Dr. Margaret Dupree, MD

Dr. Margaret Dupree, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Margaret Dupree, MD is a dermatologist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1995 and specializes in dermatology.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)
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Top Care Areas

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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. Dupree's bio

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

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

31  Conditions Treated

21  Procedures

  • 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. Dupree has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dupree's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dupree to family and friends
39 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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Dr. Dupree's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

Dr Dupree is fantastic! She took her time and explained everything in detail to me. She was able to take care of me in the same visit, no having to go back. I also had a fussy baby on my lap and she was so understanding & sweet about it! I recommend her highly!!
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Dr Dupree helped out my 11 year old daughter with a skin issue that was not severe but lingering for a while. She sorted it out in a few minutes and was excellent at explaining it at whatever level necessary to understand. Overall office was really easy to deal with and friendly .
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Being new to the area, I chose to go with Dr. Dupree based on her great reviews. I am sad to say I won't be returning. Her staff is great and she's very nice, too but I could've gone to a spa instead. I had many questions to address and she answered them at first but then simply told me I should...more
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I am sorry you did not feel that your questions were fully answered. In order to have adequate time to fully address all of your medical dermatology concerns, there are times when I may have our esthetician come in to explain skin care products and treatments to you. She is very knowledgeable about skin care regimens and shares my skin care philosophy. If you feel that all of your esthetic concerns and questions were not fully addressed, I encourage you to contact me to discuss them further.

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Lovely Lady! my experience was very thorough, nice beside manner I am happy to have found her!
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My experience with Dr Hobson Dupree was a wonderful surprise. She is down-to-earth, straightforward, and succinct. She is thorough in explanations and patient with questions. She and her staff exude professionalism, expertise, and compassion. The office is clean, organized, and well-kept. The staff...more
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