James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 601 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 155 Patient Comments

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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 healthcare 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History


Toledo Hospital
6/13/2003


Toledo Hospital
6/13/2004

MD
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
5/13/2000


St. George's University School of Medicine
4/24/1998

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
7/11/2003

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

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.

601 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

    All good; high satisfaction.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2019

    Dr. Borchers is very thorough and knows my history. He is probably the best physician I have visited.

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019

    He seemed to be both exceptionally knowledgeable & considerate. An ideal combination!

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019

    Dr. Borchurs is always kind, considerate and compassionate.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    ALL good.

  • Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

    Answered all questions

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

    Dr Borchers is the best Dr. for my knees that I've ever had! He is an excellent Dr. and he is stuck with me lol

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

    Cares about me and does everything he can for me.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

    Speaks in lay person's terms. Answered questions patiently pleasant personality.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    I feel lucky to have such a good doctor. He is very direct & quickly gets to the point.

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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 12/20/2018, 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.

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine