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Rita Vieira, NP

4.9 out of 5 (296 Ratings)



About Rita Vieira

Rita Vieira, FNP graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She then went on to further her medical expertise, earning her Post Graduate Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Master of Science in Nursing degree, also from Simmons College. Rita’s clinical interest includes Family Medicine.

Rita’s personal philosophy of care is centered around providing evidence-based care, while promoting excellent patient care and improved quality of life. She strives to practice Rheumatology medicine that is individualized, compassionate, and evidence based.

When not at work, Rita enjoys reading, completing puzzles, and watching game shows.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Rheumatology

    206 Mill Road
    Fairhaven, MA 02719

    P: 508-973-9070

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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 (82)

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.

  • Health care provider listened carefully, went through my past medical tests and procedures and genuinely tried to assist me with my physical needs.

  • My visit went well

  • Totally great visit.

  • My case was reviewed carefully.Visit was very thorough.Plan for the future was shared.All of my questions were answered

  • Rita is always very nice to talk to personally which in my opinion that's very important for patient/Dr relationship.. very nice woman glad I met her she's always pleasant

  • Rita is great. Always explains the labs and shows me progress of my condition and the meds. Very easy to talk to.

  • I always know I am getting the best care. I never feel rushed or dismissed and my medical needs have always been taken care of. The office staff and Doctors here are wonderful both Rita and [Name]. [Name] .

  • I cannot say enough about Dr Vieira. Her knowledge and her way of explaining and connecting with me about my Rheumatoid Arthritis was the best. The entire staff at [Name] [Name] office couldn't be better. I am well taken care of by every individual. Thank you

  • This is a great facility, wonderful care, wonderful people. I am lucky to live nearby.

  • Very caring. Concerned about my well-being. Thoroughing went over a plan of action based on answers to questions and my physical health. Very pleased with visit today.

  • I felt very comfortable with the provider. She was very informative about my health needs and spoke very clearly about my future health expectations. I would want to see he again for future visits.

  • [Name]office staff are wonderful.Rita the throughand very good at explaining ,the test results.I have multiple health issues and allergic to alot of medicine.Rita always checks & doublechecks before prescribing any medication.I keep hoping my other physicans and staff,were as wonderful

  • Rita is wonderful. She's thorough, explains everything and brings it down to my level so I can understand it all. Rita is an active listener and hears me when I'm talking and I don't feel rushed when I'm there. If I need something I send a message through my chart and she and her staff are promt at responding Thank you Rita for all that you do and I appreciate you! [Name] [Name]

  • This was the first time I met the nurse practitioner. She was very informative and listened to my concerns. She put me at ease. Good job.

  • Rita is always up-to-date on my medical history. She is warm and friendly and explains things in a simple manner that are easy to understand.

  • First time seeing Rita. A breath of fresh air with a plan to help me. She gave me confidence that this pain can be managed. She and[Name] [Name] reviewed my labs. I am hoping to have more answers after further tests. After only one visit, I am so happy and impressed with both of knowledgable and empathetic.

  • [Name] [Name] NP Rita is terrific. Wish she could be my primary. She listens and takes time to explain every lab and other medical issues. When you leave the office you feel like she really cares about your medical well being. I have referred her to others.

  • Everyone in the office were very courteous and the Dr. was very knowledgeable about my health conditions and made my feel that they really wanted to help me.

  • This was the first time I've seen Rita. She took her time, asked a lot of questions, answered my questions, promptly sent me downstairs for imaging. She sent new scripts to pharmacy. Very thorough.

  • Rita has always made me feel like I was a priority. An appointment I had wasn't until February and Rita knew I couldn't wait and arranged a call to get me in sooner. She got me in two months sooner! Never had anything like that happen with medical attention in the past 7 years. I was amazed and grateful. She is my hero!

  • This was my first interaction with Rita. She was very attentive to my concerns & questions. Rita is a very pleasant person and easily relatable. You can see she really cares for her patients.

  • Staff were very courteous and helpful. I love Rita very patient and knowledgeable.

  • Excellent staff.

  • I appreciated how thorough and clear information regarding my medical issues were addressed. The triggers that cause gout and the importance of contacting provider on a timely basis

  • She is very aware of my medial history. She questions, documents, makes suggestions.

  • The staff is very professional and caring. I was greeted by reception in a friendly manner, and treated very well by the med asst and NP. I am appreciative of the care I receive there, thank you!!

  • On time, cordial and listened attentively. No complaints from me. Thanks for your timeRita and seeing me as a person not just a patient.

  • I had a very positive visit. Rita Veira was very prompt and thorough.

  • Rita was professional and informative. She listened to what I had to say with sincerity great job.

  • Rita treated me with respect and compassion, went over and above to make sure I understood the results and the plan, actively listened and was mindful of my anxiety.

  • They were very knowledge about my care. And they were able to explain everything to me and help me very much.

  • Provider is pleasant and quite thorough.

  • Rita Vieira is thorough and listened carefully to all my concerns

  • Rita (PA) is awesome. She takes the time to explain everything about my care. The fact to RA is a debilitating disease . She helps me to understand and to live with the disease. Ty

  • Rita was a step above most in every way

  • very professional and knowledgeable

  • Very easy to talk to and explained everything I needed to know.

  • Everything went very well,

  • I was treated with kindness. She was concerned about my care. I am very pleased to have seen Rita.

  • Nurse Practitioner Vieira was very professional in her manner and care for my needs.

