James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 778 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 225 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

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

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.

778 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 Nov 10, 2020

    Dr. Borchers is a great doctors. That is why me and my family continue to see him. He explains things about my health in terms I can understand.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2020

    Very impressed with the whole visit!

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

    Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

    He was prompt. Answered my questions, explained things well, very nice.

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

    Dr. Borchers always knows what I need to feel better w/ailment! He's truly the best!

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020

    Seem knowledgeable & direct which I liked.

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020

    Dr. Borchers is very easy to talk to you. His explanations of his diagnosis is very clear. The plan of action he proposed was also very clear and made good sense to me in terms of being appropriate to my situations.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2020

    Speaks with me directly - knows my condition & concerns listens attentively & makes sure I understand.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    Dr. Borchers always prompt and pleasant. A little more aggressive when giving injections and therefore more post appointment discomfort but that happens.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Provider seemed rushed to finish with me.

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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