Dr. Craig Lareau, MD

Dr. Craig Lareau, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Craig Lareau, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Springfield, MA. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.

300 Birnie Ave

Springfield, MA 01107

Contact Information

(413) 785-4666

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brandeis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Rhode Island Hosp Brown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Rhode Island Hosp Brown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Rhode Island Hosp Brown University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lareau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lareau's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lareau to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Lareau's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Florence MA |
Amazing results for my bunion surgery. Simple and informative from start to finish.
in East Longmeadow, MA |
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Lareau. He is kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Dr. Lareau was understanding of my initial desires to try treating with several conservative methods before surgery. When the time came for my left ankle surgery, he answered all my questions and concerns I had prior to surgery, as well at the follow-up appointments after surgery through recovery. Dr. Lareau's staff is also outstanding and made all appointments easy start to finish.
in Springfield, MA |
My experience with Dr Lareau was excellent from the very start. I had been troubled with severe ankle problems for years. After seeing him a few times to research what could be done, Dr Lareau suggested a relatively new, surgery "ankle replacement". Which could be beneficial for my problem The actual surgery went very well. I was out of the hospital in about two days. The ankle felt great and all x-rays looked excellent. Most amazing, pain levels were non existent after the surgery. Great job!
in Ware, MA |
I can't say enough about Dr. Lareau and his staff. I had extensive surgery on my rt. foot and ankle. Yes, recovery took some time but here I am a year later wearing shoes and walking without pain. I am returning a year later to have Dr. Lareau do surgery on my left foot. He takes the time to explain the procedure and recovery time and was able to answer all my questions. I also would like to say something about Yolanda. She was superb in setting up my surgery and making sure all was ready.
West Sprinfield, MA |
Dr Lareau performed surgery on both my right and left foot to correct fractured 5th metatarsals in each foot. A pin was inserted in each foot and corrected the problem. I incurred very little pain, barely a scar and utilized the ultra-sound bone healing treatment he recommended which expedited the healing process. He answered all my questions that I had prior to surgery as well at the follow-up appointments after surgery. I would highly recommend him if you require foot surgery.
in Springfield, MA |
Dr. Lareau, is an amazing Doctor; he is very easy to explain things to him and he always shows concerns about how I feel. Dr. Lareau was my surgeon and he did a great job. I am very happy with the way my surgery went and how it looks
in Agawam, MA |
Dr. Lareau is an extremely good orthopedic surgeon. His compassion and care for his patient is great.
in Westfield, MA |
Dr. Lareau has performed three surgeries on my severely disfigured foot. The transformation is truly remarkable. Dr. Lareau always listened to my issues and addressed my concerns. He is a perfectionist with a calm, confident demeanor who I have grown to respect and trust. I am looking forward to walking pain free for the first time in decades, a truly life changing experience. What Dr. Lareau did for me was nothing short of a miracle!!
in Chicopee, MA |
Dr. Lareau performed a cheilectomy on my right foot. Dr Lareau's advice prior to opting for surgery was comprehensive and sound and he ensured I was adequately briefed before, during and after the procedure. Dr. Lareau's surgical work was exceptional and I experienced a rapid recovery with minimal pain. The staff at NEOS was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Dr. Lareau for any required orthopedic care especially requiring surgery.
in Mass |
Dr lareau...I was referred to this surgeon from a nurse at wing hospital. I must say he is kind caring and knowledgable!! I shattered my ankle and from day one I could tell I was in good hands. He will let you know exactly how it is he's so friendly but a quiet guy... Can't thank him enough for saving my foot I had a very bad shatter 3 months later I'm getting back on my feet!!
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Dr. Lareau accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Springfield, MA 01199
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