J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D., M.P.H.

2014    Recertified as a Diplomat of the American Society of Addiction Medicine  (Specialist in Addiction Medicine)
2013    Medical Laboratory Director certified by the State of Washington
2010    President, Washington Society of Addiction Medicine 2009 - 2010
2010    President, Jefferson County Medical Society 2009 - 2010
2010    Founding Member, International Association of Pain & Chemical Dependency 
2009    Diplomat, Board of American Society of Addictive Medicine
2008    Medical Review Officer Certification
2004    Certified in Addiction Medicine
2002    Fellow, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
2002    Fellow, American Academy of Integrative Medicine
2001    Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture
1992    Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
1992    Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine
1990    Masters of Public Health, Preventive Medicine Residency, UW School of Public Health
1986    Aviation Medical Examiner, Certificate of Designation
1984    Acupuncture for Physicians, UCLA School of Medicine, Joseph Helms, M.D. Instructor
1980    Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington
1976    Completed two years of medical school at the University of Nantes, Nantes, France
1973    Bachelor of Arts, French Literature, University of Washington
1969    William Winlock Miller High School, Olympia, WA


American Academy of Pain Management
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture – Founding Member & Fellow
American College of Preventive Medicine - Fellow 
American Society of Addictive Medicine - Diplomat Board of Addiction Medicine 2009
International Association of Pain & Chemical Dependency – Founding Member
Jefferson County Medical Society- President 2009-2010
Washington Society of Addiction Medicine –President 2009-
Washington State Medical Association -  Prior Delegate


2013 - Laboratory Director, Olympas Medical Services, aCOLA certified high complex laboratory
2005 -    Medical Director, Olympas Medical Services, dba OPAS, Port Townsend, WA
1993 - Founder and Medical Director, Jefferson County Medical Advisory Services HQ
             JC MASH, non-profit, UGN supported free medical clinic
2007 - 2010 Medical Director, Highland Court, chemical dependency facility, Port Angeles, WA
1994 - 2005  Medical Acupuncture, Pain Management, Integrative Medicine, Port Townsend, WA (Private Practice)
2004 - 2010 President, Best of Both Worlds Foundation
2003 - 2004   Instructor: Peninsula Junior College: Pain Management Course
2000 - 2005    Editor of e-mail newsletter of annotated acupuncture references
1999 - 2002  President, Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation, AAMA
1998 - 1999   Council Representative, WA Chapter of American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
1998 - 2000    Founding President, WA Chapter of American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
1995 - 1999    Treasurer, Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation
1985 - 1995   Physician and Medical Director for Ocean Shores Clinic
1984 - 1985   Physician and Medical Director for the Chehalis Indian Medical Clinic
1984 - 1993   Host of "Doctor, Doctor" local TV Program on preventive medicine
1983 - 1985   Investigator, Puget Sound Medical Investigators, Olympia, WA
1983 - 1985   General Practice, Solo, Ocean Shores, WA
1983 - 2010 Medical Director, Innersight Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
1982 - 1985   Health Officer, Grays Harbor County
1981 - 1982   General Practice, North Beach Health Care Inc., Copalis Beach, WA  
1980 - 1981   Mixed Internship, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University affiliated hospital


2015 Guest Lecturer, St. Charles University, Prague CZ - Failure to Diagnose Opioid Addiction in Pain patients
2013   Guest Instructor,  Bastyr University,  Kirkland WA.
2009    WSMA Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA - Chronic Pain and Problematic Opioid Use
2008    Speaker/Presenter Regional Chemical Dependency Professionals, Silverdale, WA
2007    Faculty American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, September 
                Viable Clinical Model for Treating Patients with Chronic Pain & Addiction
2006    Guest Speaker: National Association Detoxification Acupuncture - Liverpool, UK 
2006    Instructor: Michigan State Acupuncture Society - French Energetics Weekend - June 3-4
2006    Instructor: Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture Research 
2005    Faculty AAMA Annual Meeting Atlanta, April 2005, Advanced course French Energetics
2004    Faculty Washington Chapter of ASAM, 6th Annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine
2003    Faculty Oregon Chapter of the AAMA annual meeting CME: Acupuncture Research
2002    Faculty SAR symposium: Seattle, Oct 2002, Modern Definition for Acupuncture
2001    Faculty for AAMA annual symposium: New Orleans, March 22-25, 2001
2000    Faculty for AAMA annual symposium: MARF 2000 and ahead.  Orlando, April 30th
2000    Faculty for Mussat Medical Acupuncture Conference, March 2000 Seattle
1999    Northwest Hospital, Seattle, CME on Alternative Medicine, Adverse Events and Acupuncture
1999    Faculty for AAMA annual symposium Chicago. Attributable Risk and Acupuncture Events
1997    Faculty for AAMA annual symposium San Francisco. Acupuncture Research


2009 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award sponsored by the Rotary Club of Port Townsend, Noon Rotary, East Jefferson County    Rotary and Peninsula Daily News in recognition of outstanding and inspirational public service


Rotchford JK. Medical Outcomes of Medical Acupuncture: A Pilot Study (Thesis for MPH).
University of Washington School of Public Health 1990

Erickson RJ, Rotchford JK. Bibliography review of acupuncture articles in English Language
[Bibliography].  Los Angeles: Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation; 1997. 109p. 1532 citations

Rotchford JK. Medical Outcomes Research and Acupuncture, The AAMA Review, 1991
Spring/Summer; 3(1): 3 6.

