Dr. Paul Hughes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Hughes
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Paul Eliot Hughes, MD

100 S Ellsworth Ave Ste 504 San Mateo, CA 94401

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Dr. Paul Hughes, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Mateo, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hughes has more experience with Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mills Health Center and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hughes to book an appointment.


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Dr Hughes has done both of my knee replacements. He is a skilled surgeon that know how to evaluate and solve orthopedic issue.
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Michael T Shaffer – Oct 17, 2019
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Dangerous guy. Read an MRI and immediately told me I needed a hip arthroscopy because I had a labral tear. I was in constant pain for 9 long months afterwards even though I asked what the recuperation time would be -- he was evasive about the answer. After I went to another orth. surgeon who read the same original MRI he told me it never said I had a labral tear -- but since the surgery I now have one. There's also a free floating bone fragment from the operation. Very, very scary.
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Jun 12, 2018
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Dr. Hughes is an excellent surgeon. He replaced my knee using a modern, custom implant. He is caring, compassionate and is currently helping me transition back to work. His staff is pleasant and responsive. It is hard to find such an accomplished Worker's Comp surgeon. Dr Hughes has the education and expertise. He is one of the good guys.
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LMH in San Francisco, CA – Oct 11, 2016
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Excellent doctor very good bed side manor. Dr hughes is excellent on explaining your condition and telling you ALL possible medical options not only what he fells necessary overall experience was fantastic only thing that I can complain about is sometimes there is a long wait. Overall fabulous dr.
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Patricia L Davis in East Palo alto – Mar 25, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Paul Eliot Hughes M.D. is a fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hughes holds appointments at Mills- Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo and Burlingame, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Campus Surgery Center in Daly City, California. Dr. Hughe...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cellular Molecular Biology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

2002
Washington University Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Fellowship Hospital
2001
The George Washington University
Residency Hospital
1997
Childrens National Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1992
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • phi beta kappa, 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(650) 343-5633

Dr. Hughes accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
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Commercial HMO
HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of California Basic
HealthFund HDHP Most of California HDHP
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
Savings Plus of California
Select
Worker's Compensation WC
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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
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Access+ Southern California Region HMO-High
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Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
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Blue Shield of California PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation WC
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Elbow Injuries more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

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Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Practice

Paul Eliot Hughes, MD100 S Ellsworth Ave Ste 504 San Mateo, CA 94401
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mills Health Center

San Mateo, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)