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John Shapiro, MD

4.7 out of 5 (252 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

About John Shapiro

Dr. John Shapiro, MD, MPH completed a combined Doctorate of Medicine and Masters in Public Health program at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University. He went on to receive training in Internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His clinical interests include primary care, geriatric medicine, and diabetes management.

Dr. Shapiro was inspired to become an internal medicine physician because the doctor-patient relationship is so important to him. He believes he can help patients by listening to what’s wrong with them, meeting them where they are, and making recommendations specific to each unique situation.

Outside of work, Dr. Shapiro loves to spend time with his four kids, hiking, gardening, and exploring New England.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Internal Medicine

    1565 North Main Street Suite 306
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-9500

    Get Directions 41.7215674 -71.14489079999998

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 (64)

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.

  • The nurse with whom I met before seeing Dr. Shapiro was very pleasant and knowledgeable... This was my first visit with Dr. Shapiro. He was very relaxed and personable. He had a firm knowledge of my medical history and medications. I mentioned I needed a new neurologist; he had someone in mind and I got an appointment with this neurologist at checkout. I was very happy with this experience.

  • Everything was fine. Dr. Shapiro is a very good listener and I trust his judgment.

  • Everything done well 10,10,10,10,10,10,10, thank you [Name] [Name]

  • Awesome and had parking close this time

  • They listen to what you have to say.

  • I was seen in timely manner. Dr. Shapiro listened to my concerns & my treatment preferences.

  • It was my second appointment with Dr Shapiro, I'm very pleased.

  • Had a good visit today, treated well by staff and my provider. No complaints, good experience.

  • The entire staff was attentive to all my questions and needs

  • Appointment was on time, well satisfied.

  • Love Dr Shapiro's quiet manner Very compassionate and knowledgeable

  • Yeah, they did everything well, it was great.

  • Good listening skills

  • I'm SO HAPPY to finally have a physician that REALLY LISTENS & seems to truly care about his patients!!! I've had 3 different PCP's in the last 3 yrs. With each one I've tried to explain that there's something wrong, then explain all my symptoms... Dr. Shapiro's the ONLY ONE that actually listened. Unlike one, that cut me off and explained the symptoms away. Thankfully, he wasn't condescending and tell me it's all in my head, like the other. Instead he listened, and actually heard the full list of symptoms. Because he did, realizes there is an issue and is trying to get to the bottom of it... Which is how EVERY physician should act!!!

  • I had a very informative visit with dr Shapiro and am happy that he could provide me with excellent information about my various medical health problems and order me a new medication for sleeping better without having weird dreams.

  • Showing how much you and everyone cared about me the patient. Thank you

  • Just didn't feel like anything was accomplished. scheduled appointment for a year. Guess I'm feeling better.

  • Appointment on time. Discussed all situations.

  • Dr. Shapiro was kind, caring and knowledgeable. He was familiar with my past medical history and listened attentively to my present health concerns. He educated me, shared his medical advice and suggestions for continued health and well-being. I am pleased and grateful to have this wonderful professional for my primary care physician. Thank you Southcoast for finding such a decent doctor.

  • I was seen in a timely manner and received excellent care.

  • Don't change anything. It is better than expected.

  • Always on time and that means a lot to me.

  • It was great

  • Dr explained some options to lose weight and was able to prescribe a medicine to reduce inflammation to my back.

  • 10:40 appointment not seen until 11:30 and I am a full time employee Improvement with time management would be very beneficial

  • This was my visit with Dr. Shapiro because I lost [Name] due to insurance issues. He Dr. Shapiro's was wonderful. He was pleasant, he was informative, he listens, he talked, I couldn't ask for a better visit. The only problem was I had a 35 minute wait, which I guess he was running behind. He had a crazy day, but the Dr. Shapiro himself was perfect. Thank you.

  • I experienced a lot of patience and was impressed with both doctor,as well as the Med assistant ,who explained why a position of my arm for my blood pressure was done. She said it was the correct way, while I have never had that experience with others. It was elbow at heart level. I felt that I was heard and understood as I voiced my health concerns.

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Shapiro. He took his time to go over pass and current issues. He never made me feel like he needed to end my appointment to move on the the next one. I was very comfortable talking to Dr. Shapiro and honestly felt like he was listening to me.

  • Dr. John Shapiro is a concerned and caring physician with extensive medical knowledge. He intently listens to and responds with effective treatments and helpful advice in every way possible. Most importantly and noteworthy, he has done an outstanding job of replacing the wonderful, now retired [Name]. [Name][Name] who was my PCP for many years. I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Shapiro and consider myself very fortunate to be under his care.

  • They were very kind, helpful, and efficient with everything I needed. At the moment, they don't need to improve anything.

  • This particular visit with Dr. Shapiro was a great visit. He was very knowledgeable about my problems and seem to be very concerned. Seems like a great guy and I give them an A+.

  • Dr. Shapiro was very attentive and spent the necessary time to listen to me and provide me with all the needed information. It was obvious that he spent some time looking over my records and was familiar with my medical issues. I certainly didn't feel rushed and he gave me the opportunity to ask any questions or share any of my concerns.

  • Very helpful in explaining what was needed to be done & what the next step was.

  • Dr Shapiro listened to me and helped me in my concerns about staying mobile and leg knee problems set up an apptmt for some exrays and was able to get them done that same day great experience

  • On time , very pleasant, very knowledgeable about me !

  • He spent a lot of time with me. I never felt rushed.

  • He was very patient and listened to my concerns; he tried to provide the best treatment for my medical problem.

  • The entire experience was great

  • Everyone was very helpful

  • I don't have any complaints. The staff are all friendly and professional

  • Everything was done so I could understand my health.

  • I liked Dr. Shapiro a lot and will go back to him as my PCP.

  • Haven't had enough experience with the provider to give an honest appraisal. I'm happy with the change of provider and staff. Once he has met everybody he will be more available. Can't ask for more.

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Shapiro. He was attentive and did listen me as I was explaining my health and my goals. I tend to talk a lot, and he absorbed everything I said. I'm glad to have found a new provider, and looking forward to establishing a relationship with my new Dr.

  • Check in and checkout person could have been a little more pleasant

  • Very professional and courteous,no wait.Really don't have any complaints,keep doing what you're doing, good job

  • Great support staff and excellent Dr who cares, listens and recommended good things

  • I went for my first visit with Dr Shapiro, he was very thorough, he explained everything and really listened. Very impressed.

  • Dr. Shapiro was very attentive to my needs. He went over every detail of my medical care. He is a very conscientious and professional.

  • The whole experience with Dr. John Shapiro was excellent. He was kind. He was understanding. He listened to what I was complaining about. He listened and seemed to really care about my condition, and what we're going to do about it, and how we're going to handle it. Very informative and very, very professional and nice.

  • This was my first visit with this pcp. everything went well from check in to seeing the Dr.

  • It was my first visit with Dr. Shapiro and he was thorough...good start with him. He was courteous, and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed

  • I met Dr. Shapiro today and he is outstanding. More doctors should be like him. He was excellent and listened to everything I had that I asked of him and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you.

  • The thing I look for most is that I'm being heard as this is important if someone actually cares and at my appointment today I was heard.

  • Very kind and welcoming first time visit felt as if I've been visiting my whole life

  • I like the listening approach to my problems and trying to address them in a rational manner. Was very happy with first visit

  • Negative: Medical assistant entered wrong weight (added 3 pounds). Dr. Shapiro doesn't take much time to get to know patient - not personable.

  • The staff was very professional and courteous. Dr. Shapiro appears to be an excellent doctor. This was my first visit with him, and I was very impressed.

  • Prompt visit did not wait long in the waiting room

  • This was the first time I had seen Dr. Shapiro after [Name] retired. He seemed very knowledgeable and was very personable.

  • Completely covered all aspects of my healthcare

  • All the staff, including Dr. Shapiro, were friendly and caring. They explained everything clearly and listened. They were genuine and made me feel comfortable.

  • Medical assistant, and Dr. Shapiro, are both very nice and accommodating

  • I am a new patient to this provider as my normal provider retired. My first (get to know) visit went well.I feel that he will work out well being my new doctor.

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