Dr. William Hooper, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. William Hooper, MD
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

Wm. Wayne Hooper MD

320 Santa Fe Dr Ste 101

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 753-3424

Dr. William Hooper, MD

Dr. William Hooper, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Hooper's Experience

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


  • Pulmonology

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*

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chest Disorders
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  • Chronic Lung Diseases
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Genetic Predisposition to Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loffler's Syndrome
  • 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 Eosinophilia
  • 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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  • Breath Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry

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
based on 37 total reviews (6 with comments)
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Thank you for providing feedback that will be shared with others. 

We are always striving to improve our patient's experience. Your opinions matter, are noted and acted upon. 

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

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
Patient Comments (6)
in San Diego, CA |
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.
Carlsbad, CA |
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!
in Solana Beach, CA |
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.
in La Jolla California |
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.
in Carlsbad, CA |
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.
in San Marcos, CA |
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.
Thanks, Francisco. Our office loves when you come in. Good luck with your singing career! You are terrific!
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Dr. Hooper accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
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    Worker's Compensation WC
  • 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)
  • HAP Insurance
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  • Health Net
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    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
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    Direct Care PPO
    Interplan Health Group
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    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Humana
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    Choice PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Provider Network
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  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
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  • Pacific Health Alliance
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  • Prime Health Services
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
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  • Three Rivers Provider Network
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  • Tricare
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Hospitals where Dr. Hooper has admitting privileges

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