About Paul Hughes, MD, JD

Dr. Hughes was born, raised and educated in Nova Scotia, and has spent the last 30 years building his practice in Florida. He is married with four children. Dr. Hughes is President and Chairman of the Board for Florida Medical Clinic. His free time is spent with family and his hobbies include running and pulling for his Florida Gators.

Dr. Hughes is involved in community service through the volunteer efforts of his wife Jane, who served as a Foundation Board Member, before serving as President of the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring through 2011. As a member of the Florida Bar, Dr. Hughes keeps his pulse on “all things legal” as they pertain to the clinic and its operations.

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Board Certifications
The American Board of Physician Specialties
in Family Practice
Medical Education

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bachelor of Science Biology

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude

Stetson University College of Law 2007
Tampa, FL
Juris Doctorate


Victoria General Hospital and Affiliated Hospitals
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Professional Activities

American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Pasco County Medical Association
Southern Medical Association
Fellow-American Academy of Family Physicians
Florida Academy of Family Practice
American Association of Physician Specialists
American Bar Association
Florida Bar Association

Hospital Memberships

AdventHealth Zephyrhills
AdventHealth Dade City

Scope of Service

General adult and pediatric Mental Health Services/Behavior Health Services
Referral and liaison with Mental Health/Behavior Health Services
Referral and liaison with Health at Home services
Chronic Disease management program
Diabetes Management
Acute Care Visits
STI screening
Family planning services
Pregnancy testing
Prenatal care
General Pediatric Care (Age 5+)
Nutritional Counseling
Child Health and Disability Prevention examinations (CHDP Program)
Immunizations (for adults and children including Flu Shots)
Preventative Screening
Well Woman Visit
Annual Wellness Visits
Weight Loss Counseling
Pre-operative clearance
Urgent Care Services
Worker’s compensation examination
Repair of lacerations
Minor surgery (removal or mole, warts, cysts, ingrown nail, etc.)
Minor injury care (cuts, burns, bruise, sprain, etc.)
Abscess drainage
Suturing and suture removal
Diagnostic testing (sleep studies, strep, allergy, etc.)
Lab services (radiology, x-ray, EKG)

Special Interests

Cholesterol Management
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Zephyrhills 38135 Market Square Zephyrhills, Florida 33542  Suite 100


38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Suite 100

P: 813.788.7651
F: 813.355.5021
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 7:30am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 4pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 4pm

Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

AdventHealth Network
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BC Health Options (Blue Care)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
Bright Healthcare
Bright Healthcare Medicare HMO
Bright Healthcare Medicare PPO
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Great West HMO
  • Great West PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
Evolution (AMPS)
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare Secure Horizons
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Paul Hughes, MD, JD's Performance


I feel I have the best Doctor in the world.

"Thank you for everything."

Sooo happy to have Dr. H as my doctor. He listens-and loves my hugs- Thank you for everything.

"He is a good man"

Dr. Paul Hughes shows concern when he sees his patients. He is a good man and I hope God blesses him for many years to come!

"We are really partners in my daughter's healthcare!"

In this day and age of almost a "drive-through" visit with your doctor, Dr. Hughes breaks the mold. When I bring my daughter in, he listens to my concerns, answer my questions, and helps me understand whatever the issue is. I feel like we are really partners in my daughter's healthcare! Thank you, Dr. Hughes.

"Would recommend him to anyone who asks."

I've been going to Dr Hughes ever since we moved down here almost 6 yrs ago. Everyone on his staff is very nice. I've had no serious problems but, when I've needed to get in, I've not had a problem. Would recommend him to anyone who asks.
Diana M.

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