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.
Your provider is available by phone for urgent issues 24/7. Call the office.
in Family Practice
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bachelor of Science Biology
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude
Stetson University College of Law 2007
Victoria General Hospital and Affiliated Hospitals
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
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
AdventHealth Dade City
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
Acute Care Visits
Family planning services
General Pediatric Care (Age 5+)
Child Health and Disability Prevention examinations (CHDP Program)
Immunizations (for adults and children including Flu Shots)
Well Woman Visit
Annual Wellness Visits
Weight Loss Counseling
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.)
Suturing and suture removal
Diagnostic testing (sleep studies, strep, allergy, etc.)
Lab services (radiology, x-ray, EKG)
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Zephyrhills 38135 Market Square Zephyrhills, Florida 33542 Suite 100
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.
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Medicare PPO
- Aetna PPO
- AvMed HMO
- AvMed PPO
- BC Advantage 65
- BC Health Options (Blue Care)
- BCBS HMO
- BCBS Medicare HMO
- BCBS Medicare PPO
- BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
- Cigna HMO
- Cigna PPO
- Great West HMO
- Great West PPO
- Coventry HMO
- Coventry Medicare PPO
- Coventry PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
- Humana PPO
- Tricare East
- Tricare East HMO (Prime)
- 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- UHC Medicare
Paul Hughes, MD, JD's Performance
Patient Centered Medical Home Report Card
Florida Medical Clinic Family Practice Zephyrhills
Family Practice Zephryhills
Dr. Paul Hughes, Dr. Mikin Patel, Melissa Nihiser, APRN, Deborah Collura, APRN
|CLINICAL QUALITY PERFORMANCE|
|Breast Cancer Screening||81%|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||84%|
|Diabetes Poor Control HbA1c > 9.0||12%|
|Controlling High Blood Pressure (BP<140/90)||79%|
|Depression Screening and Follow-up Plan||86%|
|Advanced Care Planning||71%|
Same day appointment availability
The number of same day appointments the department has available each month. Patients who can get an appointment the same-day they request for one, have better patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the hospital/urgent care.
Hospital Follow-up Within 14 Days of Discharge
Percentage of patients who were seen by their primary care provider (PCP) within 14 days of a hospital discharge. Following up with a PCP has been linked to reducing re-admission to the hospital.
Breast Cancer Screening
Percentage of female patients 50 to 74 years old who had a mammogram. Early detection is important to prevent the spread of breast cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Percentage of patients 50 to 75 years old who had an appropriate form of colorectal cancer screening. Early detection key to surviving the disease.
Diabetic Poor Control Hemoglobin A1c > 9.0
Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period. A hemoglobin A1c of >9.0% represents poor blood sugar control; therefore, the lower the value, the better. Patients who have a low hemogloblin A1c are less likely to suffer the side effects of diabetes
Percentage of patients 6 months or older who had an influenza immunization. Vaccination is a proven method to prevent the spread of the flu
Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine. Vaccination is a proven method to prevent the spread of pneumonia
Depression Screening and Follow-up
Percentage of patients 13 and old who received a depression screening and a follow-up plan if the patient tested positive for depression. Depression is often missed or overlooked, annual screenings enables health care providers to detect and treat depression.
Advanced Care Planning
Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have an advance care plan or surrogate decision maker documented in the medical record or documentation in the medical record that an advance care plan was discussed but the patient did not wish or was not able to name a surrogate decision maker or provide an advance care plan.
Urgent Care Utilization During Office Hours (M-F 8AM-5PM)
Percentage of patients who had an Urgent Care Visit during their PCP’s normal office hours (Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 5:00PM). Patients who seek care from other providers, such as urgent care, during their PCP’s normal office hours may indicate the PCP does have enough appointment access, or the patient’s perception is their PCP does not have adequate availability. The lower the number, the better.
Admits per 1,000
Number of patients admitted to the hospital per 1,000 patients. The lower the number, the better.
A survey administered quarterly to analyze the overall patient experience at Florida Medical Clinic.
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