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
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Dr. Otto's Credentials
University of Maryland Hospital
Internal Medicine 1988-1990
University of Maryland Hospital
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine 1987
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Master of Science, Physiology 1979
University of Bridgeport
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Cum Laude 1975
St. Agnes Hospital
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 Medical Association, Member
Maryland Medical & Chirurgical Society, Member
University of Maryland School of Medicine Alumni Association, Member
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Otto
It's so wonderful to have a doctor who really knows you without having to look into your file, treats you like a friend,and genuinely cares for your well being. The office is very friendly yet professional. I am very happy to have Dr. Otto as my primary care physician.
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
Dr. Otto is the best, he saved my life 14 years ago and has done his best to make my life long and healthy. He gives me direction and goals to keep me going at almost 70 years old . I hope to get back on track and will be seeing him soon to make my remaining years better.
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
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.
No story...just a few words. Jim Otto is the consummate professional, a physician's
Dr. James Otto is a fantastic physician and we are grateful for his dedication to patient care. He is proactive and accessible. He takes the time to discuss things, to explain and works with us to stay healthy and live our best lives.
Dear Dr. Otto,
I have been a patient of yours for 25 years! You know our entire family and the reason you do is because you are THE BEST PHYSICIAN in the entire area.
There is no drama, only reality, when I say that you have saved my life on two occasions. Thank you for caring enough to go toe to toe with other physicians on occasions when you KNEW something was wrong.
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Dr. Otto is one of the most caring physicians that I have met. He takes the time to understand the whole person. He really listens, takes time to answer questions and reviews information about lifestyle, especially diet and exercise. It is because of Dr. Otto that I am at the gym and working with a trainer to improve my physical well-being. He always takes phone calls/emails and again is… See more