James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 278 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 103 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Primary Care
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Leg Injuries

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.

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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 Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
8/1/1998 - 5/13/2000


Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/13/2003


Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

7/1/2003 - 6/13/2004

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine

More About My Work


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.

278 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 Jun 12, 2021

    Never, Never an issue, utmost professional given to me.

  • Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

    Dr Borcher listened and undestood the concern I had about a hip replacement. I needed a referral for the doctor who performs anterior hip surgery and Dr. Borcher was extremely expedient in the referral.

  • Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

    very pleasant viisit

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2021

    Tank you for looking out for me & appreciate it.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2021

    Jim Borchers is fantastic! His PRP injections in my knees have brought them to a much better place - no replacements in my future!!

  • Reviewed on May 17, 2021

    Has never shown me the x-rays and discussed what he is seeing Gives minimal answers to my questions. Rejected my idea of medical massage since my insurance does not pay for it; did not ask what my previous experience of massage has been and whether I would be willing to pay. My PT gave me the information I needed to arrange for massages with the Department of Integrative Medicine.

  • Reviewed on May 14, 2021

    There was a fellow there practicing under Dr. Borgers, Dr. Averil(?). He was extremely kind and was very thorough in his exam. He really listened to me and made me feel like my concerns were heard. Dr. Borgers is always a delight, and I'm glad to see he's training another doctor to be just as good to patients. Extremely happy with both of them!

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    knowledgeable about sports injuries

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2021

    Dr. Borchers is great!

  • Reviewed on May 09, 2021

    I recommend Dr Borchers to everyone that complains of knee problems.

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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 11/01/2020, 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
  • U.S. Council for Athletes' Health