John Botson, MD, RPh, CCD

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. 


  • Rheumatology Fellowship (2007-2009)
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 
  • General Internal Medicine Residency (2004-2007) Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 
  • Doctor of Medicine (2000-2004) Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 
  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy — Summa Cum Laude (1995-2000), B.S., Chemistry — Summa Cum Laude
    Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio


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