About me

I played football at The Ohio State University from 1989 to 1993. The physicians who cared for me when I was a student-athlete inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.

I specialize in sports medicine, which focuses on providing care for injuries and medical conditions that affect a patient’s ability to be active throughout their lifetime. These include acute sports injuries, overuse sports injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

I believe in providing personalized care that focuses on treatment that addresses a patient’s medical needs and individual goals. As a former athlete, I believe in working as a team with a patient to achieve the best approach and treatment for each individual.

I’m passionate about my career because I am able to work with patients to help them remain active and healthy across their lifetime. What I enjoy the most is when I am able to help athletes of all skill levels return to the activities that they enjoy.


  • Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine clinical operations physician lead
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Head Team Physician
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and conditions I treat

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

Locations where I practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and training

Medical Degrees

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

St. George's University School of Medicine


Family Medicine
Toledo Hospital
7/1/2000 - 6/13/2003

My videos

More about my work

My background


Sports Medicine
Toledo Hospital
7/1/2003 - 6/13/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine


287 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

In my opinion, Dr. Borchers is a wonderful dr. Great bedside manner, attentive, caring.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

I have a chronic problem which causes me pain. I have followed recommendations and that has not improved my pain. I feel like because of my age, because my problem is not easy to figure out, I'm not taken seriously. I know that doctors are dissuaded from ordering expensive tests but I've had this problem for almost a decade and I've been to this doctor for several years trying to fix it. I feel like it's time to get advanced imaging and see how the soft tissue is looking. I feel overlooked.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

Dr. Borchers gathered my history of treatment to date and thoughtfully incorporated that with his exam to provide a treatment recommendation for next steps of care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017


Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Dr. Borchers listened well & answered my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2017

listened carefully

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2017

Respectful, listened & was honest & concise.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2017

Dr. Borchers IS wonderful and brilliant!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

knowledgeable. understood my issues

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Borchers has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.

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