Dr. Joshua Wellington, MD


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine | Male

Dr. Joshua Wellington, MD

Dr. Joshua Wellington, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine doctor who practices in Indianapolis, IN. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Wellington is affiliated with Indiana University Health University Hospital.

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Patient Comments (16)
in Danville, IN |
Dr. Wellington is the most passionate physician in both patient care and pain management expertise. You can tell he is 100 percent involved in helping you! Thank you for all you do!
in Elkhart indiana |
I like doc wellington he is a great doctor but his staff needs help there is only one or 2 that are friendly and care he had a lot more like that but have come to hate the place and have left and I am unhappy about the way things have changed and I hate it but if I have to I will find a new doctor.
in Carmel, IN |
He changed my life and I cannot believe I suffered for as long as I did before finding him. He has a great personality and passion for pain relief, along with knowledge and experience. I went from a painful existence to living a full and active life again, thanks to Dr. Wellington.
in Terre Haute, IN |
Dr Wellington gave us our lives back. After years of back pain and so many treatments that I can't remember them all, Dr Wellington implanted a neurostimulator and pain infusion pump. We can finally live a normal life again. We have referred several friends to him and they are all pleased too.
in Indianapolis, in |
never, worst experience
When I came to Dr Wellington the first time, my hope was very low. I have been dealing with low back pain on and off for 15 years. I switched PM doctors when my previous one started pushing pain meds and not trying to find the long term solution. Dr Wellington is amazing. From our first visit, he knew my history and listened to what I needed. He told me that he would be hopeful and optimistic for me and not give up. He takes the time to make you feel like his only patient. hope is returning.
in Indianapolis, In |
dr wellington, is the best medical doctor i have seen in my 49 years of life! his demeanor & bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, & personal. i saw him for a back issue i had for years, 4 the 1st time ever I saw hope,he made me comfortable & saw me as a whole (Im buddhist) he has a open mind..i felt he really cared. He let me feel in control & he has helped me keep working & actually be able to live life again! He truly cares & your not just a number! A Amazing dr.
in Indianapolis, IN |
If you are lucky to get this great man as your pain management physician you will be in line for life changing experience!!!!
in Greenwood, IN |
Dr Wellington placed a spinal cord stimulator in my back in March 2009. It definitely made a difference. He was very caring and saw me through the healing. I just go back now for my once a year follow up....it's a great feeling. Have not needed additional pain shots at all since then.
in Beech Grove, IN |
Dr.wellington talked me into getting a pain pump and it was the best decision I've ever made..
in Indianapolis, IN |
Did great on a hip injection. Reminds me of Trapper John from the Mash TV Series. Funny Doctor with good skills.
in Indianapolis, IN |
He is very knowledgeable about my condition and explained all of my treatment options in detail. He is very caring and optimistic and gave me hope when no other doctor could. Best doctor that I have been to in Indy.
in Indianapolis, IN |
Been living with chronic pain for over 10 years I got a referral to Dr Wellington late 2015 I had no trust because I have been to every spine clinic back specialist in Indy, so I went in to his office with a bad attitude thinking what can he do that no other doctor have done. He ask me if I wanted to take a trail to see if the pain pump will be a good fit for me I wasn't up for it, to fast forward the story I got my pain pump May 17 it was the best decision I have ever made
in Greenfield, IN |
Awesome Dr.,great bed side manner ,truly cares .frequently over booked ,because he cares and wants to help as many patience as possible in a limited time. Often you will see Dr. Wellington running between patience ,no kidding. A bit of a wait but well worth it.
in Bloomfield, Indiana |
Dr. Wellington takes his time during the appointments to listen and address the patient concerns. He is very knowledgeable and keeps up to date with new medicines that are going to be released and the medicines that are available now. Plus, he talks to his clients so we can understand what is going on. I am a patient of his, with a SCI, and severe leg spasms. He is always so pleasant, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
in Indianapolis, indiana |
Excellent . Professional with a personal touch
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  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Treatment-Related Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    University Of Toledo College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Cambridge Hospital Harvard University

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Chldns Hospital Beth Israel Med Center Brigham and Womens Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Miami University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate