American Society for Clinical Hypnosis American Association of Family Physicians Institute for Functional Medicine
Rebekah Lynn Hughey, MD is a board certified doctor of family medicine practicing in Durham, NC. She completed her residency at Duke University Southern Regional AHEC in Fayetteville, NC. During residency, she also visited Duke’s main campus to complete a certificate in clinical leadership. She completed her medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an undergraduate degree in biology, with a minor in mathematics from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Hughey takes pride in promoting health wellness to her patients. She likes, when possible, to integrate traditional methods of healing with modern western medicine. To this end, she became board certified in integrative and holistic medicine, and regularly practices clinical hypnosis with her patients. She is also interested in energy healing and is working towards becoming a master Reiki practitioner. Dr. Hughey also comes from a long line of teachers and has followed that family tradition. She is currently faculty at the Duke University AHEC in Fayetteville, where she teaches residents and medical students. She completed a faculty development fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Lenny Salzberg, a previous Friday Fellow. She has also done small group lectures for special interest groups. In April 2014, she gave a talk to chief residents on negotiating skills. She also taught time management and conflict resolution at the society for teachers of family medicine’s national conference in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, she has had the honor of being the featured founder's day speaker for the triangle chapter of the National Association of Spelman Alumnae, where she spoke about heart health and the mind, body, spirit connection. Dr. Hughey is also the founder of Lift Healing, PLLC, a practice with a holistic approach to healing. Rebekah does her best to stay physically active. In July 2013, she completed her first sprint triathlon in Pittsburgh, PA. She enjoys playing tennis and softball as well. Family is also very important to Rebekah. Her oldest daughter, Kayla, is a rising ninth grader. Her daughter Eve Naomi just turned two years old in March. Rebekah spends most of her spare time participating in activities that enrich the lives of her two children. She also enjoys reading the works of spiritual teachers and mental scientists. She loves science fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Terry Brooks as well. Spirituality is also extremely important to Rebekah. She was raised in the Salvation Army, which has a tradition of serving others through missions both domestic and abroad, and of appreciating the diversity of the human race. Therefore she has always been comfortable around people of differing cultures and traditions. This has helped her tremendously in being able to develop meaningful relationships with her patients and colleagues.