Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD
Dr. Hobson Dupree received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and joined the US Navy the following year. After completing a tour of duty at the National Naval Medical Center and a deployment to the Persian Gulf, she attended and received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at Bethesda, Maryland where she graduated with honors and was awarded the Navy Surgeon General Award. She completed internship at the National Naval Medical Center before serving as a Naval Flight Surgeon for 3 years at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar then completing Dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 2002, she served as Head of the Dermatology Division at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and MCAS Miramar. After leaving active duty in 2006, she was a Dermatologist at Scripps Clinic Medical Group, Nova Medical Group and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group before moving back to North San Diego County to start North County Dermatology Center with Dr. David Thomas. Dr. Hobson Dupree is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, San Diego Society for Dermatological Surgery, and San Diego Dermatological Society. She has a been a speaker at several national meetings, given many dermatology lectures and has been published in a number of professional journals. She was selected as a Top Doctor in Dermatology (Northern Virginia) and Consumers Checkbook Top Doctor (Washington DC) in 2015. Her scope of practice includes medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She speaks Japanese fluently.

North County Dermatology Center

477 N El Camino Real Ste C312

Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD

Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Dupree Hobson believes in providing compassionate, state-of-the-art dermatologic care to patients of all ages.
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Dr. Hobson's Experience

Dr. Hobson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Warts


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hobson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hobson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hobson to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Hobson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Encinitas, CA |
Dr. Hobson was so kind, warm and welcoming, from the moment I met her. She made me feel comfortable and she had many suggestions to help me. She explained everything in easy to understand terms and was extraordinarily helpful.
in Encinitas |
Dr Hobson is one of the best Dr. I have seen. She is friendly, unhurried and took time to explain my concerns. It is fun to find a Dr. You really like. I highly recommend her!
San Diego, CA |
Dr. Hobson took time to explain things, seemed to care about me and was professional. I highly recommend.
San Marcos, CA |
Dr. Hobson exceeded my expectations. She answered all my questions and gave me great information beyond the normal keeping skin healthy and customized this information to my skin type!
in North County, CA |
Dr. Hobson and staff were fantastic. This was a necessary appointment to have a spot checked and decided to have a full skin check. She was very thorough and made me feel at ease. When it was time to numb the area she said "it feels like a bee sting". During the shot I was cringing and said "I've never been stung." "Well, this is what it feels like." That made me laugh and relax. The staff was very kind and professional. Great office atmosphere. Oh and the room was warm, which was awesome.
in Carlsbad, CA |
Dr. Hobson was not only knowledgeable but so kind and sincere. She removed 2 moles that, in her opinion, looked a little sketchy. We talked for about 5 minutes during the procedure and I had no idea she was even removing until after the fact. A quick, simple and non-painful procedure. All that is left to say is thanks Dr. Hobson for being great at what you do.
in San Diego, CA |
Awesome experience, great doctor, friendly and knowledgeable.
San Marcos, CA |
Dr. Hobson is a very competent, and pleasant dermatologist. I would highly recommend her. She diagnosed my skin conditions immediately and prescribed medication that brought me immediate relief. She is very thorough, and an excellent doctor.
in Vista, CA |
very positive experience, everything happened on time and the Dr. paid careful attention to several troubling growths. Her staff also followed up quickly with my test results ( all of which were benign YEEAAH) Plus getting a few samples of the best new sunblock was a nice bonus
in Colorado Springs |
Dr. Hobson Dupree and her staff were wonderfully caring and informative. Her MA was very kind and put me at ease. I would highly recommend others to come visit this office.
in Encinitas, CA |
Dr. Dupree is awesome! It was my son's first visit and she was very informative on what steps he needed to take in caring for his skin. The office was very welcoming and the entire staff was very helpful as we had a ton of questions. Would highly recommend Dr. Dupree to anyone looking for a Dermatologist!
Carlsbad, CA |
Super nice! Great doctor very knowledgeable !!! Takes her time with you! Highly recommend her and staff very nice!!!
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Dr. Hobson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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