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Home  |  Doctors |  Craig Cummins, MD

Craig Cummins, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

Practice Locations

27401 W. Highway 22
Suite 125
Barrington IL 60010
Fax: 847-381-0811
815 Cog Circle
Suite 1
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Fax: 847-381-0811

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Meet Craig Cummins

Biography

Dr. Cummins began his practice in 2001 and has since developed an orthopedic practice with a primary focus on the management of shoulder disorders and sports-related issues. Since 2001, Dr. Cummins has functioned as a team physician for Barrington High School and previously was a team physician for Lake Zurich High School, from 2002-2016. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and is one of less than 5% of orthopedic surgeons with an additional board certification in sports medicine. 

Dr. Cummins is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has served as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and has also consulted for various orthopedic companies, teaching basic and cutting-edge arthroscopic techniques to orthopedic surgeons across the country.

Dr. Cummins has been involved at the leadership level at Good Shepherd Hospital having previously served as the orthopaedic section chairman and the surgery department chairman. Dr. Cummins’ leading-edge techniques, combined with proven methods, provide his patients with the best orthopedic care possible. He works to develop a partnership with his patients, which begins with listening and gathering information, not only about the orthopedic injury but also how the physical problem is affecting the patient’s life.

Dr. Cummins seeks to develop a dialogue with his patients to help them fully understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. He believes that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment and enjoy the best outcomes.

On a more personal note, Dr. Cummins has been married to his wife Becca since 1993 after meeting her at the University of Florida. His wife is a practicing dermatologist with Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group and her office is located in Deerfield, Illinois. Drs. Craig and Rebecca Cummins have three children and reside in the Barrington area.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I develop a dialogue with my patients to help them fully understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process.

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Illinois Medical Society
  • Lake County Medical Society

Education

Fellowship
University of New South Wales, Kogarah/Sydney, Australia
Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine
Residency
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago Illinois
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Research and Publications

Publications:

  • Cummins CA, Scarborough M, Enneking W: Multicentric Giant Cell Tumor of Bone. Clin Orthop, 322: 245-252, 1996.
  • Cummins CA, Anderson K, Bowen M, Nuber G, and Roth SI: Anatomy and Histological Characteristics of the Spinoglenoid Ligament. J Bone and Joint Surg, 80-A: 1622-1625, 1998.
  • Cummins CA, Anderson K, Nuber G, Messer T, Bowen M: Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment at the Spinoglenoid Notch in a Professional Baseball Pitcher. Am J Sports Med, 27: 810-812, 1999.
  • Cummins CA, Messer TM, Nuber GW: Current Concepts Review: Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment. J Bone Joint Surg, 82-A: 415-424, 2000.
  • Messer TM, Cummins CA, Ahn J, Kelikian AS: Outcome of the Modified Brostrom Procedure for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability Using Suture Anchors. Foot Ankle Int, 21(12): 996-1003, 2000.
  • Cummins CA, Sabrina S, Appleyard R, Szomor Z, Marshall J, Murrell G: Rotator Cuff Repair with Bio- Absorbable Screws: An In Vivo and Ex Vivo Investigation. Arthroscopy. 19(3): 239-248, 2003.
  • Cummins CA, Murrell GAC: Mode of Failure for Rotator Cuff Repair with Suture Anchors Identified at Revision Surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 12: 128-33, 2003.
  • Mehta S, Cummins C, Milgram R: Anterior Tibial Artery Impingement by a Distal Interlocking Screw: A Case Report. The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 16: 35-37, 2003.
  • Cummins CA, Messer TM, Schafer M: Infraspinatus Muscle Atrophy in Major League Baseball Player. Am J Sports Med. 32: 116-120, 2004.
  • Cummins CA, Appleyard RC, Strickland S, Haen P, Chen S, Murrell, G: Rotator Cuff Repair: An Ex Vivo Analysis of Suture Anchor Repair Techniques on Initial Load to Failure. Arthroscopy. 21 (10): 1236-41, 2005.
  • Cummins CA: Lateral Epicondylitis: In Vivo Assessment of Arthroscopic Debridement and Correlation With Patient Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 34 (9): 1486-1491.
  • Cummins CA, Schneider DS: Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Baseball Players. Neurol Clin. 26: 195-215, 2008.
  • Cummins CA, Sasso L, Nicholson, D: Impingement Syndrome: Temporal Outcomes of Non-Operative Treatment. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 18: 172-177, 2009.
  • Cummins CA, Schneider DS: Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Baseball Players. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 20(1): 175-193, 2009.