  • I was very happy with ... with my care and it's exciting to know that we're working together as a team and my ... my situation is improving and I'm very happy with my service and my provider.

  • My Nurse Practitioner and the ancillary staff at Dr [Name] office are always professional , kind and respectful.

  • Rita is very informative and listened to my problems to help fine ways to help me with my problems.

  • Any & all South Coast providers have always been attentive and helpful

  • Rita is a wonderful addition to Dr.Lucs practice. I truly feel blessed to have such wonderful and caring providers.

  • Compassionate, Friendly, Informative..

  • She was smart, informative and she knew the medications concerning osteoporosis. Very happy with her!!

  • Both the Dr and NP both really listened to me and how I felt about my symptoms. They explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. I've been searching for answers to my questions for many years and I now have them. The providers did not just brush off my symptoms as a virus. I am beyond satisfied with the care I received from rheumatology providers.

  • Rita explained the process and my health concerns very clearly. She was confident of my situation and answered all my concerns with precise answers. I am very happy to have her on my health team.

  • I'm confident I'm in good hands with Rita and am receiving the best possible treatment for my condition. She double checked my blood pressure to assure my record was correct and carefully assessed my health. Rita listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. She has a gift for patient care!

  • This was my first visit with Ms. Vieira and I was very impressed by how prepared she was and that she had reviewed my meds and history in detail. She gave me good information regarding how to take my medications in a different way and her exam was very comprehensive and I was l very pleased with her manner and her caring presentation.

  • Rita is one of the best providers I work with / cares for my health. She is responsive. Supportive. Caring. She knows me, my personality and my approach to pain and medicine. I am grateful I have her in my arsenal. She leads the pack and if only all providers in health care were like her

  • This was a scheduled appointment with the physician that I have had for many years but when I got to my appointment I was told my regular MD was not working that day so they assigned me a NP. The NP was good but I prefer seeing my regular MD who is familiar with my health issues. I was given another appointment with the NP which I will most likely cancel. I feel when you assign a NP to a patient, the patient should be informed in advance to decide whether or not he/she is ok with the change.

  • This provider makes me feel comfortable. She is an outstanding professional! She is kind and caring! She explains everything so I am able to understand. Excellent provider!

  • Very friendly, caring professionals.

  • Rita was very thorough, listened to my concerns, explained the "whys" during the exam, and explained the variables foe my follow up

  • Rheumatologists are hard to find and I found a great office. Everyone is great there

  • Rita was wonderful

  • Rita with very very knowledgeable. As far as my my medical records and my specific autoimmune disease. I really liked her. She's very personable.

  • Everyone, reception / nurse & nurse practitioner, was friendly and answered all of my questions and concerns. Excellent visit.

  • The best provider! Always knows what is going on with me and always listens.

  • Everything was great! Thank you for the care.

  • Everything went well . Everything was explain to as what we will be doing to get me better.

  • Very thorough and went over all my previous test and also did more bloodwork to make sure everything is OK or nothing has changed

  • This provider is extremely thorough and very professional.

  • My provider PA was great and explained all to me A+++

  • I had a few concerns when I arrived for my visit and the concerns I had were dealt with and hopefully will be resolved with the new approach. My concerns were taken seriously and quickly dealt with. I am feeling sooo much better than the day I first walked into the rheumatologist doctors ([Name] [Name] and Rita Vieira) office. They are AWESOME !!!

  • I was very comfortable with this provider. She took her time and explained everything I needed to know.

  • Every time I meet with Rita she is very informative and speaks to me as a person and not a client. She always answers y question in a way that I can understand her feedback.

  • Rita is always so helpful and thorough in getting me the best treatment. I am grateful to have her taking care of my medical needs .

  • Rita listened attentively and understood all of my concerns. I felt like we accomplished a great deal during my visit with her.

  • I have manyu00A0concerns. when I talk with her she listen carefully and explain to me I won't have to live in pain they doing everything they can and understand when I can't complete my goals because mine other conditions don't allowed me to do it. She also offered me another option too. Is feel good when someone listen to you and always tried the best for fixing or get the close attention of my health care.

  • Rita was very thorough during my visit. She answered my questions completely.

  • Rita was very kind and caring. She knows what she is talking about and made sure I understood. I highly recommend Rita Viera NP and [Name] [Name] for any rheumatology issues.

  • I'm 62 years old, I've had 29 operations, and I have never had a doctor take as much time and concern for my health in my entire life. This lady is an A + + + If that's possible. I'm grateful for her concerns for my health, and my arthritis, and managing it, and I am very happy*.

  • Rita was very thorough and listened attentively

  • I have no negative comments.Everything went well from check in to checkout

  • Pleasant and courteous staff and professionals. I'm very pleased with the care and follow up I received.

  • Yes, Rita Vieira, she incorporates, all of the difficulties, I'm having with my spinal leak and the different ailments that I'm going through and Brings it to one full picture for me and I really, really appreciate that. Thank you.

  • This was my first visit with this provider.She had previously reviewed my record and had taken notes. She was very thorough in her assessment and questions.She performed hands on assessment of my hands and fingers as well as am of my spine, knees and range of motion of both my arms and legs. . I was impressed with her thoroughness.

  • I was very well understood, I liked it a lot.

  • The office/receptionist staff are not welcoming, rather dismissive.Dr. Luc who I've seen previously, and today[Name], are both excellent.

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