John Botson, MD, RPh, CCD


John Botson, MD, RPh, CCD


  • Specialty


  • Location


  • Fellowship

    National Institutes of Health

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Medical School

    Doctor of Medicine
    Ohio State University College of Medicine


Dr. Botson joined OPA in 2009, specializing in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis management and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He treats both adult and pediatric patients in close care coordination with referring physicians.

At Ohio Northern University, Dr. Botson double-majored in pharmacy and chemistry — graduating Summa Cum Laude in both. After obtaining his medical degree from The Ohio State University, he served as resident at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and in 2009 completed his rheumatology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

In addition to his expertise treating a variety of conditions as a rheumatologist, Dr. Botson has additional training in musculoskeletal ultrasound used to diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal diseases.

When he is not treating patients, Dr. Botson enjoys family time and an active lifestyle. He participates in distance running events, basketball, skiing, and bowling. He is also passionate about community service, having volunteered with the local Arthritis and Lupus foundations.

  • Special Interests
    • Lupus
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis Management
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Patient Testimonials

I went to see Dr John Botson for my chronic pain and arthritis throughout my body. I was checked in and the people upfront was very helpful and polite. I got checked in and taken back into a exam room in a timely manner. Once in the exam room Dr Botson Asked me thorough questions about my condition. He was very attentive and explained everything to me about what was wrong and what could be wrong and the type of test we would be taking to find out the results of my condition. When I left the office I had a 100% explanation of what was we was going to be doing in the next few visits. When the appointment was done Dr Botson had answered all my questions and explained to me the possible conditions that I had. He is exceptional doctor that took the time to listen to me and explain in detail what was going to be done. I’ve been to him once but I’ve been going to him with my sister whose been his patient for a few years now. I would recommend to anyone with arthritis in anyway to go see Dr Botson..

– Brenda


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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