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Linda Paiva, NP

4.9 out of 5 (187 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

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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.

  • She did everything right she is a very very good provider I am glade I have her as a provider and she cares about all her patients

  • Linda Paiva is the best health care professional I have ever known.

  • Linda Paiva is great. She is always on time and fully aware of what is going on with my health. I trust her completely

  • Staff efficient and knowledgeable, courteous and helpful.Provider —the best!

  • The NP was extremely caring and supportive of me and my health

  • My Nurse Practicioner is so professional, intelligent, caring, prepared. I have great confidence in her. She is beautiful X [Name] tell!

  • Linda P is the best NP period.

  • My new pcp , Linda Paiva , is incredible!! The care she provides is exceptional!! I feel like I am in the best possible hands ! She absolutely truly cares about me and my health ! There aren't enough positive words to express how I feel about Linda Paiva.

  • Linda is a kind and caring primary care provider. She listens with compassion and explains situations clearly.

  • Couldn't be better.

  • Linda Paiva NP is one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and understanding of any of my health needs or concerns. She's the absolute best.

  • Linda Paiva is superb at what she does!

  • The experience was very good considering that it is the first time that I go to her. The staff made me feel comfortable despite how nervous I was.

  • Linda Paiva, NP is so thorough. She is also compassionate and easy to talk to.

  • Linda is so friendly and caring which is an important factor in making someone feeling comfortable with talking about health and health related issues.

  • As soon as I walked in I was greeted with friendly faces! Was called into a room very quickly and hardly waited for my doctor. Both my doctor and nurse were very attentive and made my overall experience very pleasant!

  • Hi. Just like to say that Linda Paiva is a fantastic nurse practitioner. She takes her time. She listens to you and she makes you feel heard and addresses all the issues that you had before you leave and ask you and make sure. And a 10 out of 10. If I could give her an 11. I'd give her an 11. Thank you.(INAUDIBLE) by the way. Thanks a lot.

  • Linda is an exceptional np, she takes her time with each visit and has is very concerned about your well being. Everyone in your organization was wonderful today

  • Awesome.

  • Linda is amazing!

  • I am grateful to have Linda Paiva as my primary health care provider. She is so friendly and caring and always makes me feel so comfortable. Thank you, Linda.

  • Linda P is absolutely awesome. Southcoast is very fortunate to have someone like her. She is so compassionate and caring. She always goes the extra mile. Thank you for Linda

  • The staff are knowledgeable and personableRecently, [Name] from the Fairhaven office was very helpful with my youngest daughter who is also a patient of Linda's


  • My PCP is Linda Paiva. I love her with my whole heart. I would travel to another state to see her if I had toShe is loving, caring , compassionate and kind. Linda is EVERYTHING a Provider should beIf the world was more like Linda… this would be such a beautiful place to live in. You are SO LUCKY to have her and so am I

  • everyone at this office is always kind and helpful

  • Excellent Provider A+A+A+

  • Linda Paiva, Linda Paiva has been my provider for many years. She's always right on top of everything and I would recommend her to anybody that wanted her as their Primary Care. Thank you.

  • Attentive, informed and genuine. A session with Linda begins with comfort, moves ahead with rigor and ends with common ground. And, of course, satisfaction. Much appreciated.

  • Nothing everyone is the best!!

  • Always a great visit when I see Linda Paiva NP. The office girls and MA's are fantastic, friendly, and courteous.

  • Everything went well as usual.

  • 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.

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