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James Kercher, MD, joined Peachtree Orthopedics in August, 2010.
Dr. Kercher is a fellowship trained sports medicine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive techniques in sports medicine. His clinical focus is on cartilage restoration, patellofemoral surgery and the arthroscopic treatment of complex knee and shoulder injuries.
He has served as team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and multiple semi-professional, university and high school sports teams. Dr. Kercher is the team physician for the Georgia State University football program.
Dr. Kercher’s athletic career and interests have helped define his profession. He is currently the team physician for Georgia State Football. When he is not treating patients he enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his wife and three young children.
Click here to visit Dr. Kercher's team website.
Sports medicine, shoulder and knee arthroscopy,cartilage restoration
Dr. Kercher will see children age 10 and older.
Education and Training
Dr. Kercher is a native of Atlanta and received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. While he was at Georgia Tech, he was a member of the varsity football team from 1993-97. He completed medical school at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in 2004, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society. In 2009, Dr. Kercher completed his orthopedic residency at Emory University in Atlanta and assisted with sports medicine coverage for Georgia Tech Football, Georgia Tech Baseball and Emory University.
Verified Patient Reviews
He took time with me and did not seem rushed. Professional and personable.
Dr. Kercher is the best!
Dr. Kercher is thoughtful and thorough, and he even used a highlighter to mark on my knees to help me better understand/visualize my condition -- fantastic! He is a considerate doctor who wants to help you reach your goals while also not rushing into talks about surgery. I feel confident and grateful to be in his care.
So glad I changed doctors in time.
I arrived on time to the appointment. After waiting 30 minutes I was taken to a new room to wait. I waited another 15 minutes and then was taken to get x-rays done. Once I was back in the room I continued to wait and the doctor came maybe 20 min later. He spoke quickly and was pretty dismissive. His recommendation for healing my shoulder could be boiled down to "get well soon". He probably spent 3 min with me before leaving without leaving me with anything solid to do about my injury. I followed him out the door and asked a few questions at which point he showed me my x-ray (which I guess wouldn't have happened otherwise). It's been a. Week and a half since the visit and my shoulder has gotten worse and I'm pretty sure visiting this location was a waste of my time and money.
The wait time was minimal, front office staff was friendly and efficient. Most medical offices fall down on this basis alone. . . Dr. Kercher was friendly, took the right level of interest to diagnose my issue, and recommended treatment that I think seems like a good approach. I had the appointment today, so I can't comment on how effective the treatment plan is, but we're off to a great start.
Excellent Doctor! Compassionate and easy to talk to.
I thought the doctor was very knowledgeable his diagnosis was clear understandable and to the point .
The whole office and everyone in it was helpful and amazing.
I could not have hoped to have a kinder Doctor - very upbeat and positive and encouraging.
I hadn't filled out all paperwork, so that could be the reason for the short wait.
Had a great visit, though the wait was pretty significant. However, I'm all healed up now, and my doctor's manner was great. I