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Kathleen Pringle, CNM

4.8 out of 5 (95 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:

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.

  • 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.

  • Front desk staff and nursing staff should be more educated in the recent changes in PFML before answering questions and causing unnecessary stress, especially in the setting of new mothers or mothers who don't have any medical knowledege and don't know any better.

  • Kathleen Pringle was extremely empathetic, caring and looks at each patient holistically. I am very glad when I had to recently change providers due to unforeseen circumstances out of my control that I research and chose Kathleen! I felt she was very genuine and makes the patient feel comfortable in their OBGYN care.

  • I think we got along really well, i had a great time and felt seen and heard

  • I came for my glucose screening and while waiting the hour for my glucose screening I was supposed to be seen for an appt. There must've been some confusion at check in because I was never checked in for my appointment, so instead of having my appointment at the time it was scheduled they had to check me in late and see me after the full hour. Everyone was very apologetic and it was an honest mistake, the provider saw me very quickly after I was checked in. She is very kind, personable, and understanding. She is very proactive in making sure to help with anything that arises. Everyone I encountered was very pleasant.

  • Kathy Pringle was on time. She was extremely professional and caring and...just left me feeling really great after the appointment. I thought she was awesome. So, thank you.

  • Kathy Pringle was very knowledgeable and professional. She put me right at ease and made me and my health very important

  • Dr. Pringle and her office was amazing with everything from communication from past doctors to how genuine everyone in the office is.

  • Met Dr. Kathleen P. Today and she was amazing! Thank you.

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