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Marivyl Laxer, MD

4.8 out of 5 (348 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

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About Marivyl Laxer

Dr. Laxer earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed residencies in internal medicine at Makati Medical Center in the Philippines and at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.

She also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Makati Medical Center, Philippines.

Dr. Laxer is board-certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Bristol South Medical Society. Dr. Laxer is fluent in the Philippine language.

Marivyl speaks Philippine


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

    827 American Legion Highway
    Westport, MA 02790

    P: 508-636-5101

    Get Directions 41.63331 -71.07568100000003

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 (89)

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.

  • Everything about Dr. Laxer is efficient, spot-on and compassionate, making for a pleasant experience.

  • This was a sick visit and everything went well. Dr. Laxer is great.

  • The appt was on time. They were polite and attentive.

  • [Name] MA was wonderful. She went above and beyond to help me with paperwork needed. Dr Laxer was very attentive and kind. Excellent physician.

  • You were all pleasant, professional and showed concern fo my needs.

  • Always a pleasure to see Dr. Laxer

  • Dr. Laxer and the staff at Westport Medicine are the best. I have referred a friend and she is also pleased.

  • all is fine

  • Keep up the good work

  • Dr. Laxer is very professional. She's very thorough. She knows my background and my interaction with other physician and she knows just how to guide me. Thank you.

  • The wait is too long

  • The staff and Dr Laxer are always exceptional and listen to what is said and include me in their way to treat me.

  • Dr Laxer is the absolute best.

  • I understand that Dr. Laxer is very busy and very well liked, as I feel the same way. But, I almost dread going, because the wait always seems so long. I had a 4 o'clock appointment today. I got called in almost immediately when I got there. But I waited and I was told I was the next patient. And I waited 55 minutes for her to come into the room. Like I say, I understand that she's busy. But I was told I was the very next patient, that she was finishing up with a patient. I was next. And it still took 50 minutes. Not unusual.

  • Dr. Laxer is excellent!

  • I have no assistant to my provider was so nice and pleasant...and my pcp is just wonderful...I never feel rushed or this facility....

  • Dr. Marivyl Laxer has been my primary care physician for many years and her care is the very finest I have ever had. Every staff member I have dealt with at Southeast Health Family Medicine has been very professional and welcoming.

  • Dr Laxer is wonderful

  • Dr Laxer, treats me like a person and not a number. She cares about my health. I always enjoy my visits with Dr Laxer.

  • The provider listens to all my concerns she was very helpful and very understanding. She made me so comfortable and I felt like I could tell her everything

  • Dr. Laxer was wonderful to my wife, [Name] and myself. She was thorough, listening, and caring. She offered many suggestions to help our concerns. Dr. Laxer is the best, and we are fortunate to know her. Thanks you so much.Also, [Name] is extremely helpful and wonderful, as well.

  • It was a very good experience with dr laxer

  • Always nice there and my doctor is the best

  • Dr. Laxer is always attentive. Listens intently to what you're saying. And is extremely well versed about your history and things that are wrong with you. I absolutely think she's amazing. Thank you.

  • Dr. Laxer is wonderful! She listens, shares excellent advice, is calm and personable, and always reviews everything to make sure it is understandable. I asked her if she could take on my son as a patient!

  • Everything went well for a first visit. It was more like a meet and greet and discussing medication's and getting familiar with one another. Was very comfortable speaking with Dr. Laxer.

  • It was very good.

  • The wait time was a little too much.

  • I see Dr Laxer once a year for an annual visit and she always knows my history and is very thorough with her explanations and she's a terrific doctor!!!!

  • On time - respectful, friendly

  • Dr. Marivyl Laxer is an Incredible doctor. She's kind powerful listener. Answers questions on on a knowledgeable, professional level. I couldn't ask for a better position than Dr.Marivyl Laxer. I'm lucky to have her and the girls in the office and the staff are always helpful and kind when you go there, there's no way you can improve it. It's, it's done to perfection. Thank you. I feel blessed. [Name] [Name] Bye.

  • The wait time was minimal in the waiting room and also in the exam room. The most important thing to me is that the provider ( Dr. Laxer ) takes her time with me. She always listens to me and never makes me feel rushed or like she needs to get out of the room. She makes me feel like I can take up as much of her time as I need. THAT is important. She always listens to my problems and concerns and if she cannot help, she always has suggestions on where I can go or who I can contact. I highly recommend Dr. Laxer to anyone needing a provider that really cares about you and your health.

  • Dr. Laxer is an exceptional provider. She is very attentive to my health needs and cares about my health. She offers solutions, explains everything and really understands what I need to keep healthy.

  • Yes, Dr. Laxer is the ultimate professional. She is, kindly compassionate, well informed always willing to listen, always cognizant of your conditions prior to coming in and is probably the best health care provider I have ever had the pleasure of being cared for by her, and her staff today was excellent as it usually is but she is a superior physician and I am happy and glad and appreciative of having her as my health care provider.

  • Hard to get an appointment , had to wait an hour beyond appointment time to see the doctor . Support staff was friendly .

  • Dr laxer is an excellent doctor, knowledgeable, practical and compassionate

  • In the beginning, I called to get either an appointment or discuss with the physician and someone dropped the ball of the office. I'm still waiting for office results. Otherwise, I love Dr. Laxer.


