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Last updated: 4/21/2017
Rebekah L. Hughey
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Hughey
  Piedmont Triangle
  Durham
  Urban
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Durham VA
MD
Durham
North Carolina
27705 
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Health Care
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  Class of '14
  Coaching/Counseling, Education, Health/Healthcare Policy, Mental Health Issues
  Coaching/Counseling, Education, Health/Healthcare Policy, Parenting, Religious/Spiritual Theory and Practice, Science
  Coaching/Counseling, Mediating, Public Speaking, Training/group facilitation, Writing
  Baking/Cooking, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Bowling, Fishing, Knitting, Painting, Reading, Yoga
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Rebekah Lynn Hughey, MD is a board certified doctor of family medicine practicing in Fayetteville, 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 recently 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 in the hospital and in the clinic. She is completing 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 had the honor this year of being the featured homecoming speaker for the triangle chapter of the National Association of Spelman Alumnae, where she spoke about heart health and the mind, body, spirit connection.
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 such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Parmahansa Yogananda. She loves science fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Terry Brooks as well. Rebekah has done some work with oil painting, knitting and crocheting in earlier years, and would like to pick this up again in the future.
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. She is currently exploring some practices of Buddhism as well.




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