Dr. Heidi Doreau speaking with a colleague.

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.

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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

Honors/Awards

  • 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.

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