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​“My primary concern is to do what’s best for each individual patient.”​​​​


Marshfield Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Also sees patients at:
Stevens Point Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-5161

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Joseph Welter credits his passion for maternal and infant health care to his father, who was a general practitioner in northwestern Wisconsin. “I saw the joy he derived from delivering babies, and obstetrics and gynecology offers unique opportunities to deliver babies, perform surgery and follow-up on the progress of my patients,” Dr. Welter said.

For him, “doing what’s best” includes, in addition to providing accurate diagnoses and effective treatments, being compassionate and flexible in dealing with patients. “I treasure listening to and talking with my patients to truly understand their needs and concerns,” he said.

After earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Welter completed his internship at the University of Wisconsin-Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee and then his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. He then spent three years in the U.S. Public Health Service in the western Pacific Federated States of Micronesia, followed by several years of group and solo practice in Maryland.

Dr. Welter joined Marshfield Clinic in 1997. “Here, I have colleagues I trust, with specialized obstetric and gynecologic expertise that allows us to diagnose and treat nearly any condition,” he said.

He recently completed his master of public health degree through the medical college of Wisconsin, focusing upon the local Amish community.

Dr. Welter treasures his three daughters. He enjoys photography, gardening, bicycling, hunting, fishing, camping, reading and travel.​​

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI, United States, M.D. 1982

    Internship
    University of Wisconsin - Sinai Samaritan Medical Center Milwaukee, WI, United States, Flexible 1983

    Residency
    University of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Madison, WI, United States, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1987

  • Professional Societies
    American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists American Medical Association Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Obstetrics & Gynecology: 1990, recertified 2008

    State Licenses
    Maryland Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (32 ratings, 5 comments)
4.8
Provider friendliness
4.9
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's medication information
4.7
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.8
Provider's use of words I understood
4.8
Provider's amount of time with me
4.8
My confidence in this provider
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
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January 16, 2017
Dr.Welter was very informative - professional - made me feel at ease.
February 15, 2017
Very impressed will continue care with him.
June 02, 2017
When I requested a generic version of one of my medications, he (J. Walter) looked up that med for more information before prescribing it.
September 01, 2017
I like Dr. Welter all around -
February 09, 2017
He is professional, knowledgeable, and gentle.
February 09, 2017
He is professional, knowledgeable, and gentle.
September 01, 2017
I like Dr. Welter all around -
June 02, 2017
When I requested a generic version of one of my medications, he (J. Walter) looked up that med for more information before prescribing it.
January 16, 2017
Dr.Welter was very informative - professional - made me feel at ease.
February 15, 2017
Very impressed will continue care with him.
January 16, 2017
Dr.Welter was very informative - professional - made me feel at ease.
February 09, 2017
He is professional, knowledgeable, and gentle.
February 15, 2017
Very impressed will continue care with him.
June 02, 2017
When I requested a generic version of one of my medications, he (J. Walter) looked up that med for more information before prescribing it.
September 01, 2017
I like Dr. Welter all around -
September 01, 2017
I like Dr. Welter all around -
June 02, 2017
When I requested a generic version of one of my medications, he (J. Walter) looked up that med for more information before prescribing it.
February 15, 2017
Very impressed will continue care with him.
February 09, 2017
He is professional, knowledgeable, and gentle.
January 16, 2017
Dr.Welter was very informative - professional - made me feel at ease.