Elizabeth (Ecy) Hughes, NP
Ecy Hughes develops close relationships with patients and helps them work through barriers to wellness. She delights in teaching people about their bodies, diseases, illnesses, and options. She considers healthy habits to be a gift that patients deserve to give themselves and works with them to identify ways to make changes easier.
Ecy provides excellent primary care to adults of all ages. She creates an inclusive environment for patients and their families and is particularly mindful of the needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals. She has a special interest in helping people navigate contraception choices, parenting concerns, menopause, and weight gain. She is also passionate about helping patients address pelvic issues, including urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic pain. She has significant experience in managing depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and supporting other neurological and mental health diagnoses.
Ecy earned a bachelor of arts in biology at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. She completed a master of science in nursing with a focus on women’s health at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. From there, she completed postgraduate studies in family medicine at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Ecy and her husband, an immigration attorney, love to go on hikes with their two daughters and two black labs. In her free time, she also enjoys road biking, doing yoga, reading fiction, and cheering for the Thorns and the Timbers. Her first job after college was at the Human Genome Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She worked under Dr. Eric Lander to help sequence the human genome.