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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)

Specialties:

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.

Locations

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

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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Helpfulness of clerks and receptionists
4.8
4.8
4.9
4.6

Patient Comments (99)

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.

  • 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.

  • ALWAYS SEEN BY A VERY CAREING DOCTOR AND THE SAME WITH THE STAFF.

  • 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 ..in 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.

  • Dr. Hurteau always takes the time to listen and also to explain what he thinks about my health. He never makes me feel like he's in a hurry to get to the next patient. This is so refreshing since my last primary care physician zipped in and out and I never felt comfortable asking questions.

  • Took me in early when I came too early for my appointment.

  • Dr. Hurteau is one of the best doctors I've ever had and the staff is very courteous and friendly.

  • An amazing health service.

  • Everything was done real well. Personalities, the timely manner, everything was just done right I wish that. all of the other Physicians Who are the same as this one. This office is, in my opinion Number one.

  • Dr. Brett Hurteau is a man possessing great skills.He is a refined doctor possessing a fine bedside manner. He Is warm and kind with a obvious great intellect in the field of medicine. He has been my doctor for over 20 years and I have thought on many occasions how lucky I am to have him as my doctor. I know how busy he is and yet whenever I’m with him I always have the impression that my time with him is unlimited. He has never been anything other than calm, cool and collected. He deserves immense recognition for his body of work. He is a man of great character and good will.

  • Hi, the my experience was very well done today. The doctor was on time. The reception was very helpful. The staff was very courteous and kind I can't say anything, but the best for them they were great, and I look forward to my next visit with them and far as I'm concerned their a 10 all the way. Thank you [Name] [Name] Bye. Bye.

  • the staff and doctor were very pleasant

  • Dr Hurteau is the best. I definitely feel like Im not just a number. I went to another facility for years and the atmosphere was “gettem in...gettem out”. Dr Hurteau and his staff are all AMAZING!!! Thank you so very much. [Name]

  • [Name] was excellent. Dr. Hurteau is exceptional. Always a pleasure seeing him.

  • Providers need to introduce themselves. I as a nurse, always introduce myself when first interacting with a new client. This should be protocol . Otherwise everything was topnotch.

  • Office staff is always courteous and attentive to needs.

  • I’m very happy with my doctor and I wouldn’t change anything

  • Office and Dr Herteau were very helpful in arranging a same day appoinemt.

  • Dr. Hurteau and his entire staff have always been phenomenal. I've been to many different practices, I have type one diabetes and have seen many different providers and practices, and Dr. Hurteau has been... well, the best. They're amazing, so I give them a ten.

  • Brett Hurteau and his staff...and his staff at the front desk were very courteous, very helpful, very timeful. They got me in and out very quickly, very attentive, listened to what I had to say, gave me the comments on what I had to say, listened to what I had to say. Brett Hurteau and his staff are the best doctors I have. I would recommend him to anybody. Thanks and have a great day.

  • every time i go see Dr Hurteau or NP Medeiros and the nurses it’s always a great visit. i am so happy with all the medical staff and also the office staff!

  • The office staff and the physician are courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. Excellent service overall. I have no complaints about the experience I have with this office.

  • Brett Hurteau is a wonderful Dr..he's gentle mannered and easy to engage...put me right at ease. everything about my experience from beginning to end was positive. I highly recommend Dr Hurteau to people I know who ask my opinion on who they should get as their PCP. the office environment is neat,clean and calming...it didn't feel like cattle moving like in some offices ! the lab is located in the same space as the office, just steps away which is a nice plus. thank you

  • Dr Hurteau is the best. He listens and makes me feel like I am a partner in my health care plan.

  • Dr. Hurteau is concerned with the patient's whole and overall health, not just what the electronic health record requires. I have been seeing him for over 10 years, and he takes time to listen to my concerns.

  • My experience was outstanding

  • Fist visit with Dr. Hurteau and he surpassed my expectations. He listened and it was easy to establish a good rapport with him. I was extremely pleased with my first visit!

  • Everybody was very nice.

  • Yes, I've been with Dr.Hurteau for several years now, and I always find him in the staff on time helpful friendly, and very knowledgeable, and I appreciate it very much. Thank you. Bye.

  • We received multiple appointment reminders. Wait Time in the office was minimal. Dr Hurteau took the time to discuss our health concerns. He is a very knowledgeable and compassionate physician and he take the time to discuss ways for us to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Dr.Hurteau is a very knowledgeable and caring physician. He listens to your concerns and explains thoroughly ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. His office staff is pleasant and courteous. They are the best!!

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