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Brett Hurteau, DO

Medical Director of Primary Care Clinical Operations and Practice Transformation

4.9 out of 5 (354 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

About Brett Hurteau

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Hurteau is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He completed his residency in family medicine at the Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Hurteau is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

He is a clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at Brown University and is on the community faculty — Brown Family Practice Residency program.

Dr. Hurteau is a long-time resident of New Bedford.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

    500 Faunce Corner Road Suite 170
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2216

    Get Directions 41.6688275 -70.99235349999998

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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (75)

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.

  • He listens to you and provides guidance.

  • He was very professional and helpful

  • I could not ask for a better healthcare provider.

  • Dr Hurteau is the best!Always listens and gives the best advice!

  • Everyone is the office was very personable and professional.

  • Dr Hurteau always listens carefully to me. I feel confident and comfortable with him never rushed.

  • Dr. Hurteau was great as always. It was really convenient that there was an appointment for a physical on a Saturday as I work during the week and live out of town. It would be helpful if at least one of the labs was open for bloodwork on Saturdays.

  • My Doctor provides a warm welcoming environment. He discuss all topics with me regarding my health to make sure that I understand the impacts of my decisions and the cost they have on my health. The main reason why I like my Doctor is he is honest with me and provides me with both positive and negative feedback which important. I feel that I can trust his advice to help advise me about the best steps to take control of my health and my life.

  • Everything went smooth. I was in a room right away. Dr. was in right after the Nurse left the room. Did Lab and was out within approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Everything was great. Thank You

  • He is a very compassionate and thorough physician! He cares for our whole household! Couldn't be happier!! He is truly an asset to Southcoast!

  • Listened and made suggestions and talked about the positives of my health.

  • Receptionist needs to pay attention and check people in sooner waited too long to check in

  • I love Dr. Hurteau.

  • He is a great doctor!!

  • Dr. Hurteau is a very kind, compassionate, well informed and thoughtful physician. My mother is very grateful to have him as her physician. Thank you.

  • Always provides the best care and guidance.

  • Dr Hurteau is an amazing doctor. Caring thoughtful and always available for questions and I get wonderful care. Best primary care I've ever had.

  • My wellness visit went extremely well. Always a pleasure dealing with the staff and Dr Hurteau

  • Dr Hurteau always listen and cares

  • The appointment was outstanding

  • I received a call back with answers to my questions very quickly. I feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Hurteau as my physician

  • The provider did really well in understanding my condition and being able to treat my unexplainable pain in the back. which was very helpful and also he was able to guide me in my long term goals for the future. Thanks.

  • Everything was perfectu00A0

  • Everything went well. Great job everyone!

  • I know physicians are very, very busy, but it is extremely important for the patient to have the ability/time to ask all of his or her questions of concern to the doctor and never feel rushed! Thank you…..

  • Provider is very knowledgeable and empathetic; I would highly recommend him.

  • Dr.Hurteau listened and responded to all my concerns. He is always professional, respectful, and caring. I my particular case there was a communication glitch between the staff and Dr. Hurteau, which caused a delay in proper treament and escalated my condition. Had he been informed Im sure he would have resolved my issue in a more timely manner.

  • Dr. Hurteau is always so pleasant, I am having it rough right now and he knows just what to say to me to make me feel better. Very caring person !

  • Always listens and is proactive about flowing through on issues as they arise.


  • Biggest thing is that he listened. Providing me goals to strive for. The visit is comfortable. I don't go to doctors often however a month prior I called office and was seen right away. You can tell Dr. Hurteau and his staff cares.

  • Everything was well done

  • Easy appointment process , timely. Not crowded in waiting room

  • Doctor Herteau always listens to what I say and is very knowledgeable.

  • Kind and courteous Doctor and staff.

  • Dr Hurteau and the staff is the best

  • Always on time treats me with kindness and understanding .

  • Provider really listens to my concerns. I am able to participate in my own care plans.

  • All Friendly and helpful and profession

  • Efficient office

  • Every aspect of my visit went very smoothly. It was a fine experience!

