James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-3600

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,” 2015–2018
  • Best Doctors in America, 2017
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degrees

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


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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

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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

Reviews

534 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

127 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 11, 2019

I think the world of Dr. Borchers.

Reviewed on May 09, 2019

All good!

Reviewed on May 09, 2019

Dr. Borchers was excellent.

Reviewed on May 03, 2019

he was thorough and reassured me regarding my injury

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

All very good. Empathetic and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

The doctor bent my knee twice. He did not ask what was happening to my knee or how often or when it occurred. His attention to me was so cursory I had to ask two questions as he walked out the door. I will not return to see this doctor. it was a very poor experience.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019

excellent manner and easy to talk to. seemed extremely knowledgeable which is a great

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Borchers is very professional but also very friendly & non-intimidating. He tries everything available before suggesting surgery. He's the kind of doc you DON'T dread seeing

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

The best Wizard

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

very friendly, knowledgeable, courteous, good listener

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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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
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