James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 294 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 121 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 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

  • 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
  • Brain Concussion

Locations Where I Practice

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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
MD
8/1/1998 - 5/13/2000

Residency

Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/13/2003

Fellowship

Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

7/1/2003 - 6/13/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
7/11/2003

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

Academic Information

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.

294 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 Feb 09, 2021

    Dr. Borchers is great. I don't think I could find a better doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

    Seemed knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to the issue that brought me in to the appointment.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    Dr. Borchers is a great listener. I have recommended him to several friends and acquaintances.

  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

    My provider has always allotted enough time to address my concerns during my visits I can always count on Dr. Borchers.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    My physician is excellent. It's unfortunate my knee shots for pain control/prevention were unnecessarily delayed for over 2 mths. w/o any rationale explanation. Reflects badly on him.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2021

    Dr. Borchers is an excellent practitioner who is not only highly skilled but cares about how I am doing & makes recommendations to make me feel better.

  • Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

    Always asks how one is doing and what care you are taking for your injury.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Excellent

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

    Good

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2020

    I was looking for a new provider for knee pain. Happy w/staff & doctor, will be back.

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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