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Thomas A. Gettelman, MD

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My specialty:
Anesthesiology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both my undergraduate and medical degrees. I completed my anesthesiology residency in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia following internship at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I worked nine years in private practice in Reno, Nevada, with a brief stint in Maine before joining Kaiser Permanente in Denver. My wife and I have enjoyed living in Boulder where access to outdoor activities and numerous quality eateries is quick and easy. We continue to be enthusiastic Badger fans and enjoy a constant assortment of dogs in our household as Puppy Raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

About my practice

Anesthesiology allows me to combine interests I have in physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and technology to take great care of my patients. I listen and seek to understand my patients' questions and concerns so that we can make a treatment plan that meets their needs. I’m particularly interested in regional anesthesia techniques and the application of technology to the practice of medicine. As a department technical lead, I enjoy helping my colleagues to most efficiently use the technological tools we have at our disposal.

How I thrive

I am at my best when I’m able to incorporate outdoor activities into my routine. I’m an avid cyclist (both road and mountain) and have cycled across the continent. I enjoy alpine skiing in the winter and when the snow melts it’s time to head out on the rivers in a whitewater kayak. My wife and I enjoy camping with our dogs, especially in the mountains to enjoy cooler summer temperatures.

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Anesthesiology Department name
2045 Franklin Street, Denver, CO 80205
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

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  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison , WI

Board certification

Anesthesiology

AM BD of Anesthesiology

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Medical training

Internship

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
LaCrosse , WI

Residency

Anesthesiology

University of Virginia Hospitals Internal Medicine
Charlottesville , VA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2006

Provider ID

017681
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12/18/2018