Biography & Education

Dr. Welch believes in a multi-disciplinary, team approach to improving a patients 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.
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Education Background
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: 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

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.

4.4 out of 5 (36 Ratings, 3 Comments)


dr Welch is so caring and takes time to talk to me on. personal level . he keeps a close eye on my situation and is very respectful to my needs
Swedish Patient

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