Dr. William Hooper, MD

Dr. William Hooper, MD

Pulmonary Disease  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. William Hooper, MD is a pulmonologist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in pulmonary disease.Read his story

320 Santa Fe Dr Ste 107-B

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 753-3424

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
  • Delta Health System
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Top Care Areas

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

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

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Dr. Hooper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hooper "I have been practicing medicine since 1981. I graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and trained in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. I became Board Certified in Internal Medicine. I was accepted into a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program at the University of California, San Diego. I completed a Board Certification in both Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. I joined the Faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD. I was asked to join a private practice at Scripps Memorial Hospitals at La Jolla and Encinitas where I practiced Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine until 2005. During that era I also was the Pulmonologist and Intensivist at Thornton Hospital, UCSD, La Jolla, California during its initial launch as a local private hospital. In 2005 I joined my wife, Bonnie Hooper, ANP, who practices General and Cosmetic Dermatology. She is the best partner I have had in my career, I might add. In any event, we went into practice together on the campus at Scripps Memorial Hospital, in Encinitas and have a small, old style, comfortable practice. I now only function as a consultant in diseases of the chest and do not offer myself as a primary care practitioner nor do I provide Internal Medicine as a speciality. I am strictly a lung specialist and provide an outpatient consultative practice. While I consult with other lung specialists on my patients who are admitted to either Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla or Encinitas, I no longer manage their care directly in the hospital. Our office is a quite place and we take pride in providing what we believe is an appreciable difference for an outpatient experience with a personal and caring touch without a sense of being rushed by the patient. I hope you enjoy coming to visit us! Wm. Wayne Hooper, MD CM, FRCP, FACP, FCCP"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hooper "Our practice strives to deliver a perceptible difference in patient care."

1  Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

4  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Pregnancy
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest Disorders
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  • Chronic Lung Diseases
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Genetic Predisposition to Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loffler's Syndrome
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumohemothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Due to Pseudomonas
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Staphylococcal Pneumonia
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Pneumonia
  • Wheezing


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7  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.


  • University Of British Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • McGill University Research Scholarship, 1972,1973
  • Francis B. Parker Scholarship, 1978, 1979
  • University Of British Columbia Scholarships, 1967,1968,
Media & Publications
  • Available upon request as a Curriculum Vitae.,
  • www.rsmghealth.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hooper's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hooper'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
Dr. Hooper Says:

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If you have concerns, please contact our office directly and our friendly staff will aid you and deal with your issues. 


Patient Comments (7)

One of the most remarkable, knowledgeable, intuitive physicians I have ever encountered. On my first visit he correctly diagnosed my condition, which was misdiagnosed by many previous primary and ER doctors I had seen. His sensitivity and calm nature, his ability to listen and understand distress...more
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Very much like D Hooper. He spent quite bit of time answering all our question. He is not a big fan of prescribing unnecessary tests and medications.
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He is awesome! And has a great sense of humor! What more could you ask for thx dr hooper your great!!! Very knowledgeable and kind! Takes time to listen and explain all your test results!
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My primary doctor for the past 20 years, and he probably saved my life some years ago when he diagnosed my pneumonia with MRSA, and got me to the hospital right away. Another time he noticed a lump in my neck that turned out to be a thyroid problem that required surgery. His distinguishing...more
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If you want the best in current, valid diagnosis and treatment, look no further. Dr. Hooper is just what I look for in medical care--an expert, a clear communicator, and a boost to positive thinking and positive outcomes.
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