Treatment & Services
- Alternative Medicine
- Comprehensive Pain Management
- Management of Back and Neck Pain
- Nutrition Sciences
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Pain Control
- Pain Management
- Pain Medicine
- Pain Rehabilitation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Neuropathic Pain
- Knee Injuries
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Spine Pain
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Medical School - University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA
Residency - South Pointe Hospital
Warrensville Heights, OH USA
Internship - South Pointe Hospital
Warrensville Heights, OH USA
Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
Medical School - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA
Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO USA
- PhD, biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Family Practice
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
Research & Publications
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As of 2/24/2017, Dr. Welches has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 19, 2017
Dr. Welches delivers excellent, comprehensive care; demonstrates empathy; knowledge, compassion. He is interested in what I have to say. Until I met him I didn't know doctors like this existed -- clone him.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017
Dr. Welches was able to greatly minimize my pain after ineffective visits to physical therapy, osteopath & chiropractor.
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017
I have referred him to several of my coworkers and friends that have pain as well. I thank my lucky stars for him. Again, I cannot say enough about my experience under his care. Anyone that has felt the kind of pain I have, I wish they could see him first instead of the Dr.s that try to give you drugs and try to get you into surgery. On occasion take a muscle relaxer at night for pain.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2016
Dr. Welches is a role model of an excellent MD! Clone him -
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016
good in all respects
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016
I cannot say enough about Dr Welches... I usually wait until I am limited in my movement and in pain that is not relieved ...He always gets me back to feeling good ... and pain free an excellent physician I highly recommend him.
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