Dr. James Otoshi, MD
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Pulmonology | Male

Arch Health Partners 199 Citracado Pkwy Escondido, CA 92029 Get Directions

Biography

After receiving his undergraduate degree from University of Washington, Seattle, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Otoshi attended Harvard Medical School receiving his M.D. degree in 1973. He completed his internship and residency in internal Medicine at UCSD. After completing his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UCSD in 1979, he established a pulmonary and critical care practice in Escondido. This practice became Escondido Pulmonary Medical Group, providing pulmonary and critical care services to the Escondido and Poway communities. Dr. Otoshi is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Otoshi has held past positions as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Palomar Medical Center, Chief-of-Staff at Palomar Medical Center, Board of Directors of Palomar Pomerado Health Systems and Associate Clinical Professor at UCSD. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Subacute Unit at Villa Pomerado. Dr. Otoshi has received a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and has provided administrative services to the pulmonary practice and served as a Principle Investigator for several research studies over the last 35 years. Dr. Otoshi is married and has two sons. His hobbies included traveling, camping, and skiing.

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Dr. Otoshi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr Otoshi always takes the time to listen and explains very thoroughly what treatment he recommends. I have complete trust in him.
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After receiving his undergraduate degree from University of Washington, Seattle, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Otoshi attended Harvard Medical School receiving his M.D. degree in 1973. He completed his internship and residency in internal Medicine at UCSD. After completing his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UCSD in 1979, he established a pulmonary and critical care practice in Escondido. This practice became Escondido Pulmonary Medical Group, providing pulmonary and critical care services to the Escondido and Poway communities. Dr. Otoshi is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Otoshi has held past positions as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Palomar Medical Center, Chief-of-Staff at Palomar Medical Center, Board of Directors of Palomar Pomerado Health Systems and Associate Clinical Professor at UCSD. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Subacute Unit at Villa Pomerado. Dr. Otoshi has received a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and has provided administrative services to the pulmonary practice and served as a Principle Investigator for several research studies over the last 35 years.

Dr. Otoshi is married and has two sons. His hobbies included traveling, camping, and skiing.

Dr. Otoshi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Washington

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis