James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 291 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 113 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

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

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

American Board of Family Medicine
2/15/2021

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.

291 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 Mar 29, 2021

    Dr. B. is straight to the point, answers all questions very well & keeps me on the narrow.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

    Professional, courteous, informative and personal in terms of care.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

    Listened to my concerns

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2021

    I'm a difficult patient because I don't want to take pills or have surgery so Dr. Borchers worked to get me the best protocol under these circumstances. I will see a Physical Therapist an while I hope to see some improvement in my shoulder I don't expect miracles.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2021

    Answered all questions. Took time to explain everything very clearly

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2021

    DR. Borcher has always taken the time to cover any questions or issues I have. He is always courteous and an utmost professional.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2021

    Dr. Borchers is a great doctor. He truly care about the well being of his patients. He explains things in a way that I understand. He is also very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

    Less painful knees.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

    He explained everything clearly, ask questions to be certain he understood my problem & made sure I understood the treatment plan he prescribed.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2021

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

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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