Olympas Pain & Addiction Services
1136 Water Street, Suite 107
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Our office is in the Sanderling Professional Building in downtown Port Townsend across the street from the mall adjacent to the ferry terminal. There is off street free parking and we are on the main bus line.
Phone: (360) 385-4843
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Providing Scientific, Pragmatic, and Compassionate
Providing a Scientific Approach to Treatment
Olympas Pain & Addiction Services in Port Townsend, WA has been for nearly a decade a regional referral source for patients seeking specialized pain management or addiction medicine services. Our approach to addiction medicine and eclectic pain management 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.
A Pragmatic Approach to Complex Care
Our principal physician, Dr. James K. Rotchford, acts as a consultant to other providers and works 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 and effective manner. In short, Dr. Rotchford strives for the best possible outcomes for his patients. He is also qualified to prescribe buprenorphine for patients who have opiate use disorders. See Dr. Rotchford's published essay, Letting the Horses Run. For further background and publications regarding Dr. Rotchford please visit his website at: DrRotchford.com.
A Variety of Approaches Available
For expert pain management, set an appointment with the experts at Olympas Pain & Addiction Services in Port Townsend, WA. We offer both conventional and alternative approaches to pain treatment. Our medical director, Dr. James K. Rotchford, has been an accredited acupuncture practitioner since 1981 and a founder and Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is also a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and a long-standing member of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also board certified in addiction medicine. For more information, read Dr. Rotchford’s resume.
A Seasoned Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Rotchford is a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture but his work focuses more on eclectic pain management and substance use disorder medicine. His pain management strategies work on improving brain and spinal cord function. This is accomplished through education, behavioral changes, proper pharmaceutical care, supplements as indicated, and standard medical procedures, as well as acupuncture and other "alternative" modalities. He is accustomed to seeing patients for which his colleagues have no further suggestions regarding their pain management. He is particularly skilled and experienced with helping patients who have been prescribed opiates chronically.
A Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist
Dr. Rotchford has over 20 years of specialized interest in substance use disorder medicine and is among the first physicians to be board certified in Addiction Medicine. He is a past president of the Washington Society of Addiction Medicine and has spoken internationally on addiction medicine subjects. He has provided CME courses to physicians related to substance use disorder medicine. Dr. Rotchford is qualified to prescribe buprenorphine for opiate dependence.
Serving the Community Through Medicine
He is passionate about helping patients access the best that addiction medicine has to offer, combining a medical and behavioral management approach. 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.
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