Dr. Sylvia Ertel was born in Indianapolis and attended North Central High School. She completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University with honors in biology. She then moved on to the Big Apple, graduating from New York University School of Medicine. There she met her husband. They completed their residencies in Houston, Texas, hers at Baylor University. In 2002, they moved back to Indiana where she joined Castleton OB/GYN (now Community Ob/Gyn Care).
Dr. Ertel’s mission for patient care is to stay on the cutting edge of technology and medical research to provide the most knowledgeable and educated care plans with empathy and compassion. She enjoys a fulfilling practice educating women about their health. She was one of the first doctors to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy at Community North. She is board certified and a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology.
Spending time with her family is one of Dr. Ertel’s joys. Her husband is a nephrologist, and together they have four children, including twins. They enjoy hiking at Ft. Benjamin Harrison State Park, playing with their two dogs and traveling.