  • Everything went well always a good experience

  • Quick response

  • A visit to that office is always a pleasure

  • Professional

  • Dr. Laxer always takes time to listen to all concerns. Staff is always attentive and helpful.

  • You did everything well.?

  • Everything was good

  • Dr Laxer is an excellent physician. I highly recommend her.

  • Excellent care and always a positive experience with Dr. Laxer.

  • Dr Laxer is an excellent health care provider. I have been with her for approximately 20 years. Office is run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Dr. Laxer is very thorough and attentive to my medical need . I feel she is a great doctor and if something comes up she is right on it even calling me after hours to check on me.

  • Excellent service, highly recommend! Very pleased I found this practice.

  • Dr. Was knowledgeable about my health care and was professional. I really don't think anything needs to be improved.

  • Dr. Laxer gave me the time to speak about my health, concerns and questions. She listened and gave important, helpful information and insight. I did not feel rushed and I felt heard. This was my first office visit with her and I feel 100% confident that I am in excellent hands.

  • I feel very comfortable with Doctor Laxer. She is very professional and she takes the right amount of time to explain everything. I would willingly recommend friends to Doctor Laxer and the entire Southcoast Health people.Thank you for everything everyone does for me and my wife.

  • Staff and dr laxer always pleasant and caring. Professional environment. Would recommend this office.

  • I had an appointment and saw Dr. Laxer in a timely fashion.

  • Dr Laxer is the most personable and competent and knowledgeable Dr I've ever had.


  • Everything is always done well at this office, the people are super friendly and kind, the doctor is just terrific, place is so clean, always smiles on there faces, happy happy with it all?

  • Dr Laxer and the team at Westport Family Medicine are great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.

  • Nice work!

  • I was well received by everyone that I had contact with.

  • Overall positive experience.

  • Dr Laxer set me up for an appointment with my cardiologist the following day, then called me back at the end of that day 9pm to see how my appointment went and how i was feeling.

  • This physician takes as much time as needed to listen and to provide the best care possible

  • Dr Laxer and her assistant [Name] were excellent! The receptionist was pleasant, as well.

  • Appoinment on time, staff very pleasant and knowledgeable, MD great.

  • Review own notes or history prior to in the room. Fatigued with having to repeat why something discussed, needed or considering. If concerns or disagree with other specialists prefer not to have to defend their suggestions as the patient. Feel Dr. Could make effort to put a call in to specialist to help facilitate care as one had continuous cancellations.

  • Doctor Laxer has provided me with the patient/ doctor relationship I look for. She knows who I am and is so wonderful at hearing my concerns and for years has been right about my health issues. I'm never disappointed. I leave knowing and feeling relieved and know I got great care. She is always very understanding, cares, and always listens. Wonderful doctor.

  • Pleasant staff, clean facilities, waiting room not crowded and the doctor took her time. I did not feel rush

  • By making appointments for labs,signing in on kiosk,and going directly to lab

  • I did not have to wait long at all for the nurse to call me in from the waiting area. She took my vitals fast and efficiently. Dr. Laxer came in right away and took great care of me. No improvement necessary.

  • The nurse who assisted me before meeting the doctor was very friendly and personable.Both the nurse and the doctor were personable, attentive, and took the time to listen to me and get to know me (this was a first/initial meeting).

  • great experience, got in fast. everyone was nice

  • The visit was efficient; and Dr. Laxer both complete and giving plenty of time to go over my concerns as well as her observations/suggestions. She is a stellar provider. I feel so lucky to have found her.

  • The number of related questions with regard to past and present issues was quite thorough regarding health issues.

  • My doctor's extremely professional, informative, friendly, and I am very happy that she is my physician. Thank you very much.

  • I always have a good experience at this office. Thank you.

  • Staff is always friendly and Dr.Laxer is the best

  • Dr. Laxer is very concerned about my health. Makes sure I have everything I need to stay as healthy as I could.

  • Dr. Laxer is absolutely wonderful and truly cares about her patients. She is very responsive to messages and always professional. She also has wonderful staff in the office - always courteous and friendly.

  • I think Southcoast Health is as excellent as the best care to be found anywhere. The doctors and staff at Southcoast are experts and they care about me and my health. I am so fortunate to be a Southcoast patient.

  • Dr. Laxer is diligent and caring in her handling of patients. She follows through with scheduling tests, a phone call, and covers all the bases. I can't recommend her highly enough. Her office in Westport is very convenient, immaculate, and well organized. I am thrilled that she is my primary care physician. I feel safe in her hands.

  • Dr Laxer took the time to answer all my questions. She didn't rush and made me feel completely comfortable. I am thankful for her

  • Almost got in on the right time of my appointment...Still had to wait.

  • I trust my doctor and she listens to me.

  • Appointment was kept on schedule which is important

  • I should be seen by the provider within 15 minutes of my appointment. I waited 35 minutes in the exam room.

  • Dr. Laxer always takes her time with me and listens to what I have to say. She is very caring and efficient.Also, her staff is always friendly.

  • This is in reference to Dr. Laxer. She's thoroughly. She's thorough. She's professional, considerate, thorough, exceptional, extraordinary, very caring and she discusses issues with me. Any concerns or anything that appears that could become a concern. Thank you.

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