Dr. John Botson, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 44

Dr. John Botson, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Anchorage, AK and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Botson has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ohio State U, College of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Botson to book an appointment.

Dr. Botson

Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300 Anchorage, AK 99508
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Botson

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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Botson is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Botson is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Check Dr. Botson's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Botson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Botson's Reviews

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (34)
  • Listened & answered questions (34)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (34)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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I have recommend to many friends to see this wonderful doctor.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Katie Moran – May 03, 2021
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Dr. Botson was AWESOME! He listened to me, and wanted to know all about how I was feeling. He took his time with me to get all the information from me he needed. He didn't just throw more medication at me and say sorry , there’s not anything else we can do. I am so happy I got referred to him. I would recommend him to everyone. The only downside is that it takes a long time to get an appointment with him. But it was worth the wait.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Andrea Thompson – Apr 26, 2021
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Dr. Botson is vey knowledgeable, helpful and approachable doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ann – Mar 19, 2021
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Dr Botson spends a lot of time with you and makes sure you are well taken care of. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carol – Feb 04, 2021
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It was very relaxing and gave me confidence in the treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 27, 2021
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I waited some time for this visit but it was very much worth it. Dr. Botson was wonderful. I was very pleasantly surprised by the length of my visit, by the time he spent taking a detailed history, listening to me and asking follow up questions. He examined me gently, taking care not to hurt the areas where I was experiencing symptoms. I would recommend him without reservation.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 05, 2020
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Rheumatology visit Dr B addressed all my concerns and spent 45 min with me. I felt like I mattered and my care was important. Super satisfied with my care here
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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C.S. – Dec 05, 2020
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Have been seeing Dr. Botson for many Years for lupus. He Has always been supportive and kind, takes the time to listen without making Me feel rushed. I am wholly confident in the science he uses to back up everything he tells me. I am grateful he is my provider!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carrie Enloe – Oct 22, 2020
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I always have a great experience when seeing Dr. Boston and his staff. They are knowledgeable, kind and considerate. I consider myself lucky to have found him and be treated by him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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B. Ujvary – Jun 20, 2020
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Thorough, professional & friendly Explains treatment & condition well.
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Beth – Oct 25, 2019
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He has been my doctor for almost 9 years and I recommend him highly. Excellent office and staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathleen – Oct 18, 2019
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Dr. Botson is the best !!!
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Jul 03, 2019
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Very professional and compassionate. I felt that he took the time to listen to my concerns asked lots of questions and seems to be determined to help get the quality of my life improved and ease the pain I am suffering from.
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Jun 28, 2019
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Dr. Botson is very excellent In establishing a correct diagnosis.
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May 18, 2019
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He and his staff are always personable and listen well. If I don't like the way something is being done they always try to accommodate me.
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May 05, 2019
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Although the procedure I have done is painful, Dr. Botson does his best to make sure it is as easy & effective as possible. He is very knowledgeable, personable & is easy to communicate with. I have seen him for several years & he has been a tremendous help to me.
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May 03, 2019
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Dr. Botson is a great doctor. Always listens and make sure all concerns are covered and you understand. The best in Alaska!!!
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Mar 30, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Botson since 2012. I have scleroderma and have done very well under his care. Outstanding doctor.
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Mar 17, 2019
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Dr Botson is both extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to providing the best possible care to his patients. Although he has a busy schedule he takes as much time as needed to make sure the patient understands their medical condition and the best possible treatment.
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George in AK – Jan 18, 2019
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Dr Botson is very honest, patient and thorough, he listens before making suggestions. Works with you to help find relief. Treats you like family not a number.
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Crystal in Wasilla, AK – Jan 15, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Botson, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Anchorage, AK and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Botson has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2009
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Ohio State U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. John Botson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Botson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Botson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. John Botson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Botson frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Botson specializes.

Where is Dr. John Botson, MD's office located?

Dr. Botson's office is located at 3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300, Anchorage, AK 99508. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

Anchorage Office3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300 Anchorage, AK 99508
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Alaska Medical Center

Anchorage, AK

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received