John M Buchanan, DO

Sports Medicine Primary Care Physician





As an undergraduate at Mercer University, Dr. Buchanan lettered four years in NCAA Division I baseball. After completing an undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Florida International University, he spent nine years in the United States Army. While in the Army, he earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine among other honors. Following an honorable discharge in 1999, he completed his postgraduate education at the University of Alabama and University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Buchanan worked as a sports medicine physician in Wisconsin before relocating back to the South. Dr. Buchanan specializes in nonsurgical orthopaedics and currently serves as head team physician for Mill Creek High School and assistant team physician for the Gwinnett Gladiators. He provides sports medicine care to high school and college athletes. Dr. Buchanan is a consulting associate for the Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.


Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Hamilton Mill, 2069 Teron Trace Suite 200
Dacula, GA 30019
Get Directions 404-255-1933

Focus of Practice

  • Sports medicine
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Overuse injuries

Areas of Interest

  • Nonoperative musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries and team sports
  • Concussion management

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine