Dr. Paul Hughes, MD

Dr. Paul Hughes, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o
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Dr. Paul Hughes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Paul Eliot Hughes, MD

100 S Ellsworth Ave Ste 504

San Mateo, CA 94401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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

Treatment Frequency
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 98% of his peers

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

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • 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 and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • 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
  • Scapular Fracture
  • 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 Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders

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...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • 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
2002
2001
1997
1996
1992

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • phi beta kappa, 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hughes

4.3

Based on 12 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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1 Star
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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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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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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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Blue Shield of California PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
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Cigna
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Health Net
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PHCS Open Access PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
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AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Basic PPO
CarePlus
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Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Community Plan
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Core Essentials
Core PPO
Empire Plan
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Evercare
Exchange
FlexPoint PPO
Medicare Advantage
Optimum Choice HMO
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Secure Horizons PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Affiliated Hospitals

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

Mills Health Center

San Mateo, CA