  • I have had many primary care physicians in my life Dr. Hurteau is the best. Most of our family members who can use Dr. Hurteau do so at our recommendation. He is an absolutely top notch physician. A wonderful human being as well.

  • Always polite, they make the experience a pleasant one,

  • Dr Hurteau is always very helpful and attentive to all of Jasmines needs and questions. He is a great doctor who cares about his patients.

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best!

  • Very caring and friendly staff. My husband and I both see Dr. Hurteau and love him. He listens, takes as much time is needed, thorough and ensures you understand your health & how to improve. I have also seen Dr [Name] and [Name] NP for my back, it was a very trying and painful experience but they were so supportive and caring!! They helped me and truly looked after my best interests & health!! Eternally thankful. And all the staff is absolutely wonderful !! My husband and I both really appreciate everyone for their excellence and compassion!Thank you Dr Hurteau & all

  • Provider listens to my concerns and respects my input in my care plan

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best. He always shows he truly cares and understands my needs. He is smart, professional and understanding. He is someone I would look to if in need of help for my health fr a healthcare need. I trust him and highly recommend him. His staff is always super kind and caring.

  • He listened to us and he read my son's file which is so important. He's a very nice Dr takes his and don't make you feel rushed . I thank him very much for his wonderful service.

  • Everything went smoothly and in a timely matter, I didn't have to wait more than 5 min to see my primary once undressed. Doctor was very compassionate and detailed in our conversations about my health A+ Thanks Dr. Hurteu

  • Dr Brett Hurteau is the best doctor. He always listens and informs. Always professional and kind.

  • Excellent doctor. He was prompt and made me feel comfortable. He took the time to explain my medical conditions and gave me excellent advice on how to improve my health. Thank you.

  • I missed my appointment earlier this week and when I called to reschedule, I was given convenient options to see the doctor. Everyone is helpful and courteous. Doctor Hurteau is amazing

  • I have had a many Primary Care Dr's and out of all of them Dr Hurteau is the best by far he explains everything in detail to you so you understand everything. I truly recommend him on social media when someone is looking for a Dr. I just can't say enough good things about him.

  • I love dr. Hurteau

  • My experience couldn't have been better. Went right in and all that needed to be done an said was. Perfect. Friendly and Professional

  • Caring, responsible, and authentic.

  • Thanks and appreciate the wonderful, thorough doctor and care staff!

  • Waited 15 minutes in a room waiting for the doctor.

  • Excellent Provider

  • Dr. Hurteau always takes the time to listen to your concerns.

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best there is at (INAUDIBLE). I will recommend him to any of my family and friends. He is the best.

  • Dr Hurteau is a thoughtful listener who explains / answers my many questions, gives his advice yet is flexible in offering a treatment plan that considers my options as well. Very satisfied with my visit….

  • Always focused on getting/keeping heathy natural ways before resorting to medication.

  • I was seen in a timely manner and the lab tech was very friendly and I didn't even feel anything, when she was drawing the blood.

  • Dr Hurteau is an amazing doctor. I have moved away from Dartmouth and live an hour away from his office now. I still see him because it is so great .

  • No improvement. Always good

  • Dr Hurteau is a fine physician who is caring and always answers your concerns and questions.

  • The experience was good, blood work should be done right then and there, results should be given before I leave, so my doctor can tell me right then and there if I am healthy overall or not, taking my temperature and vitals seem useless to tell me anything about the important things, blood test would give the dr a good overall picture of my health now, thats what matters most to me

  • Appointment went smoothlyAnd was ontime

  • Very helpful

  • Physical and other matters

  • This doctor was very gracious to accept me as a new patient. He was very attentive and really made me comfortable even though I hadn't seen a doctor in a very long time. No judgement, just recommendations to promote physical and mental health. He let me know his office would be there for me.

  • Dr Hurteau and his staff are absolutely wonderful.

  • Courteous, respectful, on time, listened, cared about me

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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.

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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.