James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 749 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 209 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

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.

749 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 Aug 16, 2020

    listened to my questions

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

    Dr. Borchers has always been very helpful and nice to deal with. He listens well and answered my questions. The prescription that he gave helps me quite a bit with my arthritis.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2020

    ok

  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2020

    Everything good

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    Dr. Borchers is terrific, he's thorough, positive and caring.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    He is really good too. very friendly, remembers the medical issues and is very helpful and encouraging . all good experiences

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

    It as my first visit with this doctor. I did not feel that he took enough time to understand my whole picture; it seemed as if he just saw two knees.

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

    The doctor was very concerned.

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

    Dr. Borchers is great!! He is always good to explain details of my appointment to me & is concerned for me as a person.

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

    All good.

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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