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Blair Hough, MD

Dr. Hough is a general surgeon in the Espanola area. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Espanola Hospital and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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27 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Hough saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Hough saw more acid reflux patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Hough saw indigestion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Hough saw more gastritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Hough saw more diverticulosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Hough saw more benign polyps patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Hough saw more stomach ulcer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hough saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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7 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Hough saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
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Dr. Hough saw more anal polyp patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Hough saw Crohn's disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Hough saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Hough saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hough saw ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hough saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Hough saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
Top 15%
30 doctors
Top 5%
15 doctors
Dr. Hough saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hough saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Hough saw anemia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Top 5%
Dr. Hough saw leg ulcer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hough saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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27 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Hough saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Hough saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Santa Fe area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Hough saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hough saw lipoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hough saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.
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10 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Hough saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.
Top 25%
15 doctors
Top 15%
14 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Hough saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hough saw peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.
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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
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Dr. Hough saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Santa Fe area. Learn more.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Hough’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Hough 95%
Predicted for his patients 77%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Hough’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Hough’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Hough’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Hough’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Hough sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM 87532
1,570 miles away

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Credentials
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990
  • Group Health Cooperative Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Hough is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Presbyterian Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Los Alamos Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield