James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

Internal Medicine
8835 Columbia 100 Pkwy Suite N
Columbia, MD 21045 Get Directions
410.997.0570

Annual Membership Fee

375.00per quarter
750.00per semi-annual
1,500.00per 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
from Katherine in MD February 16, 2015 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

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

from Nicholas and Jane in MD February 23, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

We are healthy, happy, active seniors in our eighties.We attribute our well-being to the excellent care we receive from Dr James Otto. Doctor Otto is caring, competent and stays on top of our health needs. We know he is only a phone call away any time we need help. In our mind Doctor Otto Is the BEST!

from Terry in MD February 23, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

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. He encouraged me to have a catherization. The procedure complete, my wife Karen was told I was a walking dead man and could have had a heart attack at any time and likely would not have survived. Without Dr. Otto's expert care, willingness to trust his… See more

from Patty in MD February 22, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

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 and my deceased husband. He has always taken his time to listen to my concerns. He takes his time in explaining everything to you. He has always been there when I have needed him. After my husband passed away, I stayed with Dr. Otto under MDVIP for the 1st year… See more

from Jean in MD February 21, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

I would highly recommend Dr. Otto to others as he has been very good in taking care of me for the past fourteen years. He is always very polite, explains things very well, is kind and caring, and seems to be genuinely interested in my well being. He is thorough in his treatments and I have the utmost confidence in him.

from Ursula in MD February 16, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

Thank you for finding the cancerous thyroid nodule. It's always a pleasure coming to your office

from Kathy in MD February 10, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

Don't we all search for Dr. Welby to take care of us? Someone who has the knowledge, skills, and compassion to take care of us when we are at our most vulnerable? Dr. Otto has always imbued to me that rare type of physician. He has been on the other side as a patient and so he understands the delicate line between patient and doctor. I never considered switching doctors when I found… See more

from Michael in MD February 9, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

Dr. Otto's caring and concerned attitude, expertise and immediate availability have been a comfort and extremely valuable to my health and well being. He goes beyond providing the standard of care and provides optimal care to those who entrust their healthcare to him.

from Catherine in MD February 7, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

Dr. Otto is an exceptional physician. He has been our physician for 20 years and we never once considered seeking internal medicine services elsewhere. To say that he literally saved a couple of our loved ones lives, including my own, is fact. Briefly, I had a stent placed in one of my coronary arteries, after having had a heart attack at age 51. I experienced some shortness of breath… See more

from Philip in MD February 7, 2014 for James Otto, MD, MS, FACP

This note is very easy to write . Doc Otto is an awesome man who I trust with my life and my family's life. He is by far the smartest person I know coupled with the patience and diligence to find the exact cause of one's problem. I am so pleased to know him.

Annual Membership Fee

375.00per quarter
750.00per semi-annual
1,500.00per year
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