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Hector Mateo, MD

4.9 out of 5 (210 Ratings)


Pulmonary Medicine

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About Hector Mateo

Dr. Mateo received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg, Pa., where subsequently he was asked to serve as Chief Medical Resident.

He completed a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

Dr. Mateo has been practicing in the Fall River area since 2007. He specializes in respiratory disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory failure and pulmonary fibrosis.

He also has expertise in the care of critically ill patients and the treatment of sleep disorders.

Dr. Mateo is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Mateo is fluent in Spanish.

Hector speaks Portuguese and Spanish


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Pulmonary

    1030 President Ave Suite 210
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1780

    Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Pulmonary

    100 Rosebrook Way 3rd Flr
    Wareham, MA 02571

    P: 508-973-4974

    Get Directions 41.77422380000001 -70.73153839999998

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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 (40)

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 was in desperate need of a pulmonologist and [Name] from the office went above and beyond to get me an appointment within 2 days of speaking to her. Dr Mateo was very knowledgeable and caring to my situation, I am very pleased with him and would absolutely recommend him to anyone!! Thank you so much!!

  • Very prompt. Always on time.

  • Everything was ok.

  • First visit with new provider. He was excellent in every way possible.

  • The provider, support staff and office staff were all professional, kind and helpful. They were able to answer our questions. This is a very organized office.

  • Good experience and courteous service from receptionist to Doctor.

  • Excellent treatment and professionalism

  • 8000 letters is not enough to explain how efficient this office is run. Very professional courteous staff and Doctors. Dr. Mateo is the best.

  • Excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I feel like I am in very good hands!

  • Everything went well today.

  • Was able to been seen with in a couples of days . Dr Mateo is a great wonderful carring doctor explain things very well and shows and explain xrays and scan. I highly recommend him

  • I haven't seen Dr. Mateo in 2 1/2 years but he remembered me and we discussed some of the issues I had in the past. It felt so nice to know that he took the time to review my medical history. He is the kindest doctor that I have. He makes me feel so comfortable and listened to every concern that I had. I wish more doctors were like him. His manor contributes to my feelings of trust and wellness.

  • I was feeling so sick, but the Tele appointment was perfect. I don't think I was strong enough to get up and get dressed to get there. I definitely needed help and they were wonderful. Dr. Mateo was covering. He was great.

  • Dr. Mateo is great.

  • Every one was kind and thoughtfulu00A0

  • Dr. Mateo and his staff are awesome...I was given the red carpet treatment, and he ordered my needed materials in such a way that I did not do anything on my end...

  • I was over the moon impressed with how kind and generous the provider was with his time. Because he was not my usual provider he sat with me and took extra time to review my chart to make sure he could provide the best outcome for me. I am so thankful to have such great care from southcoast pulmonary group!

  • They treated me with great respect and explained everything to me regarding my health problem.

  • Dr.Mateo is such a kind and knowledgeable doctor. Always have a good experience with him!

  • Dr. Mateo was very interested in my experience with the CPAP machine. He answered all my questions. I feel confident in my medical care by him.

  • Dr. Mateo is wonderful, very relatable and he listens attentively also his staff are very nice and accommodating. I would recommend Dr. Mateo to everyone.

  • Very understanding, knowledgeable and on top of his field. Never talks down to me.

  • I have always been seen on time. Completely satisfied.

  • I was extremely pleased from the moment I walked in to the office everyone was extremely pleasant and professional Dr. Mateo was so kind and knowledgeable...I have no suggestions they were wonderful

  • Satisfied with experience

  • Very attentive, listened to my questions and supported my goals!

  • Very pleasant staff and meeting the doctor for the first time was a very positive start. I feel like I am most definitely in the right place to take care of my problem.

  • Dr Mateo was very helpful and professional never felt being rushed I was confertible with him true professional

  • Everyone in Dr Mateo's office was extremely friendly, polite and respectful. I just love Dr. Mateo, his bedside manner is superior to past experiences. I'm so grateful he was referred to me

  • First time seeing Dr Mateo he was very nice and explained everything and answered all my questions. Very caring Dr.

  • The whole experience was professional and stress free I'm very satisfied with this whole network

  • I have no complaints. Loved this doctor and the staff was great!

  • He took his time to explain what he expects from to use the apnea machine and goals to set for myself especially to stop smoking all together!! He didn't rush me his is a great doctor that I trust

  • Dr Mateo has been a valued partner in my health care journey.

  • Dr Mateo is outstanding

  • They don't need to improve at all. They are very attentive and I wouldn't change them at all and I recommend them to my family and friends.

  • It was just great

  • Explained whats going on with my health issue, made sure i understood the medication and how to use them. Very professional same with the staff..

  • Dr Mateo and front desk staff too. Thorough, good listener, kind, highly experienced and explains reason for tests/results. Also, the phlebotomist [Name]u00A0 at [Name] was fabulous, kind, careful, very skilled.

  • Everyone is was so nice and caring

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