Here are kind words from others
Dr. Joshua Rollin Wellington MD, was, is and continues to be the con su mint professional. His skill level personifies “best practices,” specifically in chronic pain management. His holistic approach to chronic pain management so characteristic of Dr. Wellington isn't limited to his uncanny ability to speak in "Patient-ese." He effortlessly translates medical jargon into user friendly, useful information. Moreover he has raised the quality bench mark in patient advocacy. His push/pull approach to training staff, et al results in genuine enthusiasm and exudes a positive atmosphere from the receptionist desk to the examination room. He is passionate; raising a new standard in pain management. Dr. Wellington’s paradigm mediocrity has no place in his system of “total quality management.” It permeates his entire staff; I'd call it “Wellington-omics“. His attitude of quality care and infectious smile are contagious; worth catching. It’s therapeutic to have your doctor get more excited than you over your personal gain over chronic pain. He takes it personal. It is extraordinary to experience a medical “Fellow” doctor who refuses to accept status-quo. I've personally spoken with the Medtronics staff, the On-Q representatives who are in the operating room with Dr. Wellington. They herald the same voice, " Dr. Wellington" is who I'd want working on me." He’s never satisfied with the accolades of his peers. It follows the reason he is so successful in part is due to the fact he didn't stop studying; he continues to keep abreast of cutting edge technology and has incorporated the absolute latest , predicated on proven medical models. This profound knowledge advances medicine. You ask how? He utilizes scientifically proven medical models based upon scientific referred journal articles. It is no wonder Dr. Wellington is experiencing quite extraordinary success. He recognizes that not only restoring quality of life for the patient who has a family but improves functionality to the family support system. Ironically, Dr. Wellington's quiet, soft spoken demeanor is humble, and the keenly sensitive he's the kind of “Fellow” you’d invite over for cokes and pizza. Why am I so big on Dr. Wellington, he gave me back my wife of 42 years who had all but given up; now we can live with optimism in lieu of the chronic pain that had here to fore robbed us of any hope of happiness in our golden years. Thanks Dr. Wellington, we're indebted to you.
I have degenerative disc disease and am 64 years old. I have for the past ten years been in very bad pain that has increasingly gotten worse, getting to the point I couldn't work and was in bed a lot of the time. I have seen chiropractors, had physical therapy, injections, radio frequency, and a long history of prescription medications that were slowly increased in frequency and strength over the years and my pain continued.
Then I went to a pain management doctor who, for 2 years just prescribed prescription drugs and finally told me that my only other option was back surgery , which would have been a 9 hour surgery and a 2 year recovery. He was trying to get me to go to one particular surgeon. He told me that if I didn't get this surgery soon, that my bladder and colon would stop functioning. I almost did it but decided to get a 2nd opinion and thank goodness I did. I went to Dr. James Callahan, a neurosurgeon in Indianapolis who told me that I was not at the point to have this surgery, that it was not
I've been to several pain Dr's in several different states, and I've finally found the Dr. who knows how to properly treat me. The guidelines say be specific. Why was I there. My back had pain that could not really be explained, and my leg was burning all the time which caused my leg to be weak and exacerbate my back pain. At other doctors I had been through the mill of tests, shots, x-rays , diagnostic tests, and surgeries. The other doctors for the most part had incredibly poor bedside manner and it was get in and out ASAP.
For my first appt with Dr. Wellington it was close to 2 hours and he not only asked about my leg and back, but was looking for the root cause of the pain, not just lets mask this pain with drugs and maybe something magical will happen. I ended up coming prepared to the appt with every prescription I've ever been written, previous drug tests, and every x-ray, mylogram, etc. This helped because one issue was noticed right away.
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I came to be a patient by referral, and have since referred several members of my family to him. I have been a patient since 2008. He listened to me, heard what I was saying and understood. I have several issues with pain control w/o narcotics. I have several problems with my health. Systemic Lupus, 3 heart attacks, several strokes so severe that I had to learn to walk, talk, swallow, and to hold a pencil. I have Osteoarthritis, Rhumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis. I have sleep apnea, COPD, CHF, early stage of renal failure. I have Cardiac Arrested 3 times. I do not want any medications that will impaire my ability to make decisions, live as full a life as I can. Dr Wellington heard me. And he helped me stay in control of my pain w/o narcotics.
I have been a patient of Dr. Wellington's since 2009. I received a Neuromodulation Implant for arthritis. Since that time, I've had several other proceedures for arthritis, but Dr. Wellington always makes me feel my pain matters! At one point and time, I thought I'd never be able to walk w/out severe pain. I have found him to be a teacher as well as my doctor. On one occassion as I waited in the waiting room, a patient had a seizure. To my surprise, Dr. Wellington came to the patient's aid and also calmed the family down as well.
He has a kind and gentle spirit. I truly appreciate his knowledge and giving me my quality of life back. I pray he stays @ IU and continues to be my doctor.
I had back pain which I thought was related to spots of prostate cancer on the spine. It was very debilitating. Dr. Wellington's resident interviewed me first at length, then reported to Dr. Wellington, who also asked me a number of questions and answered all mine, as well. He diagnosed a muscle spasm, targeted the painful spot precisely, and injected a needle with a local anaesthetic into the muscle spasm. The relief was almost instantaneous. When another spot became painful two weeks later, he repeated the procedure with the same result. I now no longer need to use two canes to walk. I would recommend him to anyone who is dealing with intractable pain.