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Brett Hurteau, DO

Local Medical Director, Primary Care & Associate Medical Director, Quality Improvement and Patient Experience

4.8 out of 5 (498 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

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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.


Brett practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

500 Faunce Corner Road Suite 170
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-2216

Get Directions 41.6688275 -70.99235349999998

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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 (93)

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.

  • They answered all my questions they they were very professional and they were were to a timely manner.

  • This provider, Dr. Hurteau, is,in my opinion, terrific. He manages.... as busy as he is, he managed to get me in right away. Even with this covid, I didn't have to go to the medical walk in. He took care of my problem right away, and he always does. I would recommend this doctor to anyone. He is very, very conscientious about his patients and very good to me. Thank you.

  • Great physician very knowledgeable

  • I changed my PCP in December so this is only the second time I have visited this provider. I feel comfortable and find it easy to speak with him. I was told because of the virus there was no checkout they would call me and give me an appointment for blood work. Did not hear from them for a week so had to call. Going for blood work tomorrow 7/24.

  • Always respected and willing to listen and answer any. Questions I may haveDouble checking on everything during this troubled time ! Nothing but satisfaction with visit ! Stay safe!

  • [Name] up front and dr hurteau is awesome

  • Doctor Hurteau is wonderful. He knows my daughters medical history. He's our family provider. So he knows the family history and he's always very practical and down to earth and gives excellent advice for each situation.

  • Timely, well organized and excellent physician who addresses and meets all patient needs

  • I’m so happy and grateful to have Dr Hurteau as my provider. I value him so much that I switched my husband to him. Appreciate his ability to listen completely and respond in kind.

  • Dr. Hurteau is a wonderful physician who listens to the patient, makes the patient feel important and educates so we can improve our overall health. He's the best!

  • Doctor H is very approachable and super smart. Everything runs like a well pulled machine in this office. The management in that place is top notch.

  • South coast is the best place ever. Friendly, concerned. They are perfect

  • Little or no wait to see the provider. Easy check in process. The provider was very professional and addressed all my concerns.

  • Yes, just wanted to let you know the staff was wonderful even under the circumstances of this virus. They they were courteous. They were nice doctor her to I think it's excellent. He listens he understands. He's compassionate. I think he's wonderful, and I have I actually have family members that now go to him because I have rated him so highly he is really good for South Coast, and I'm glad I have them. Thank you.

  • Thank you for the prompt service.

  • I thought everything was done well with all this covid 19 Stuff going on I was checked in temperature taken and documented and a tag placed, I then was turned over to the doctors staff and then weight, o2 sat And pulse taken and documented, placed in a room and told Doctor would be right in and within 2 minutes he was in the room and all was good with this visit.Doctor told me about how exiting worked and stated he would see me at my physical in December.

  • Dr Hurteau & his staff provide health care in a most caring way

  • Love my Dr and staff!

  • Everything's good.

  • Everything was well done.

  • Dr. Hurteau listens and always explains his thought process why he is prescribing a med or test. The covers what it is for and what to expect. The staff are always friendly. Great team!!

  • Immediate response. Attention to detail. Follow-up completed as promised. Took time to listen to concerns, symptoms, did research during visit. Concerned, understanding and professional and excellent bedside manner. Made appointment for me with another physician for the next day and contacted me with information in an extremely fast manner. Excellent physician/patient service. Can’t say enough about the team. Absolutely happy and satisfied.

  • Very safe about Coronavirus

  • Dr. Hurteau and his staff are very polite and helpful.

  • Today was everything very smooth since the first minute. We understand how difficult is to do more and better through a very delicate time because the Covid-19, but today was a good day, and i hope the same for tomorrow and the follow days , weeks, months etc. Together we stand

  • I would prefer getting blood work done before my visit rather than after.

  • Every thing was great

  • Very kind personable

  • Dr. Hurteau,Was very kind and polite and listened to what I was concerned with.

  • Dr Hurteau and staff have always been kind and compassionate. I can speak with him about anything and he listens to my concerns very thoughtfully. I feel very blessed to have a great doctor!

  • My experience was perfect

  • Is the first time I had the experience online the doctor very precise and my needs and answering my questions and his knowledge of my background it’s better to be in the office but due to the situation this is OK

  • great,caring,frindly service

  • Thank the staff for seeing me on Thursday April 23rd and for caring for my medical concerns.

  • Dr.Hurteau is fantastic doctor . He is an excellent listener and has a very compassionate manner.

  • Always a pleasure! Great Dr, staff and NP

  • Doctor Hurteau is a wonderful physician, he listens and truly cares.

  • Cannot day enough great things about this wonderful and compassionate healer. My wife, child and now my in-laws all are patients of Brett Hurteau. I hope this stays as long as we live in Massachusetts.

  • Brett Hurteau has been my primary care doctor for over 20 years. He's a great guy. He's very intelligent. He covers all the bases. He is sensitive and has a superb bed side manner. Quite simply put he is the best doctor I've ever had by a long shot. He's a great guy and I would recommend him to anybody. He always makes me feel terrific about him wanting to write a note to him to say thanks. He's a great doctor highly recommend it.

  • Dr H is a good listener and is always very thorough.

  • Very professional, intelligent, and helpful ..what else is there?!

