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Nicole Mapes, CNM

4.8 out of 5 (70 Ratings)


Midwife / Obstetrics & Gynecology

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About Nicole Mapes

Nicole Mapes earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Rivier College in Nashua, NH. Nicole then furthered her knowledge and expertise by earning a Master of Science degree, specializing in Midwifery, from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. Nicole is a certified breastfeeding advisor member. Her clinical interests include Obstetrics, breastfeeding, contraception, teen health, and women’s health.

From a young age, Nicole knew that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. She quickly fell in love with women’s health, pregnancy, and holistic care. Nicole’s philosophy of care has always been to guide women through their various stages of life, so they feel more comfortable with the changes that inherently ensue. Pursuing a career in Midwifery has allowed Nicole to provide exceptional care to women and be there to assist them during their times of need.

When not at work caring for her patients, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family along with hiking and swimming. She also loves crafting – drawing, making decorations, and coloring. 


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 (17)

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.

  • My provider was very helpful in finding ways to help my health and baby's health

  • Everything went smoothly, would have liked an US at my first appt since I'm within the timeframe of needing my first one

  • Nicole was attentive, respectful and kind. She made me very comfortable and explained everything.

  • There was a hiccup with scheduling and paperwork but everyone was extremely accommodating with getting it fixed. The provider was very informative, great bedside manner, thorough and kind. I have always had a great experience with this office and this appointment was no exception.

  • Nicole Mapes is the best!!! So down to earth and explains things that makes it easier to understand. Always has recommendations to help make things easier. She is by far one of the best providers I have ever had.

  • Nicole Mapes is an excellent care provider and fantastic human being. She always takes the time to listen to my stories and concerns, answer my questions in a way that is easy to comprehend, and shows genuine interest in my overall well-being. I'm so happy to have found her and to be her patient. Thank you!

  • She was very kind and treated me very well.

  • Nicole is great. She takes her time to listen and try to help.

  • This was my first OB visit and I wasn't made aware it was going to be just an interview. I found it unnecessary - it could have been a telehealth visit. I provided the same information I did when booking the visit. I suggest the front desk started letting new patients know what the first OB visit entails (no ultrasound or any exam). Otherwise, the provider I met with was very nice and it was a pleasant experience.

  • I've only seen her one time, she was amazing.

  • Nicole was beyond amazing. She made me feel comfortable like no one else ever has when is comes to annual physicals and Pap smears. She put my anxiety at ease and explained many options I had with a concern I had asked about. Her and dr [Name] are the best and I will recommend to everyone.

  • I was not called back to the room for over 20 minutes after my appt time, and this was only after I went up to ask how much longer. Provider took some time even once I was roomed to come in. I liked this providers personality and would see her again. I was a little dispointed she didn't seem to have reviewed my history before seeing me.

  • The office is well organized and everyone is courteous. Nicole was kind , compassionate, knowledgeable, and thorough.

  • She was nice respectful an knowledgeable

  • Nicole Mapes was very easy to talk to. She took her time and explained answers to my questions and concerns very thoroughly, allowing me to make an informed decision for my healthcare needs. I'm very happy with my experience today. Thank you!

  • Nicole was very sweet and caring. She listened attentively and made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • Made a first time pap smear comfortable. Answered all questions thoroughly and without judgment as well as very detailed. The wait time is the only thing I would've said could improve however, there are many factors that go into that so I cannot fully speak on that as it was my first experience.

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.