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Brett Hurteau, DO

Local Medical Director, Primary Care & Associate Medical Director, Quality Improvement and Patient Experience

4.9 out of 5 (737 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

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 (63)

  • Very satisfied with this Dr. and all staff.

  • Dr. Hurteau is excellent and his office staff exceptionally friendly and outgoing. Nothing to add as they are all doing a fantastic job. Best healthcare in this area without a doubt.

  • He’s very professional and very classy and very knowledgeable

  • Dr. Hurteau is an awesome physician! He actually listens to my concerns and addressing my issues.

  • Dr Hurteau continues to excel in his field of practice

  • Seen in a timely manner, doctor listened to concerns.

  • I love Doctor Hurteau’s secretary! She is always so helpful and kind. She’s definitely a keeper! Dr. Hurteau is so great too!

  • The office has a lab now so it was very convenient to get my bloodwork done without going somewhere else.

  • I would love to see a more holistic approach, not so many tests and more understanding of what is going on in the person's life. Being stressed, unhappy and not sleeping well all factors into a person's health. Things must change to a more organic way of treating people. A health coach is someone who could help the patients with living a healthier lifestyle.

  • Dr.Hurteau and is office staff are AWESOME!

  • Very compassionate and he’s always on time

  • keep doing what you are doing

  • I got great care

  • Dr. Hurteau listened well and did not appear to be rushed. He provided information and options for treatment.All staff were friendly and professional. The office usually runs in a timely manner. The office always appears to be very clean.

  • Dr Hurteau listened asked appropriate questions and overall was extremely responsive and informative I would highly recommend him to anyone

  • All was done well

  • Dr. Hurteau and his staff are second to none. They are very personable people and professional on all levels. Oddly enough I can actually say it's a pleasure to go to the doctor. Thank you for all you do and God bless.

  • Doctor Hurteau was very attentive to my needs, listened intently and was very responsive.He made me most comfortable as to the care I would receive at Southcoast.

  • Are you experienced my first physical there and things were totally different from when I had the physical at my old doctor I was very impressed with Dr. Hurteau. I?ve had a situation where I?ve had to call and ask for suggestions and the nurse [Name] Was also very helpful. I would recommend anyone and everyone to be able to see this provider.

  • Everyone was courteous and communicated clearly.

  • Great attitude through out. Clean office.

  • When I came in to register the person at the front desk was on the opposite desk she was on the phone and her cell phone as well she proceeded to yell across the desks to ask why we were there then she proceeded to ask us our information I had to shout my information back for everyone to hear when I return back I stopped to ask if I just go to the lab to get my lab work done she still was on both phones and trying to answer my question in the meantime speaking to two different people on the phone she stated to me to head over to the lab and the person would qualify me I sat there for about 5 minutes the person in the lab came out and said if I was waiting for labs I stated yes she then informed me that the person behind the desk to not put the orders in yet she continued to for my name she then stated the person at the front desk did not put the orders in right she then took my blood for the test I did not appreciate it having to yell my name for everyone to hear not very professional

  • Front desk staff and assistants are rude . Dr Hurteau is wonderful! Getting an appointment is like pulling teeth. You talk to a call center they have to ask permission for a sick visit then someone calls you back with an appointment. Kind of ridiculous

  • My doctor, Dr. Brett Hurteau I was able to see me at the end of the day with last minutes notice to which I was most grateful. He is a brilliant doctor, his bedside manner is exceptional. I consider myself so very lucky to have him as my physician, He is a doctor that is dedicated to his profession. And he happens to be a real gentleman.[Name]

  • Very accommodating and it’s much appreciated. I called for an appt that morning and got a noon appt.

  • Dr Hurteau is extremely knowledgeable and has a great personality to boot!

  • It’s very nice that with this office you can get late appointment time so you don’t have to take time off from work.Everyone in this office is very nice and helpful.

  • Dr Hurteau is a wonderful doctor. I am fortunate to have little issues at the moment, but, he does take time to listen to any issues I might have.His staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Keep up the good experience.

  • Dr. Herteau is extremely professional and very easy to talk with. His office staff are always very pleasant and make me feel comfortable when I come in for my visits. If I could give him and his office staff an 11 instead of 10 I would. The best Dr/Office combo around.

  • Was see promptly , intake nurse was friendly and extremely professional.

