Jonathan Buchanan, MD – Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine – Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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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


August 05, 2021
Really enjoy Dr. Buchanan his bedside manner is great!
July 25, 2021
It was a very great service. Treated with respect. Dr explained everything well. Staff was great. Very impressed.
July 22, 2021
I like how fast i got into my apointment
July 04, 2021
The receptionist was very friendly.
June 28, 2021
I was very pleased with my services
June 25, 2021
Filled out by pt's daughter. Excellent care.
June 11, 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 03, 2021
Best experience in a medical setting that I've ever had. Amazing people and well-working system
May 31, 2021
Dr. Buchanan was great....made me feel at ease and knew what he was doing
May 29, 2021
Very professional and willing to try all options before jumping to surgery right away.
May 29, 2021
My provider needs an assistant. He appears overwhelmed by all his responsibilities..
May 24, 2021
Very professional and caring. Thank you
May 23, 2021
May 22, 2021
Bedside Manner and good conversation to take my mind off of my injection in my thumb. Thx
May 20, 2021
Physician a wealth of information which he is willing to share.
May 14, 2021
Treatment by all was phenomenal
May 12, 2021
The PA did a great job explaining things and showed great knowledge about all aspects of my case.
April 17, 2021
I have a new appreciation for how well my body can serve me with new technology and rehab
April 07, 2021
Doctor is one of the best and I have seen many about my condition
April 07, 2021
Would like to go over what they had on the X-rays
March 29, 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 21, 2021
Very friendly caring people! Made me feel at ease.
March 12, 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 07, 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!
February 26, 2021
Nurse was exceptional in friendliness and help. Dr. Buchanan excellent as well.
February 03, 2021
Great team that is always there for me. Have improved my quality of life tremendously.
February 02, 2021
Dr.Buchanan is a very kind and compassinate practitioner and he has an excellent bedside manner.
January 31, 2021
Good, professional people .
January 26, 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.
January 15, 2021
Very satisfied how the Dr explained and drew out on paper exactly how and where my pain is!
January 13, 2021
Everyone was safe and cordial, respectful of my age and status, and even shared friendly conversation.
January 05, 2021
Avera is the only Health System in this area that knows how to treat them!
December 22, 2020
Had a great experience with my guided shoulder injection
December 19, 2020
Dr. Buchanan is excellent. Highly recommend him for all your non surgical orthopedic needs.
December 18, 2020
I will be back!
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.

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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