In the Family

We welcome four Family Medicine physicians to Southcoast Health

Family Medicine physicians care for patients at all stages of their lives. They can provide continuing and comprehensive healthcare for individuals and families across all ages, genders and parts of the body. Meet Southcoast’s newest Family Medicine providers.

Dr. Kevin Gendreau

A Fall River native, Dr. Gendreau was born at Charlton Memorial Hospital and is happy to return to the South Coast. Dr. Gendreau’s professional interests include weight loss, dermatology, behavioral pediatrics and adolescent medicine. “I believe in a holistic, patient-centered approach to healthcare. I let the patient take control to determine his or her own goals, then I get the privilege of working together with the patient to achieve those goals,” he says.

Dr. Gendreau earned his bachelor’s degree at Boston University before completing his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed residencies in Family Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Carney Hospital through Tufts University.

Dr. Gendreau is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Gendreau has helped run a free clinic for uninsured patients, enjoys creative writing, authors and edits children’s books, and is engaged in early childhood literacy initiatives.

208 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508-758-3781
Offers online appointment requests

Dr. Michelle McKenney

Dr. McKenney believes her role is to provide patients with the information they need to take the best care of themselves. “Together, we can make educated decisions and develop a plan that satisfies the health needs of that individual,” she says. “Every patient and family is an opportunity to bring health and wellness to a community as a whole.”

Dr. McKenney earned her medical degree at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed residencies in Family Medicine at Kent Hospital through the University of New England.

Dr. McKenney is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. McKenney has participated in volunteer and medical mission trips to help families and orphans throughout West Africa and Guatemala.

500 Faunce Corner Road, Suite 170
Dartmouth, MA 02747
508-973-2216
Offers online appointment scheduling

Dr. J. Tessa Draper

Dr. Draper’s professional interests include addiction medicine and women’s health. “One can take care of a patient and give them the appropriate treatment but they need to feel special, they need to feel that someone is taking care of them and has their best interest at heart and wants them to get better,” she says.

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. 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.

1030 President Avenue, Suite 1004
Fall River, MA 02720
508-973-9600
Offers online appointment scheduling

Dr. Nancy Carney

827 American Legion Highway
Westport, MA 02790
508-636-5101
Offers online appointment scheduling

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