James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

Internal Medicine
8835 Columbia 100 Pkwy Suite N
Columbia, MD 21045 Get Directions
410.997.0570
James Otto, MD, MS, FACP
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months
825.00 every 6 months
1,650.00 each year

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.
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Dr. Otto's Credentials

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Residency:
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine 1988-1990

Internship:
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD
1987-1988

Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Doctorate of Medicine 1987

Postgraduate:
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Master of Science, Physiology 1979

Undergraduate:
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Cum Laude 1975

Howard County General Hospital
St. Agnes Hospital
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
American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Medical Association, Member
Maryland Medical & Chirurgical Society, Member
University of Maryland School of Medicine Alumni Association, Member

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Otto

from Joann in MD March 12, 2020 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP
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I have been a patient of Dr. Otto for over 25 years. He is not only extremely professional and knowledgeable but I also consider him my friend. He is easy to talk with and really takes time with me each and every visit. He knows, my family members by name and often ask about them and our life. Not many doctors take the time to put a personal spin on each and every visit. I never feel I am… See more

from Davide in MD March 11, 2020 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

On Christmas Eve I started having problems with my balance. When the symptoms persisted on Christmas morning I texted Dr. Otto my symptoms. He got back to me quickly and told me to go to the ER immediately. I didn't know at the time, but he was in the hospital himself for back surgery. I was in the hospital for 3-days with a minor stroke, but it could have been much worse if Dr. Otto hadn… See more

from Michael in MD February 28, 2020 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

I have been seeing Dr Otto for about 8 or 9 years. First of all he is a super guy but most important to me a fabulous doctor.Thorough and detailed are words that immediately come to mind.He is always there for me and worth every penny spent to have access to his skills.

from John in MD March 15, 2018 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

In September of 2017, during my yearly physical examination, I casually mentioned to Doctor Otto that I had experienced a recent episode (3 weeks prior) of chest discomfort. I explained that the event lasted approximately 30 minutes and had not reoccurred since. I was 58 years old at the time and like most men I just brushed it off as an isolated event. Dr. Otto had a different conclusion.… See more

from George in MD March 1, 2018 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

I am in the medical field and was for 50+ years. I did have a primary doctor and because I changed companies to work for, I was told that I could not keep my primary physician. My own doctor told me to choose Dr. James Otto for coverage that my insurance covered. After several years, Dr. Otto became a physician in MDIPA. I kept him and realized that his expertise, quality, availability… See more

from David in MD March 1, 2018 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

The MDVIP experience with Dr. Otto has been extremely beneficial. Having time to talk and get an explanation of your current health is critical to making the right health and life decisions. Being able to ask questions and get thoughtful answers from the doctor who knows his individual patients by name and condition is a wonderful experience.

from Randy in MD March 1, 2018 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

I've been a patient of Dr Otto from pre- MD VIP days. Over the years l realize how important it is to have someone who genuinely cares about me and my health. Dr Otto was very instrumental when I had a medical emergency about 6 years ago. I could'nt believe how fast my diagnosis, surgery, and recovery was due to the surgeon he was able to contact. I am very fortunate for that. My… See more

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