UPDATE: Telehealth Appointments Now Available

Methodist Sports Medicine is now offering telehealth appointments. We understand under the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, injuries still occur and joint and musculoskeletal pain just doesn’t stop. Telehealth appointments allow our physicians to provide you the care you deserve and the convenience you need during this time. Click here or call one of our triage specialists for more information at 317-817-1200 .


Some MSM locations are closed due to COVID-19. Click here or call for more details at 317-817-1200If you are symptomatic with flu like symptoms, we ask that you reschedule your appointment via telehealth or for a later date.

Gary Gettelfinger

Gary Gettelfinger

Anesthesiologist and Chronic Pain Specialist

Dr. Gary Gettelfinger was born in New Albany, Indiana and went to Indiana University for 12 years – undergraduate, medical school and residency. From there he went into the United States Navy to pay his debts and was stationed in Okinawa and Camp Pendleton, California. 

He has been in Bloomington, Indiana for 24 years doing surgery anesthesia and chronic pain medicine.

Dr. Gettelfinger is double-boarded in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Pain Medicine, respectively. He is currently a partner with Bloomington Anesthesiologist PC for his surgical anesthesia. 

Dr. Gettelfinger has four beautiful children and a wonderful wife, Karen Hrisomalos, who has been practicing dentistry in Bloomington, Indiana for the past 30 years. He loves spending time outdoors hunting, skiing, and traveling with his family, and helping with his church.

Areas of Focus

  • Anesthesiology 
  • Chronic Pain Medicine


Clinical Assistants

  • Donna Janssen RN
  • Sherri Richardson

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


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


  • Bloomington Anesthesiologists, P.C., Surgical Anesthesiologist
  • United States Navy