N. Spencer Welch, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and received my undergraduate degree from Princeton University. I returned home to attend medical school at Emory University and completed my internship and residency at Emory's Grady Hospital and affiliated hospitals.

I completed my fellowship in endocrinology at Emory and have practiced medicine for 18 years at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, assisting Piedmont in the development of their Diabetes Resource Center that helps all people with diabetes to lead healthy lives.

As an endocrinologist, I take a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for diabetes, which focuses on decreasing patients' blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as concentrates on motivating patients to adopt healthier lifestyle habits in order to be as healthy and active as possible.

As an internist and personal physician, my knowledge, experience, insight and technical ability all come together when evaluating and treating every patient. My goal is to get to know my patients well beyond their symptoms and help them identify and achieve their goals. In my personalized healthcare practice, often compared to a concierge medical practice, my patients and I work together throughout the year to keep them on the path to healthier living. I sincerely care about the well-being of all my patients - I have time to listen, educate and be their advocate.

In addition to specializing in internal medicine and diabetes, I care for patients with thyroid disorders, metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis), hormone deficiencies and/or excesses resulting from pituitary or adrenal disorders, and I treat problems associated with testosterone deficiency in men.

Physician Profile


Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1977
Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Doctorate of Medicine 1981
Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals
Atlanta, GA
Internal Medicine 1981
Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals
Atlanta, GA
Internal Medicine 1982-1984
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Crawford W. Long Hospital of Emory University 1984-1985
Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals
Atlanta, GA
Endocrinology 1985-1987



Professional Society Memberships

American Diabetes Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Medical Association of Atlanta

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Atlanta Diabetes Associates, Hospital Medical Center 1987-present
Piedmont Hospital Medical Center
- Director, Diabetes Resource Center 2001-present
- Section Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2001-present
Clinical Instructor, Emory University School of Medicine 1991-2001
President, Atlanta Metro Chapter of the American Diabetes Association 1994-1995

Hospital Affiliations

Piedmont Hospital Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Top Docs in Endocrinology, Atlanta Magazine 2010-2013


American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: sandi

    Dr. Welch is 1 of 4 endocrinologists I've seen since my diabetes diagnosis 20 years ago. He distinguishes himself in many ways-by ...

  • Member: Marvin

    Dr. Welch has been my primary care physician for over 25 years. He is always caring, courteous and responsive to my medical needs...

  • Member: Kerry

    Dr Welch has been in my life for many years, starting 26 years ago when diagnosed with gestational diabetes. When he joined MDVIP,...

  • Member: Norman

    Doctor Welch has aided and abetted me for 25 years in my search for good halth and happiness. The Prescription: eat a well-balance...