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Maria Openshaw, CNM

4.7 out of 5 (42 Ratings)



About Maria Openshaw

Maria Openshaw is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing since 2014 and joined Southcoast OB/GYN in 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish at Bowdoin College and a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Midwifery from University of California, San Francisco. Her clinical interests include reproductive justice and health equity, global health, and family planning.

Maria started her healthcare career in pediatric research, and would review postpartum medical records as well as interview participants about their pregnancy, labor and birth. She was inspired to become a midwife to help improve the health of families, and ultimately unite the two narratives so that the patient and provider are on the same page, leading patients to be more satisfied with their care. Maria’s philosophy of care is to honor the unique experiences, preferences, and stories of every patient and family that comes under her care. She welcomes all families in her practice, including immigrant families and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

When not at work caring for her patients, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, home design, and traveling. She appreciates the historic architecture and seafood of the Southcoast.


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

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 (8)

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.

  • Excellent treatment of me, and professionalism on the part of the staff.

  • He did everything very excellently.

  • I will only see Maria because she makes me feel heard, comfortable, and always remembers my history-even the small things like my husbands or sons name.

  • There's not a thing i would change. The doctor is amazing and very attentive. I was taken in the room within minutes of being there.

  • I liked how Maria treated me and she knew how to explain everything to me in the best way. I recommend her to everyone who decides to attend there.

  • Maria and her student [Name] (unsure of spelling) we're extremely thorough and made me feel very comfortable. I felt heard and validated and they provided me with enough resources and knowledge to address the issue I was having.

  • Wait times are totally unacceptable. This is the second appointment in the row where I have had an appointment after an hour past my appointment time.

  • Super friendly and patient staff. Dr was running slightly behind but I knew it was because she was jumping from room to room with patients. Took her time in answering my questions which made it worth the wait and understandable. Have already scheduled my follow ups with her. Supporting staff was also friendly and helpful. I had an IUD put in and she was adamant about making sure I didn't get up to quickly and felt stable getting dressed.

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