Dr. Nathan Welch, MD

Dr. Nathan Welch, MD

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Age 38
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Dr. Nathan Welch, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Twin Falls, ID and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Washington in 2008 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

526 Shoup Ave W Ste H

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Contact Information

(208) 733-2400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Idaho
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Welch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pinguecula
very high
more than 93% of peers
Blepharitis
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Welch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Welch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Welch "Dr. Nathan Welch was raised here in Twin Falls. He attended Twin Falls High School and then graduated from BYU Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors. He served an LDS Mission in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then did an internal medicine internship and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He and his wife Allison have 4 children and enjoy spending time together around the Magic Valley. Nathan is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and also a member of the Idaho Medical Association. Nathan enjoys cataract surgery, laser surgery, diabetic eye care, treating macular degeneration with injections, treating glaucoma, eyelid surgery, and treating tearing, dry eye and a variety of other eye conditions."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Welch "Dr.'s Welch, Allan and Associates provides our community with the most comprehensive eye care available in the Magic Valley. We provide care for the whole family.

We offer a wide range of services including: cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, LASIK consultations, contact lenses and glasses, emergency eye care, eye muscle surgery, eyelid surgery, low vision evaluation/aids, and laser treatment for glaucoma, diabetes, and injections for macular degeneration.

It is our goal to provide our patients with the best eye care possible using advanced state-of-the-art technology for all of your eye care needs. Dr.'s Welch, Allan & Associates has a partnership of eye care professionals who are focused, dedicated, caring and trusted. At our office, we will do everything possible to ensure our patients are provided with the best eye care available. Schedule an appointment now with one of our experienced eye care professionals to give your vision the care it needs."

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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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27  Procedures

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Welch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Welch's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Welch to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Welch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

We had an emergency where our daughter suddenly started have blurry vision and would occasionally go cross-eyed. Dr. Welch was very easy to schedule with and was prompt in recommending treatment. We were able to get an MRI done, and got corrective glasses that have fixed the problem. He is very...more
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