Resources Search
Close Search
Urgent Care

Brett Hurteau, DO

SPG Medical Director of Primary Care Clinical Transformation, Operations and Innovation

4.9 out of 5 (331 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

Book Appointment

Please Read regarding COVID-19

Please call the office before coming in for your appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 14 days: fever, chills, or body aches, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, headache, new loss of sense of taste or smell, gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,) rash or COVID toes (e.g., swollen, discolored toes.)
For the safety of our patients, providers and staff during the COVID-19 crisis, Southcoast Health has temporarily suspended online scheduling to ensure we are properly screening patients and appropriately directing care. Southcoast Health will resume online scheduling as soon as possible. In the meantime, please call 844-744-5544 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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

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 Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (63)

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.

  • I have no complaints.

  • Dr Hurteau is amazing and I trust him completely with my health and my family's.

  • I have been a patient of Dr.Hurteau for some years now. We have established a relationship of open communication and trust. He is low key and approachable but very wise. He solved a problem I had dealt with since teenage years. I can think of no way to improve on his level of care.

  • Keep up the good work Dr Hurteau is interested, concerned, efficient and professional At no time do you feel ignored or rushed

  • There is no finer qualified physician that I know of anywhere in Massachusetts and Dr. Hurteau is exceptional.

  • Flawless service

  • Always attentative to my health

  • Always satisfied with Dr. Hurteau!

  • Dr and staff always pleasant and great to deal with.

  • Took care of my needs.

  • Dr. Hurteau said it was "odd" I was having the symptoms described to him. Worst provider ever.

  • My first visit. He seems very nice.

  • At this time I have no problems when I call in someone always helps me out thanks for all your good service [Name] [Name]

  • Dr.Hurteau and his staff are the BEST!!

  • Dr. Hurteau is always the best!

  • I love Dr. Hurteau. He listens carefully and gives constructive feedback. He monitors my health care issues quite well. He is patient and explains things with ease. He always seems to be up to date with his medical knowledge.

  • Front desk were not very friendly and all staff left exactly at 5 when I was still there after composing my visit. Felt alone coming out of the appointment when no one was at the front desk to discuss next phase of care.

  • Check-in was good for COVID I did not have to wait long to see the doctor. I got the referral I needed.

  • The office had to reschedule my annual physical due to issues connected to covid-19. I realize the burden was unexpected, but it was concerning as a patient to go almost a year and a half without seeing my physician. In addition, I am also not a fan of the NP being the only option available when I had to reschedule my appointment. I had a family member who had a rather negative experience when she opted to see the NP earlier this year. Seeing your primary care physician should be the first option and not the second.

  • Always listens and responds

  • Dr. Hurteau's office is always prompt and curteous. Dr. Hurteau himself always take the time to listen, ask questions, and explain. He cares.

  • Everyone is very caring and courteous

  • Dr Hurteaux listens to all my concerns and addresses all of my issues. I feel very satisfied with my care at his office.

  • This office is amazing!!! Everyone is great including my doctor ??

  • Everyone was excellent. Callbacks, listening, patience when I was interrupted by dr. Hurteau and his staff. Great people I trust their advice & always feel cared about! Thank you!

  • Dr. Brett Hurteau is not just my doctor, he has become a good friend as well over these past several years. I trust him, I like him, he is the best I could hope for.Lucky day when I first went to him!

  • Very concerned about your well-being

  • Dr. Hurteau took his time during the exam, listened to me and provided feedback.

  • I'm a long time patient and always find the DOctors, PA'S, Nurses, Technicians and administrative staff to be professional, courteous, thorough and pleasant.

  • No waiting and very helpful.

  • Dr. Hurteau has an exceptional talent, Exceptionally bright and well-informed with a superb bedside manner who deeply cares who cares deeply about his patients and clearly all people. SouthCoast must consider themselves extremely lucky to have this man this great doctor at your side I have never had a doctor as talented. In a world where it becomes harder and harder to stand out in the crowd he is a beacon of virtue, grace, and knowledge. Simply said he is the best ever.

  • Everything went very smoothly and on time. Everyone was pleasant and polite.

  • Excellent for staff to Doctor

  • Listen may be comfortable the best doctor and staff in office. The one checking temp outside the office was not friendly

  • He has always been a very good listener and helps me through any health issues I encounter, he is awesome with me and my daughter who also sees him as a primary care doctor.

  • Everything was fine!

  • [Name] up front is very friendly, helpful, and professional. Dr. Hurteau is the best doctor I've had. Smart, caring, and thorough.

  • Everyone in this office is great from the front desk to nurses and the doctors thank you

  • Very pleased with Dr Hurteau and staff!

  • Staff is very helpful and kind

  • Dr Hurteau is down to earth, sincere and a true professional in every way. He lkistens and gives his opinions. His early worry over my rising PSA levels directed me to a urologist and consequently early action for prostrate cancer

  • No need for change. Went in and out in a short period of time.

  • Quick appointment and all the staff were very professional.

  • Very professional office and always quick and easy experience.

  • Best Dr. ever,I referred my sister she loves Dr. Hurteau also

  • Dr Hurteau and his staff is outstanding

  • They are always kind and it's a great experience.

  • During this difficult and cumbersome period in our society, I think my providers office made my recent visit as painless and efficient as it possibly could be.

  • Dr. Hurteau is an amazing primary care physician. He listens. He takes the time to really focus on each patient, and I.... I just feel that he is caring and I trust his judgment. Thank you.

  • Dr Hurteau is always available for both my wife and I. He is a Compassionate doctor. He listen to you , asks questions and then helps to solve the ailment.

  • Dr Hurteau is very patient and takes his time and listens to my concerns

  • Very knowledgeable.

  • I know it's not always feasible, but to have someone in the front office approach people in the waiting room and ask if they have questions or give them information regarding the procedures during Covid would be very helpful and reduce a lot of stress on people. I felt the office did ok, but I think a little more outreach would be helpful.

  • Dr. Hurteau is caring, calm and understanding. He takes the time to listen.

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Hurteau for a number of years. I find him careful and thorough. He found a medication that eliminated a condition I have had since I was a teenager. He is personable without being condecending. Overall, I am quite confident in his care.

  • Kindest and most compassionate physician!

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best! Always gives me the best possible care.

  • The doctor's office called me the day before to go over my medicines and everything I got was very helpful, and the doctor himself called me and he would tell me anything that I didn't understand you would explain it to me, and now you people are calling me to make sure I understand everything was great. Thank you.

  • Dr Brett is the best Doctor always so nice and kind and takes time to listen to his patients and you see he actually cares and loves his job

  • I was taken on time, listened to& treated personally & professionally. Dr Hurteau took time& covered all bases with my treatment. He is excellent& his staff is as well. They coordinated my lab& appointment times to dave time, gas, & exposure in this current environment. Thank you!

  • Dr.Hurteau is a great Doctor. He listens to his patient's concerns,very patient and understanding as well.

  • Hey, I just would like to say that Dr. Brett Hurteau and everybody down at the South Coast office they're doing fantastic job. I felt like I was treated amazingly every time I've seen Dr. Brett Hurteau for I believe last 5 or 6 years at this point it's always been a great experience and I really wouldn't have any other physician. I really do appreciate his time, energy. He definitely reviewed my chart, h asked me a lot of questions that pertain to my health care is great, you know leading up to the visit or once he got into the room is for a better way to put. He's a phenomenal physician and I just wanted to give my outstanding feedback regarding him and everybody else not to you know, not just give Brett Hurteau the physician all the credit but everybody down there is fantastic and I just really enjoyed my experience here. Thank you very much.

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

View More Comments

Southcoast Health physician profiles now feature star ratings.  Below, you’ll find frequently asked questions about our process for calculating the ratings.

Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
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.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

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.