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Kathleen Pringle, CNM

4.9 out of 5 (93 Ratings)


Midwife / Obstetrics & Gynecology

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About Kathleen Pringle

Kathleen Pringle earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and obtained a certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Pringle joins Southcoast Health with three decades of midwifery experience in southeastern New England and has also served as an assistant clinical professor in the Nurse Midwife Graduate Education Program at the University of Rhode Island. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

As a Nurse Midwife, Kathleen supports and cares for women and their families throughout every stage of pregnancy. She has a vested interest in teaching patients how to live safe and healthy lives, allowing them to deliver healthy babies with as little intervention as possible.

In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

    543 North Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    P: 508-973-2208

    Get Directions 41.6367632 -70.955847

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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 (20)

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.

  • Kathy is always very friendly, knowledgeable, and always has my best interest in mind!!…always enjoy my appt with her!!

  • She was knowledgeable and compassionate. Listened to every concern.

  • Was very impressed. Thank you

  • Dr. Pringle is very professional and kind. She has a wonderful disposition. I feel comfortable with her and the staff is good too.

  • For my first PAP since 2016, she made the experience as comfortable as possible, even with having a student it was streamlined and I can't complain at all.

  • CNM Pringle advocated for me after reaching out to my regular CNM via MyChart. She arranged for me to come in as soon as possible, listened and gave advice on my health concern and was great. This was my first visit with her and I was very happy with the care she provided.

  • Kathleen Pringle is amazing and down to earth.

  • First time meeting the doctor and she was very friendly and made me and my partner comfortable and informed us with what we need to do in future visits pertaining my health the my baby's

  • The woman at the front desk who checked me in was friendly and happy when I arrived. The medical assistant was professional and efficient. Kathleen Pringle was wonderful! She listened carefully to me and answered all of my many questions. She was informative without being pushy or judgmental.

  • MS. Kathleenu00A0explained things very well in a way I could understand and helped me scheduled more appointments to take care of my health that I been wanted to take care of for years. I really appreciate her.

  • Kathleen, NP listened carefully to me and was very kind. She took her time and made me feel comfortable.

  • Staff have always been pleasant and courteous. They listen to your problems and are a pleasure to deal with.

  • Nothing, everything is fine

  • I came in with hesitation and a high level of anxiety. I was seen for an appointment to confirm my pregnancy but unknown to my new provider, I carry extreme trauma from my previous pregnancy and birth experience. My expectations were incredibly low and I assumed I'd be shopping around for the right provider. To my surprise, I felt welcomed immediately. Even just a warm greeting when I came in helped. The waiting room was welcoming. The receptionist was incredibly friendly. The intake nurse had a fabulous sense of humor and was just so comforting. Dr Pringle put me at ease, reviewed my past pregnancy and birth and answered my questions with so much patience. I never once felt like a burden or like they were irritated with my questions. I never felt judged, where I have in the past. Being able to be completely honest with my provider is an absolutely necessity and I wasn't expecting to feel so comfortable with this staff so quickly.

  • Amazing service

  • She listens well and puts me at ease.

  • Kathy is always worth the drive to see ! She is amazing at what she does

  • Kathy Pringle us just awesome

  • Kathy and her student were both very professional, as someone who was a little nervous, they put me at ease, especially during the exam. She also was very helpful in telling me to advocate for myself. Really appreciate her.

  • I absolutely loved seeing this provider. She remembered, or at least reviewed my chart before coming into the room, therefore was extremely knowledgeable speaking to me about my health. She offered some great advise and really helped prepare me for the next steps in my pregnancy. She answered all my questions and made me feel so comfortable and ready to welcome my baby into the world.

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

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.