Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. William Ackerman, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo School Of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1973 and specializes in geriatric medicine, critical care medicine, and more.Read his story

8929 University Center Ln

San Diego, CA 92122

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Ackerman

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ackerman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 96% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Ackerman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ackerman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ackerman "William Ackerman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. He provides primary care for adults, including preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Ackerman treats adults through the concierge medicine program at UC San Diego Health. Concierge medicine is a primary care option that requires an annual fee and offers enhanced services, extended amenities and 24/7 access.As a professor in the Department of Medicine since 1999, Dr. Ackerman is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he practiced more than 20 years of hospital and intensive care medicine at Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Encinitas.Dr. Ackerman completed his residency and fellowship training at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Ackerman is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Alumni Association Award from State University of New York School of Medicine and the Maimonides Medical Society Award. He has repeatedly been recognized as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.Outside of work, Dr. Ackerman enjoys hiking in the nearby desert areas with his wife. He has also trained in traditional karate for many years and has a seventh-degree black belt. "


Read Less

3  Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

31  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

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.


  • SUNY Buffalo School Of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ackerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ackerman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ackerman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ackerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ackerman to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ackerman'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 (2)

Dr. Ackerman is a pleasure. He takes his time with you and he listens to you. I never feel rushed. He always takes into consideration I do not like to take drugs if at all possible. He lays out the my options so I know my choices.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Since he was diagnosed and treated for cancer, his attention to detail, communication, and quality of medicine fallen off.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Ackerman?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Geriatric Medicine
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Family Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Family Medicine