I have been a practicing family physician for more than 30 years. As chair of the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University, 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.
In addition to my clinical work, I am a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James, where my research focuses on education, clinical practice and administration.
I was the principal investigator on a Health Resources & Services Administration grant to work on interprofessional education with the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the College of Social Work. I am also the co-investigator on a nursing grant that was recently submitted to develop a residency program for advanced practices nurses in primary care.
I enjoy the people that I work with at Ohio State and the fact that we look forward to making things better for our patients. I also like 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
150 West Main Street
New Albany, OH 43054
240 Market Street
New Albany, OH 43054
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Education and Training
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
7/1/1973 - 6/1/1976
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH
6/1/1976 - 6/30/1979
American Board of Family Medicine
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Welker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.