Dr. Michael Welch, DO

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Dr. Michael Welch, DO

A native of Kansas, Dr. Welch has been associated with Peak Vista for more than 20 years. As Chief Medical and Dental Officer, he is responsible for all medical and dental initiatives aligned with Peak Vista's 25 centers. Dr. Welch received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is retired from the United States Navy Reserve Medical Corps, having attained the rank of Captain. Dr. Welch serves on the board of El Paso County Medical Society, Colorado Medical Society, Memorial Hospital-University of Colorado Health. Dr. Welch has also written numerous articles for medical publications. Dr. Welch has been recognized by the National Association of Community Health Centers with the Samuel U. Rodgers Achievement Award, by the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation with the John H. Drabing Award for Extraordinary Dedication and Support, and by the U.S. Navy with both the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.

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Dr. Welch's Care Philosophy

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing exceptional medical, dental and behavioral healthcare in a collaborative setting for people of all ages. We proudly serve over 80,000 patients, through 25 outpatient centers, in Colorado's Pikes Peak and East Central Plains regions. Peak Vista is an organization focused on enhancing the health of people and the community-at-large through a professional, caring staff who are motivated, enthusiastic, respectful, energetic and committed to strategic partnerships.

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    3.7
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    Dr. Welch's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
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    A native of Kansas, Dr. Welch has been associated with Peak Vista for more than 20 years. As Chief Medical and Dental Officer, he is responsible for all medical and dental initiatives aligned with Peak Vista's 25 centers.

    Dr. Welch received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is retired from the United States Navy Reserve Medical Corps, having attained the rank of Captain.

    Dr. Welch serves on the board of El Paso County Medical Society, Colorado Medical Society, Memorial Hospital-University of Colorado Health. Dr. Welch has also written numerous articles for medical publications.

    Dr. Welch has been recognized by the National Association of Community Health Centers with the Samuel U. Rodgers Achievement Award, by the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation with the John H. Drabing Award for Extraordinary Dedication and Support, and by the U.S. Navy with both the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.

    Dr. Welch's Care Philosophy

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing exceptional medical, dental and behavioral healthcare in a collaborative setting for people of all ages. We proudly serve over 80,000 patients, through 25 outpatient centers, in Colorado's Pikes Peak and East Central Plains regions.

    Peak Vista is an organization focused on enhancing the health of people and the community-at-large through a professional, caring staff who are motivated, enthusiastic, respectful, energetic and committed to strategic partnerships.

    Dr. Welch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Family Medicine
    •  Board certified in Family Practice
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Family Practice

    Conditions Treated

    • Allergies
    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Emphysema
    • Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Injuries
    • Menopause
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pneumonia
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      Naval Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Naval Hospital

      Completed in 1986

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Family Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Biopsy
    • Breast Exam
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
    • Immunization
    • Mole Removal
    • Pap Smear
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Physical Examination
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Stitches
    • Urinalysis
    • Vaccination
    • Wart Removal
    • Well Baby Care
    • Wellness Examination