Need a school sports physical?

We are offering school sports physicals at our Finch Creek location for $30, cash pay. To schedule an appointment, please call the office at 317-817-1200 or schedule online here.

John McCarroll

John McCarroll

Founding Partner of Methodist Sports Medicine

A fellowship-trained, board-certified physician who’s also a lifelong athlete, Dr. McCarroll was a founding partner of Methodist Sports Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University, served an orthopedic residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. and completed specialized training in sports medicine from the University of Oklahoma.

After years spent as an all-state football player for Zanesville High School, a competitor on the Ohio State baseball team, team physician, orthopedic consultant, and avid golfer, Dr. McCarroll understands nothing is more frustrating than sitting on the sidelines with an injury. 

He has devoted his career to getting players back in the game, whether “the game” is starting in a match-up between IU and one of its Big 10 foes, or comfortably sitting in the stands through your daughter’s soccer championships. 

Dr. McCarroll now limits his practice to walk-in clinic patients at Methodist Sports Medicine ’s North location.

As the father to four children and grandfather of four, Dr. McCarroll believes an important part of being a good doctor is the ability to see your patients as people–dads and moms, grandparents, sisters, and brothers—who all juggle demanding lifestyles and need to find time to pursue their passions, volunteer, and “play” as a family at every opportunity.

Areas of Focus

  • Sports Medicine


Clinical Assistants

  • Tara Lindley
  • Angela Petrisin

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  • Ohio State University, BS
  • Ohio State University School of Medicine, MD
  • Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, Resident
  • University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Fellowship


  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, 1977
  • Medical License, State of Indiana, 1980
  • Medical License, State of Ohio, 1970
  • Medical License, State of Oklahoma, 1977


  • Indiana Football Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2012
  • Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame, Merit Award
  • Indiana University Athletics, Service Recognition
  • Indiana University Medical School, Outstanding Teacher Award 
  • Senior Athletic Training Award, Dedicated to Dr. McCarrol
  • Team Physician of the Year


  • 65 articles and chapters with national publications
  • 1 textbook on golf injuries
  • 80+ national and local presentations on various topics, mostly knee injuries


  • Herodicus Society, Member
  • Methodist Sports Medicine, Founder
  • Ohio State University Collegiate Baseball, Player
  • United States Navy, Naval Regional Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Commander, 1977—1980
  • Zanesville High School Football, All-State Player
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Indiana University former team physician
  • Indiana University Medical Center, clinical assistant profession
  • Arthroscopy Associates of North America