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Jonathan Buchanan, MD

Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine
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"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


September 25, 2022
Dr. Buchanan is great
September 17, 2022
Very personable went above and beyond. Made me feel at ease.
September 16, 2022
The doctor was very kind and did a great job of telling me what he was doing and why and answered all my questions
September 14, 2022
Staff was readh and well informed of my treatment. Dr was very informative
September 05, 2022
August 27, 2022
I have had all great experiences with Dr. Buchanan. He's very empathetic and compassionate and spent a lot of time listening to my concerns and evaluating me. I would highly recommend Dr. Buchanan.
August 03, 2022
Professional and kind
July 22, 2022
Dr. Buchanan has been been wonderful to work with at each visit. His presence in the exam room is calming and reassuring. He takes the time to listen, speaks directly with us and never is in a rush to see the next patient.
June 22, 2022
Greatly appreciated the doctor as well as jhis assistant.
May 19, 2022
May 05, 2022
He has my best interests in mind and takes the time to answer questions. Sometimes we have a communication gap when the reason for treatment options and goals aren't understood or communicated. As a patient I have sometimes felt like I'm flying blind.
April 22, 2022
Dr. Buchannan was great. He was very professional and answered my questions and came up with a good plan of care.
April 10, 2022
Was very through and very personable Took the time to listen and was patient
March 12, 2022
Dr was very nice and understanding
January 28, 2022
Happy with my care
January 17, 2022
Dr. Buchanan is really good at what he does. Very even tempered, great "bed side" manner during these appointments.
January 15, 2022
Great doc
September 28, 2021
Receptionist arrived 15 minutes late
September 28, 2021
promptness and courtesy....the whole package!!!
September 28, 2021
The person tasked for checking in patients for orthopedic clinic was swamped and th eother two tasked with checking in patients for PT were free. I would think they could help out if they have the chance. I get that they were assertive directing me to the indicated person but their manner was not too friendly. Kudos to the gal checking in ortho patients she is a star.
September 28, 2021
I like Dr. Buchanan a lot! He lays out options you have without pushing you. He also remembers who I am and my issue. I believe his concern for me is very genuine and so I trust him!
September 14, 2021
Everybody was very nice like coming here
August 31, 2021
Great stuff, very helpful and respectful
August 24, 2021
Dr was compassionate and understanding. Helpful In finding a solution
August 24, 2021
I appreciate dr Buchanan's thorough approach in treating my issue.
August 24, 2021
Very disjointed visit with a nurse, then an ATC , then the Dr. asking me to sign and date a form in case I ended up with a procedure and this was before I was able to discuss my situation with the Dr???
August 24, 2021
I really enjoy the calm demeanor my dr has. I have seen many dr over the years after my car accident and I can say I can count on 1 hand the amount of drs I actually trust.
August 24, 2021
Keep up the good work
August 24, 2021
If this is about Dr. Buchanan than he is the best orthopedic doctor that I've ever had. He listens to me and he's helping me to the fullest. Better than any doctor period that has ever listen to me.
August 10, 2021
Really enjoy Dr. Buchanan his bedside manner is great!
July 27, 2021
I like how fast i got into my apointment
July 27, 2021
It was a very great service. Treated with respect. Dr explained everything well. Staff was great. Very impressed.
July 06, 2021
I was very pleased with my services
July 06, 2021
The receptionist was very friendly.
June 29, 2021
Filled out by pt's daughter. Excellent care.
June 15, 2021
Dr. Buchanan and team did a wonderful job with my appointment. This was my first appointment at Avera and because of their excellent care it won't be my last.
June 08, 2021
Best experience in a medical setting that I've ever had. Amazing people and well-working system
June 01, 2021
Very professional and caring. Thank you
June 01, 2021
My provider needs an assistant. He appears overwhelmed by all his responsibilities..
June 01, 2021
Very professional and willing to try all options before jumping to surgery right away.
June 01, 2021
Dr. Buchanan was great....made me feel at ease and knew what he was doing
May 25, 2021
Physician a wealth of information which he is willing to share.
May 25, 2021
Bedside Manner and good conversation to take my mind off of my injection in my thumb. Thx
May 25, 2021
May 18, 2021
The PA did a great job explaining things and showed great knowledge about all aspects of my case.
May 18, 2021
Treatment by all was phenomenal
April 20, 2021
I have a new appreciation for how well my body can serve me with new technology and rehab
April 13, 2021
Would like to go over what they had on the X-rays
April 13, 2021
Doctor is one of the best and I have seen many about my condition
March 30, 2021
Buchanan is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He actually listens and is willing to think outside the box, not just making up his own mind and following pat routines
March 23, 2021
Very friendly caring people! Made me feel at ease.
March 16, 2021
Dr Buchanan wants to try OT instead of injections or surgery. I was not given the option of therapy when I visited an ortho hand specialist. I am extremely thankful that he wants to try OT first.
March 09, 2021
I am so glad I came to Avera! I have already felt like they want me to get well and I'm not just a dollar sign to them!
March 02, 2021
Nurse was exceptional in friendliness and help. Dr. Buchanan excellent as well.
February 09, 2021
Dr.Buchanan is a very kind and compassinate practitioner and he has an excellent bedside manner.
February 09, 2021
Great team that is always there for me. Have improved my quality of life tremendously.
February 02, 2021
Dr. Buchanan has provided this treatment several times and does a wonderful job reassuring me of what it does and how I will feel after.
February 02, 2021
Good, professional people .
January 19, 2021
Everyone was safe and cordial, respectful of my age and status, and even shared friendly conversation.
January 19, 2021
Very satisfied how the Dr explained and drew out on paper exactly how and where my pain is!
January 12, 2021
Avera is the only Health System in this area that knows how to treat them!
December 29, 2020
Had a great experience with my guided shoulder injection
December 22, 2020
I will be back!
December 22, 2020
Dr. Buchanan is excellent. Highly recommend him for all your non surgical orthopedic needs.
December 15, 2020
Dr Buchanan and his nurses are nice people and good at what they do

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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