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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Dr. Little always does a fantastic job explaining what he's doing and why and answering any questions.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    we were very satisfied with the care and attention

  • Jun 6, 2019

    very fast not like waiting too long

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr. Little was excellent.

  • May 20, 2019

    Dr Little is a very competent Dr I would choose to see again

  • Jul 16, 2019

    every urgent care should take lessons from you

  • Jul 15, 2019

    first rate team headed by Dr Little

  • 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

  • Sep 17, 2019

    thank you for the excellent care

  • Sep 16, 2019

    absolutely would reccomend Doctor

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Aug 8, 2019

    extremely knowledgeable and broke down my options with clarity

  • Aug 5, 2019

    Dr Little was very professional and knowledgeable about my health situation. He gave numerous referrals and suggestions for my health plan. I really appreciated how personable and caring he was!

  • Sep 4, 2019

    knowledgeable efficient and concerned

  • Aug 28, 2019

    regrettably the treatment did not work.

  • 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.