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Jeffrey Syme, MD

4.7 out of 5 (326 Ratings)


DOT Certified / Family Medicine / Primary Care

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About Jeffrey Syme

Dr. Syme is board certified in family medicine and practices at the Swansea Family Practice Group in Swansea. He also is chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Syme earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and completed his residency in family practice at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a teaching affiliate of Brown University Medical School.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.


Jeffrey 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 (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.

  • dr. syme is a great dr. you can feel that he genuinely cares for you an listens to you. I've been coming here since I was a kid now my kids come here we have always been treated kindly I will always recommend this office to other people.

  • I had a video appointment with my primary as a follow up to an appointment for months ago. And I found it extremely convenient that I did not have to leave my home to to see my doctor and that we reviewed my medications and the labs that I had done and I found this to be a very effective means of avoiding contact with other patients and to to see my doctor and he was very accommodating and you know extremely helpful, so I would love to see this happening in the future. Okay. Bye.

  • Dr. Syme is the best! Attentive and thorough, he genuinely cares.

  • everything went fabulous ! I think a visit like this is probably it when it’s just like a follow up and you don’t have any real big problems that you should be seeing I don’t mind doing this ! ??

  • Timely and excellent experience. Dr Syme was patient and very compassionate.

  • I am always seen in a timely manner.

  • Always have a good experience don't have to wait for my appointment great staff and the best doctor ??

  • Everything was wonderful. Everything was was just great.

  • A very good experience. Luckily we were able to do the visit from home.

  • No improvement necessary!

  • This was a video call resume was very helpful he gave me medication and things for me to do to ease pain I have I will do what I am told

  • I have been a patient here for over 20 years and am always treated excellent. Dr Syme is me PCP and he knows well about my health. I have never had any bad experiences.

  • Was great not having to go to the office for a normal issue. Was quick and effective.Thanks!

  • Although I couldn’t go into the office Dr. Syme spoke to me for a televisit where we could see each other. Everything went smoothly even from the medical assistant that called me up to get my information and Dr. Syme was wonderful answered all my questions very professional it was a great experience

  • The entire staff is amazing when I have issues or concerns they get right back to me

  • I love my doctor. He always provides me with the best care

  • The front desk was extremely helpful and very efficient. The nurse that called back was also great. She called very quickly and she scheduled the appointment right then and there.Dr. Syme is always great. However, the only issue was there was nothing to notify that I was ready for the appointment So the appointment ended up being an hour and a half after it was supposed to be, but overall I'm I'm happy with the appointment.

  • My concerns were handled in a timely fashion. My questions were answered in a clear and sensible way. We have a clear rational way forward. Thank you.

  • I did not have an appointment but they took me in right away thank you all for that. I cant say enough about all the staff .Awesome people.I don't want to go anywhere else.

  • Dr. Syme is always courteous and caring and always willing to listen to any concerns I may have .I consider myself lucky to have such an excellent physician .

  •  I would recommend this facility is excellent. Dr. Syme and his staff are excellent also. Very friendly, always helpful, difficult to heal wounds on my leg, and I need help with various medicines and prescriptions and he's always there on my side. Very quick and prompt to help me out and get things done. And- Doctor Syme is a really nice guy. He listens even if it takes a while, he's very good. Never mad or always friendly, always smiling.  

  • Dr. Syme is an excellent, knowledgeable, caring physician.Ancillary staff was considerate and efficient,

  • Dr. Syme was very informative and accommodating

  • I am always seen by caring professionals when I go to Southcoast (Swansea Family Practice) The Drs and Staff are most helpful and caring

  • Very friendly employees...

  • Always professional and polite

  • I've been Dr. LIppencotts patient since I was a young girl... I Totally love my relationship with my pcp.. and the staff of the practice is top knotch.. even the " vampires" are the best lol. Flabotomosts ( sp.)

  • Dr. Syme is knowledgeable, cares about my health and takes good care of me. The office runs efficiently. Office staff and lab professionals are friendly.

  • Dr Syme is just amazing, he listened to my ideas for treatment which is hard to find in a dr. I am very grateful for him

  • I misunderstood the dosage prescribed & was surprised when I received only 1 dosage of doxy. I should have asked more questions about the treatment. Other than that thumbs up!

  • The staff is so nice and Dr. Syme always calls me with results in a timely manner.

  • I was seen by [Name] she was extremely friendly, and made me feel comfortable with her knowledge and skills. On a personal note, she made the BEST pillow to ensure I was comfortable. Keep her happy so she wants to stay at SC!

  • Got an appointment same day. Helpful staff. I like the doctor

  • The online appointment scheduling was helpful and expedient. Not much of a wait.

  • wonderful and caring service

  • Seen within minutes of my appointment time. Given an antibiotic for an ongoing sinus issue.

  • Dr. Syme was very caring and explained everything in detail. Very knowledgeable, would definitely recommend.

  • As always, Dr Syme provides a concise review of your medical situation and recommends an appropriate and effective solution for the issue.Thank you.

  • Dr. J Syme was great , he was on schedule and more important helped with my problem

  • Dr. Sims he’s great!

  • Everyone was very good and knew there job. I would definitely go back to this office again.

  • Dr. Syme is a true professional who consistently provides me with excellent care and advice.

  • Great visit from start to finish, checked in quickly, barely finished my questionnaire when called into exam room, dr. arrived quickly, we discussed many things, he did his exam and answered any questions, off to blood work and check out was very quick also, a very good experience today. thank you

  • excellent Dr. Syme

  • All was excellent

  • i got right in, on time. the physician was prompt, listened to my concerns, and spent an appropriate amount of time with me. i am very pleased with the care that i received

  • Hi, my name is [Name] and I'm a 39 year old young lady who has seen Dr. Syme for the past about 12 years. He is an absolutely amazing physician, with extreme compassion, and empathy very thoughtful, and the way he answers questions that I may have. I went there this week with a physical and he is extremely thorough, he will ask questions that sometimes I'm not even thinking about, and also goes the extra mile to find out how I'm doing outside of medical conditions. I'm just my work life balance as well. I think he is one of the best providers that ever dealt with over the course of my life, and I look forward to more years with him providing care.

  • Dr Syme is a very thorough medical physician. I was seen for my annual physical in a timely manner. Highly recommend him.

  • I have never had a less than excellent experience at Dr. Symes office. I've always been seen on time, I'm asked pertinent questions, and questions that I have are always answered thoroughly. In this past visit, he noted the possible presence of a hernia (which is why preventative care is so great). He provided me an explanation, plan, and what symptoms to be on the look out for. His demeanor makes him easy to be honest with. The staff took excellent care of me and got me scheduled for next year before I was out the door.

  • Dr Syme and his staff did their job, and did it in a manner that I wanted to be treated and how I would want to treat others.

  • Love the fast service and dr syme is amazing

  • Very personable staff.

  • My needs were taken care of Dr. Syme was attentive to me as I described my symptoms and very helpful

  • I'm very satisfied with the South Coast providers. Dr. Syme is an excellent doctor. I've had them for a few years as a doctor and I'm completely satisfied with the service I get.

  • I have been a patient of the provider for more than 25years and have always received excellent care by my provider and the staff at this healthcare facility

  • Prompt service, nurse [Name] was super nice and very courteous Dr Syme was very professional and diligent pleasure to have him as my new doctor

  • Extremely Knowledgeable of my past history and medications from my previous PCP at Swansea Health

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