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Dr. James Hughes, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 74

  
Dr. Hughes

Associates In Otolaryngology

100 MLK Jr Blvd Worcester, MA 01608
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Dr. James Hughes, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Hughes accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Cigna
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hughes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Earwax Buildup more than 98% of his peers

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

Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Ear Disorders more than 98% of his peers

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

Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Ear Ache more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hughes

2.4

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(3)
1 Star
57.57575757575758%
(19)

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We had a horrible experience with Dr. Hughes. He barely looked at my son who was suffering from Tinitus. Diagnosed him with Meniere's disease and when we asked what it was, he told us to go home and google it. We ended up going to MA Eye and Ear where we received excellent care and a real diagnosis. Dr. Hughes lacks any compassion and bedside manner.
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I like dr Hughes because he is prompt ,friendly and knowledgable. He thorough in his exams and always is encouraging ..
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Dr. Hughes was very dismissive of the ear issues I reported (pain, vertigo, itching, fullness and ringing). After telling me I had perfect teeth/no wear on my teeth he suggested TMJ and a dentist. He placed his unwashed fingers in my ear w/o warning so he could feel the ear walls. I motioned fwd so he would remove his fingers. I voiced how unsanitary that was as he had touched surfaces, door handles, patients etc. He smugly stated "ears already have bacteria" no apology. Highly unprofessional.
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Dr Hughes gave me a thorough exam and provided a detailed review of results. The audiologist Michelle Fleck also carefully tested my hearing; they are a great team. Thank you for your time, patience, and care. Cordelia
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Dr. Hughes was rude, abrupt & arrogant. He was demeaning & acted like I was wasting his time by asking questions about an unexpected hearing loss diagnosis, I only went to him for wax removal! I saw him on Pleasant St in Worc. They did a hearing test...what a joke...the equipment is so ancient, the tech told me to "just ignore the buzzing noise"coming from it! How do you get accurate results with that kind of defective equipment?! What a waste of my time, now I have to go to a real professional!
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Dr. Hughes was abrupt, dismissive and totally out of his depth. He is an ENT and couldn’t even tell that I had a raging sinus infection, though I described my symptoms clearly to him. He’s arrogant and haughty. If you really like being treated rudely, and not finding out what’s wrong with you, he’s your man!
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Dr. Hughes is a straight talking and caring physician. He didn't waste my time and I valued his years of experience.
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Very quick appointment. Checked 2 things, and sent me off. No recommendations no advice as to what to do next. No answers to my questions. In, out...that’s it. Still having the problems so came in with. Staff was very courteous. Nurse more helpful than him. Seeking out a second opinion.
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Dr. Hughes was possibly the worst doctor I have ever seen. He was rude, abrupt, dismissive, and completely uncaring. He barely examined me and essentially indicated that my symptoms are due to anxiety, stress, and being "high strung". This appointment was a total waste of my time and money. I should say that the rest of the staff seemed amazing.
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bedside manner is horrific. Did not seem interested at all in my concerns or my questions, very agitated and inpatient. It was a total waste of my time. his attitude toward me was as if I was putting him out being there and I really think that this doctor has seen his days and should leave the practice
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Biography

Dr. James Hughes, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Aafprs
Fellowship Hospital
Detroit Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1976
U Vt Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1971
Wayne State U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)