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Dr. Thomas Hughes, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Hughes

Dr. Thomas Hughes, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1975 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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(901) 275-8995

Dr. Hughes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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Options PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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

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Symptomatic Menopause
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Symptomatic Menopause more than 98% of his peers

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

Vitamin D Deficiency
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very high

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Dr. Hughes treats Vitamin D Deficiency more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Thyroid Disease more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Diseases
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

To do good work

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1981
University Nc
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Creighton
Internship Hospital
1975
Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1971
The University of Dallas
Undergraduate School
1981
1978
1976
1975
1971

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hughes

4.1

Based on 17 reviews

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I had the same experience as the reviewer from Southaven, except I didn't go back for a 2nd visit. I was having many symptoms of hypothyroidism, which he ascribed totally to weight gain, so he put me on a TON of medicines which made me feel even worse. His demeanor is very condescending. He trusts *too much* in drugs & he will only treat the numbers on your bloodwork. Don't expect him to treat your symptoms at all.
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I’m beyond Blessed to have found Dr Hughes. He was highly recommended by my rheumatologist. My first visit, he went over all of my health issues thoroughly. Not only am I a diabetic that takes insulin daily, I also have different types of kidneys diseases, among many other things. Unlike my previous endocrinologist, he listened and considered my other illnesses & medications before making his diagnosis & changes. In just one month I could tell a difference in how I felt. He’s such a caring Dr!
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Horrible. Very condescending and wouldn’t listen to anything I said. After two visits I still haven’t been able to tell him all of my symptoms because he will not take the time to listen. I have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and when I expressed concern about my unexplained weight gain, he prescribes a diabetes medication that causes WEIGHT GAIN! When I gained 7 pounds in a month on it; he refused to prescribe something else and wants to up the dosage of this medication. Awful!
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Dr. Hughes, is excellent. My family sees him. He is very thoughtful and makes sure your have asked all of your questions. He makes sure you are completely well.
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(type 2 diabetic) I feel that I discovered Dr. Hughes none too soon. Blood sugar was in the a1c of 8 and higher. I was using large doses of insulin. Average 45 units during the day and 88 units of lantus long lasting at bed time. Now I'm progressing to the lower side of a1c of 7. Daytime dosage is only occationally (once or twice a week) of only 3 units in the daylight hours. My nightime has been reduced to 40 percent.
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Dr. Hughes is simply the most straightforward, communicative medical pros I have ever dealt with. He has proven to be significant part of my healthy life.
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