Dr. William Hooper, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Hooper
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Coastal Pulmonary Assocoates

320 Santa Fe Dr Ste 107 Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. William Hooper, MD is a Pulmonologist in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Hooper has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. 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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      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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      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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      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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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      Francisco Santana-Montez in San Marcos, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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      About Me

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

      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

      Awards

      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Francis B. Parker Scholarship, 1978, 1979
      • McGill University Research Scholarship, 1972,1973
      • University Of British Columbia Scholarships, 1967,1968,

      Media & Publications

      • Available upon request as a Curriculum Vitae.,
      • www.rsmghealth.com,

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      (760) 230-8994

      Dr. Hooper accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Aetna PPO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Medicare Advantage PPO
      Anthem
      Advantage-CA HMO
      Advantage-CA PPO
      Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
      Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
      Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
      Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
      Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
      Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
      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
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      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
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      Arizona Foundation
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      Delta Health System
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      Humana
      Choice Care PPO
      Choice PPO
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      MedHealthInsurance
      Molina Healthcare
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      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
      TriCare for Life
      UnitedHealthCare
      Choice Plus POS
      Navigate POS

      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for California
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Obstructive Lung Disease

      Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

      Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Emphysema
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Hooper treats Emphysema more than 96% of their peers

      Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

      COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Hooper treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

      Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

      Pulmonary Function Test
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Hooper performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 81% of their peers

      Dr. Hooper performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

      Interstitial Lung Disease

      Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

      Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Emphysema
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Hooper treats Emphysema more than 96% of their peers

      Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

      COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Hooper treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

      Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

      Bronchiectasis
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Hooper treats Bronchiectasis more than 85% of their peers

      Dr. Hooper treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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      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
      • 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)
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Edema
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
      • Pulmonary Fibrosis
      • Pulmonary Function Test
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Insufficiency
      • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
      • Respiratory Diseases
      • Respiratory Failure
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Sinusitis
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Smoking Cessation Counseling
      • Staphylococcal Pneumonia
      • Thrombosis
      • Tuberculosis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Viral Pneumonia
      • Wheezing

      Locations

      Coastal Pulmonary Assocoates

      Wm. Wayne Hooper MD320 Santa Fe Dr Ste 107 Encinitas, CA 92024
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