Welch successfully completed five postdoctoral
years of training in psychiatry at the
University of Miami School of Medicine and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine. That training substantially
exceeds the usual board certification
requirements for practicing psychiatrists.
The private, clinical practice is unique in its
adherence to the traditional (pre-managed care)
doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Welch honors
the time-tested principle that people are better
served by seeing the same doctor for therapy,
diagnosis, and medication needs. Many
psychological, neurological and neuropsychiatric
tests are performed in the office. Additional
laboratory testing, electrocardiographic,
electroencephalographic, imaging tests, etc. are
integrated into the diagnosis and treatment of
Dr. Welch's patients.
Dr. Welch has had a strong holistic perspective
before and after medical and psychiatric
training. Individuals' preferences regarding
medications, alternatives, etc. are critically
important and respected. Psychological and
medical education and independence are key
treatment goals that all of Dr. Welch's patients
have in common.
Dr. Welch successfully completed a postdoctoral
fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry. He attended
the Chapel Hill School of Law as a special
(fellowship) student. He was appointed as an
Affiliate Asst. Professor at the University of
South Florida School of Medicine, Dept. of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a Teaching Fellow at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry.
The practice includes forensic consultations,
independent medical evaluations, disability
evaluations, private psychotherapy and
psychopharmacology, substance abuse and
addictions treatment, and emergency psychiatry.
Dr. Welch is an addiction specialist who is
nationally certified and licensed to treat
opiate addiction (opiates include codiene, pain
medicine, heroin, etc.) using medication (buprenorphine)
to avert withdrawal discomfort. Highly
effective, combined medication and therapy are
used for smoking, alcohol, and eating problems.
Many other forms of addiction are routinely
encountered and treated in Dr. Welch's practice.
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