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.