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Gary Gettelfinger

Anesthesiologist and Chronic Pain Specialist

A true Hoosier at heart, Dr. Gary Gettelfinger has been practicing in Bloomington, Indiana, for more than 20 years. Born in New Albany, Indiana, he served in the United States Navy following his residency. He started a pain clinic in Okinawa, Japan, and continued it in Camp Pendleton, California, before returning home to the Hoosier State.

Dr. Gettelfinger has four beautiful children and a wonderful wife, Karen Hrisomalos, who practices dentistry in Bloomington. He loves spending time hunting, skiing, traveling with his family and helping with his church.

Areas of Focus

Anesthesia | Chronic Pain Medicine | Pain Management

Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine

Education

  • Indiana University, BA
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Residency

Positions

  • Bloomington Anesthesiologists, PC, Surgical Anesthesiologist
  • United States Navy
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Having been in practice for 30 years, my treatment philosophy is to help patients identify the cause of their pain so that they can make changes in their lives to help prevent future injuries.
Dr. Gary Gettelfinger

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Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics to provide tactical athlete services for Greenwood Police and Fire

GREENWOOD, IND. – Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, formerly known as Methodist Sports Medicine, was selected by the City of Greenwood to provide tactical athlete services for its police and […]
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When Is the Right Time for a Joint Replacement?

Living with a joint that isn’t functioning like it should and has been causing you pain can be scary. You may wonder if you need a joint replacement, but are […]
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Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Now Open

CARMEL, Indiana – The Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics facility is now open. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence offers a full spectrum of care […]
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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.

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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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