Dr. Paul E. Hughes, MD

Dr. Paul E. Hughes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 47 years old

Paul Eliot Hughes M.D. is a fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hughes holds appointments...Read more

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Paul Eliot Hughes M.D. is a fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hughes holds appointments at Mills- Peninsula Hospital in...   Read More

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      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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      Always trying my best to take care of my patient's needs. 

      in East Palo alto |
      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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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Cellular Molecular Biology
      • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedics
      • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine
      • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

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      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Disorders
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Disorders
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Heel Spur
      • Hip Disorders
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • 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 Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Disorders

      Procedures Performed

      • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthrocentesis
      • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
      • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hip Arthroscopy
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Injection
      • 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 Ligament Reconstruction
      • Knee Osteotomy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Resurfacing
      • Knee Surgery
      • Knee Tendon Repair
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Reconstruction
      • Stem Cell Therapy
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

        Graduated in 1996

      • Internship Hospital
        Childrens National Medical Center

        Completed in 1997

      • Residency Hospital
        The George Washington University

        Completed in 2001

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Washington University Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

        Completed in 2002

      • Undergraduate School
        University of California At Los Angeles

        Graduated in 1992

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • phi beta kappa, 1991
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Hughes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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      Dr. Hughes' Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Hughes

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      Dr. Hughes' 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. Hughes holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from UCLA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude He attended medical school at USC Keck School of Medicine where he served as Student Body President. He completed his Orthopeadic Surgery training in Washington D.C. where he was Chief Resident at George Washington University. Dr. Hughes received additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine at one of the leading medical centers and teaching institutions in the country, Washington University, was Team Physician for The St. Louis Rams, National Football League, The Blues, National Hockey League and The St.Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball Association.  Stem Cell therapy has become an integral part of Dr Hughes' practice to help heal joint pain. 

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      Dr. Hughes says...

      Ankle ArthroscopyAnterior Cruciate Ligament SurgeryArthroscopic Surgery (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Ankle)Carpal Tunnel Endoscopic ReleaseElbow ArthroscopyFracture TreatmentGeneral OrthopedicsHand and Wrist InjuriesHip ArthroscopyJoint PreservationJoint ReplacementKnee ArthroscopyKnee SurgeryLigament and Joint ReconstructionOrthopedic Trauma SurgeryPersonalized Knee ImplantsRotator Cuff RepairShoulder InjuriesShoulder ArthroscopySpinal Disorders/InjuriesSports InjuriesSports Injury PreventionSports MedicineTotal Hip ReplacementTotal Knee ReplacementWrist ArthroscopyMiniscus transplantationCartilage transplantation

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      Dr. Hughes says...

      Ankle ArthroscopyAnterior Cruciate Ligament SurgeryArthroscopic Surgery (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Ankle)Carpal Tunnel Endoscopic ReleaseElbow ArthroscopyFracture TreatmentGeneral OrthopedicsHand and Wrist InjuriesHip ArthroscopyJoint PreservationJoint ReplacementKnee ArthroscopyKnee SurgeryLigament and Joint ReconstructionOrthopedic Trauma SurgeryPersonalized Knee ImplantsRotator Cuff RepairShoulder InjuriesShoulder ArthroscopySpinal Disorders/InjuriesSports InjuriesSports Injury PreventionSports MedicineTotal Hip ReplacementTotal Knee ReplacementWrist ArthroscopyMiniscus transplantationCartilage transplantation

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      Dr. Hughes says...

      Always trying my best to take care of my patient's needs.