 

Abstracts (Presentations and Posters):

  • Scarborough M, Cummins CA, Enneking W: Multicentric Giant Cell Tumor of Bone. International Symposium on Limb Salvage. Podium and Poster Presentation. Florance, Italy, 1995
  • Cummins CA, Anderson K, Nuber G, Bowen M, Roth SI: Anatomy of the Spinoglenoid Ligament. Mid- America Orthopaedic Association, Seventeenth Annual Meeting. Podium and Poster Presentation. Bermuda, May 1999.
  • Messer T, Cummins C, Kelikian A: Modified Brostrom Procedure Using Implantable Suture Anchors for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Seventeenth Annual Meeting, Bermuda, May 1999; Podium Presentation.
  • Shapiro J, Cummins C, Shafer M: Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedic Residents. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 16, 2000; Podium Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Messer T, Schafer M: Prevalence and Characteristics of Suprascapular Nerve Injury in Major League Baseball Players. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Eighteenth Annual Meeting, Scottsdale Arizona, April 2000; Podium Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Messer T, Schafer M: Prevalence and Characteristics of Suprascapular Nerve Injury in Major League Baseball Players. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, AOSSM Specialty Day, SanFrancisco, Califorinia, March 2001; Poster Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Marshall J, Murrell, GAC: Rotator Cuff Repair with Sutureless Bio-Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation Screws, A Note of Caution. AOSSM Annual Meeting, Keystone, Colorado, June 28-July 1, 2001; Poster Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Murrell G: Mode of Failure forRotator Cuff Repair: Intra-Operative Findings at Revision Surgery. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Annual Meeting, Dallas, Feb 13-17, 2002, Podium Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Strickland S, Appleyard RC, Szomor ZL, Grant C, Murrell GAC: Rotator Cuff Repair: An Ex Vivo Mechanical Study Comparing Trans-Osseous Sutures, Suture Anchors and Bio-Absorbable Screws. Orthopaedic Reserch Society, Annual Meeting, Dallas, Feb 2002, Podium Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Strickland S, Appleyard RC, Szomor ZL, Grant C, Murrell GAC: Rotator Cuff Repair: An Ex Vivo Mechanical Study Comparing Trans-Osseous Sutures, Suture Anchors and Bio-Absorbable Screws. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 3rd Biennial Meeting, April 2002, Orlando Florida.
  • Walton J, Cummins CA, Marshall J, Murrell GAC: Long Term Temporal Outcomes Following Rotator Cuff Repair. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Annual Meeting, 2004, San Francisco.
  • Cummins CA: Lateral Epicondylitis, In Vivo Assessment of Arthroscopic Debridement and Correlation with Patient Outcomes. AOSSM Annual Meeting, Keystone Colorado, July 14-July 17, 2005, Podium Presentation.
  • Cummins CA, Sasso L, Anderson D: Impingement Syndrome: Temporal Outcomes of Non-Operative Treatment. (1) AOSSM Annual Meeting, Calgary Canada, July 12-15, 2007, Poster Presentation. (2) AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Society Specialty Day, San Francisco CA, March 2008, Podium Presentation.

Appointments

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America: Associate Master Instructor; Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Midwestern University: Clinical Preceptor; Physician Assistant Program

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

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