  • We used a FaceTime type feature due to coronavirus. It worked perfectly. Easy to use, the dr called in a timely manner and went over everything just as a regular office visit. No complaints.

  • The staff has always been caring and professional during every visit. I feel fortunate to be under their care.

  • I had a telemedicine appointment at 0840 and did not speak to the provider at 0930. I considered canceling but wanted to support Southcoast

  • Because of the virus lock down quarantine etc. My visit was not in the office it was done by telephone and I appreciate the fact that the office took the time to make sure that everything was covered and I actually got to speak to my provider. So that's why everything is as good as can be under the circumstances during this crisis. Thank you.

  • It was a phone call, and Dr. Hurteau listened attentively and answered my questions.

  • We were able to FaceTime with Dr. Hurteau to treat my daughter's poison ivy rash. With all that is going on, it was a welcome relief that she could be treated so well, remotely.

  • The Dr. listens and the staff is very friendly

  • Dr. Huteau and his staff are fantastic. Very engaged and knowledgable regarding my individualized care plan. Always offer common sense recommendations for improving health and healthy living. A+ very glad he is our family physician.

  • We love Dr Hurteau. He knows our family, our family history and our needs. Our kids feel comfortable with him and they are well cared for.

  • Dr Hurteau knows our conditions and treats us extremely well. He is always ready to answer any questions. Always a positive experience with him and the associated staff. I recommend him to all my friends and family.

  • You did everything well. Nice staff and treated well.

  • The dr always listens to me and explains everything so I understand. I also love how I can communicate with my dr through my chart.

  • Just keep up the good work. Staff and Dr Hurteau are friendly, competent and professional

  • This staff is excellent. Always concerned for my health and well being.

  • I told the nurse not to let me know when she was gonna stick the needle in my arm for the flu vaccine and she did an awesome job cause i didn’t feel a thing

  • Everyone is very courteous and helpful. Dr. Hurteau has a wonderful and easygoing bedside manner which makes me feel at ease.

  • Dr Hurteau took time to listen to and advice me what I need to do to lose weight. I was very happy I made the change to the provider.

  • I did not have to wait long in the waiting room. Everyone was friendly and respectful. I am hopeful of my treatment for seborrheic dermatitis. I like that I have a home base for my future medical needs. Thank you

  • Dr herteau is a great pcp

  • In and out of office quickly. Always enjoy seeing and talking to Dr. Hurteau. He is "the best". Excellent doctor and I have every confidence in the world in him.

  • They are always very kind and helpful.

  • Fast service. Listened.

  • Very caring, concerned, and knowledgeable

  • This was my first visit and I’m looking forward to using Southcoast.

  • Love Dr Hurteau he listens

  • Melissa is a great asset at the desk. Dr. Hurteau is the best around! I liked it better when it was a smaller office though, it felt like family.

  • Prompt through entire visit with very little wait time. Caring folks who are well aware of my history and current health

  • He is very friendly and I don’t have to wait and he has an answer for any questions I have

  • I am a new pt totally happy with my visit

  • I am please to say that my visit to Dr. Hurteau's office went very well. From the front desk to the vitals check, meds check, etc, and finally Dr. H himself, they are a great group of professionals.

  • Extremely happy with everyone and all the services provided to me by all the staff thank you

  • I have no complaints about my experience. I only ask for providers to always seek improvement in each area for the progression and well being of the patients.

  • The staff is very thorough also Dr Hurteau

  • I am very happy to have Dr Hurteau as my pcp.

  • Dr. Hurteau listens very carefully. He thinks of the patients feelings, and he explains everything very well. He is by far the best primary care physician that I have ever had.

  • They are always courteous and professional

  • Dr Hurteau is always very patient and listens to your concerns. He then offers a plan to get you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. In addition, his staff is very professional.

  • Dr hurteau is very good at listening to me. Excellent doctor.


  • Dr. Hurteau was so kind and helpful! He talked with me and answered all my questions.

  • Great communication skills made my concerns his priorities very informative and knowledgeable

  • DR.Hurteau is always attentive and polite.

  • Great doctor in every way and great staff

  • Everyone was very professional, courteous and friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Hurteau is thorough and took time to explain things to me and I really value his input.

  • This office is usually very timely with appointments and Dr. Hurteau always seems to listen carefully and not rush through appointments. Dr. Hurteau is easy to talk to and I feel he has provided some good recommendations for me.

  • Dr. Hurteau was able to squeeze me into his schedule even though he had a busy day for my medical issues.

  • Dr. Hurtue is an excellent doctor all ways i am very fortunate to have him as a doctor and i have many...

  • Dr. Hurteau is wonderful! He listens to patients attentively and with respect. I trust and appreciate him very much and consider myself so fortunate to have found such an excellent physician upon the retirement of Dr. [Name] who has to be the best physician who ever lived! Dr. [Name] is a hard act to follow but Dr. Hurteau is well on his way to greatness!

  • Dr Hurteau and staff are great. Friendly, office runs smoothly, Dr Hurteau is the best! My husband and i both see him. He is a good listener, knowledgeable and very caring person.

  • Everyone is always AMAZING! They always go above and beyond for me and my family! Keep up the great work!

  • The office staff is exceptional. They are always friendly and treat you as if you are the only patient there. They have never made me feel rushed.

  • The office is clean and orderly. Pts are seen in a very timely manner without long waiting times.

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