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Brett Hurteau, DO

Medical Director of Primary Care Clinical Operations and Practice Transformation

4.9 out of 5 (343 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 (77)

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.

  • Dr. Hurteau is always so pleasant, I am having it rough right now and he knows just what to say to me to make me feel better. Very caring person !

  • Always listens and is proactive about flowing through on issues as they arise.


  • Biggest thing is that he listened. Providing me goals to strive for. The visit is comfortable. I don't go to doctors often however a month prior I called office and was seen right away. You can tell Dr. Hurteau and his staff cares.

  • Everything was well done

  • Easy appointment process , timely. Not crowded in waiting room

  • Doctor Herteau always listens to what I say and is very knowledgeable.

  • Kind and courteous Doctor and staff.

  • Dr Hurteau and the staff is the best

  • Always on time treats me with kindness and understanding .

  • Provider really listens to my concerns. I am able to participate in my own care plans.

  • All Friendly and helpful and profession

  • Efficient office

  • Every aspect of my visit went very smoothly. It was a fine experience!

  • I have had many primary care physicians in my life Dr. Hurteau is the best. Most of our family members who can use Dr. Hurteau do so at our recommendation. He is an absolutely top notch physician. A wonderful human being as well.

  • Always polite, they make the experience a pleasant one,

  • Dr Hurteau is always very helpful and attentive to all of Jasmines needs and questions. He is a great doctor who cares about his patients.

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best!

  • Very caring and friendly staff. My husband and I both see Dr. Hurteau and love him. He listens, takes as much time is needed, thorough and ensures you understand your health & how to improve. I have also seen Dr [Name] and [Name] NP for my back, it was a very trying and painful experience but they were so supportive and caring!! They helped me and truly looked after my best interests & health!! Eternally thankful. And all the staff is absolutely wonderful !! My husband and I both really appreciate everyone for their excellence and compassion!Thank you Dr Hurteau & all

  • Provider listens to my concerns and respects my input in my care plan

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best. He always shows he truly cares and understands my needs. He is smart, professional and understanding. He is someone I would look to if in need of help for my health fr a healthcare need. I trust him and highly recommend him. His staff is always super kind and caring.

  • He listened to us and he read my son's file which is so important. He's a very nice Dr takes his and don't make you feel rushed . I thank him very much for his wonderful service.

  • Everything went smoothly and in a timely matter, I didn't have to wait more than 5 min to see my primary once undressed. Doctor was very compassionate and detailed in our conversations about my health A+ Thanks Dr. Hurteu

  • Dr Brett Hurteau is the best doctor. He always listens and informs. Always professional and kind.

  • Excellent doctor. He was prompt and made me feel comfortable. He took the time to explain my medical conditions and gave me excellent advice on how to improve my health. Thank you.

  • I missed my appointment earlier this week and when I called to reschedule, I was given convenient options to see the doctor. Everyone is helpful and courteous. Doctor Hurteau is amazing

  • I have had a many Primary Care Dr's and out of all of them Dr Hurteau is the best by far he explains everything in detail to you so you understand everything. I truly recommend him on social media when someone is looking for a Dr. I just can't say enough good things about him.

  • I love dr. Hurteau

  • My experience couldn't have been better. Went right in and all that needed to be done an said was. Perfect. Friendly and Professional

  • Caring, responsible, and authentic.

  • Thanks and appreciate the wonderful, thorough doctor and care staff!

  • Waited 15 minutes in a room waiting for the doctor.

  • Excellent Provider

  • Dr. Hurteau always takes the time to listen to your concerns.

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best there is at (INAUDIBLE). I will recommend him to any of my family and friends. He is the best.

  • Dr Hurteau is a thoughtful listener who explains / answers my many questions, gives his advice yet is flexible in offering a treatment plan that considers my options as well. Very satisfied with my visit….

  • Always focused on getting/keeping heathy natural ways before resorting to medication.

  • I was seen in a timely manner and the lab tech was very friendly and I didn't even feel anything, when she was drawing the blood.

  • Dr Hurteau is an amazing doctor. I have moved away from Dartmouth and live an hour away from his office now. I still see him because it is so great .

  • No improvement. Always good

  • Dr Hurteau is a fine physician who is caring and always answers your concerns and questions.

  • The experience was good, blood work should be done right then and there, results should be given before I leave, so my doctor can tell me right then and there if I am healthy overall or not, taking my temperature and vitals seem useless to tell me anything about the important things, blood test would give the dr a good overall picture of my health now, thats what matters most to me

  • Appointment went smoothlyAnd was ontime

  • Very helpful

  • Physical and other matters

  • This doctor was very gracious to accept me as a new patient. He was very attentive and really made me comfortable even though I hadn't seen a doctor in a very long time. No judgement, just recommendations to promote physical and mental health. He let me know his office would be there for me.

  • Dr Hurteau and his staff are absolutely wonderful.

  • Courteous, respectful, on time, listened, cared about me

  • 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.

  • The Dr was not the same he is very different now He rushed the whole appointment Not a good experience this time He didnt have a very good bed side manner this time

  • 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.

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