Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD

Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Intermountain Medical Center and St. Mark's Hospital.

1220 E 3900 S Ste 1B

Salt Lake City, UT 84124

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Anal Fissure
very high
more than 89% of peers
Anal Disorders
more than 74% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 55% of peers

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Hughes does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • L D S Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Alton Ochsner Med Fdn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • L D S Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Ochsner Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hughes has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Hughes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Provo UT |
Many years ago, Dr. Hughes performed an ileoanal anastomosis for me. At the time, I was literally bleeding to death internally. Without hesitation, he performed a miracle surgery that not only saved my life, but allowed me to raise my four children. I love this doctor - he is a perfectionist in his work, personable to all, upbeat and positive.
Provo, UT |
Dr. Hughes saved my life 27 years ago through major surgery. He is an amazing, thorough, genius, and fun-loving doctor! He was the only doctor that would take my case - he performed miraculous surgery and I am still alive today. He also saved my neighbor's life through major surgery. He is the most wonderful doctor I have known. Thank you!
in Sandy utah |
Paid dr Hughes billing office over the phone with a debit card on August 19th, received confirmation number; to my surprise my bank account showed they debited the payment a few days ago (November 3rd). Don't go to this doctor as they have awful billing systems and didn't have the decency to call the affected patients to advise of the prolonged and sudden debit from their bank accounts, unfortunately in my case blindsiding my finances during an already troubling financial hardship.
in South Jordan, UT |
Just met the man and he is wonderful. He was able to see me the same day I called their office on a day he was not regularly seeing patients. He was able to get me into surgery the next day (tomorrow) which is way beyond expectations. Dr Hughes and is staff bent over backwards to help at a time I really needed it. Dr Hughes even came out to the waiting room just to say hello and chat with my wife. Maybe it's because he comes from an older generation but its extremely refreshing. Faith restored.
Dr Hughes is so amazing and so caring. He doesn't judge about the issue you have and goes the extra mile to resolve it and make you happy. I felt so comfortable and felt right at home. I truly appreciate everything I can't thank him enough. He is the most nice sweetest guy you will ever meet. Thank you so much for all your hardwork ??
in West Valley City, UT |
He is the sweetest, kindest, most endearing doctor and person ever. I trust him implicitly. My family has all gone to him and feel the same way about him. He is so good at what he does. It is wonderful to be able to go to him for something as intimidating and nerve wracking as a colonoscopy and come away feeling good. He even gives out his poetry book to his patients, and helps staff with anything he sees that might help them. He even gives out snacks when you leave!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hughes accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hughes has admitting privileges

Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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