9/16/2016

Testimonials

J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS (below)  . . . PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS (Click for pdf)

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“compassionate . . . knowledgeable . . . generous . . . helpful . . . caring . . . respectful . . . kind and helpful . . . merciful . . . non judgemental . . . professional . . . pain specialist . . . physicians like Dr. Rotchford are becoming more and more rare.“
COMMITTED PROFESSIONAL
“very committed to his patients’ well being . . . devoted his life to helping people . . . trying to help alot of people . . . carefully monitored my medication . . . greatly alleviated the pain. . . rare ability to combine the best of his training in western and eastern medicine to best help his patients.“
SERVICE TO SPECIAL PATIENTS
“helps the outcast . . . works with the most difficult population . . . treats the people the world rejects, the addicted . . . takes care of the chronic narcotic dependent and chronic pain patient.”
VOLUNTEERS EXPERTISE 
“has helped many folks with little or no compensation . . . gave his time for free to people who have no money for insurance . . . donates his medical expertise to the poor at JC MASH free clinic.“
GRATITUDE FROM PATIENTS 
“I do not know what I would have done without him”
“thank you so much for helping the people who cry out for help and no one else will hear them but you.”
“thank you and bless you, Dr. Rotchford”
AWARDS 
Dr. Rotchford was one of five recipients of the 2009 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award, sponsored by Rotary Club of Port Townsend, Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club, East Jefferson Rotary Club and Peninsula Daily News, 
Dr. James Kimber Rotchford M.D.

according to his patients:
“. . . compassionate, knowledgeable, generous”
I want to add my voice to the people who know Dr. Rotchford and know what a huge service he does for this community. I am a former patient of his and I don't know how to begin to express my gratitude for the help he gave me. I could fill a whole page giving examples of how special a doctor and special a human being he is. Compassionateknowledgeablegenerous with his time, and with a rare ability to combine the best of his training in western and eastern medicine to best help his patients. He has tried to find a way, in this rural community, to serve the chronically ill and to help those with addictions, and to not go broke helping this under-served and usually under-insured (if insured at all) population. Thank you, and bless you, Dr. Rotchford.
Karen, former patient, The Leader, comment: 12-23-10

“. . . becoming more and more rare ”
As a patient who has a very serious situation that requires a surgery that starts at $40,000 (and which would have to pay out that amount just to get STARTED) the only thing that helps at all is pain medication. So what happens to people like me who only have medications to keep us going? What do we do? Should we endure such agony because we have no insurance? Physicians like Dr. Rotchford are becoming more and more rare
JD Wilde, patient, The Leader, comment posted: 12-25-10

“. . . I felt that he did care”
I have had cancer for over five years and have been with Dr Rotchford for at least three years or better. There are other pain clinics and Doctors that will treat my issues, but none that have the wide range of other problems that have been helped by his dedication to try and find out why and what to do with the pain. I felt that he did care and tried other therapies that other Doctors would not even try due to time restraints, or whatever their reasons.
David LeRoy, patient, Peninsula Daily News, comment: 12-22-10

“. . . I do hope that one day I can go back to see him again”
I was a patient of Doctor Rotchford at one time, I left when I couldn't afford to go anymore. I do have the hope that one day I can go back to see him again, because my regular Doctor doesn't understand my pain as well as Dr. Rotchford did and does.
Insain, The Leader, former patient, comment posted: 12-23-10

“. . . I do not know what I would have done without him”
What most forget is that he is a pain specialist. He successfully treated me when I was in extreme, disabling pain from a severely deteriorated hip. I could not have surgery for almost a year. My family practitioners prescribed a pain medication that made me sicker than I'd been in all my life. They were not only unhelpful, they ridiculed me and acted as though I was senile. When I finally found Dr. Rotchford, he treated me with respect, prescribed and carefully monitored my medication use and reaction, and greatly alleviated the pain until I was able to have total hip replacement surgery. I do not know what I would have done without him.
Marilyn Muller, patient, Peninsula Daily News, comment: 12-22-10
Dr. James Kimber Rotchford M.D.

committed to his patients:

“. . . very committed to his patients’ well being”
We have known Dr. Rotchford for 15+ years. Dr. Rotchford seemed very committed to his patients’ well-being. He has helped many folks for little or no compensation.
Allen Frank, The Leader, comment: 12-23-10

“. . . does care about his patients
I do believe that Kimber Rotchford does care about his patients. I also believe that he believes he has always had the patients’ best interest at heart.
Kimberly Vasenda, The Leader, comment: 12-22-10

“. . . devoted his life to helping people”
Kim Rotchford, MD, works with the most difficult population in our community. He has a lot of patience for his patients. He has devoted his life to helping people. I stand behind him and I’ll get out in front for him.
Gary Novak, The Leader, comment: 12-22-10

“. . . thank you so much for helping the people who cry out for help”
I have known Dr. Rotchford for 2 years now. He is my role model...he truly cares about his patients and his employees..he has done nothing wrong but help the outcast in our community that no other doctor is willing to help..the addiction patients...Just wanted to tell Dr. Rotchford thank you so much for helping the people who cry out for help and no one else will hear them but you...Sincerely,
Jean Tidwell, The Leader, comment: 12-22-10

“. . . all the things Dr. Rotchford has done for this community”
We need to support Dr. Rotchford and we need to support other doctors to step up to the plate and to gain the confidence to do all the things that Dr. Rotchford has done for this community
Crystal Lothamer, The Leader, Comment posted: 12-28-10

What people say about Dr. Rotchford’s OPAS Pain and Addiction Clinic

“. . . does a job that no one else has the interest and skill to do”
Dr. Rotchford does a job that no one else has the interest and skill to do in this community, which is to take care of the chronic narcotic dependent and chronic pain patient.
J Szereny, Peninsula Daily News, comment: 12-22-10

“. . . is trying to help alot of people”
Rotchford is a doctor who has been and is trying to help alot of people who need that help, because other doctors won’t, because of fear.
wyatt earp, Peninsula Daily News, comment: 12-22-10

“. . . has the mercy”
Dr. Rotchford has the mercy to treat pain patients as patients, and not treat them as though they were less human.
evoc, Peninsula Daily News, comment: 12-22-10


What people say about Dr. Rotchford’s JC MASH Free Clinic

“. . . his MASH clinic is amazing and very rare”
I have known Dr. Rotchford as a kind and helpful neighbor. He is the only doctor I have every known who gave his time for free to people who have no money or insurance. His MASH clinic is amazing and very rare
Sandra White, The Leader, comment: 12-23-10

“. . . he donates his medical expertise to the poor at JC MASH free clinic”
Dr. Rotchford treats people the world rejects, the addicted. He is non judgmental and professional. He donates his medical expertise to the poor at JC MASH free clinic
Marilyn Muller, patient, Peninsula Daily News, comment: 12-22-10