Dr. William Hooper, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 72

Dr. Hooper
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Coastal Pulmonary Assocoates

320 Santa Fe Dr Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. William Hooper, MD is a Pulmonologist in Encinitas, CA. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hooper to book an appointment.

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I have a general fear of doctors. When I met Dr. Hooper I was calmed immediately by his manner. I have been seeing the doctor for quite a while to locate the contributions to my pulmonary problem. Not only did he find the causes and isolate the facts to be treated for something specific, he prescribed ways for me to work positively to abate the issues for now and long term. Dr. Hooper is wonderfully positive. He is thorough with his diagnoses and he could calm a charging Rhino. I am so grateful that he is my doctor. Thank you, Dr. Hooper, for everything. Most sincerely, Rei G
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Oct 22, 2021
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Great experience, from the moment he walked into room-he listened,checked all tests run, explained everything so I could understand, and gave me great direction on how to take care of the problem at hand. Thanks Doctor!
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Mar 27, 2019
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I was diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus, with 8% in-hospital mortality for seniors, and after hospitalization went to outpatient care by Dr. William (sometimes “Wayne”) Hooper at Coastal Pulmonary. With chest pain and a strangling cough, I tried to reach him. He sent a message via his clerk explaining that he “did not know what to do.” He was unwilling to speak with me, and transmitted neither questions nor recommendations. I changed meds without medical advice, and am still here.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Henry in Oceanside, CA – Apr 01, 2018
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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 were the beginning of healing before he even ordered any tests or medication. My wife and I are so in awe of this fine gentleman. We truly admire and trust his medical abilities. His score: perfect 10.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cisco Santana-Montez in San Marcos, CA – Feb 25, 2018
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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.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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AJ in San Diego, CA – Jul 24, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carlsbad, CA – Dec 20, 2016
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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 characteristic is meticulous attention to detail in his examinations and review of blood test data. His referrals, when necessary, are always to doctors that are most highly regarded. He is a superb doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Sherman in Solana Beach, CA – Dec 09, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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john in La Jolla California – Dec 09, 2016
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My first visit was very dissapointing. The Hooper communication skills were poor. He was very quick to diagnose my mental status . Asthma was not the case. Waste of time.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Isa in Carlsbad, CA – May 07, 2016
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Dr. Hooper is unquestionably one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. He immediately identified the cause of my issue with a chronic cough and intermittent wheezing which had been plaguing me for weeks. Exhausted from lack of sleep, constant coughing, and discouraged with only temporary relief after two trips to the ER, he resolved all my concerns and advised a new course of treatment. I felt myself recovering before I even left his office. He is truly a wizard of healing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Francisco Santana-Montez in San Marcos, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice strives to deliver a perceptible difference in patient care.

Biography

I have been practicing medicine since 1981. I graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and trained in Internal Medicine at the Royal...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1980
University of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
1978
Royal Victoria Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Royal Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital
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Awards

  • 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,

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What are Dr. William Hooper, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hooper frequently treats Emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Pneumonia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hooper treats.

Where is Dr. William Hooper, MD's office located?

Dr. Hooper's office is located at 320 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Hooper's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Emphysema
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooper treats Emphysema more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooper treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Pneumonia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooper treats Pneumonia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hooper's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • 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
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Chest Disorders
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  • Chronic Lung Diseases
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Genetic Predisposition to Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Histoplasmosis
  • 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
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumohemothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Due to Pseudomonas
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Staphylococcal Pneumonia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Pneumonia
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Hooper accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage PPO
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Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Arizona Foundation
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Fortified Provider Network
Fortified Provider Network PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Direct Care PPO
Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
National Provider Network
National Provider Network PPO
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
Pacific Health Alliance
Pacific Health Alliance PPO
Prime Health Services
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
GAP Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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Coastal Pulmonary Assocoates

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