Dr. Thomas Hughes, MD


Neurology | Male

Tidewater Neurology 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd Ste 103 Charleston, SC 29407 Get Directions
Dr. Thomas Hughes, MD
Dr. Thomas Hughes, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Charleston, SC. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with East Cooper Medical Center.

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Dr. Hughes' Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Charleston, SC |
Saw Dr. Hughes today for first time after coming off of a very serious (apparently only to me) visit to the stroke unit at MUSC. I waited for an hour, no apology, and he asked me for details about that happened. He continuously interrupted me and I finally asked him to tell me what he wanted me to say. He was argumentative, condescending, arrogant and completely dismissive of the severity of what I had gone through. He did admit that he lacks communication skills which was too little too late.
in Wadmalaw Island |
At an 8.30 appt. eventually seen by nurse practitioner-no apology for wait- not Hughes as expected. She was useless. I will not be back.
Johns Island, SC |
Dr Hughe's is arrogant, rude, and condescending. He would talk over me while I tried to explain my symptoms and laughed when I became so frustrated that I started to cry. This man has no place seeing patients or practicing medicine!
in Charleston, SC |
While he is an excellent doctor, we only saw him the first time. Follow-up visits were with a Nurse Practitioner who repeated information from our previous visits, to include the same handouts we'd already received. She didn't address our questions and concerns. We've left phone messages that were not returned. It's impossible to reach a real person without going to the office itself. Unacceptable.
Gastonia, NC |
Exactly what the other reviews said. Dont go to this guy. Waited over 2 hours, he comes in like a freight train, no listening to my symptoms or checking anything about me, smug, arrogant, presumptuous, and will interrupt you AND keep talking over you while you try to explain why youre there. Also the nurses/staff could be a lot more discreet while discussing patients when they think they can't be heard
Charleston, SC |
I went to Dr. Hughes to help manage my chronic migraines,which increased once I moved to the Low Country. After several trials of medication we found one then teamed it with Botox injections. It helped but I was still having a fair amount of headaches. I did some research and he was not injecting enough. He never used the full amount that was brought into the room (and being charged to my insurance) When I questioned him about the recommended dose he became smug and defensive. Time for a new Dr.
90 minute wait, hurried, arrogant attitude, dismissive of my symptoms of severe neck pain. He never physically examined me. Tossed paper at me saying I was having migraines, then ordered an MRI and MRA of my brain and not my neck. No calls from him about results of tests. My GP said tests were excellent and I insisted on a cervical spine MRI. Results - 3 discs with no fluid, pinched nerve root, bulging disc and bent neck! This doctor does not earn the title - worst one ever! Deserves 0 stars
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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School
    Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation