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Meet Dr. Scott Hoopes

Dr. Scott Hoopes M.D.

In the heart of Meridian, Idaho, there's a beacon of hope for those grappling with mental health challenges – Live Well Psychiatry, where Dr. Scott P. Hoopes, MD, serves with empathy, experience, and dedication. As an esteemed psychiatrist, Dr. Hoopes has traversed a remarkable journey in both academia and clinical practice, shaping him into the compassionate healer he is today.

Dr. Hoopes' academic journey commenced with a solid foundation in Zoology and Classical Languages at Brigham Young University, followed by the attainment of his Doctor of Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Utah. However, it was his residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University that truly ignited his passion for psychiatry. During his tenure there, he immersed himself in the intricacies of psychiatric care, with a special focus on children's mental health—a testament to his unwavering commitment to understanding and addressing diverse patient needs.

Following his residency, Dr. Hoopes served as Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Mountain Home Air Force Base, where he honed his skills and leadership in providing comprehensive psychiatric care. Since 1995, he has been an integral part of the Boise community, offering outpatient psychiatric services that have positively impacted countless lives. His dedication to advancing mental health treatment is evident through his involvement in over 30 industry-sponsored clinical trials and his extensive contributions to psychiatric literature.

Dr. Hoopes' expertise extends beyond the confines of his practice, as evidenced by his co-authorship of "Bipolar Disorder: A Clinical Guide," a seminal work in the field of psychiatry. Moreover, his passion for educating others about mental health has led him to deliver lectures on various psychiatric disorders, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted authority in the field.

When asked about his motivations for pursuing psychiatry, Dr. Hoopes eloquently expresses his belief in the transformative power of the human mind. For him, psychiatry represents more than just a medical specialty; it's an opportunity to guide individuals through life's complexities, offering solace and support along the way. His ultimate goal for each patient is simple yet profound: to alleviate suffering and facilitate recovery, enabling them to embrace life's possibilities with renewed vigor.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Hoopes finds solace and joy in the natural splendor of Idaho. Whether he's carving through fresh powder on local ski slopes with his loved ones or embarking on scenic bike rides through the foothills, he cherishes moments of connection and serenity. Additionally, his love for literature, family history research, and cherished moments with his wife enriches his life outside the clinic walls.

In essence, Dr. Scott P. Hoopes epitomizes the essence of compassionate care—a dedicated psychiatrist, an avid outdoorsman, and a devoted family man. Through his unwavering commitment to healing and his profound understanding of the human experience, he continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those he serves, one patient at a time. At Live Well Psychiatry, Dr. Hoopes isn't just a psychiatrist; he's a beacon of hope, guiding individuals toward brighter tomorrows, one step at a time.

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