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

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

503 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 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

107 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019

Dr Borchers always familiarizes himself with my chart and preliminary information, addresses that information and encourages frank and total discourse.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019

all good, high level of expertise

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Dr. Borchers looked at my patellar/tendon injury - excused himself and came back with Dr. Kreding who said come back one day later in doesn't get any better than that.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

excellent! during procedure helped to relieve anxiety with encouraging words

Reviewed on Dec 08, 2018

excellant

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Dr. Borchers is VERY competent.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Dr. Borchers IS superb!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Appreciate the ways Dr. Borchers tries to keep me active in my early 70;s despite knee issues.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018

Excellent and trustworthy medical professional who has exceptional skills and caring demeanor

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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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