N. Spencer Welch, MD

Internal Medicine
1800 Howell Mill Road Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30318 Get Directions
N. Spencer Welch, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

550.00 every 3 months
1,100.00 every 6 months
2,200.00 each year

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, 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. My MDVIP-affiliated practice offers services, including comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests, that go far beyond those found in concierge medicine practices. 

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.

Dr. Welch's Credentials

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Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals
Atlanta, GA
Endocrinology 1985-1987

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
Internal Medicine 1981

Medical School:
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Doctorate of Medicine 1981

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1977

American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Piedmont Hospital Medical Center
Top Docs in Endocrinology, Atlanta Magazine 2010-2013
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
American Diabetes Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Medical Association of Atlanta

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Welch

from Beth in GA April 1, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD

Dr. Welch is always very responsive, friendly, and efficient. He listens well. Many thanks for the excellent medical care I receive.

from Kerry in GA March 12, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD
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I have had Dr Welch as my doctor for 32 years! He has helped me to go from 180 pounds to my current weight of 131, and maintain a good A1c. He is always there to answer my calls, text and to help me with any condition. His staff, Maria and Chantel are also the very best! I am so thankful to have the best!

from Paul in GA March 9, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD

I was considering moving from my PCP (many year relationship) to MDVIP and set up my first physical with MDVIP. Based on the blood-work and prior to even meeting my Dr. Welch - it was recommended that I see a urologist because my PSA was elevated and had been trending higher. A malignancy was found and resolved. I will appreciate forever that my Dr. Welch and the MDVIP process cared for me and… See more

from Nancy in GA March 2, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD

I am most grateful to Dr. Welch for many reasons. I appreciate his knowledge and abilities. However, there is one reason in particular that I will elaborate on. Prior to meeting Dr. Welch, I had a doctor who made no effort to do simple things that would have resulted in an improvement in the quality of my life. I requested a medical clearance for a knee replacement. She refused to grant… See more

from Carolyn in GA February 20, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD
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When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

If I had been asked in the summer of 2023, I could have listed the major symotoms of heart disease. I have no reasonalble explanation for my failure to recognize and react appropriately when I personally experienced clear and painful symptoms. I did not call 911. I finally did call Dr. Welch who told me to hang up and call an… See more

from Conny in GA February 10, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD
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In Dr. Spencer Welch I have the most caring and compassionate Doctor I could ever ask for !
He is a wonderful and a knowledgeable person, whom I trust and can count on in times of need and emergencies.
His staff is kind and supportive, which is very important to me .
He is always willing to go the extra mile, even when he gets my message at home !
I feel blessed and… See more

from Judy in GA February 10, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD

Dr Norman is such a professional gentlemen and so accomplished in his field of medicine . He is a very thorough and kind doctor . Our family feels very comfortable with him . Dr Spencer Welch diagnosed my swollen feet and helped me get back to normal . He and his partner are a wonderful team . My whole family feel like we are finally on the right path to good health . Thank you Dr Welch for… See more

from Wendy in WA January 29, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD

Our Doctor is Spencer Welch. Whether we call him or text him he always responds quickly and with whatever help we need. We live half the year in Arizona and whenever we’ve had a medical problem there, he has arranged to get us in to see the appropriate Doctor for our needs. We couldn’t be happier with the care he provides for us.

from McCracken in GA January 18, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD
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These were the words that my new endocrinologist, Dr. Norman Spencer Welch, said to me at Piedmont Hospital in 1993. Attaching my first Medtronic insulin pump to my side, he was upbeat, reassuring - everything I really needed at that moment. What, I thought, could I really accomplish with this new (then nondetachable) appendage constantly attached to me?
“You can do anything, and if you… See more

from Joseph in GA January 18, 2024 for N. Spencer Welch, MD

All of a sudden I was having a hard time eating. I was hungry and would order food and after a bite or two I could not eat anymore. It just didn't feel right and it was bothersome to try and swallow or force it on myself. We had friends who were using Dr. Welch and MDVIP and hooked us up with him. Dr. Welch accommodated me and got me in to see him within one day. After evaluating… See more