Heidi Doreau, NP

Heidi Doreau, NP, plays an important role at Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford. As an experienced nurse practitioner who has worked in a variety of clinical settings, she is capable of backing up the practice’s primary care physicians, is comfortable caring for medically complex cases and knows most of the practice’s patients. “The physicians are great colleagues, and we communicate well,” says Ms. Doreau. “Together, we take good care of people. It’s the culture here.”

She currently is earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. “This will bring me to the highest clinical level a nurse can achieve, where I can oversee quality improvement projects,” she explains. Ms. Doreau is certified in interpreting bone-density tests and plans to focus on that important clinical area for her thesis project. She is also certified by the Department of Transportation to perform exams required for construction workers, truck drivers, etc.


Education and Postgraduate Training

University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Doctor of Nursing Practice (expected May 2020)

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Master of Science in Nursing

Amherst College
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Professional Experience

Carleton-Willard Village
Nurse Practitioner

Newton-Wellesley Internists
Nurse Practitioner

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Nurse Practitioner, Medicine/Oncology

McLean Hospital
Staff Nurse, Geriatric Neuropsychiatry

Professional Memberships

Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Burlington Board of Health Volunteer Reserve Corps
Iota Eta Pi, Nursing Honors Society, MGH IHP Chapter


Merit Scholar, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Magna cum laude, Amherst College
Honors distinction, Department of Psychology, Amherst College

Articles Written by Heidi Doreau, NP

  • Weiss RD, Griffin ML, Kolodziej ME, Greenfield SF, Najavits LM, Daley D, Doreau HR, Hennen JA. A randomized trial of integrated group therapy vs. group drug counseling for patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(1), 100-107, 2007.
  • Griffin M, Weiss R, Kolodziej M, Ray H. Assessment of primary substance of abuse in patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence. Abstracts from the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 48 (Suppl.), 893, 2004.
  • Frantz CM, Cuddy AJC, Burnett M, Ray H and Hart A. A threat in the computer: the race implicit association test as a stereotype threat experience. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30 (12), 1611-1624, 2004.