MaryJo Welker

MaryJo Welker, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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


436 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 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

119 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 07, 2019

My last visit Dr. Welker took time to deal with my issues. Dealing with my mother's death. She is a very care doc.

Reviewed on May 03, 2019

Dr. Welker is ALWAYS open, interested and curious about my state of health. I feel this is a genuine team effort.

Reviewed on May 03, 2019

this office and all the nurses are fantastic. They really make me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

She takes the time to listen to my problem. I don't feel I am being rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

she is very thoughtful and always available

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019

all great. no complaints.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019

Dr. Mary Jo is excellent, caring, thorough

Reviewed on Apr 05, 2019

She is the doctor I would describe as caring - informative and not rushed. I think Dr. Welker is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

she is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

She took the time to listen and problem solve

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Welker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.