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Jonathan Buchanan, MD

Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine
4.7 / 5 (Based on 88 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."

Office Information

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


October 12, 2019
Dr Buchanan was vey attentive to my needs and to help me get to the problem of my pain.
October 09, 2019
Since the doctor did not send notes and recommendations to the physical therapist in a reasonable time, workman's comp will not pay for the care. I am Not satisfied with Buchanans office.
October 04, 2019
For the most part everything has been great for the exception of my health, but progress IS being made!
September 30, 2019
It was a good experience
September 21, 2019
I thought Dr Buchanan was very compassionate and sincerely understood my health issues. I am very grateful for his help. God a Bless him and his staff.
August 30, 2019
I was very impressed with Dr. Buchanan and will definitely see him again if I have other running related injuries.
July 16, 2019
One of the nicest clinics in the Avera system!!
July 15, 2019
It was great
July 10, 2019
Gre facility with great personel
July 06, 2019
very courteous and helpful. Did not require a return visit unless needed.
May 24, 2019
I had mentioned I didn't know what exercises to do now for my knees and he ran off copies of exercises for me to do. I really appreciated that extra help because I talked about the exercise just as a remark. Dr Buchanan is a great caring doctor.
May 23, 2019
Everyone in this clinic was very friendly! Great experience
May 21, 2019
I felt very comfortable with all staff. They all made you feel important
May 21, 2019
The nursing staff and dr were great!! Everyone was!
May 18, 2019
I felt very comfortable and Dr. wanted to help me get my health issue taken care of
May 17, 2019
I believe the amount of pain I am in was not managed correctly. Not everyone is a drug abuser and should get the appropriate medication when it is actually needed. Have been in massive pain for 3 days with no changes to medication.
May 08, 2019
Thanks for squeezing me in last minute!
May 06, 2019
Dr. Buchanan showed interest in me and explained things in layman's terms. Excellent experience.
April 14, 2019
Dr Buchanan was wonderful! Very kind and helped my situation by adding humor.
April 08, 2019
I had to wait almost 50 minutes before the Dr. came in....30-35 minutes was after the nurse had been in first.
April 06, 2019
Dr. Buchanan is great!
April 04, 2019
Very caring and patient
April 01, 2019
At the very least the doctor should of apologized to me becaue he was almost an hour late for the apointment.
March 24, 2019
Dr Buchanan seemed very knowledgeable and explained everything very clearly! Didn't seem in a hurry and listened to what I had to say.
March 21, 2019
I've highly recommended him to someone else that is scheduled for a knee procedure. Would definitely request to see him if further treatment is required. Thank you.
March 13, 2019
I don't care for the interns being invited to my appointments without my permission.
March 07, 2019
Dr. Buchanan is very down to earth and kind, especially being a specialist. A lot of them are very full of themselves, but he makes it easy to relate to him, and he is very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, I have to have surgery on my foot, but wish I could stay with him for the entire treatment process!
March 07, 2019
nurses, xray staff, dr, & med students following were all professional and courteous
March 02, 2019
When I was to schedule a rerun appt, the (only) receptionist there was not helpful. When I decided to call later to schedule, I could not find the doctor's card. She said "Well it s/b there!" I found one on the other end of the counter.
February 28, 2019
Dr Buchanan is one of the best and most caring Doctors I have ever seen-and I have seen a lot. He made me feel cared for and was so concerned in helping me feel better. I would recommend him to everyone. His nurses too were thorough and made me feel like they cared about me. They didn't just rush me through, even when I knew they were so busy and had a lot of other patients. They all spent enough time with me that I left feeling good. The receptionist out front was at times a little harsh and made me feel like I was interrupting her other duties at times, however for the most part it has been a very pleasant experience. Thank-you.
February 26, 2019
Scheduling after care if PT has been a nightmare, I was given a number to call but no one seems to have my orders. Still working through after care plan.
February 08, 2019
Dr. Buchanan's nurse is very responsive to questions from the Portal. Awesome!!
January 22, 2019
Doctor Buchanan is a great addition to your orthopedic team of physicians. I appreciate the perspective he has to treating injuries in non-surgical ways.

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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