Welcome to Dr. Welden’s office
It has been estimated that as many as 20% (1 of every 5) couples have difficulty achieving pregnancy naturally. These are some of the people that will be seeking help through our infertility/reproductive medicine center. These couples have usually already experienced emotional, physical and financial stresses even before they are referred or make the decision to come to our office.
We are also aware of how frustrating and depressing it often is, to be unable to accomplish what should be “natural and easy” and what others seem to be accomplishing without even trying. Understanding these feelings is why we strive to make the process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Dr. Welden - Reproductive Medicine & Gynocology
As a specialty infertility practice, we are able to offer virtually all infertility services from artificial insemination, laser and reproductive microsurgery (including sterilization reversal), to the most advanced reproductive techniques and procedures (including our “in-office” in-vitro fertilization procedure, gamete donation, surrogacy, etc.). Because we understand what you may be going through, and maintain a “small office” atmosphere, we are uniquely able to give you personalized attention in a compassionate fashion. We go out of our way to make sure you don’t feel like a number or just another patient.
Our office is set up to provide a comfortable “home-like” atmosphere. It is as far from a cold, intimidating medical center as you can get, yet the treatment expertise and quality of care you receive are among the best anywhere.
Most of the staff have been with Dr. Welden for many years and are as dedicated to compassion and professionalism as any infertility support team anywhere in the world.
Meet Dr. Stephen Welden, M.D.
Attended H.S. at Columbia Military Academy graduating with honors.
Following graduation, briefly attended Southwestern Theological University, but his education was interrupted by the military.
Joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 where he was a jet engine mechanic, receiving an honorable discharge in 1972.
Attended Memphis State University, receiving a B.S. with triple a triple major in biological sciences, minoring in chemistry and math.
Attended medical school at the University of Tennessee for Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. Following graduation did a rotating internship at Methodist Hospital and an OB-GYN residency at University of Tennessee Hospital with specialty training in Reproductive microsurgery.
He then became an Instructor and Assistant Professor at the Univ. of Tenn. heading or co-directing the surgical training and student teaching programs in Gynecology. After several years, he was hired to run the GYN division at USF Dept. of OBGYN. In 1983, Dr. Welden left USF to practice privately.
Practicing reproductive medicine since 1979, he and his patients, along with the team at Humana Women's Hospital achieved the 1st IVF Pregnancy in FL in 1983. He achieved the first Florida GIFT pregnancy shortly thereafter.