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Welcome to Wellspring Clinic
Pain Management, Brain Injury/TBI, Addiction Treatment, Primary Care, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Practice located in Bel Air, MD
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Welcome to Wellspring Clinic
Pain Management, Brain Injury/TBI, Addiction Treatment, Primary Care, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Practice located in Bel Air, MD
Father and son knee pain
Welcome to Wellspring Clinic
Pain Management, Brain Injury/TBI, Addiction Treatment, Primary Care, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Practice located in Bel Air, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Treating strokes, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries. Treating spasticity with intrathecal baclofen pumps. Treating spasticity with Botox
Pain Management
The Wellspring Clinic provides treatments and therapies for a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions. 
Headache Specialist
Treating migraines and other complicated headaches syndromes, Botox for chronic migraines, ganglion blocks and nerve blocks for headaches
Primary Care
Our Primary Care Physicians can diagnose and treat common illnesses and spot minor health problems before they become serious ones.
Addiction Treatment
Of Suboxone, Sublocade injections and Vivitrol injections.
Wellspring Clinic
A Different Kind of Treatment Center

Wellspring Clinic in Bel Air, Maryland, offers comprehensive pain management services that focus on improving overall wellness instead of just coping with discomfort. Board-certified physical medicine physician Nkiruka Arene, MD, uses both traditional and holistic strategies to support the health of adults and children to promote a better quality of life.

As the practice’s medical director, Dr. Arene values the time she spends with patients and learning about their health challenges. She earned her medical degree from the University of Lagos – College of Medicine in Nigeria and completed her fellowship training at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Arene previously served as the medical director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

At Wellspring Clinic, Dr. Arene provides compassionate pain management services and takes an integrative, whole-person approach to care. She diagnoses and treats a range of acute and chronic pain issues, including joint pain, with ultrasound-guided injections, pain pumps, and other advanced strategies.  

Sports medicine services are available to address sprains, repetitive use injuries, and other sports-related conditions. Dr. Arene has extensive experience diagnosing and treating concussions and other brain injuries resulting from car accidents, workplace injuries, and other unexpected events.

To support general health and wellness, Wellspring Clinic provides testosterone therapy for adult men with low libido and other symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Dr. Arene also supervises medical weight loss programs for adults and children with weight challenges that increase chronic disease risks.

Wellspring Clinic offers customized addiction treatment programs for people of all ages. Dr. Arene uses Suboxone® and other medications to support long-term recovery and minimize risk factors for relapse.

Call Wellspring Clinic in Bel Air, Maryland, to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Inside our office
Our Mission
Having years of experience, I understand how to work with my patients to ensure they receive the best care possible. My thoughtful and personalized approach means I'm fully committed to the health and well-being of all my patients.
With a Pain Management Physician like me, you’re in great hands.
The Headaches Center at Wellspring Clinics. Treating Migraines and Complex Headache Disorders.
Headache Specialist
BrainView Neuroscan System
Neuro-Functional Assessment
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Meet Medical Director, Dr. Nkiruka Arene

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Pain Management, Brain Injury/TBI & Brain Injury Medicine
Nkiruka Arene, MD

Nkiruka Arene, MD, is the medical director at Wellspring Clinic in Bel Air, Maryland. She is also the chief physician, board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Arene is also trained in the latest pain management and recovery therapies. 

After seven years as a physician and academic at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Arene decided to take her knowledge and experience in treating pain and disability into the community. She combines her concern for all aspects of the care and health of her patients with her expertise in the field, allowing patients the highest possible level of recovery and mobility.

Dr. Arene is experienced in managing rehabilitation issues in conjunction with the patient's primary care physician and physical therapists. It's this dedication and concern for the suffering of others that fueled her desire to bring a comprehensive system of care to the community. The staff at the Wellspring Clinic share this desire, which shows in the compassion and care they provide to all of their patients.

Kevin Bedwell, PA-C

Kevin Bedwell is a dedicated and compassionate Physician Assistant with a profound commitment to improving the lives of patients suffering from chronic pain. With extensive training and experience in pain management, he has become a trusted healthcare provider known for his exceptional expertise and patient-centered care.

**Education and Training:**
Kevin Bedwell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College and Schiller International University in Heidelberg Germany before pursuing his Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies. During his education, he displayed an exceptional aptitude for understanding the complexities of pain physiology and management, setting the foundation for future specialization. With experience in Spine surgery he began working at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2009 on the Orthopedic team. Because of the Global War on Terror he treated many amputees who lost their limbs in battle. This is where he began years of pain management working in Orthopedics for several years treating joint replacement patients

**Clinical Expertise:**
With a focus on pain management, Kevin Bedwell has honed his skills in diagnosing and treating a wide range of pain conditions. His clinical expertise includes:

  • **Comprehensive Assessments:** He conducts thorough assessments to understand the unique aspects of each patient's pain experience, considering physical, psychological, and emotional factors.
  • **Multimodal Approaches:** He is well-versed in using a variety of techniques, such as medication management, physical therapy, and interventional procedures, to develop customized treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs.
  • **Minimizing Opioid Dependency:** Kevin is a strong advocate for minimizing opioid dependency whenever possible. He explores alternative therapies and pain management strategies to reduce reliance on these medications.
Mercy  Kalu, MSN, APRN, AGPC-NP

Mercy Kalu is a highly skilled and compassionate Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare to patients of all ages. With a strong background in nursing and a commitment to continuous learning, Mercy has become a trusted healthcare professional known for her expertise in primary care and patient-centered approach.

Mercy earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Walden University and achieved certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (AGPC-NP) from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Her rigorous academic training and dedication to evidence-based practice have equipped her with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver comprehensive and effective care.

With over a decade of nursing experience, Mercy has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, clinics, and specialized medical facilities. Her diverse background has allowed her to develop a holistic understanding of healthcare, emphasizing the importance of preventative care, patient education, and disease management.

As a Certified Nurse Practitioner, she has gained expertise in diagnosing and treating common health conditions, conducting physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, and providing personalized care plans. She is known for her ability to establish rapport with patients, actively listen to their concerns, and involve them in the decision-making process.

Patient-Centered Care:
Mercy’s philosophy revolves around patient-centered care. She believes in treating the whole person, considering their physical, emotional, and social well-being. Her compassionate and empathetic approach ensures that patients feel heard, valued, and actively involved in their healthcare journey.

Community Involvement:
Beyond her clinical work, Mercy is passionate about giving back to the community. She volunteers her time and expertise at local health fairs, educational workshops, and community outreach programs such as Baltimore Igbo School. She believes in the importance of health promotion and strives to empower individuals to take control of their health.

In her free time, Mercy enjoys adventure, traveling, dancing, reading medical journals, and spending quality time with her family. She is proud to be a Certified Nurse Practitioner and is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of her patients, one healthcare encounter at a time?

Insurance We Accept

We are accepting new patients. We take the following insurances.
Please reach out to our office for self-pay rates.

Bel Air

2012 S Tollgate Road, Suite 207
Bel Air, MD 21015

Hours Of Operation:

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed