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Jonathan Buchanan, MD

Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine
4.7 / 5 (Based on 77 Ratings) Learn More

"I love the excitement and energy of taking care of athletes. I get to help people enjoy their health and utilize the miracle that is the human body to not only survive, but thrive."

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About Me

Sports Medicine Expertise

For injuries related to sports and physical activity, look to Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA, at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD. As a a board-certified internal medicine physician with specialized training in sports medicine, you’ll benefit from his expertise and compassionate care.

Dr. Buchanan provides sports medicine and orthopedic care for all ages and specializes in using ultrasound technology to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries.

Compassionate Care for Athletes of All Ages

“Medicine was my chosen future after I destroyed my knee playing football and landed myself in an orthopedic surgery office at 9 years old,” recalls Dr. Buchanan. “Experiencing my own injuries gives me a sense of compassion and understanding about suffering and how I can be part of alleviating it.”

“My goal – both personally and professionally – is to help people move more, whether that’s taking daily walks around the park, participating in sports, or competing in triathlons or marathons. Seeing my patients’ success keeps me moving and keeps me motivated.”

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Buchanan loves spending time with his family, including his wife and four children. “They are the center of my life,” he says.

He also enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons, playing sports, sky diving, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, camping, reading and volunteering for church activities.

“I get up every morning with optimism because it’s a new opportunity to inspire people to obtain and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle,” he says.



University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Medical School


Maine Medical Center, Portland, Internal Medicine


Maine Medical Center, Portland, Sports Medicine

Professional Memberships

American College of Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Honors, Awards, etc.

Drew B. Meilstrup Scholarship

MMC Resident/Fellow Research Award

Himmelfarb Research Award


American Board of Internal Medicine

Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine

Medical Research & Clinical Trials

Pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy


December 08, 2020
Dr Buchanan and his nurses are nice people and good at what they do
December 03, 2020
From the moment I walked in the door to the moment I walked out everyone working was top notch and very professional. Excellent care and service!!
November 22, 2020
His nurse was exceptionally good!
November 19, 2020
everyone involved was helpful and welcoming, and explained things and answered questions very well.
November 16, 2020
Thank you
October 29, 2020
Good job
October 21, 2020
I do like this Dr. He hears what you are saying and knows your concerns. Not all do.
October 15, 2020
Share my Thanks
October 11, 2020
VERY LONG wait to see the doctor
October 11, 2020
I felt good with therapist.
October 10, 2020
You are just great and may God always guide you in your decision making and application.
October 02, 2020
Probably one of the nicest, kindest dr I have ever seen. THANK YOU!!
September 24, 2020
Very pleased with my doctor and staff.
September 18, 2020
I was in the middle of a full-blown hemiplegic migraine. He worked with the situation, never shamed me, & didn't write disparaging comments in his notes. 100% respect & dignity provided to the patient!
September 03, 2020
Thank you very much doctor Buchanan for your kindness, diagnosis and shoulder shot. I feel much better. Thank you again!
August 15, 2020
Best overall staff I ever encountered in medical field!
August 15, 2020
Dr Buchanan makes a patient feel very comfortable, he is so trust worthy.
August 10, 2020
The dr. explained what was happening as it was happening.
August 06, 2020
It was a good experience!
August 06, 2020
First visit and history was well known because all information was not available for physician. Being in town for just over a year this is understandable but do to the situation I could not rate it always.
July 25, 2020
Great visit!
March 07, 2020
This is the best visit I have had with any provider in many years. Most providers have been kind, but there is so much of a time crunch that they don't actually get to listen to you. Dr. Buchanan and his nurse asked very thoughtful questions and waited for a thorough response. I also liked that Dr. Buchanan was willing to use different kinds of technology to help assist me in the best way possible. I felt very comfortable in the office, it felt like I had been here many times, but this was my first visit. I enjoyed the fact that they took time to get to know personal things about me to better help me in my recovery.

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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