Dr. James Hughes, MD

Dr. James Hughes, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. James Hughes, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Wayne State Univ Som in 1971 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

100 Mlk Jr Blvd

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 757-0330

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 97% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

47  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Detroit Genl Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Vt Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Aafprs
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hughes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
30 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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  • 1

Dr. Hughes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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...more
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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,...more
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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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