Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD

Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Margaret Hobson, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Encinitas, CA. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.Read her story

477 N El Camino Real Ste C312

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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)
  • 6 More

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more than 76% of peers
more than 60% of peers
Skin Discoloration
more than 14% of peers

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Dr. Hobson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hobson "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hobson "Dr. Dupree Hobson believes in providing compassionate, state-of-the-art dermatologic care to patients of all ages."


  • 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
  • Intertrigo
  • 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 27 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Hobson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Carlsbad, CA |
Very attentive, caring, and knowledgeable. Explains everything really well. Asks good questions. Very thorough exam. Made me feel safe. I strongly recommend her. She provides care for my wife as well.
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She’s terrific...thorough, knowledgeable and sincere.
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in Carlsbad, CA |
I was totally impressed with Dr. Hobson and her staff. They gave me a prescription and told me if it was to expensive the she would fine me an alternative. The lady Seaira I talked to on the phone was so helpful. It’s so nice to deal with good honest and friendly people. Dr Hobson and her staff...more
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in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Hobson and her staff are impressive and are 5 stars! I couldn't have had a better experience from the min that I checked in until I left the office.
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in Encinitas, CA |
Dr. Hobson is very knowledgeable and patient. She explained everything clearly and Madeline sure I was able to understand my options.
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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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Hospitals where Dr. Hobson has admitting privileges

Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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