Metro Area Mayors Committee Names Dr Welle Health Care Professional of the Year

The Metro Area Mayors Committee for People with Disabilities have named MeritCare pediatrician, Dr. Patrick Welle as their Health Care Professional of the Year. The annual awards luncheon was held on Thursday, April 13. Congratulations to Dr. Welle!

The Metro Area Mayors Committee for People with Disabilities have named MeritCare pediatrician, Dr. Patrick Welle as their Health Care Professional of the Year. The annual awards luncheon was held on Thursday, April 13. Congratulations to Dr. Welle!

Nominating letter from a patient family:

It is my honor to nominate Dr. Patrick Welle for Health Care Provider of the Year. Dr. Welle has worked at MeritCare as a pediatrician since 1983.

Dr. Welle was not taking any new patients, but after he found out I was moving to Fargo, he didn't hesitate to take Macy on as a new patient. This is the generous person Dr. Welle is. Recently my daughter needed to have a feeding tube. This is a procedure that is common for kids that have a disability like Macy's. Dr. Welle knew that I was apprehensive about the procedure because we had worked so hard for Macy to eat on her own for almost 13 years. Dr. Welle respected and honored my fears and concerns and understood that I didn't take this decision lightly. After much consideration, we decided to move ahead with the surgery and it was successful. Dr. Welle was very supportive and informative every step of the way. During our appointment visits I had to chance to visit with other patients/parents of Dr. Welle. He has an excellent reputation as a pediatrician, especially for families who have children with special needs.