James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 601 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 161 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 Oct 18, 2019

    He listens to my questions and concerns. always very polite and never gives a rushed feeling.

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    Physician was pleasant, professional, and listened.

  • Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

    The best.

  • Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

    I love Dr Borchers and his team. I cannot say enough about their skill, knowledge, professionalism. The person who checked me in was stellar. What a pleasant, kind, and efficient person. The facility is first-rate, of course. I've met with my physical therapist only once so far and am equally impressed.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2019

    Excellent knowledge. Easy to communicate with.

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2019

    Friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2019

    Friendly, made to feel at ease.

  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. Borchers is an exemplary physician! Knows what he is doing and does it with great efficiency!

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

    Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

    Dr. Borchers came highly recommended and after meeting him I understand why.

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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 11/21/2019, 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