Dr. Timothy Hughes, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 44

  
Dr. Hughes

Northwest ENT Associates

800 Biesterfield Rd Ste 401 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Dr. Timothy Hughes, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Stritch School Of Med Chicago Il and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Rude, condescending, poor knowledge!! He should not be a doctor!
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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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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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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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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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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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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Stritch School Of Med Chicago Il and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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Education

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

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(847) 357-9486

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Hughes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Hughes treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of his peers

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Ear Disorders
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Dr. Hughes treats Ear Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Outer Ear Infection
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Dr. Hughes treats Outer Ear Infection more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing