Dr. William Joseph Ackerman MD Pulmonologist

Dr. William Ackerman is a pulmonologist in Encinitas, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla and UC San Diego Health System. He received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and has been in practice for 35 years. He is one of 9 doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla and one of 6 at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Pulmonary Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pulmonologist: General Pulmonary Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas

Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla
High performing in Pulmonology

UC San Diego Health System
Ranked #9 in Pulmonology

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Diego
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973 - 1978

University of California at San Diego
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, 1978 - 1979

SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Geriatric Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Pulmonary Disease

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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