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Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Hughes

Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1991 and specializes in neurology.


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(515) 358-0011

Dr. Hughes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net POS
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
PHCS
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United Behavioral Health
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Dr. Hughes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Brain Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Gait Abnormality more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1991 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
Residency Hospital
University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hughes

3.5

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(14)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(8)

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Dr. Hughes is a very patient and kind and is top-notch in his field. He is very understanding and keeps you very informed of treatments available. He never makes you feel hurried during his visits and is always good about answering your questions and explaining your condition.
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Doesn’t give you your test results. Wouldn’t return a phone call to answer a medical question after 2 calls I ended up in his hospital and he didn’t even know it even after talking to his hospital nurse and his colleague did my care after his office found out they didn’t even care to schedule a...Read More
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I found Dr. Hughes to be very proactive in figuring out my problem. After my first visit with him, he scheduled 3 more tests to be done, and by the end of my second visit, less than a month later, he had diagnosed me with an MS-related condition and started me on medicine. Though he wasn't always...Read More
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Dr. Hughes was able to diagnose my condition within minutes of meeting him after over a week of being turned away by other doctors. He immediately took action to get me on the road to recovery! My visits with him were pleasant and he was great about taking the time to answer questions and...Read More
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