Iowa Specialty Hospital

Shelley Wells, DO, FAOCA

Shelley Wells, DO, FAOCA
515-532-9310 515-532-9310
Primary Clinic
Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion
1316 South Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525
Also Sees Patients In

Practice Information

Medical Interests

Interventional pain management including injections and vertebral augmentation and vetebroplasty

Education & Professional Certification


American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists


Meridia South Pointe Hospital (anesthesia)


Ingham Regional Medical Center in Michigan (pain management)

Professional Societies

American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologist Fellow

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoys photography, genealogy, and softball

Patient Comments

June 20, 2024


June 19, 2024

I love Dr. Wells.

June 13, 2024

Dr. Wells is amazing. She had already reviewed my chart and was prepared to suggest alternative care.

May 28, 2024

Out of all the doctors, I've seen most of them have called me a puzzle box; Dr. Wells is figuring me out, and I'm thankful for that.

May 14, 2024

Not rushed - reviewed condition.

May 11, 2024


May 7, 2024

Dr. Wells is the best pain doctor I have ever had.

May 7, 2024

Doctor always gives me a confident feeling. Gives me a chance to ask questions and makes sure I don't have any more questions.

May 3, 2024

Dr. Wells is awesome. I have already been recommending her to others

April 16, 2024


April 5, 2024

Dr. Wells is the first doctor that provided pain management that actually worked. She's thorough and discusses options that work.

March 28, 2024

A very good experience

March 15, 2024

Compassionate & caring & hope treatment helps.

March 3, 2024

She was very understanding and knowledgeable. Explained why's to me. Not sure if the treatment chosen works best but definitely able to explain so I can understand options from here.

February 29, 2024

Dr. Wells and her staff are #10.

February 27, 2024

Dr. Wells is excellent - knowledgeable and takes her time to explain treatment options.

February 27, 2024

Awesome person and fantastic staff/team there. Both FD clinic and Clarion.

February 26, 2024

It was a very good experience with each person I met; very informative on my condition and what was going to happen next. Dr. Wells was excellent with handling my visit.

February 21, 2024

Great care

February 13, 2024

Dr Wells is the best!

February 11, 2024

Very good - it was a pleasant visit.

February 1, 2024

Dr Wells is a good physician who listens to me

January 25, 2024

I already recommended to a friend. I am leaving on a cruise, and my pain is greatly improved.

January 24, 2024

Dr. Wells is the best.

January 16, 2024

Dr. Wells is great!

January 1, 2024

Just love Dr. Wells, so caring!

December 20, 2023

Dr Wells was awesome. Best I've ever been to.

December 8, 2023

Dr. Wells has a way of making the patient feel comfortable and secure.

December 5, 2023

Dr. Wells is such a professional & caring provider. She goes above & beyond.

November 27, 2023

Dr Wells is so kind and compassionate. She always makes me feel like "I'm her only patient "... She means alot to me as my doctor, helping me through difficult health issues. She always has a plan for me

November 20, 2023


November 10, 2023

Dr Wells is always very attentive and listens carefully to my complaints and needs & explains her choices carefully and my thoughts on those choices.

November 9, 2023

I have highly recommended Dr. Wells.

October 27, 2023

I recommend Iowa Specialty all the time

October 25, 2023

Dr Wells is an excellent provider. She's always ready to any questions and discuss with me. Thanks

October 20, 2023

Received a good game plan for my problem

September 7, 2023

Stellar, amazing care from all staff - love *Dr. Wells.

August 28, 2023

Dr Wells explained everything very well to me and the options I may have. She also was kind enough to help show me some exercises I can do to help with manging the pain..

August 22, 2023

*Shelley Wells is #1. She always has been a great provider and is helping me with chronic pain. Thank you *Shelley!

August 17, 2023

Experience was very good

August 16, 2023

Always a good experience. Dr Wells is excellent and relief happens almost immediately

August 14, 2023

I am very pleased with my care provider

July 28, 2023

Dr. Wells is very understanding of my back injuries and understands the care I need; and the care that works good for me.

July 28, 2023

Dr. Wells & the NA helped me to reschedule & answered questions about my lower back.

July 26, 2023

I would recommend this provider to everyone.

June 16, 2023

Dr. Wells was very nice and down to earth. She explained everything thoroughly and the plan going forward very well. I really liked her.

May 24, 2023

Value *Dr. Wells and how she collaborates with me to determine treatment.

May 19, 2023

Dr. Wells is always very concerned about my health and pain issues. She explains solutions to the problems that make sense. She also likes to get to know me personally.

