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Bernadette M. Hightower Hughes, MD

HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics

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Bernadette M. Hightower Hughes, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Meet Bernadette M. Hightower Hughes, MD

My practice involves taking the time to listen carefully to my patients. I also create personalized approaches to health care that they can agree with and understand. Beyond obstetrics and gynecology, I have skills in many other areas that allow me to help treat the whole person. For example, I often help patients get started with cholesterol medicine, pinpoint thyroid issues or find the right resources to treat depression. My patients cover a wide span of ages, and I especially enjoy working with women as they go through menopause.
One of my preferences is minimally invasive surgery, and most of my surgery is performed that way. Before I offer surgery as an option, I help my patients explore all the non-surgical options. Besides doing surgery, I spend a lot of time teaching and supporting patients working on weight loss and self-maintenance. I enjoy the diversity of my practice and seeing women from many different cultures. We are all the same in so many ways, and I learn as much from my patients as they do from me.

Medical interests

  • Women's Health
  • Menopause
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Minimally invasive Surgeries
  • Procreative Management



My background and qualifications

About certification


Medical School
Wake Forest School of Medicine 1995


Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sisters of Charity Hospital 1999


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Where Bernadette M. Hightower Hughes, MD practices

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HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics
2251 Connecticut Ave S
Sartell, MN 56377-2486
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    2251 Connecticut Ave S
    Sartell, MN 56377-2486
    Obstetrics & Gynecology
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More about me

I became a clinician because it was a means of using my personality, interests, skills and training to connect with my community in a useful and positive way.

Patients who choose me can expect that I will do my best to find solutions for their problems. If I can't, I’ll support them in finding someone who can.

I like to read, write, listen to music and spend time with friends. I also like to travel and dabble in various crafts, from canning to sewing. I also love sci-fi.

I actually enjoy trying to improve my fitness level when working out regularly. I also love vegetables and other good foods.

Middletown, RI

They would describe me as easy to get along with, pensive at times and can find something interesting about a piece of dust... a bit of a geek.

I wanted to be a veterinarian. Luckily, my mother allowed me to collect a sort of menagerie of animals during my youth.

Treat your patients like you would want your mother, father and siblings treated when they are at their most vulnerable. A chief resident said this when I was a medical student, and it has always stuck with me.

There are truly seasons here most of the time. You get to enjoy the beauty of each.

I am a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Hospital affiliations

This doctor provides care at the following hospitals, but may not take patients at all of them. Talk to your doctor to see where you can go.

  • St. Cloud Hospital 1406 6th Ave N
    Saint Cloud, MN