Rotchford JK, Cautions against buying into illusion of control [letter], Altern Ther Health Med (1997 Jan) 3(1): 15 

Rotchford JK, A Proposal for Evidence-Based Guidelines For Medical Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture, Fall/Winter 1997-1998, 9(2):29-36

Rotchford JK, Letting the Horses Run, Patient Care, 1998, October 30, pp.123-24.

Rotchford JK, Adverse Acupuncture Events, AAMA Symposium Syllabus, 1999, pp. 317-330

Rotchford, JK, Tchong Mo-An Energetic Approach, Medical Acupuncture, Spring/Summer, 1999 11(1): 35-40

Rotchford, JK, Overview: Adverse Events of Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture, Fall/Winter, 1999/2000, 11(2): 32

Rotchford, JK, Do we need to know how it works? Or doesn't chocolate just taste great?, J Altern Complement Med] 2000 Dec; Vol. 6 (6), pp. 481-2.

Rotchford, JK, Integrating Acupuncture into a General Medical Practice, Medical Acupuncture, Winter/Spring 2001 13(1): 27-31

Rotchford, JK, The Importance of a Modern and Comprehensive Definition for Acupuncture in Clinical Research, a Preliminary Perspective, Medical Acupuncture, 13(3):38-40.

Rotchford, JK, Research in Acupuncture: An Oxymoron?, Acupuncture Today  2003 Vol. 4 (3)
Rotchford, JK.Reviews of current Literature in Acupuncture -   2001 -2005

Rotchford, JK,  The real danger of alcohol poisoning  Port Townsend Leader  July 20, 2005.

Rotchford, JK, Medical Acupuncture, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults, Springer Publishing, N.Y. N.Y. Chapter 9: 161-173; 2006

Rotchford, JK, Hypertension and Acupuncture, Advanced Therapy in Hypertension and Vascular Disease,  B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. Chapter 83: 712-718; 2006

Rotchford, JK, The OPAS Experience—An Outpatient Model for At-Risk Chronic non-Malignant Pain Patients, Pain Practitioner 2007 Winter: 40-42.

Rotchford, J. K. (2008). Acupartner professional 2008. Medical Acupuncture, 20(4), 289–290. doi:10.1089/acu.2008.700 In-line Citation: (Rotchford, 2008)

Rotchford, JK, Perspective: Marijuana abuse: a public health issue published in Port Townsend Leader, July 15, 2009

Rotchford, JK,  How we Feel does Matter  -  A published article in the Port Townsend Leader  April, 2012

Rotchford JK,   More is Less -  A perspective published in the Port Townsend Leader,  September 2012

Rotchford, JK, Case History/Letter:  Complex Pain Patient who is Opioid Dependent. Pain Practitioner, Winter 2013: 32-34.
Rotchford, JK,  Failure to Diagnose Opioid Dependence in Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy (COT) for Pain.  Manuscript presented Fall 2013  AAAP Annual Meeting.

Rotchford, JK,  An Informal Review of Opioid Dependence (Addiction) Associated with Chronic OpioidAnalgesic Therapy (COAT) for Chronic Pain. (Title page only in Czeck) Journal ADIKTOLOGIE 15(3) 2015.

Rotchford, JK , Regulators would benefit from oversight - A letter to the editor published in the Port Townsend Leader, January 26, 2016.

Writings in Progress, not yet published, & some rough drafts

1.  The Allure of Normalcy  A comment or two on the downsides of our cultural fixation on "normalcy"

2.  Number Nine -  A discussion of the tragedies associates with untreated or under-treated opioid use disorders.

3. Substance Abuse & Misuse are PUBLIC ENEMY #1 -  A Public Health perspective is needed

4. A Time for a New Definition of Health? This reviews the importance of homeostasis in determining sustainable life and perhaps allows for a "new" definition of health.

5.  Rant on the Golden Lady -  Expression of feelings regarding how I see some patients treated.

6. The Dozen Red Roses  A commentary on the Physician-Patient relationship

7.  Clinical Challenges in the practice of Pain Medicine and Addiction  - Submitted for publication in 2008.

8.  Is the Prescription for Disaster a Disaster?  A short rebuff to an article in the New Yorker about the Prescription Opiate abuse epidemic.   2014

9. Loving one's patient  A brief discussion of the emotion we call love and its potential in healing.

10.  Grief and Grieving  A brief review of cultural elements important to appreciate.

11.  Self Medicating -  A perspective on the use of medications in pain management and addiction medicine. 2016

12.  Anxiety - A discussion -  A very brief review of the role of diagnoses, scientific methodology,  and cultural factors that influence our therapeutic options. 2016

J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D.
1136 Water Street, Suite 107
Port Townsend, WA  98368
Tel: 360 385 4843