Dr. Timothy Hughes, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 46

Dr. Timothy Hughes, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Hughes has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village and AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hughes to book an appointment.

Dr. Hughes

Northwest ENT Associates

800 Biesterfield Rd Ste 401 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Compare Dr. Hughes with our nearby Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

Make an appointment at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital today at (630) 360-2663.

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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Rude, condescending, poor knowledge!! He should not be a doctor!
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Oct 24, 2019
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!!! SENIORS BEWARE !!! I am a retired senior on Medicare, and also on a fixed income. I made an appointment to see Dr. Hughes of Northwest Ent Associates in his office on Talcott Avenue in Chicago regarding an ear infection. After he treated me he told me that I should have a hearing test. I did what he said and it was all done at the same location. In less than a week I received a bill from Northwest Ent saying that I owed them $162.00. I immediately became suspicious and figured that the hearing test was not going to be a covered service. I notified Blue Cross Blue Shield to see if it was. Of course, my suspicion was correct. A hearing test is not a covered service. When I look back, I feel like I was scammed by Dr. Hughes. I'm very sure that he had to know that this service was not going to be covered by Medicare and was trying to get another $162.00 that he knew I would have to pay out of pocket. Maybe $162.00 is pocket change for Dr. Hughes, but it sure isn't for me.
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Saw Dr.Hughes 2-16-18 told him about the pain in my throat and my lympnodes on my neck were very swollen. After looking in my throat he said he didn’t see anything unusual although two days before my primary care doctor said it looks like I have an infection. cool he brushed me off and I was out his office in 20 minutes. All he recommended was to gargle warm salt water. 2-18-18 I was rushed to Loyola ER, turns out I had an abscess the size of an inch behind m right tonsil. Great Job Doc!!!!!!
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Very unpleasant appt with Dr. Hughes. He came in, left door open and went straight to the computer. I explained my symptoms and he quickly checked my ear and in 5minutes he was out the door. I was extremely concerned and he did nothing to make me feel like I was going to be ok. After a hearing test, he went back to computer and simply did not care for my concerns. He never asked if I had further questions, instead he seemed annoyed by me asking about diagnosis. Very old office and old equipment
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DB in Chicago, IL – Jan 11, 2017
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I never got to to the Appt as it was cancelled an hour and half before my visit. No apology was given and I could have scheduled at another facility with another Dr. considering having to take time off work.
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Park Ridge, IL – Oct 07, 2016
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10+ years of acute sinusitis, every cold (at least 3 per year) ended in a sinus infection with the stress of getting to a doctor and getting antibiotics. An unending frustrating cycle constantly disrupting my life. Dr. Hughes recommended a ct-scan which showed abnormality in my sinus construction and recommended surgery. Have always been warned against sinus surgery but I took the leap of faith and have not had one infection in 3 years. Forever grateful for his surgical skill/expertise.
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Teresa in Roselle, IL – May 16, 2016
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Excellent Sinus Care provider After a year of almost constant antibiotics I switched to Dr Hughes. After a few months of treatment, He recommended surgery. Surgery went very well. It has been three weeks and I feel so much better. Dr Hughes was very helpful. He explained and answered all my questions thoroughly. His office staff is very pleasant. I highly recommend.
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William in Chicago, IL – Apr 19, 2016
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Dr. Hughes was very friendly and professional. He was thorough, informative, and patient about my situation. He was quick and appointments were always on time. Additionally, the nurse and staff were nice and helpful. Highly recommended ENT
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Dr. Timothy Hughes, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Hughes has more experience with Otologic Conditions...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital
Loyola University Med Center
Internship Hospital
Loyola University Stritch School Of Med Chicago Il
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Hughes frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Hughes specializes.

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Dr. Hughes' office is located at 800 Biesterfield Rd Ste 401, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hughes

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hughes treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hughes treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 357-9486.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Hughes is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Tinnitus
Cholesteatoma
Outer Ear Infection
Conductive Hearing Loss
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Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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(847) 357-9486

Dr. Hughes accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Northwest ENT Associates

Elk Grove Village Office800 Biesterfield Rd Ste 401 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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