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James R. Little, Jr., MD

  • Employed by St. John's Health

About James

Dr. James "Jim" Little, Jr., spent most of his childhood in Jackson, Wyoming. His father, Dr. Jim Little, Sr., was the first pediatrician in Jackson and still practices as a pediatrician here.

Dr. Little, Jr., graduated from Jackson Hole High School and earned a bachelor's degree in television and film production at Syracuse University. During college and afterward, he developed a passion for medicine while working as a professional and volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). After a brief stint working in TV news and film production, he followed his dream and went back to medical school. In 1998, he graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he was president of his medical school class. He completed his residency training in family medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

After practicing family medicine in the Portland area for seven years, Dr. Little, Jr., had the opportunity to return home to Jackson Hole in 2008.

Jim embraces a patient-centric philosophy of medicine. He believes passionately in the importance of a strong doctor-patient collaboration in medical care and treating the whole person, and not just focusing on individual organs or medical conditions. He has special interests in sports and wilderness medicine, aviation medicine, pediatric care, and urgent care for children and adults of all ages. He is board certified in family medicine and is also a Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Little Jr. is an avid skier, volunteers as a firefighter with Jackson Fire/EMS, and flies as a search and rescue mission pilot with Civil Air Patrol.

Affiliations St. John’s Health Provider
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests

American Board of Family Practice; Certification in Family Medicine obtained July 2001


University of Colorado School of Medicine - Medical Education

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine - Internship - Family Practice

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine - Residency - Family Practice

  • Sep 22, 2020

    nurse and the physician were great, very considerate, etc.

  • Sep 16, 2020

    Dr Little was very good

  • Sep 15, 2020


  • Sep 9, 2020

    Very good

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  • Aug 12, 2020

    I was very happy with all my interactions with the people I spoke with.

  • Jul 29, 2020

    excellent professional experience

  • Jul 22, 2020

    very good

  • Jul 9, 2020

    really liked Dr Jim Little. very personable. gave my son a good exam given a bike accident. very thorough

  • Jul 7, 2020

    The doctor was very informative and clear in explaining my condition.

  • Jun 25, 2020

    Was only there for blood draw. Most questions N/A

  • Jun 16, 2020

    Dr. Little, like Kelly, was friendly and professional. Both made me feel assured I was getting good care.

  • May 11, 2020

    excellent as usual!!

  • Apr 29, 2020

    This was about covid so it's really hard to judge since this is new territory for everyone.

  • Apr 18, 2020

    It's hard to give high marks when I needed to be seen. I believe I had an ear infection and I really wanted it to be looked at, but I also didn't want to take antibiotics when I don't need them. I completely understand why it wasn't an option to be seen, but it also led to me not getting the information that I needed. It was more of a guess. I worry that with some of these precautions, some medical conditions could get overlooked.

  • Mar 31, 2020

    I trust Dr Little and felt he offered good advice and reassurance.

  • Mar 16, 2020

    I have been super impressed with all the physicians and PA's at both the hosp and the clinic. Stellar staff at SJH SJUC facilities...

  • Mar 9, 2020

    I had a respiratory infection and the doctor did not even look at my ears, nose, or throat. 2 days later, I had to see another doctor and get more treatment of my infection

  • Mar 9, 2020

    Dr. Little is wonderful!

  • Mar 4, 2020

    Dr Little - The BEST!!

  • Mar 4, 2020

    professional and thorough

  • Mar 4, 2020

    I am here on holidays and was pretty much made to feel really bad.

  • Feb 17, 2020

    went into a lot of options and gave me a chance to seek another opinion

  • Feb 12, 2020

    Dr. Little was excellent!!

  • Feb 5, 2020

    great Doctor!

  • Feb 5, 2020

    dr little was great with my kids and explained everything well

  • Jan 30, 2020

    Dr Little is very good

  • Jan 13, 2020

    Dr. Little was personable, helpful and emphatic. Would definitely visit him again if I was in the area.

  • Jan 12, 2020

    Dr. Little was both attentive to my concerns and also skillful in assuaging any unnecessary worries I had.

  • Jan 10, 2020

    All very positive.

  • Jan 9, 2020

    Dr. Little is great. I was in considerable distress and ended up in the ER and spending a night in the hospital. He was very concerned about my well being and wanted to bring in an ambulance for my transport. I think against his better judgement, I refused the ambulance.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    I love Dr. James Little!

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Dr. Little was very good as always in discussing my situation and listening to my recent history to apply it moving forward.

  • Dec 12, 2019


  • Dec 11, 2019

    I thought Dr. Little was extremely prepared when he treated me. He had researched the source of the allergic reaction. Extremely happy with the quality of care I received.

  • Dec 3, 2019

    It's important to me that my doctor and staff talk to me, not the computer. I know that my records are on the computer and those records need to be accessed, but it is very appreciated when the personal touch and conversation continues to be included in the visit. Dr. Little and staff have done this and I'm thankful they do.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Dr. Little was familiar with my health challenges and addressed them with respect and concerned professionalism.

  • Nov 1, 2019

    I asked for a follow-up blood draw for lipids, ask for a routine physical while there and Dr Little suggested I get a colonoscopy as part of that and I was granted all the requests. I was even contacted by the same day surgery personnel about scheduling my colonoscopy before I arrived home in Star Valley.

  • Oct 29, 2019


  • Oct 15, 2019

    nurse, receptionist and physicians were kind, attentive and professional