Biography & Education

Dr. Welch believes in a multi-disciplinary, team approach to improving a patient's health and well-being which includes education, exercise, nutrition, medication and active patient involvement. He believes treatment should emphasize medically supervised activities that get the patient back to work and back to a fullfilled private life. This treatment plan requires the patients to take charge of their rehabilitation through awareness of how both their physical and mental health impacts funtionality and recovery.
Position Summary Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist
Additional Information

About Dr. Welch:

Dr. Welch has been a long standing Medical Director of a multidisciplinary Outpatient Rehabilitation service in the Puget Sound region for over 20 years.

Clinical Interests: 
• Chronic Pain Management
• Chronic and acute spine pain and injuries
• Medication Management
• EMG’s and NCV for Entrapement Neuropathies including Carpal Tunnel Radics/Neuropathies


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Education Background
Medical School University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Washington
Fellowship Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Washington
  • English
Professional Associations
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis
Personal Interests
Dr. Welch is proud of his three adult children that he raised with his wife of 37 years. He enjoys tennis, skiing, golf and gardening.

Care Locations

Accepted Insurances
  • Master/Visa credit cards accepted
Accepted Payment Methods
Cash, insurance and credit cards accepted.
Accepting Medicaid


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Auto Accidents-Back/Neck pain
  • Back Pain
  • Back/Spine Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve
  • Cervical Spine Problems/Proc.
  • Cervical/Lumbar Degen. Disorders
  • Diagnostic Pain Management
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Heel Pain
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Knee Injuries
  • Limb Numbness
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Numbness
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Specialists
  • Spinal Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Workplace Injuries


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (41 Ratings, 4 Comments)


I didn't come to see a specialist because I have nothing to do. I felt completely ignored.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Welch was courteous enough. His viewpoint on my condition/injuries left me feeling hopeless. Like there is nothing in the world that could possibly help me. Devastating.
Swedish Patient

All good.
Swedish Patient

Doctor was great to spend a lot of time, but he was training someone else and seemed to talk down to me, make fun of my concerns and suggested treatments I did not agree with.
Swedish Patient