Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
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Dr. William Ackerman, MD
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.

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla

8929 University Center Ln

San Diego, CA 92122

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Ackerman's Experience

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Dr. Ackerman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Geriatric Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
34

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Pulmonary Function Test

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.

Education

  • 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

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Dr. Ackerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ackerman to family and friends
4.5
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Ackerman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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Since he was diagnosed and treated for cancer, his attention to detail, communication, and quality of medicine fallen off.
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Dr. Ackerman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ackerman has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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