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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

William Anderson, MD

  • Family Medicine
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish, French, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • Hoag Medical Group
  • Providence
364 ocean ave
364 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

364 ocean ave
364 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Get Directions
(949) 557-0610
(949) 557-0611

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Family Medicine
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Loyola U. of Chicago- Stritch School of Medicine
    • Internship
      Saint Francis Memorial Hospital - 1970
    • Residency
      University of California Irvine Medical Center Loyola University Medical Center
    Areas of Interest
    Family Medicine
  • Biography



    It was at age 15 while reading Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis that Dr. Anderson realized he wanted to become a doctor. He remembers this deeply profound moment as the beginning of his path to help and serve others and play a critical role in their lives.

    Dr. Anderson is very appreciative of the responsibility he has been afforded to provide medical care for patients, enabling them to improve their health. As he states it best, “I feel extremely fulfilled to be able to help people change their lives for the better. Health care decisions are some of the most difficult decisions a person makes and I am happy to serve in this role.”

    After receiving his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL (his hometown), Dr. Anderson completed a surgical internship at San Francisco General Hospital and a year of surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center where he assisted on the open-heart surgery team. Additionally, he served for two years as a U. S. Naval Flight Surgeon at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

    A Laguna Beach resident through and through, Dr. Anderson is proud to serve his local community for the past 36 years and provide exceptional health care for patients of all ages. Outside of the office, he enjoys surfing and swimming in the ocean as well as reading and writing.

  • 3-Jun-2019
    Ended up at Mission Hospital ER for care.
    Dr *NAME* was great! Did X-ray to make sure I didn't have pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics for a bad case of bronchitis. The antibiotics along with prescription cough medicine helped tremendously. I was seen right away and did not have to sit in a room full of other sick people. Everyone was very attentive and the urgent care office was very clean.
    We Love Dr. *NAME* & All The Girls In The Office They Are All Wonderful, & Always So Helpful With Whatever Questions We May Have, Even If We Just Walk In, They Are The Best!!!!!
    *Dr. Anderson & staff are wonderful!!!
    I am leaving Hoag. I retired and live far away. The Hoag in *LOCATION* was not satisfactory & doctors at Hoag do not have time to listen, push drugs and are difficult to _____ in - HB.
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