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Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD

Neurology*
3.7 (32)
Map Pin Small Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients
33 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD

Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Des Moines, IA. They specialize in Neurology, has 33 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurology. They graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is affiliated with Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center, UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Cass County Memorial Hospital, Guthrie County Hospital and Madison County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hughes, completed a residency at University Iowa Hosps and Clinics. Patients rated Dr. Hughes an average 3.7 star rating.

Dr. Hughes works at Practice in Des Moines, IA. They frequently treat conditions like Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Spinal Demyelination and Difficulty With Walking along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Hughes' Office Locations

  1. 1
    Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center
    1111 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 358-0011

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center
  • UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
  • Cass County Memorial Hospital
  • Guthrie County Hospital
  • Madison County Memorial Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Spinal Demyelination
Difficulty With Walking

Treatment frequency



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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Spinal Demyelination
Difficulty With Walking
Gait Abnormality
Transverse Myelitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Aural Migraine
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Vertigo
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diplopia
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Dizziness
Dystonia
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Epilepsy
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Headache
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Insomnia
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Low Back Pain
Migraine
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Myelitis
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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Radiculopathy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Stroke
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Tremor
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Visual Field Defects
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Nerve Conduction Studies
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Alzheimer's Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Aneurysm
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Anosmia
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Anterior Horn Disease
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Ataxia
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Bell's Palsy
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Abscess
Brain Aneurysm
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Embolism
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Stenosis
Chiari Malformation Type 2
Chiari's Deformity
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Chronic Pain
Cluster Headache
Compressed Spinal Cord
Concussion
Confusion
Congenital Nystagmus
Cranial Trauma
Dementia
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Dysphagia
Embolic Stroke
Encephalomyelopathy
Essential Tremor
Facial Nerve Disorder
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Disorder
Herniated Disc
Hypothalamus Cancer
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incomplete Spinal Cord Syndrome
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Ischemic Encephalopathy
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Loss of Taste
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Myasthenia Gravis
Myelomalacia
Myelopathy
Myoclonus
Neurogenic Bowel
Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Nystagmus
Optic Neuritis
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinsonism
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pituitary Tumor
Polyneuropathy
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Rathke's Cleft Cyst
Seizure Disorders
Severe Infant Myoclonic Epilepsy
Sleep Apnea
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Syncope
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Syringomyelia
Temporal Arteritis
Tension Headache
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Stenosis
Tic Disorders
Torticollis
Tourette's Syndrome
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vertigo
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Vitamin B Deficiency
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
Dementia Evaluation
Dementia or Depression Screening
EMG (Electromyography)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Evoked Potential Test
Functional Movement Screening
Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
Head CT Scan
Home Sleep Study
ImPACT Testing
Memory Evaluation
Peripheral NeuropathyTesting
Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
Sudoscan
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TCD Bubble Test
Wada Test
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    3.7
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    Based on 32 ratings
    Patient Ratings (32)
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    4 Star
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    3 Star
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    1 Star
    (10)
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    About Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurology

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    Years of Experience
    • 33 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1285748004
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Bruce Hughes, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Hughes is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Hughes has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Hughes has seen patients for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Spinal Demyelination and Difficulty With Walking, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Hughes on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    32 patients have reviewed Dr. Hughes. The overall rating for this provider is 3.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Hughes.

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