James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a MDVIP-affiliated physician, my goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality of individualized medical care. Emphasis is placed on wellness and guiding patients in taking an active role in their own health. Working closely with my patients, we are able to establish a customized plan of care that will optimize their outcomes on an ongoing basis.

Physician Profile


University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Cum Laude 1975
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Master of Science, Physiology 1979
Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Doctorate of Medicine 1987
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine 1988-1990

Hospital Affiliations

Howard County General Hospital
St. Agnes Hospital

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Medical Association, Member
Maryland Medical & Chirurgical Society, Member
University of Maryland School of Medicine Alumni Association, Member

Honors and Awards

Dean's List, 1971-1975 and Cum Laude Graduate, Biology 1975, University of Bridgeport
Graduate, Marine Invertebrate Physiology and Biochemistry Course, The Woods Hole Biological Laboratory, 1975 and grant-funded MBL Independent Researcher 1976
Member Elect, College of Liberal Arts Academic Honor Society, University of Bridgeport 1975
Outstanding Performance Award (Medical Research Physiologist), Depts. of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences 1981
Dean's Scholarship, University of Maryland School of Medicine 1983
Award Recipient, Medical Student Research Symposium, University of Maryland School of Medicine 1984
Member Elect, Benjamin Rush Medical Club, University of Maryland Hospital and School of Medicine 1986
Outstanding PCP, HealthPlus (New York Life) 1994

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Katherine

    Dr. Otto is very knowledgeable and caring. He never gives up trying to motivate me to stick to my health program.

  • Member: Nicholas and Jane

    We are healthy, happy, active seniors in our eighties.We attribute our well-being to the excellent care we receive from Dr James O...

  • Member: Terry

    In March of 2004 Dr. Otto sensed a problem with my heart that was not picked up in the nuclear stress test done by my cardiologist...

  • Member: Patty

    Dr. Otto has been taking care of me for over 20 years. I am blessed to have him as my doctor. He has always been there for me an...