James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 285 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 116 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I specialize in sports medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where I provide care for injuries and medical conditions that affect a patient’s ability to be active throughout his or her lifetime.

I played football at The Ohio State University from 1989 to 1993, and the physicians who cared for me when I was a student-athlete inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. As a former athlete, I enjoy helping patients of all ages recover from injuries and return to the activities they enjoy. I see patients for acute sports injuries, overuse sports injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

I believe in working with patients to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for their individual health issues. I also enjoy helping people to remain active and healthy.

I love working in a place that provides a comprehensive, collaborative environment where everyone is dedicated to the personal health care of our patients.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and running.
Highlights
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Head Team Physician
  • Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
  • Best Doctors in America, 2017
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Primary Care
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Brain Concussion
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Arm Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Injuries
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Athletic Performance
  • Physical Endurance
  • Back Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies,

1/15/1996 - 4/24/1998

Medical School

Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
MD
8/1/1998 - 5/13/2000

Residency

Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/13/2003

Fellowship

Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

7/1/2003 - 6/13/2004

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)
7/10/2004

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

285 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 01, 2022

    Dr. Borchers is extremely competent and thinks thorough the problems of my situation. He is definitely the greatest physician I've gone to! And, I have gone to many fine doctors!

  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

    Jim is a GREAT doctor and person.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

    Attentive, caring, explains everything, respectful.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Respectful.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    The provider was kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and a good communicator.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    Dr. Borchers is direct and answers questions -> I like that - Professional.

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2022

    Hands on.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

    All good, Dr. Borchers is one of the best that I have found. I highly recommend him to all the people that I encounter with needs for an orthopedic issue. My neighbor now goes to him for her knees. She loves him and thanks me all the time for telling her about him.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Borchers has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • U.S. Council for Athletes' Health