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J. Tessa Draper, MD

4.7 out of 5 (260 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Primary Care

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About J. Tessa Draper

Dr. Draper earner her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston before completing her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She completed residency in Family Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Carney Hospital through Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Draper is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and Massachusetts Medical Society. She is certified in obesity medicine. Her professional interests include addiction medicine, women’s health and quality improvement.

In her spare time, Dr. Draper enjoys hiking, independent films and music, gardening and spending time with family and friends.


J. Tessa practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

1030 President Avenue Suite 1004
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-9600

Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997

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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 (22)

  • nice, fast, informative appointment

  • The staff was and is always helpful and friendly.

  • I have been going to Southcoast Family Medicine for years and Never once was I Treated unfairly. Everyone from the Doctors to the Staff and Exray Tech.cannot name them all but like I said I've been going their for years and Never had a Complaint. I would not go to any other than Southcoast!

  • Excellent experience

  • [Name] at the check out desk in Dr Drapper's office was amazing-she took time to make phone calls to my previous providers to obtain my medical records. She was very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure working with her

  • All went well with my visit.

  • Every was great

  • I had very little wait time before seeing the doctor. I truly appreciated the fact that because this was my first time seeing her, Dr. Draper took the time to review my chart and knew about my medical history.

  • Very pleasant experience

  • Dr. Is great and has always provided excellent medical attention for me but this time I don't feel like she listened to my medical history and provided the care I needed

  • I am very impressed with the care I am receiving at the Truesdale Health Clinic. Dr. Draper has listened carefully to me and is helping me immensely. The staff is courteous, kind and efficient. I am so glad that I found my way here.

  • Dr Draper cares enough to spend what ever time is required during my visit. She also cares about my wellbeing and my health. Can’t say enough about Dr. Tessa Draper. As her patient, l am very glad to have her as my primary care physician.

  • Both times I have seen this provider I have been told I am have 10 minutes for my appointment when I want to ask other questions about my health. I feelI should be able to address 3 concerns, not just 1. This practice is timely and I don’t have to wait long but this is the only doctor I have been to where I have been told this and feel that I cannot relay all my concerns. Especially as my primary care and a new patient feelI should be given the time to discuss.

  • Always treated great at this office. Dr. Draper is a fantastic doctor and caring. The entire staff is great.

  • Reception staff friendly & welcoming - very helpful with questions, too. Dr Draper was attentive, listened and was kind & helpful.

  • Everyone I have come in contact with at Southcoast has been wonderful. No matter if it's the lab, or the doctor's office everyone is pleasant, and knowledgeable. I never get stressed out when I have to visit Southcoast.

  • Everything was fine very happy with everything.

  • All of the staff are friendly,helpful, and courteous. Dr.Draper is so approachable and seems to genuinely care.

  • The experience could have been greatly improved had the doctor listened to and respected me as a patient and if the evaluation had been complete and thorough. Team member [Name] is always patient-focused, efficient (in a very busy office) and overall wonderful.

  • Dr. Draper is excellent. Nurse who met with me first and nurse who gave flu shot were excellent as well.

  • Pleased with overall experience

  • First visit with J. Tessa Draper, she listened to me and made her recommendations regarding my health and what I must do in the future.

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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: Helpfulness of Clerks & Receptionists, 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.