MaryJo Welker

MaryJo Welker, MD

  • Family Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-4980

About Me

I have been a practicing family physician and serving my patients for more than 30 years.

I believe in shared decision making so that patients are engaged in their health care.

I love family medicine because it allows me to have a long-term doctor/patient relationship with a variety of individuals with different ages, different diseases and different perspectives and experiences.

I enjoy the people that I work with and the fact that we look forward to making things better for our patients.

What I enjoy about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is that we’re an integrated healthcare system, where all records are in the same place with computer access from any of our sites. This allows doctors to view a patient’s records and communicate electronically, which supports patient engagement.


  • Chair of Ohio State’s Family Medicine Department for 14 years
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors
  • Past President of American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Family Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Hospital Administration
  • Primary Care

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Family Medicine
Riverside Methodist Hospital
6/1/1976 - 6/30/1979

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


281 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2018

Excellent experience.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018


Reviewed on May 16, 2018

She is our family doctor and, as far as we are concerned, she is "top shelf".

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

always professional, clearly has my best health in mind

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr. Welker is amazing, she seems genuinely concerned about my well being. Dr. Welker always listens and tries to resolve any issues.

Reviewed on May 06, 2018

very thorough and answered questions.

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

Dr. Welker spotted the unique symptoms and prescribed further testing, which concluded an accurate diagnosis. She aided in saving my life amidst a baffling situation.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

The doctor was very good in making sure all insurance papers were completed for me.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

she is wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2018

Very professional, polite, and courteous.Dr. Welker is the best. She has been my doctor for over 18 years now and I wouldn't want anyone else but her.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Welker has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • Quality Management Consulting