Denise L. Welker (Gutman), O.D. graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1987 as Dr. Gutman. Originally from Piqua, Ohio she moved to Sidney in 1989 to join Primary EyeCare Associates. She specializes in specialty contact lens fittings as well as pediatric eye care, but enjoys the general practice of Optometry at the Sidney and Troy locations.
Dr. Welker has been a member of the American Optometric Association, The Ohio Optometric Association, Contact Lens Section, and Ohio Extension Program for vision therapy and enjoys making Real Eyes presentations for area school children.
Residing in Sidney with her husband Dave, Dr. Welker enjoys golf, knitting, reading, singing in the church choir and attending community events. Locally Dr. Welker has been a member of The American Red Cross Board of Shelby County, board member of the Sidney Shelby Chamber of Commerce and is past treasurer of Zone 9 of the Ohio Optometric Association.