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Hector Mateo, MD

4.9 out of 5 (250 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

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 (50)

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 wouldn't change a thing'This provider is top notch as well as his staff. Professional, personable, trustworthy & a very compassionate Dr. , takes the time to answer and discuss any questions as well as what's in the best interest for your care and health goals.

  • This visit was with a different Dr than my usual physician. I'm very comfortable with everyone in this group.

  • Good experience. No need for improvement

  • Thank you because the care is too good and I would recommend my relatives to move to this state, okay. Thank you very much to Dr. Mateo and all the nurses.

  • Did very well

  • Dr. Mateo is awesome. I don't know what else to say. Thank you Dr. M

  • Excellent Dr explained everything and how to keep healthy

  • Dr Mateo was a breath air and was genuinely interested in helping me get my health restored. My Experience could have been better if the waiting line was shorter

  • My first visit with Dr Mateo since he took over from my previous doctor. He was very thorough and detailed and reviewed my records and filled in any details he seemed were important. Highly recommend!

  • For a first time visit I was completely impressed by my visit. I have nothing but good things to say about everything. Thank You

  • Excellent team

  • An excellent experience. The office staff was friendly & helpful. The Dr. explained things clearly. Dr. Matteo helped me to arrive at an optimum plan for maximizing my care. I look forward to proceeding with this plan for my care. I have positive feelings about Dr. Matteo's professionalism & "bedside manner". Thank you!

  • staff was rel proffesional and doc was terrific listeh to my ails and explained in words i could understand

  • Both the breathing technician and doctor were excellent!

  • Dr Mateo is the most caring doctor and he cares so much about his patients.

  • Dr. Mateo is a great physician. He is not just interested in my CPAP, but discusses my multiple medical conditions and treatments in detail. He will often offer opinions and ideas for me to pursue. I enjoy our visits. The support staff are friendly and helpful. I'm grateful for their service.

  • Did well: timely, prompt, thorough with clear advice and explanations.

  • Everyone is always helpful and takes the time to listen.

  • Good care. They treated us well. The doctors were good and I recommend them. The specialist was good.

  • Yes, I had a very very good visit with Dr. Mateo. It was the first time that he is now going to be my physician my pulmonary physician and this is the first time that I've actually met him and I had him for a sick visit years back. But as of this, as of today, was excellent. I enjoyed talking with him. He explained everything well to me. I'm looking forward to our next visit definitely. I it was a good extremely good visit. That I can say. Extremely good.

  • Quick very professional great as it is.

  • Extremely pleased with telehealth. Very clear, easy to understand, great reception. The provider was very thorough. Telehealth is great.

  • Listened very carefully and compationately to a very complicated and frightening medical condition with genuine interest and deliberate action to solve the issues. Thank you!

  • All simple and in my language, all good.

  • Dr Mateo was very knowledgeable, friendly and most of all he spent one hour learning about my medical history discussing the treatments available and explaining the next steps regarding my care. I am extremely impressed with the physician and staff.

  • I really like the treatment. Thank you very much.

  • Your response time is always what time you say it will be… very accurate and very courteous.

  • Dr Mateo is very nice and listens to what I have to say and provides great feedback

  • Dr. Matteo and this office treated me with complete respect. I recieved answers to my questions and the help I needed before going on vacation. Thank you all.

  • Very friendly and Dr Mateo is a great physician.

  • Everything was very good and on time.

  • Dr Mateo, was on time and familiar with my history.He is easy to relate to and answers all my questions.

  • Dr. Mateo was very professional and courteous. He understood my disease process.

  • Dr. Mateo has guided me through an extremely difficult period in my life . I have the utmost respect for him and have always valued his counsel.Sincerely, [Name] [Name]

  • Ease in getting a sick visit appointment the same day I called. The office is and always has been the BEST, MOST EFFICIENT office I have ever encountered! No improvement needed at this time.

  • I like Dr. Mateo and I feel we have a good relationship with each other. He has a good ear for listening

  • It was great

  • Always completely knowable about my health problems and who my other Drs are and remembers my medications.

  • Dr. Mateo is not my regular position. I have Dr. (INAUDIBLE) who I Love to mend asleep. But Dr. Matteo was very courteous to understand my case. He made some suggestions and I would not hesitate to go to Dr. Matteo if Dr. (INAUDIBLE) was not available.

  • Everyone was very nice and very kind. The nurse an the doctor were very personable and the office staff was very kind as well. Thank you for taking time to help me today, I appreciate you.

  • From start to finish this provider and his staff had compassion , professional and made sure that he took the time to listen and talk about my health and future health goals as well as any questions I might have had were answered. Absolutely no improvement needed , physician was very thorough I have all the respect to give towards this Physician and his staff. Thank you Dr. Mateo and staff!u00A0

  • Dr Mateo is amazing!!! Took his time, asked questions! Took the time toExplain everything! Amazing Doctor

  • They are very kind and respectful people. That's why I say that Dr. Mateo is an excellent professional. He is a doctor that I recommend to my family and friends. Thank you for your care.

  • this was my first visit with this provider. Iwas treated with respect and felt that my medical issues were addressed.

  • Very helpful and understanding

  • Efficient visit

  • Dr. Mateo is very understanding and knows my past history and is always willing to help.

  • Dr. Mateo was most knowledgeable and friendly. He explained everything in a meaningful manner.

  • Good

  • Very attentive physician

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