Rick Weidenbener, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist located in Indianapolis, IN & Bloomington, IN

Dr. Rick Weidenbener, MD, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist at the Midwest Center for Joint Replacement

About Dr. Weidenbener

Dr. Rick Weidenbener is a board certified orthopedic sports medicine specialist based in Bloomington, IN. He has been treating athletic injuries in adolescents, high school and college athletes, and adults for over 35 years. Weidenbener graduated from Indiana University for his undergraduate and the IU School of Medicine for medical school. He completed his residency at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis, then finished his training with a fellowship in sports medicine at Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (formerly Methodist Sports Medicine). He joins the MCJR team to continue serving new and existing patients in the Bloomington area.

Weidenbener most loves being able to keep his patients active and physically fit through all stages of life. He himself is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys golfing, gardening, camping, alpine skiing and high altitude hiking. He has climbed four “Fourteeners” in Colorado and, in 2017, completed a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Weidenbener and his wife Lisa have five children and currently live on a farm in Greene County as empty nesters.

He spends some of his time serving as a team physician for Bedford North Lawrence High School football.

Call 317-455-1064 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weidenbener.

Bloomington Sports Medicine Specialist

From high school athletes to weekend warriors, from ankle sprains to broken bones, Dr. Weidenbener is a specialist in all things related to sports medicine. Schedule an appointment at the MCJR Bloomington office.

Sports medicine injuries include:

  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocations
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains & strains
  • Torn ligaments
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • ACL, MCL, and LCL injuries
  • Other overuse injuries

What Our Patients Say


“The facility is easy to access and the staff is pleasant, respectful, and welcoming. Dr. Weidenbener is thorough in the examination, knowledgeable, and experienced while empathetic. I’m comfortable knowing that I’m getting the best level of care.”

– Debbie W.


“I arrived late for an appointment, and didn’t receive anything but astounding professionalism from the desk when signing in. The doctor was outstanding in every aspect. Not only an outstanding display of professionalism, but really listened and was interested in the issues I was having. He’s absolutely done an an amazing job.”

– Jeremy J.


“If I could give 10 stars, I would. He has been my doctor for over 20 years. I have been very well cared for. There is no one else I would go to for advice and care. I am delighted that he is now with Midwest Joint Replacement Center; it’s the perfect place for him.”

-Alice R.

Ready to take the first step toward a more active life?

Contact Midwest Center for Joint Replacement today and schedule a Sports Medicine consultation. Don’t let pain or injury hold you back any longer.

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