John M Buchanan, D.O. ("Buck")
- My Specialties
Dr. John (Buck) Buchanan is a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where his love of sports was born. Specifically, his love and skill in baseball, along with his academic achievements, earned him an academic/athletic scholarship to Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. As an undergraduate, he lettered four years in NCAA Division I baseball, was elected Captain and earned his B.A. in Psychology.
Then, after completing a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1990 at Florida International University, he joined the United States Army for nine years where he would have a plethora of honors and experiences that prepared him for the physician he is today. He was promoted to Captain, earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was a Flight Surgeon and Assistant Chief, completed a Traditional Internship at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., was a contract physician for Spectrum Emergency Care in Belen, New Mexico, was the General Medical Officer at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, just to name a few.
After an Honorable Discharge from the Army in 1999, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama to complete a Family Medicine Residency with a special emphasis in Primary Care Sports Medicine. A year later, he was awarded a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana, where he provided medical coverage to the athletes of Notre Dame and local high schools.
With his post graduate education completed, Dr. Buchanan was recruited for Sports Medicine Physician position at Mercy Health System in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He would spend two years in Wisconsin providing medical care and event coverage to athletes at regional high schools, universities and even professional athletes.
With a desire to establish permanent roots in a warmer climate, Dr. Buchanan moved back to the South where he would build a Sports Medicine practice at Georgia Sports Medicine in Duluth, Georgia for two years and then at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville for seven years. He has served as the Head Team Physician for Mill Creek High School since it opened in 2004 and has also provided sports medicine care to numerous other area high school and college athletes. He has served as an Assistant Team Physician for the Gwinnett Gladiators since 2006.
In 2013, he joined Children's Orthpaedics of Atlanta as a Sports Medicine Physician where he specializes in non-surgical orthopaedics. While not seeing patients in the office or supporting local high school athletics with medical coverage, Dr. Buchanan enjoys spending time with his wife Sherri and his three children, Kylie, Jackson and Lindsay.
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