For over a decade, countless specialists and misdiagnoses starting at age four, I finally made an appointment for my fifteen-year-old to see Dr. Welch. I found him by searching online after walking out on a Harvard doctor at Boston’s Children saying “he just needs to lose weight.” All staff members at Atlantic Orthopaedics in both the Portsmouth and York offices were exceptional with us. Medical Records, Surgical Scheduling, and Dr. Welch and his Medical Assistant (Claire) are beyond five stars!!! Dr. Welch doesn’t usually do the procedure he did on my son unless it’s adults. We are grateful for his honesty and willingness to assist us. York Hospital where the surgery took place to fix a torn labrum/bone shaving was beautiful and had a safe COVID-19 plan in place. I highly recommend Atlantic Orthopaedics, and especially Dr. Welch!!!!!