January 2014

  OPAS Appointments Online (JUST CLICK)  

We are downtown Port Townsend in Suite 107 of the Sanderling Building.  The address is 1136  Water Street.   We are located across from the shopping mall adjacent to the ferry terminal.

OPAS is a regional referral source with recognized expertise in pain management & addiction medicine.  When controlled substances are indicated we consult or provide specialized service to help assure that they are used safely and effectively.  We strive to help brains work better both through medical and behavioral means.

Dr. Rotchford also provides expertise in neuro-degenerative disorders, co-morbid medical and psychiatric disorders, and sleep disorders (Home sleep apnea testing is available).

A link to Dr. Rotchford's Curriculum Vitae can be found under the Staff tab.  He has well established expertise in medical acupuncture with more than 30 years of clinical experience.  He has several publications related to acupuncture and has taught and presented at national and international symposia.

Dr. Rotchford credentials include being a  Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.   He is board certified in Addiction Medicine  as well as being a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.   He was recognized by the Port Townsend community with the Heart of Service Award.  In 2012 he was recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors by Patients Choice (   HealthTap also awarded him First Place in 2013 as the Top Addiction Specialist in Washington State.



The tabs at the top of the page or the links in the column to the left will provide you with ample resources and assistance with becoming an established patient.

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Further Background:
OPAS has been for nearly a decade a regional referral source for patients seeking specialized pain management or addiction medicine services. Our approach to pain management and addiction medicine respects the best of current scientific evidence. We do not, however, limit our intervention to those thoroughly proven or to those only covered by third parties. We strive to assure that all safe and effective interventions be considered.

Dr. Rotchford acts as a consultant to other providers and work with patients as their advocate in helping them access the best of medical care.  Dr. Rotchford is an experienced physician with acknowledged expertise in many of the complex areas of outpatient medical care.  He is thoughtful, has been formally deemed compassionate,  and he is willing to explore safe alternatives in addition to standard medical options. Rather than considering his approach to be that of an allopathic physician who integrates alternative models of medicine,  he considers his approach to medical care as pragmatic, that is he evaluates what approach is likely to produce the best results in a "doable" and most safe & effective manner.   In short, Dr. Rotchford strives for the best possible outcomes for his patients.  See Dr. Rotchford's published essay:   Letting the Horses Run.

In addition to practicing standard inpatient and outpatient medicine since 1980, Dr. Rotchford has been practicing medical acupuncture since 1981. This is a testimony to a longstanding effort to provide safe and effective approaches for chronic medical conditions.