Philosophy of Care
Family medicine is a specialty that covers a breadth of care. I enjoy the challenge of seeing the full range of patients — examining a newborn in the nursery and a few minutes later adjusting antihypertensive medicines for the baby's grandmother. I believe that education is the key to good health. When my patients understand their health status or illness, they are prepared to make more effective health-care decisions. I've also found that doctors who provide health education and are easily accessible are more likely to earn the trust and respect of their patients, which is crucial to a good doctor-patient relationship. As a primary-care physician, I perform most of the health care for my patients, but make appropriate referrals to specialists when necessary. As a UC Davis physician, I benefit greatly from the university's emphasis on teaching and research. I'm proud to be part of a health system that is advancing the frontier of medicine and training physicians in the most advanced care methods.
Michael K. Hooper sees the full range of patients, from newborn to geriatric. He believes that education plays an important role in good health, and that patients who understand their health status or illness are better prepared to make health-care decisions.
UC Davis Medical Group, Auburn
M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1984
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1980
UCLA/Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, California, 1984-87
UCLA/Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, California, 1986-87
American Board of Family Medicine, 1987
American Board of Family Medicine, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Family Practice