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Dr. Thomas J Welle Is this you?

About Dr. Thomas J Welle

Dr. Thomas J Welle, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Cruz, CA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Welle has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas J Welle is Good. Dr. Thomas J Welle has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas J Welle is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santa Cruz Medical Clinic

2911 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Specialties

Dr. Thomas J Welle has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Fracture
  • Hip Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Osteoarthritis

Reviews

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Terrible Bedside Manner

We did not like this doc. He did not perform the surgery; this was a follow-up appt. He never asked or answered questions; was cold and indifferent, rushed out of the office; we never experienced any empathy or warmth. Definitely would not suggest this DO to anyone.

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One Star

Set broken arm crooked in cast, terrible job

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25 minutes
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One Star

Poor attitude and general lack of people skills that does not put a patient at ease. I rather drive to the main office in Palo Alto than be seen by this doctor again.

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bad attitude

Dr Welle may be a competent doctor, but we found him to be impatient, defensive and rude when we asked for information about a loved one. Perhaps we just caught him at a bad time, but he displayed classic terrible bedside manner both times we had to interact with him. Someone should tell this guy that his attitude is awful. He doesn’t seem to understand that his job is to be helpful, not to make a difficult circumstance even more stressful.

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Diane

When trying to obtain help for my mother who had just had surgery I contacted this doc to try and get help. He had to be contacted 2 x's by the switchboard and then once he called back we discussed what she could do to get her pain back under control. We hung up and I realized that she needed a refill on her meds so I called him back by pressing re-dial.I tried to explain how she had not been taking the appropriate drugs since she did not have any and he cut in and said he did not care to hear the details and they proceeded to (in a very angry an hostile voice) said to me "Don't ever call a doctors house AGAIN" I started to reply and he again in a even more angry voice repeated "Don't ever call a doctors house AGAIN" I then said all did was hit redial and again her repeated the above. I had no way of knowing when he called where he was calling from. For all I knew he was at the office since the switchboard stated he was the On Call doctor for that day. I expect an apology!!!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Western University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1992

  • American Sports Medicine Institute

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Thomas J Welle accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Santa Cruz Medical Clinic, 2911 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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