Board Certification

  • Nurse Practitioner, Family


Graduate School

Texas Woman’s University
Master of Science in Nursing
Denton, TX

Undergraduate School

Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Denton, TX

Personal Interests

Karla enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and 3 dogs. She has been a member of First Baptist Church of McKinney since 1992. She enjoys traveling, going to the movies, shopping, various forms of exercise and playing board games.


Karla McHughes, RN, MS, FNP-C has been a part of Endocrine Associates of Dallas in the Plano office since 2012. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2009 and a Master of Science degree in the specialty of Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Woman’s University in 2011. Karla has co-authored written work for the Journal of Pediatric Care and has brought her skills to the fields of Family Practice, Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has additional certifications from other specialty nursing and medical organizations.

She began her journey into the field of Endocrinology when she was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune disorder in 1996. Her passion is to empower patients to improve their quality of life through education and lifestyle management. Her areas of interest include weight management, cardiovascular risk reduction and thyroid disorders. In addition to patient care, she also participates in educating other healthcare providers about Diabetes, Obesity and Hypoparathyroidism.