Bonnie Hooper, NP-C, MSN

“Knowledge is the foundation while familiarity is the consummation of knowledge and experience; when combined with imagination, the outcome is a perceptible difference.”

About Me

Bonnie Hooper, NP-C, MSN

Bonnie J. Hooper is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in dermatology. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing with honors from California State University Long Beach. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of San Diego.

Trained at one of the foremost dermatology practices in the nation (Dermatology Associates of San Diego County), she worked there for ten years until 2005 when she joined her husband and co-founded Rancho Sierra Medical Group in Encinitas, California. For the past fifteen years she has worked as an independent practitioner in both cosmetic and medical dermatology, focusing on treatments that impact lives and enhance self-esteem. She embodies a conservative, natural approach to cosmetic enhancement, and believes that “less is more”.  Her ultimate goal is to provide a perceptible difference in patient care.

She has worked as a Clinical Instructor/Adjunct Faculty at Palomar College and as an administrative consultant at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. She also precepts nurse practitioner students and lectures on various aspects of dermatology.

She is a passionate long-distance runner, having completed 45 marathons. Today she runs for pleasure and is challenged by the Peloton, Pilates, and two golden retrievers. She and her husband Dr. Wayne Hooper, a pulmonologist, have two sons, a gastroenterologist and an investment banker.

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Where I Practice

West Dermatology @ Carlsbad

West Dermatology @ Carlsbad

Monday, Wednesday - Friday

6010 Hidden Valley Rd, Suite 120
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Accepted Insurance


My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
Master of Science, Nursing / Nurse Practitioner – 1985
California State University, Long Beach, CA
Bachelor of Science, Nursing - 1981
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – 1973
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Board of Certification
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Dermatology Nurse Certified 
Professional Societies
American College of Nurse Practitioners
California Association of Nurse Practitioners
Dermatology Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society


Conditions I Specialize In Treating


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