Dr. Richard McHugh, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 52

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Richard McHugh, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McHugh has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities Uab Highlands and UAB Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard McHugh, MD

Uab Hospital

1720 2ND AVE S Birmingham, AL 35233
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. McHugh

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McHugh treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McHugh treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 934-4011.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. McHugh is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Check Dr. McHugh's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. McHugh's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Airway Obstruction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Cancer
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Familial
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Cord Thickening
  • Vocal Fold Scarring
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Vocal Papilloma
  • Wheezing

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(205) 934-4011

Dr. McHugh accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. McHugh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McHugh

5.0

Based on 14 ratings

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My name is Jackie Gillis. Dr. McHugh done countless number of diolations on me. He's is the best at what he does. I will never forget him as long as I live. He saved my life and I will always be grateful to him . I love you Doc. .
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Jackie Gillis – May 08, 2021
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Dr. McHugh performed vocal nodule removal surgery on my vocal cords and he did excellent. I was extremely nervous about this surgery, because I did not want my voice to change or anything to go wrong. I suffered from an extremely horse voice all the time. I was only 22 when I got the surgery, and I sounded like a 60 year old chain smoker. Dr. McHugh did a fantastic job and my voice is back to normal!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Geena M in Birmingham, AL – Jan 02, 2019
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Very professional, kind and concerned. Staff is fantastic!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Beth Briley in Town Creek al – Aug 15, 2017
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Dr McHugh is an excellent dr. He is thorough, patient, and listens. He has a good bedside manner. I would highly recommend him. I have throat issues and he was able to help resolve most of my problem
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Donna in Town creek al – Apr 28, 2017
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Dr. McHugh did a vocal cord implant for me in 2015. He and his staff were alway nice and considerate each time I was there. I have an appointment to see him again on the 18th and I have no hesitation about chosing him to see about the problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lynda in Dothan, AL – Jul 09, 2016
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Consistent, honest, and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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April in Birmingham, AL – Jun 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard McHugh, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Vanderbilt Voice Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2006
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard McHugh, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. McHugh has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard McHugh, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Richard McHugh, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Richard McHugh, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McHugh frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. McHugh specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard McHugh, MD's office located?

Dr. McHugh's office is located at 1720 2ND AVE S, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Uab Hospital

Uab Hospital1720 2ND AVE S Birmingham, AL 35233
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Practice

701 20TH ST S Birmingham, AL 35233
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McHugh is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Uab Highlands

Birmingham, AL

2 Awards Received

UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)