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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 (441 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 (54)

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 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.

  • 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 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!!

  • Very efficient and courteous.

  • Everything was good 

  • Dr. Hurteau and his staff is always wonderful. Thank you.

  • Dr Hurteau listened to my concerns and provided helpful feedback. He also took my blood pressure multiple times to ensure the readings were accurate. The front office staff were very friendly and helpful in scheduling my next appointment and one for another specialist.

  • Every member of the staff provides great service.

  • This Was My First Visit to The Southcoast Physicians Group & I Had a Very Favorable Opinion of the Doctor & His Support Staff . And , I Have Scheduled Another Appointment .

  • The best doctor and staff I have ever seen. I will never change drs

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