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Brett Hurteau, DO

Medical Director of Primary Care Clinical Operations and Practice Transformation

4.9 out of 5 (321 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:

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 (61)

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.

  • Check in was quick and Dr. Hurteau was great as usual. However check out was inappropriate, they discussed personal matters and spoke poorly about fellow employees while checking me out. They also had trouble with the call center, it took 16 mins to schedule an appointment with a specialty.

  • Listened to what I was physically experiencing and ordered further tests to follow through with diagnosis, treatment plans. Med changes and physical therapy were ordered. Very thorough examination and complete explanation of care plan in future. Follow up appointments are scheduled. I am more than pleased with the care I am given with Dr Hurteau. I recommend him highly.

  • Dr. Hurteau is truly a remarkable PCP. He's the first I've ever had that I like and I've recommended him to a half dozen friends. He's smart, personable, genuine, and most importantly, a great listener.

  • Clinical and Dr Hurteau is excellent. Reception staff need to more aware of the patients exiting. I was passed from one desk to another and then asked to go back to the first desk. I did not. The first desk did not appear to be engaged except with a coworker. Her tone was direct as if I was bothering her. The second desk was busy on the phone and kindly took care of me when she was off the phone with a patient which was clearly acceptable.

  • Dr. Hurteauu00A0and his staff have been great in the 4 years that ive been seeing him. no complaints

  • I always enjoy my time with my doctor. He makes me feel comfortable and provides me with honest and constructive feedback regarding my health. I trust his opinion and his knowledge regarding health. The only issue experience I had was when I was sent to get my blood work done. I didn't get my blood work done in the primary care physician office instead I went to [Name] [Name] were I felt more comfortable having my blood work done. Other than that experience it was a pleasurable experience at my doctor's office.

  • Active listening and common sense advice is always appreciated

  • I've been going here for years. Know the Dr., and the Dr. knows me. Doesn't get any better than that!

  • great

  • Everyone is great, caring and always listens to what I have to say

  • Did everything well.

  • All staff members were courteous and friendly.

  • Everything was great!!!

  • You did well, I can always use more time. But basically, you did. Well, thank you. I don't like the telecommunication. Thank you.

  • Staff is great Dr. Hurteau is an amazing Doctor and is always very caring and cares about the well being of his patients.

  • Dr. Hurteau is great, however I was frustrated because I'm 9 months pregnant and when I called to make the appointment I was very specific about the reason I was coming in and made sure to explain that I am not able to come in again so for the doctor to understand my concerns and address them at the visit. Unfortunately this must not have been relayed to the doctor as he was not able to answer my questions about CoVid antibody testing at the Southcoast Lab. I was hoping to get bloodwork that day and now I am having to wait for a response and then go back in for bloodwork which I just don't have time for at this point in my pregnancy. It was very frustrating as I was very, very clear upon making the appointment that I wanted all my issues and concerns addressed at the visit and not to have to come back.

  • Hurteau and staff seem to truly care about their patients, are always friendly and staff seems happy, which really makes for a positive experience.

  • Dr Hurteau is kind, patient and very knowledgeable. Woman at check out desk #2 made 5 mistakes. She needs further training.

  • Dr. Hurteau always listens to my concerns and I always helpful.

  • Dr. Hurteau Is an extremely kind and excellent at what he does. He really was concerned about me as a person not my symptoms as a patient. I am glad I chose him as my primary care physician.

  • Dr. Hurteau is a caring and loving doctor who gives his patients all his attention and answers all questions to the best of his ability. WONDERFUL DOCTOR!

  • I have my PCP with Southcoast But I also have my Cardiologist at [Name] Medical I wish there could be better communication between your practices! Other than this Both my doctors are Excellent!!

  • We always have a great experience. Myself, my husband, my kids and even my mother and a close friend now see Dr Hurteau and we always get great care, don't feel rushed and everything is always explained to us properly.

  • Nothing to improve

  • Dr. Bret Hurtau is always very professional, nice and polite. I wouldn't get any better doctor for my daughters.

  • Everything was great just wasn't done on time given

  • All went well. Enjoy talking with Dr. Hurteau. He's very knowledgible and personable.He listens to and considers what the patient has to say.

  • Dr Hurteau takes the time to listen and helps me better understand the things I need to do to improve my overall health. I appreciate all he does, couldn't ask for a better provider.

  • Dr. Hurteau is an extremely knowledgeable and genuinely concerned for his patients.

  • Never disappointed, always a pleasant experience.

  • I can't say enough how wonderful they were they went above and beyond for me

  • You need to update your records system. The one currently used is cumbersome and does not facilitate telecons with patient and health provider.

  • at a yearly physical at my age I expect to have routine labwork,urinalysis,ekg at the very least and unless I asked for these tests they would not have been done and I have insurance.i should not have to have a symptom in order to have preventive tests performed.this seems to be common among friends who see SC pcps..such reluctance to order anything unless insisted upon or suggested by the patient.

  • It is very easy, and pleasant to interact with every I came into contact with.[Name] [Name]

  • You need more help in the lab

  • He is very professional and knowledgeable

  • Dr Hurteau listens & checks everything demonstrates his concern for my wellness. I would give him & his staff an 11 if I could!!

  • Like always this office puts the PATIENT'S FIRST ALWAYS!!!!!!

  • Dr Hurteau is the best. He always listens and makes it such that I am an active decision maker in my own health care. He is respectful and kind.

  • You cant get any better than dr hurteau he"s the best

  • Doctor was awesome

  • They were friendly. They were on time. They were informative and they were professional.

  • Overall experience was excellent, received the hoped for end result. My only complaint would be the cost. Reviewing what was submitted to my insurance a telehealth call that lasted probably at tops 5 minutes, charged insurance $238 seems a bit excessive.

  • Always kind, attentive, thorough with explanation and care given

  • Everyone was perfect and fine understandable very generous and (INAUDIBLE) . I'm very happy that my son has a doctor and Nurses. Secretaries like to whoever works there. Thank you.

  • Did not wait long

  • Fast and knowledgeable

  • We forgot to bring the required school physical and immunization forms with us and the staff did not hesitate and offered to print them and then took the time to fill them out which was a huge help… Now after missing last soccer season d/t covid restrictions he is excited to get back onto the field again !! Thanks everyone for a positive and smooth experience from start to finish!!!

  • All went well ... can't imagine any improvements.

  • I have nothing to add but the great care I have received

  • What you did very was having a Dr. Brett Hurteau. He's amazing doctor, listens to his patients, cares, explains everything and take the time out. To very much listen, very glad and proud to have him as my primary care doctor.

  • Dr. Hurteau is a great doctor and take care of all my health care needs.

  • Very punctual appointment.Staff is very responsive to requests for service or information.

  • Dr Hurteau is top notch.

  • Everything said was told in very friendly manner...and easy to understand

  • I recommend Dr. Hurteau all the time. He takes his time to listen and always works with my wife and I to find the best pathways for treatment and healthier living. It means a lot to me to have a physician that I can trust!

  • I really appreicated the time my Dr spent with me to just "chat" It may me feel like more of a person than a number

  • Dr. Hurteau is by far the best primary care physician that I've ever had. He listens, he cares, he's thorough and he follows up.

  • I like the south coast for many reasons one how fast we get appointments to Doctors tests etc and the attention they with patients I belong to south coast close to twenty years and I didn't sawed same care at previous company

  • The phlebotomist is excellent

  • Pleasant staff, timely check in. The Dr wanted to learn things about the patient as this was a new pt. appt. He Listened,asked questions and offered suggestions and made the necessary recommendations needed.

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