  • My Dr. seemed to be in a rush and asked me if i wanted me blood work done at the office or the other place and i told him the office and then he walked out and never told me where to get my blood work in the office he needs to let people know where to get things done or say that someone will be in to bring you.

  • Dr. Hurteau again proved to be a completely good listener and problem solver. I was having a problem with side effects from a medication, which he stated he would not have put me on, and sure enough problem solved. This is not the first act of wizardry he has performed. I am completely confident that any health concerns I have in the future will be rapidly resolved

  • Dr Hurteau is the best!!!

  • Great information for my healh.

  • Dr. Hurteau is the best primary care physician that I have had in my lifetime. He truly listens and is focused on the patient and how we feel, etc. Not just at physical time, but twice this year I was ill and I got an appointment immediately that same day. I was bitten by a tick this past July and Dr. Hurteau identified the symptoms and began treatment even before the tick panel returned. As a result, I was able to recover much quicker. After learning about the illness that is contracted by the tick, I felt very fortunate to have a Dr. like Dr. Hurteau who doesn't rush the patient and listens to the symptoms. I have met others since then who were bitten by a tick that went weeks and even months without being properly diagnosed, that have had many physical challenges. Because Dr. Hurteau was diligent and followed up with my care, my recovery was less than a month and I am well!!

  • office on faunce corner road needs better signage

  • The entire staff is very professional.

  • Being able to have a late day appointment was great as I work till 4:00 every day and this provider is always willing to help out with late day appointments.

  • This was my first time seeing this doctor and I did not have my medical records with me so he did not know my medical history but that is my fault not his. He was great and listened and the staff was all nice. He seems very nice and knowledgeable

  • It was a pleasant visit.

  • Very caring of my needs and explains well enough what I need to know.

  • Great place!!

  • Can't get any better ... Dr. Hurteau is already "the best".

  • What I really like about this office is that I have never sat in the waiting room more than 5-10 minutes. They are very quick to call you into the office, they understand that your time is as valuable as theirs. I really appreciate that. Thank you Dr Hurteau for such a well run office!

  • excellent care. listened closely, discussed what was likely happening, provided recommended treatment and prescription...all on a same day appointment. As a patient, couldn't ask for more.

  • There is no possible way to improve this. They are the best.

  • It would be nice if my care giver would work with me to correct my bad health, rather than only medicate it. It's unfortunate that our health, is now just pharmaceutical business.

  • Dr. Hurteau is excellent - answered all my questions. He had good suggestions regarding improving my overall health mostly through diet. I did not feel rushed in anyway. Office staff is excellent as well and so is Dr. Hurteau medical assistant.

  • Check-in was extremely quick and easy. I hardly waited in the exam room before the provider appeared.

  • The best doctor I've ever had. He has treated me for several years now and I wouldn't go to anyone else.

  • Dr. Hurteau is a wonderful physician. The standard of care that he provides is absolutely the best that I have ever experienced in the South Coast Health System.

  • everyone is very welcoming. I came just for my flu shot as I had a cold on my office visit & unable to have it at that time. I am always greeted warmly. Never wait long. Dr. Hurteau is wonderful, caring & always educating me on my dx & meds. I appreciate him & all his staff very much!!

  • Everyone at this facility is awesome. Dr. Hurteau will take the time to listen to any concerns you may have. He goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and truly makes you feel that your well being is important to him. I could not ask for better doctor.

  • I was in and out quick, and with a full diagnosis and a prescription

  • Always attentive to my needs. I always feel like I am the only patient in need when I am there. Genuine concern for my health and welfare.Thank you !!!

  • Southcoast is always very professional in every way, very impressive organization.

  • They are amazing. Front office, doctor, nurses, all the staff. Nothing negative. Super satisfied.

  • Dr. Brett Hurteau and staff are world class. Can’t say enough positive things about the entire practice. Kudos to the team!

  • Dr Hurteau is not only my doctor he is my 5 year old sons, my mothers, my boyfriends and a close friend of mines. I have recommended him to plenty of people over the years. He always takes his time to explain everything thoroughly and we never wait long and the desk staff is always helpful and pleasant!

  • I love my dr and the staff is wonderful too

  • I feel very comfortable with my doctor. He has helped me through very difficult times. He is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful bedside manner. I wouldn't go anywhere else. His name is Doctor Brett Hurteau. Best doctor ever.

  • Front office staff is the best....courteous and prompt!

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