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Jonathan Buchanan, MD

Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine
4.5 / 5 (Based on 40 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


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.
December 23, 2019
very good experience
December 20, 2019
I had a great experience with this provider compared to my experiences in other clinics
December 19, 2019
Expected treatment not received; always feel rushed by physician
December 05, 2019
Dr Buchanan was attentive and helpful. I appreciate his advice.
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.

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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