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Linda Paiva, NP

4.9 out of 5 (193 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

About Linda Paiva

Linda Paiva earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA. Linda then expanded knowledge, skill and abilities by returning to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to pursue a Master of Science degree in Nursing, with a focus on Adult Primary Care. In addition to health promotion, preventive care, palliative and hospice care, Linda’s clinical interests include caring for patients with complex medical conditions such as heart failure, kidney disease, asthma and COPD.

Linda’s philosophy of nursing focuses on providing holistic and comprehensive care while respecting patient’s rights and promoting health. She has always had an interest in caring for patients with complex medical conditions. Working in Primary Care has allowed Linda to support, educate and play a vital role in preventing illnesses with her patients.

In her free time, Linda enjoys spending time with family, gardening and going on hikes.


Practicing at the following locations:

Borden Medical

534 Prospect Street
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-7766

Get Directions 41.7084945 -71.14504160000001

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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (53)

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.

  • Change nothing. Excellent Provider A+A+A+.

  • This was my first visit with Linda Paiva,NP. She was wonderful. She took the time to get to know me & my history. She was attentive to my issues & addressed them professionally & competently. Dr Wood is a tough act to follow but she definitely did a great job. Thank you.

  • The house. The I mean the clinic is very organized. Linda Paiva is excellent. She took care of me. She took her time. She listened to me. I could express myself very well, and she gave me a lot of attention. Then she took care of all my problems. Excellent. Excellent Care. For Linda Paiva and her staff. Thank you.

  • The provider is well informed, thorough and caring.

  • always helpful, friendly and courtious.

  • Courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, great team!Keep up caring and compassionate approach.

  • Linda Paiva is the best. She is always very caring and thorough.

  • Everything was fine

  • On time visit with Dr. Petrulio! Explained well but I forgot some of the things he said! Wish I could have gotten a write up on his findings etc.

  • Great experience. Fast. Dr. Linda Paiva is the best doctor I have ever seen. I will look forward to yearly physicals now. Awesome experience at a doctors office.

  • Improvement could be, it is needed in the office as far as taking care of prescriptions and paperwork. Have it done in a timely manner. And correspond with the patient.

  • Kind caring and compassionate service

  • Linda Paiva NP is so compassionate and understanding and takes the time to listen to you. I wouldn't see any other provider. She's the best!!!

  • Linda was so kind and knowledgeable!

  • Linda ALWAYS listens to me and treats me like a human, not a patient to be shuttled through her office. She asks about my mental health and remembers the personal goals I have. Doctors and nurses should be learning from her.

  • Linda is very knowledgeable and compassionate in her care. She has an excellent bedside manner that makes you feel at ease even when discussing difficult health issues. She is truly a professional.

  • Such a pleasant office. Linda Paiva N. P. is an Angel. She is certainly in the right field. Always caring, compassionate and is such a great listener. I would follow Linda anywhere.u00A0


  • Everything was perfect

  • Linda is the best Doctor I ever had she is so caring and knowledgeable I love her

  • Linda was so kind and caring. I look forward to having her as my provider.

  • Linda paiva is the BEST

  • Very professional, easy to speak with

  • Hi. I've been a member of South Coast for many, many years. And I recently, switch to Linda Paiva,she was awesome. She was, she was very thorough. I've never had such a complete physical as I have with her, so I highly recommend her her staff. Everyone there was fantastic. So I highly recommend that office. Thank you. Bye bye.

  • My health provider always gives me undivided attention during my appointments or needed advice over the phone. I am able to ask any questions that are easily answered by my health provider. I am extremely pleased.

  • My provider and her assistant are absolutely top shelf. She's always there for me there pleasant. They're always asking if there's anything more they can do and I couldn't be happier.

  • able to see the doctor as scheduled.

  • Pleasant staff , courteous.

  • Very Professional from all of the staff.Thank You

  • Would prefer my doctor at the appointment rather than an assistant

  • i was made to feel at ease in the office for this visit since covid.

  • Linda P NP is kind,and respectful of patients. Southcoast should be very proud to have her on staff,

  • Professional, thorough, balanced and informed care. Much appreciated. No improvement needed.

  • In my eyes there was nothing that could have been done any better everyone in the office was helpful and friendly, keep up the good work

  • NP Linda was awesome. Very kind.

  • Linda is trustworthy and wonderful

  • Linda Paiva NP is extremely thorough She is a great provider and would recommend her highly

  • No improvement needed.

  • Linda Pavia is the best health care provider I have ever had. She is professional, knowledgeable and caring. I am grateful I found her and all the wonderful specialists she has recommended.

  • Friendly staff and helpful with questions. Everything runs very smoothly when going into the office and I can say they work well as a team in that office.

  • Linda has been my primary care for a long time. She's always very good on time and she knows my whole history. She's one of the best primary cares I've ever had.

  • Yes, Linda covered everything from A to Z I I was impressed. She gave me an update on the shingles very well informed very knowledgeable. And I thought she did a good job. That's that's about it.

  • This is a very efficient doctor's office and people who work there knew what they were doing, and I appreciate the good help that they did and telling me what I need to do also. Thank you very much. Bye.

  • Everything was great the only concern I have is the phone system. The wait time to talk to a human is so long. My husband and I were even considering changing primary care physicians. I've been assured that they are working on a remedy.

  • Appointment was given timely, no long wait time in waiting room, greeted at door, COVID precautions taken. Fantastic and caring doctor (NP).Great experience.

  • Professional, caring, attentive staff. Provider top notch.

  • Linda, the nurse practitioner that was covering for my doctor, that was not available, was very helpful and put me at ease. Hopefully, I will feel better soon.

  • The annual physical went very smoothly. Linda Paiva is an exceptional healthcare professional and does a great job.

  • Love Linda she is great

  • My Pc has always been top notch and the office staff has always been kind, helpful, and courteous

  • Linda always listens and explains things. Is proactive in her approach. Im thankful to have my health in her hands

  • I'm looking for more information on My Chart.

  • Staff was friendly, informative, and prompt - I have no complaints. I was happy with the service and that's about it. The nurse practitioner Linda was very informative, very friendly - in fact the entire staff was good. Alright. Thank you very much.

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