William Welches, DO, PhD

216.491.6433

William Welches, DO, PhD

Appointed: 2002

William Welches, DO, PhD
Department: Pain Management
Associate Staff
Location: South Pointe Hospital
Mail Code Bldg A
20000 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.491.6433
WorkFax:216.692.7645
William Welches, DO, PhD
Department: Pain Management
Associate Staff
Location: Euclid Hospital
18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
WorkAppointment:216.692.7543
WorkFax:216.692.7645
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

I am an Osteopathic Physician with board certification in family practice medicine and have specialized expertise in osteopathic manipulation. I have a PhD in biochemistry and was a Research Scientist for a number of years before returning to medical school.

My area of specialty is pain management. I use osteopathic manipulation, along with several programs including diet therapy and counseling, to help patients with their pain. My techniques and programs are integrated with those of my colleagues in the Pain Management Department to provide patients with comprehensive treatment.

                                                                                                       -- William Welches, DO, PhD

Education & Fellowships

Other - University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Acupuncture
Los Angeles, CA USA
2009
Residency - South Pointe Hospital
Family Practice
Warrensville Heights, OH USA
2002
Internship - South Pointe Hospital
Family Practice
Warrensville Heights, OH USA
2000
Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
1999
Doctorate - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA
1980
Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO USA
1973

Certifications

  • Family Practice (AOA)

Specialty Interests

acupuncture, alternative medicine, back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, diet and nutrition, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, osteopathic manipulation therapy, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, rehabilitation, spine, spine pain

Additional Training

PhD, biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Memberships

  • American Pain Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Cranial Academy

Treatment & Services

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