Heather L. Briere, MS, FNP-BC, CCM

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

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Specialty: Family Medicine

Office Location:
Saint Vincent Medical Group
9 Trolley Crossing
Charlton, MA 01507

For appointments:
Phone: 508-784-1278


“I see myself as the broker of health care. I try to make things less confusing for my patient, and get  to know each patient as an individual person so that I can provide the best options for him or her. Ultimately it is up to my patient to decide what is right for him or her. It is my job to give the  patient the options, the pros and cons of the options, and then it is the patient’s job to make the decisions. I am never going to take that away from them.”

Heather Briere is a nurse practitioner in the Charlton clinic where she works collaboratively with Dr.  Hope Ring. She has been a nurse practitioner since 2014. Heather received her Masters of Science  in Nursing with education sub-specialty from University of Massachusetts in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing from Fitchburg State College in 1995.

Heather loves to teach. “I love the glint that I see in a person’s eye when they finally understand  something new. When I get to teach someone something new about their health, the reward is  indescribable. In primary care, it is especially  rewarding to see how a small amount of teaching can  reap years of benefits that neither the patient nor I was expecting! I love my job!”

Special Interests:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Patient Education

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Patients' confidence in Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jan 1, 2020
excellent PCP!
Dec 13, 2019
Heather was very thorough and explained her plan of treatment and why. she also explained exactly what medications she was putting me on and why
Dec 11, 2019
Heather has been with me since July. I believe she is committed to helping me get well.
Dec 6, 2019
I love Heather Briere! She always listens and is very thorough.
Nov 24, 2019
Hands down Heather is wonderful. She shows care and concern, is inquisitive, and thoroughly explains treatments and why.
Oct 29, 2019
She listened to my concerns and provided answers and suggestions
Oct 4, 2019
Heather Briere was fantastic! The most important thing, in my mind, is that she listened to me and heard me.
Oct 1, 2019
Heather was very professional, kind, patient, smart and helpful. She is sincere and caring, I left there feeling great because of her.
Sep 26, 2019
Very satisfied with *Dr. Ring and her staff.
Sep 12, 2019
Heather is wonderful and my mother was with me during the appointment and she even wants to switch to her. My fears were addressed and I felt much better leaving since there is a course of action in place.
Aug 28, 2019
As a Registered Nurse I have to say I am very impressed and satisfied with Heather Briere and medical staff.
Aug 16, 2019
Heather tells it like it is. I like that.
Aug 15, 2019
always listens and weighs my opinion.
Aug 15, 2019
The NP I saw was fantastic. She did a very thorough exam and I feel confident in my care plan.
Jul 22, 2019
She was great- made me feel heard, respected, and like I was getting taken care of by a well trained healthcare professional.
Jul 19, 2019
This was my first appointment with Heather Briere. I moved to the area about a year ago and had health issues I had not been taken care of I was a little worried before going into my first appointment but after meeting with Heather I feel that with her care and understanding I feel hopeful that I will get my medical issues under control
Jul 11, 2019
excellent care
Jun 28, 2019
Heather made it a point to sit with me and review everything before stepping out for me to disrobe and then begin the invasive part of the exam- this was different than any other doctor I've had in the past. She has also explained what her plans are for my care and is interested in my feedback to work together as a team.
Jun 23, 2019
*Heather Briere is attentive, intelligent and very thorough.
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 9, 2019
Excellent care and thorough.
Apr 26, 2019
I don't mind going to my Dr.'s appointments.. Heather Briere always puts me at ease...she is the most kind,educated and friendly NP!.. I would be lost without her.
Apr 17, 2019
*Heather always takes time to listen and make me comfortable with my concerns.
Apr 12, 2019
I love her already after the first visit! Such a breath of fresh air! She loves her job and cares about her patients and listens to them. If she doesn't know an answer she will be honest and tell you and knows the right direction to point you in. She connects with her patients and makes sure she goes through all the problems or concerns you have and comes up with solutions for them.