Michael Hughes, MD
Dr. Michael Hughes is a family practice physician who has practiced in the Grand Valley since 1994. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he graduated with a BA in Molecular Biology in 1981. He worked at the CU medical school in a research lab before starting Medical school in 1987. During his work in the research lab, he attended graduate school and received a Masters of Science in Public Health from CU in 1989 while in medical school. He graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Denver in 1991. He finished his residency at St Mary’s Family Practice in 1994. He worked at Western Valley Family Practice from September 1994 until August 2018. He provided the full spectrum of Family Practice including pediatric care, obstetrical care until 2010, taking care of patients in the hospital and emergency room. He has a particular interest in managing chronic disease, preventive medicine, and men’s health care. His goal is to provide excellent medical care and help patients make better decisions about their health.
He is married with 2 adult children. He and his wife have lived in Grand Junction since 1991. He has been active in medical missions to Honduras since 1996. He enjoys running, bicycling, hiking, traveling, reading, spending time with his family. He was a competitive bicycle racer during the first 2 years of medical school and competed in 1988 and 1989 at The National Bicycle Road Racing time trial. He returned to competitive cycling again in 1997 and 1998. He has done the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 5 times. His practice goal is to help patients find a way to achieve both physical and mental fitness.