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J. Tessa Draper, MD

4.7 out of 5 (295 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

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 (40)

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.

  • The staff was extremely courteous and efficient with my concern. Furthermore, Dr. Draper video conferenced with me and was able to assess and prescribe necessary and precautionary Lyme medicine. Thank you so much!

  • Loved the telehealth visit!

  • Dr. Draper knows me and is thoughtful with her advice on my concerns. I’m extremely happy with her as my Dr!!

  • I had a telephone appt and it was just what I needed at the time.

  • This was an initial tele-visit to establish anew relationship with a primary care provider. She did as well or better in establishing the relationship as I expected.

  • For telehealth this was an excellent experience. Front desk staff was very friendly and nice. Provider really listened and felt relatable.

  • Dr. Draper is an exceptionally smart doctor, but almost more importantly, a very kind and caring doctor. The staff is also wonderful. Thank you very much.

  • I'm very satisfied with the service with Dr. Jacqueline team they did very they did excellent and I will recommend them to all my family and friends.

  • I was pleasantly surprised to hear doctor Draper would call me in Florida rather than reschedule my appointment. It went well. She gave me advice that was comforting.

  • Dr. Draper and her staff are always professional and courteous. She knows my health history, and is always on the ball about what needs to happen with my meds. I really enjoy having Dr. Draper as my PCP.

  • Dr. Draper has a nice and understanding manner. This is not normally my experience with other doctors. I came away with respect and confidence she heard me.

  • I didn't like being called by telephone because of the Coronavirus. I like to see my doctor, you know be able to see her instead of having her call because that wasn't that great, but I would consider her a great doctor though, Dr. Draper's awesome. And that's all I have to say. Thank you.

  • The PAR at Check -in and Check-out were extremely helpful , courteous and quality customer service skills. Dr Draper - Listens and is very helpful. Wonderful physician

  • Great staff and care

  • Doctors, nurses, and staff are always kind and courteous. I feel like they take my concerns seriously and have ordered appropriate tests for my various symptoms

  • Nice bedside manner

  • Everyone was kind and respectful to my adult daughter who is disabled.

  • Very professional and very understanding

  • Dr. Draper always includes me in decision making for my care. She isa concerned care provider. Very pleased.

  • Everyone was pleasant and friendly

  • Great care provided!

  • Everything was ok

  • The concern and care for me was very comforting .

  • Everything was done well. It was a great visit.

  • Dr. Draper took her time in reviewing everything with me and made sure that I was comfortable with the directions I was given. Asked my opinion or her feedback on from the stuff we talked about. I don't know. It was just a very comfortable experience overall.

  • Every one in the office was very helpful

  • Dr. Draper is wonderful! She is patient, kind, and truly cares about the well being of her patients! I look forward to seeing her once a year!

  • My doctor is knowledgeable about my health. Nursing staff is friendly.

  • Dr.Draper is so kind and easy to talk to. She genuinely cares about her patients. She is eager to talk about and help with anything we had concerns or questions about.

  • Everyone was professional and pleasant

  • Doctor was very thorough. First appointment with Dr. Draper since Dr. [Name] left the practice.

  • The staff is lovely! Just wish the flu shot had been available.

  • Fully explained all my options

  • Everyone is pleasant and I did not feel rushed at any time.

  • The office staff and doctor were the best! However it looked like there was some routine maintenance going on with workers vacuuming and cleaning ceiling tile. Seems like this should be done outside office hours

  • This is the first time I met Dr. Draper. I was very impressed with not only her knowledge but her demeanor as well.

  • Everyone is cordial and helpful from the time I entered the office, the office is clean the doctor was prompt friendly and answered all my questions. She is also very knowledgeable and was able to tell me the reason behind her diagnosis of my condition

  • Southcoast is always a good experience. Everyone is very friendly and I’m so happy to have Dr Draper as my physician.

  • She is very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • My only complaint is that I had longer than a 30 minute wait.

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