Dr. James Coticchia, MD

Dr. James Coticchia, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
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Dr. James Coticchia, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in Rochester, MI. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.Read his story

1135 W University Dr Ste 200

Rochester, MI 48307

Contact Information

(248) 652-2240

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Otitis Media
more than 87% of peers
Ear Tube Placement
more than 85% of peers
Ear Surgery
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Coticchia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Coticchia "Dr. Coticchia is the Founder President of the Pediatric ENT Clinic of Michigan. He is a fellowship trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist. With more than 15 years experience, Dr. Coticchia is recognized as one of the best Pediatric ENT surgeons in Michigan and among the top scientists in this field. He has been serving southeast Michigan since 2003 and has treated children as well as adults with complex diseases of head & neck. Dr. Coticchia received his Medical Doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a six year residency in Otolaryngology at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. Following his residency training, he completed a two year fellowship in Pediatric ENT at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Coticchia has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, has authored numerous book chapters, and has over 50 peer reviewed publications. In addition, Dr. Coticchia has an active interest in the causes of ear infections and sinus infections in children. His clinical interests include management of the pediatric airway, acute and chronic ear diseases in children, and hearing loss. He also has a strong interest in pediatric sinus disease and management of acquired and congenital head and neck masses in children. Dr. Coticchia has significant experience dealing with a wide variety of surgical techniques in pediatric otolaryngology and has pioneered new techniques in image guided surgery for management of congenital craniofacial problems in children. In addition, of late, Dr. Coticchia has developed a new minimally invasive technique to eliminate visible scars in children undergoing neck node biopsies."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Coticchia "Providing compassionate family-centered care for children of all ages with Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) problems in a friendly environment."


  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otitis Media With Effusion
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Airway Difficulties
  • Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stridor
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Whooping Cough


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Treatment of Airway Obstruction
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Washington University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Research Fellow Inst
    Other Education | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coticchia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coticchia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coticchia to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Coticchia's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Coticchia Says:

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- Jody in Dearborn mi | April 5, 2016 Can anyone tell me where he's located now? My son has been seeing him for years he did a rare surgery on him he resign from office we visit.

Dear Jody, our office locations are listed on this profile. We are still located at the Medical Office Buildings of Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn (Suite 202) and Crittenton Hospital in Rochester (Suite 200). Please call us


Patient Comments (4)

Dearborn Heights, MI |
I actually went to this doctor based on the reviews. I'm deeply disappointed. He is very condescending and always make you feel rushed. Any question you ask he will answer sarcastically like you are so stupid for asking. I hate going to his appointments. He charges tons of money and make you come...more
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in Dearborn mi |
Can anyone tell me where he's located now? My son has been seeing him for years he did a rare surgery on him he resign from office we visit.
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in Livonia, mi |
Amazing Doctor! Took great care of my son
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in Dearborn, MI |
Next day appointment, very professional staff and Doctor was amazing! Our 3 yr old loves him!!
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Dr. Coticchia accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • NGS CoreSource
  • Ohio State University Health Plan
    NGS CoreSource
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Zurich

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Hospitals where Dr. Coticchia has admitting privileges

Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn
18101 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124
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Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
1101 W University Dr
Rochester, MI 48307
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Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 Saint Antoine St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Harper University Hospital
3990 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Hutzel Women's Hospital
3980 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341
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