May 17, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr Wells and staff and results are wonderful

May 14, 2023

Dr. Wells is always very attentive to my medical needs and my personal well-being. I am very happy with the quality of care that I receive at Iowa Specialty Hospital.

April 27, 2023

The care provider is the most concern & very knowledgeable.

April 26, 2023

I love Dr. Wells. She is very caring and makes me feel like we're part of a team!

April 21, 2023

Dr Wells is amazing! Wouldn't go anywhere else..

April 14, 2023

I recommend Specialty clinic to people I know

March 30, 2023

We have a great Dr - patient relationship and also Woman to Woman

March 28, 2023

Dr. Wells and staff are awesome, friendly, and caring, and they listen.

February 28, 2023

Shelly and her nurse were very informative about what should be done.

February 21, 2023

Dr Wells is always very kind, understanding and thorough in treatment and future care.

January 31, 2023

Doctor & nurse treated me and listened to me really good.

January 19, 2023

Dr. Wells is fantastic! She takes time to answer questions and is very knowledgeable! We never feel rushed, and always get excellent care!

December 19, 2022

Very professional but not overly intimidating, an inquiring mind who knows how to squeeze every ounce of truth from one's soul, good personality without being better than mine, excellent communication skills without being a blabbering ninny.

December 10, 2022

What can I say? How many times can a person say "GREAT?!"

November 18, 2022

No issues.

November 8, 2022

Good experience

October 14, 2022

Iowa specialty clinic I recommend to people when discussing health care

September 6, 2022

She listens to your problem and provides appropriate care. I feel very confident with her procedures.

September 2, 2022

I love the staff @ the Pain Clinic in Clarion. Whenever I call they are always so helpful and kind.

September 2, 2022

*Dr. Wells is exceptional.

September 1, 2022

Already recommending.

August 10, 2022

Dr. Well's was very nice and took the time to go over my questions which other doctors hadn't done. And I appreciate that. She's very easy to talk to

July 29, 2022

Very good.

July 28, 2022

The doctors and nurses assistant are very concerned for their patients.

July 22, 2022

My doctor is the best of the best in my opinion

July 15, 2022

I tell people that I'm a patient at iowa specialty

June 21, 2022

*Dr. Wells is amazing. She listened to all my concerns, helped me understand what was going on, explained all procedures, and was very caring. I have recommended her to many others, especially my mother.

June 14, 2022

Dr Wells has always listened to me and helped me find a solution for my pain

June 9, 2022

Love Dr Wells and Ally. Exceptional at what they do. And how they treat patients. Very kind

May 21, 2022

I've told family and friends about Dr Wells and her staff - I wish I had known about her many years ago

May 20, 2022

Very good. *Dr. Wells.

May 19, 2022

Excellent experience. Recommended Dr. Wells to friends daughter.

April 14, 2022

Everyone was excellent

March 30, 2022

Dr. Wells has done a wonderful job every step of the way with me.

March 25, 2022

Very Good!

March 18, 2022

The best

March 18, 2022

Good experience

March 18, 2022


March 15, 2022

Dr. Wells is the best. She explains everything very well and is always helpful and attentive.

March 11, 2022

Dr. Wells listened to my story as I recounted 25+ years of pain. She was interested and held eye contact with me. She informed me of my responsibilities while in her care and what was expected of me. We went over paperwork thoroughly. I felt entirely at ease in her presence.

March 9, 2022

I tell everyone about your hospital and the care you get.Dr.Wells is an awesome dr. & person!

February 22, 2022

Dr. Wells was prepared, had reviewed my prior records and listens openly. I very much appreciate her and the treatment she has provided me and my family.

February 21, 2022

Dr Wells is fantastic!!!! She explains everything

January 29, 2022

Dr. Wells the best!! Recommend whenever anyone ask about my experience and where we go

January 29, 2022

*Dr. Shelley Wells did an excellent job of caring and informing me of my options. I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!

January 28, 2022


January 14, 2022

She was very good at explaining. Also called me back the next day personally and answered my questions I forgot to ask her.

January 8, 2022

I have never had a bad experience with her!

January 8, 2022

There is a reason I keep coming back and I would recommend your place to anyone.

December 22, 2021

Dr. Wells is great! I had told many people about how good she is.

November 21, 2021

Doctor Wells is a excellent doctor

November 9, 2021

Dr. Wells is always attentive, knowledgeable and to the point on what alternatives to solving the problem.

October 21, 2021

I am very happy with the care I receive at Iowa Specialty hospital.

October 6, 2021

I was very pleased.

October 4, 2021

Really liked Dr. Wells. She was thorough and I agreed with her assessment.

September 15, 2021

Dr Wells is an excellent physician who has my full confidence
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