodness for family members who have the ability to research, offer assistance and want to help with the info needed to go forward in assisting me to improve.

  • My care provider listens

  • I’ve been seeing my provider forever and I have never been disappointed after seeing The office staff there are amazing people who make me feel like they care

  • Nice enough to open each door so I didn’t have to touch them during these tough times get treated like a person and not a number made me feel very welcome

  • Keep up the good work.

  • Even though it was over the phone because of the covid 19 they were very professional , listen to my concerns and my doctor prescribed the correct medication to get my issue taking care of . Under the circumstances the medical profession is up against , they deserve a big thank you very much. Be safe

  • Don’t think any changes are needed very positive experience.

  • Dr. Lippincott was very knowledgeable regard communicable diseases and provided detail information which I appreciated. Lab workers were cheerful and kind.

  • Your employees were all very pleasant, knowledgeable.

  • Always Great

  • I was sick and my PCP was not available and the staff was so helpful and got me in the same day with another provider who was highly professional and helpful, thank you !

  • The front office staff, nurses and doctors are always very helpful and professional in providing administrative and medical care.Very attentive.

  • Been a long time user of Swansea Family Practice and never have had an issue with any of my care or scheduling of sick visits, etc.

  • Was very pleased to get the appointment on the day I called with a problem. My primary doctor was not on that day, but did get in to see someone else.

  • Everything was handled beautifully!

  • My PCP is Dr. Lippincott. I think he is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to listen to me, to hear what I have to say. He answers all of my questions. The office staff are also excellent. I'm always seen in a timely manner. I never feel rushed. I've been with this office for several years and I've also recommended several friends and family members to go to this office as well. I've always, highly enjoyed going to the doctor's office there as much as you can enjoy going to the doctor's. I just think it's a great establishment.

  • All of the staff is very friendly and professional. They truly care about you as a person.

  • My doctor took time with me.

  • Mr. Lippincott has been with me for over 15 years as my medical provider. Kept me well, always treats me good, always asks the right questions, always listens to what I have to say. I would recommend him to anybody. As a matter of fact, my wife goes there.

  • Dr. Lippincott has been my health care provider for well over 20 years now. And he is who is served me very knowledgeable and very professionally Dr. Lippincott is an outstanding primary care physician and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Happy about the quick response Referrals to take care of my concerns.

  • I was very happy that I was able to be seen on the day that I called. I was not expecting to be seen on the same day, but I am very appreciative that there was time available.

  • Very friendly nurses and staff.

  • Dr. lippincott always listens to my concerns and doesnt rush the visit. Staff is great as usual.

  • Can’t really be improved on, cause everyone there is fantastic!

  • My dr. Is very helpful and understanding.

  • Dr. James Lippincott has been our family physician for over 25 years and by far I think is the best doctor we've ever dealt with a lives and my wife is a nurse around hospital 32 years. So actually speak volumes of his efforts. He's a great doctor and a great guy tells it like it is and make you feel comfortable. So that's it.

  • Always a pleasure going to Dr. James R. Lippincott, my PCP. His nurse, [Name] is also very accommodating and thorough.

  • Very satisfied

  • Dr Lippincott listened to my concerns and advised me in the right direction for treatment.

  • The office in Swansea continues to be one of the nicest experiences with pleasant and efficient staff and great doctors.

  • Office has always followed through with all referrals. They always contact other specialists as promised when needed. Dr Lipincott is always professional and courteous.

  • Dr. Lippincott, I have been dealing with him for 40 years. He's great. He's consistent and he help me out greatly in times in my life where I need his help. Alright, don't make him change. He's great. The facility is is well, and I've known him for years and the staff was great. Alright, but Lippincott, he's classic. Alright. Thank you very much.

  • did great

  • Great place to visit thank you

  • Dr. Lippincott is by far the most trusted Dr I’ve ever had. He knows my history and makes me feel like I’m his only patient. He listens and truly cares. He’s the best. I’m 100% confident in his care.

  • Doctor Lippencott, and his entire staff are not just Professionals who Excell at what they do as Care Givers; they Care about the People they are Entrusted with to Provide Medical Care... But that's only part of what they do,they Provide Emotional Support and Rational Advice with regard to that Care...and have become liken to Family to all those who have been Privileged to have them as their Care Givers! They are the Epitome of what Medical Providers ought to be Striving to be!

  • In and out quick

  • Doctor took the time to get to know me and asked pertinent questions

  • Listens well. Educated


  • The staff here is always friendly and timely. Dr. Lippincott always takes the time to listen to me and explain his thoughts on what he feels is best. He does not rush the visit and make you feel like just another number he actually dedicates his time to get to know you. He weighs out options and help find practical ways to guide you in the direction of health and wellness. I appreciate this staff and would take my entire family here if they did not already have PCPs that they have history with.

  • It was great as usual

  • Friendly people!

  • Dr. Lippincott is very polite and listens to my concerns. Always has time for my questions

  • Dr Lippencot listened and provided helpful insight and course of action. Thank you

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