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Erich Weidenbener

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Erich Weidenbener’s goal is to keep all patients active and physically fit through all stages of life. He has extensive experience treating athletic injuries in adolescents, high school and collegiate athletes, and adult recreational athletes.

While growing up in Evansville, Indiana, Dr. Weidenbener developed a love of sports and fitness training. He enjoys all outdoor activities, including golf, yard work, gardening, camping and alpine skiing. He especially enjoys high altitude hiking and trekking and has climbed four “Fourteeners” in Colorado and, in 2017, completed a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Dr. Weidenbener and his wife Lisa raised five children and currently enjoy farm-living as empty nesters.

Areas of Focus

Sports Medicine | Non-surgical General Orthopedic Injuries and Trauma | Non-surgical Fracture Care | Spine | Workers’ Compensation


  • Sports Medicine, Board Certified


  • Indiana University, BS
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis, Residency
  • Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Sports Medicine Fellowship


  • Bloomington North High School, Team Physician
  • Bloomington South High School, Former Team Physician
  • Volunteers in Medicine, Clinic in Bloomington, Indiana, On-site Physician
  • YMCA Board of Directors, Member and Past President
I believe in focusing on every patient as an individual, not just an injury or a condition. My intent is to address not only the particular problem but also to help each patient achieve their overall health and fitness goals.
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Forté Fast Orthopedic Care is designed to provide same-day access to orthopedic specialists for acute injuries. In the event of an emergency, its important to know when to visit the ER over a walk-in orthopedic clinic.

Learn more about Forté Fast at https://bit.ly/3aa58zs.

A true Hoosier at heart, Dr. Gary Gettelfinger has been practicing as an anesthesiologist and chronic pain specialist in Bloomington for more than 20 years. Learn more about Dr. Gettelfinger at https://bit.ly/3NfjBs0.

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Since the very beginning, our docs have played an active role in the community through sports. We're proud to see Drs. Michael Bender and Joseph Maratt sharing that same passion with their little athletes.


As the tactical athletic trainer for Greenwood Police and Fire, Dave Walston keeps police officers and firefighters in top physical shape — which ultimately, makes the community safer. Read more in the story covered by the @DailyJournalNet https://bit.ly/3L9gZKQ

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