Dr. Daniel McHugh, MD

Dr. Daniel McHugh, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Daniel McHugh, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

2400 Patterson St Ste 217

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

(615) 321-4617

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. McHugh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McHugh "Dr. Daniel J. McHugh attended the University of Louisville on a National Merit Scholarship and earned a Master's of Science degree in Exercise Physiology while working as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University's Athletic Department. After graduating from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University. While there, he was awarded the American Medical Association's Leadership Award for his work with disabled athletes. Dr. McHugh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine. He has been recognized for several years as one of Nashville's "Top Doctors" by US News & World Report, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, and Castle Connolly medical survey."
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3  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital-Columbus
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Ohio State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McHugh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Daniel McHugh, MD
I’m a patient of Dr McHugh & I highly recommend him as an extremely professional & knowledgeable Physician in the areas of chronic pain Hes also a very compassionate Dr which if you’ve ever dealt with chronic pain it’s helpful to have a Physician who also cares about his patients I totally trust...Read More
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MK in Nashville , TN – Jul 05, 2018
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If you think you are going to see Dr. McHugh for any chronic pain issues think again. I saw him on the initial visit and that was it. I understand that alot of clinics operate this way now. I was turned over to a NP named Deanne Threapleton. Ms Threapleton and the clinic are interested in one goal....Read More
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Anonymous in Antioch, TN – Jun 16, 2017
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He cared less if he help me.
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Dana in Lewisburg, TN – Sep 27, 2016
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Most horrible experience I have ever had. He does not listen to what you have to say nor does he act like he cares. He definitely does not read your chart because if he did he would not have to ask the same questions overs and over again. When you tell him something works he backtracks and does...Read More
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Feb 11, 2016
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If you are looking for a physician and staff that will put the patient first, then this is NOT the place. When you have chronic pain, you need someone to attentively respond to your CARE.. This office blatantly tells you, 5 days after the fact, that they do not have to return or respond to your...Read More
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