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About Dr. Melville H Hughes

Dr. Melville H Hughes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Hughes has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Melville H Hughes is Great. Dr. Melville H Hughes has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Melville H Hughes is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Dermatology & Dermatologic

1 Bushwick Rd Ste D
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Dr. Melville H Hughes has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Rosacea
  • Rash
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Excision
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Psoriasis
  • Mole
  • Basal Cell

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This is the first time I've ever felt the absolute need to write a review, and not for a good reason. I saw Dr. Hughes about a month ago to receive a cortisone injection in an acne cyst I had on my forehead. First of all, I've gotten cortisone before, and he injected WAY too much. I had a huge lump on my head afterwards from all of the fluid that was just pumped into my face and that's never happened to me with successful cortisone injections in the past. Second of all, HE INJECTED THE WRONG SPOT. When I realized this and told him, he simply denied it. Then I pointed at where he injected vs where the bump was and he tried to make up the excuse that I had more than one bump in that area and he just injected a different one, WHICH WAS SO BEYOND FALSE. I ONLY HAD ONE BUMP AND ITS LOCATION WAS VERY OBVIOUS. He clearly just didn't want to admit to being wrong, so he completely made up a rationale to save his own skin - so incredibly inconsiderate and unsettling. Then, he injected another syringe-full of cortisone into the correct spot, again way too much. I left in hysterics knowing that the risk of atrophy probably had just tripled after that visit. I was right. The bump went down but after a week an indent began forming. It's been a month and the indent has only gotten progressively worse. I now need to find another experienced dermatologist/cosmetic surgeon to get fillers in the area so I don't look like a complete freak. I'm so devastated with my result and with his lack of expertise. If I could give him and my overall experience negative stars, I would.

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One Star

I took my younger daughter, didnt resolve the problem , Prescribed a cream nothing worked,

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Refreshing change from Old Locals

Dr. Hughes and his staff are professional and courteous. I felt he was knowledgeable regarding my condition and treated it appropriately. He has also been great with my teens in treating their acne using prescription medication when needed and OTC if available and appropriate or equally effective. The doctor is aware of costs to patient and will supply samples and/or discount cards from manufacturers. I find him much more personable and caring than other local dermatologists.

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Five Stars

Dr. Hughes has been my son's dermatoligist for many years. As a person of color it was hard getting the adequate diagnosis and proper treatmnet . Dr. Hughes was able to adequately and correctly provide the correct diagnosis after we had gone to many other dermatologist.

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Five Stars

Took care of my problem. Appears very knowledgeable. Easy to speak to. Have recommended him to other members of my family.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1995

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Melville H Hughes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Dermatology & Dermatologic, 1 Bushwick Rd Ste D, Poughkeepsie, NY
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