Dr. Hughes graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, working briefly as a chemical engineer and as a high school teacher in Los Angeles before receiving a Medical degree from the University of Alabama, School of Medicine Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine in 1998. He completed a residency in family medicine and a fellowship in family medicine/obstetrics, both completed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY from 1998 to 2001. The doctor also holds an MPH (public health) and a Master’s degree in space studies (astronomy) from the American Military University.
Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) as a family physician based in New York, Dr. Hughes explained that the ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties. His hospital affiliations include Jamaica Hospital Medical Center & White Plains Hospital. The doctor explained that Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a 404-bed hospital and has served the Jamaica, Queens community since 1891. Its mission is to serve patients and community in a way that is second to none. White Plains Hospital, he asserted, is a 292-bed general medical and surgical, non-profit hospital located in White Plains, New York whose primary mission is providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas.
The doctor noted that family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. The doctor’s scope of services include general and urgent care needs such as fevers; sore throat; STD; COVID; and minor surgical procedures.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Hughes is dedicated to providing the latest advancements in his field and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians; a member of the American Public Health Association; the American Astronomical Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).
A servant in both the medical field, his community, and international projects, Dr. Hughes has worked with Operation Crossroads and participated in several community service projects throughout Africa. He has also founded his own non-profit group, African Cultural Exchange (www.theafricanculturalexchange.org) which focuses on giving Americans short-term experiences in Africa for educational and cultural purposes. The humanitarian notes that the US-based NGO is focused on cross-cultural development in Africa. With more than 20 years of development and medical work experience in sub-Saharan Africa, he is focused on the improvement of the lives of the people of the continent.
The doctor also serves as a military physician in the US Army Reserve where he recently completed a detainee health care mission at Abu Ghraib Prison Hospital in Iraq. He would like to dedicate this honor to his entire family and thanks them for their support.
SOURCE The Inner Circle
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