Dr. Curtis Crimmins, MD

Dr. Curtis Crimmins, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Curtis Crimmins, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, WI. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

525 W River Woods Pkwy Ste 230

Glendale, WI 53212

Contact Information

(414) 453-7418

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Trigger Finger Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Crimmins ""I believe that medical care should be administered on a personal level. I like to make people feel better in the quickest and easiest manner while considering the cost effectiveness of each treatment option and avoiding surgery, if possible""


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  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Mass Genl Hospital Havard Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Cincinnati
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctor 2012, February 2
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Crimmins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crimmins to family and friends
based on 60 total reviews (37 with comments)
Dr. Crimmins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (37)
in Franklin |
Milwaukee, WI |
Dr. Crimmins and his staff have been nothing but superior. He thoroughly explains options for cure and is not persistent in just doing something to "make money". I would highly recommend Dr. Crimmins and will refer those that need his expertise.
Milwaukee, WI |
I've had 2 appointments with Dr. Crimmins and have had the best experience. Both times I was taken early and met immediately with Dr. Crimmins. There was no wait time! Dr. Crimmins spoke with me in a very understandable manner and helped me make my decision for my surgery.
Waukesha, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is wondering. He took time to help me understand what my options were and how they would impact me. As I started to heal he listened to what my concerns were and what my successes were. I never once felt pressured into anything or rushed in his office.
in Greenfield, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is a great doctor with many years of experience and knowledge. I highly recommend him. His staff is wonderful and his appointments are always on-time with little to no waits.
Milwaukee, WI |
Excellent experience. Dr Crimmins fully explains your condition nd the options for treatment
in South Milwaukee, WI |
Caring Doctor listens carefully to your concerns and explains his plan on treatment in away normal guy can understand! This doctor doesn't rush to surgery he takes the let's do this first and see how that pans out then we'll look into other options. I highly recommend this skilled surgeon!
Milwaukee, WI |
Initially seeing Dr. Crimmins was a very good experience. He is very pleasant and seems very knowledgeable in his field. Margaret, his assistant is over the top excellent. However, I found as time went on, he was not as attentive to my concerns as I would have liked. It felt like he was blowing me off & didn't want to really address my concerns. It isn't like he spent a lot of time with me; he was always in such a hurry to get on to the next patient. I've become very dismayed by this.
in Milwaukee, WI |
This is a great hand surgeon! l recommend him to anyone who may need to have surgery for CARPAL TUNNEL! If someone told me to have hand surgery 3 or 4 years ago l never would have done it. Dr Crimmins explained the procedure to me step by step and it was the best decision l made. I have no pain in my hand, I sleep better! MY HAND FEELS BRAND NEW AND BETTER! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! THANK YOU!
in Franklin, WI |
Dr. Crimmins preformed carpal tunnel surgery on both my hands. The right in 2002, left in 2004. I have had no pain in either wrist ever since. If you are looking for the best, look no further.
It is an honor and a privilege to care for your upper extremity needs. Dr. Crimmin's values each and every patient. So glad to hear that you are healed and doing well!
in South Milwaukee, WI |
I rate Dr. Crimmins very high. He did carpal tunnel on both my wrists back in 2007. He did an excellent job. I haven't had any issues until recently which was a different type of issue. I had intense pain in my right palm/wrist so I went back to him. He gave me a shot of cortisone & it has considerably helped the pain in the tendon causing the pain. He is very polite, pleasant & very knowledgeable in his field. He explains everything well so you understand. His staff is very polite.
Thank you for your kind comment. We are pleased that your second experience with us was as pleasant as your first experience. It is a privilege to care for your upper extremity needs.
in Milwaukee, WI |
I love Dr. Crimmins. He is thorough, funny, and is VERY easy to talk with. His surgical skills are top notch.
Brookfield, WI |
Entire staff is professional and concerned during every office visit. Margaret is exceptional and a great asset to Dr Crimmins office.
in Pewaukee WI |
Dr. Crimmons is an excellent doctor! Professional and trustworthy. Great bedside mannor. Excellent surgeon. You can barely see the scar. I highly recommend Dr. Crimmons.
Racine, WI |
Dr. Crimmins provided expert professional and timely care when I experienced an injury to my hand. He explained everything thoroughly and was very available throughout my care. His office staff (especially Margaret) are especially efficient, accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Crimmins, his care was outstanding.
in Milwaukee, WI |
I went to Dr. Crimmins because of the increasing level of pain in my hand. After describing my symptoms to him, I immediately had follow-up tests to confirm diagnosis of carpal tunnel. Tests were done in the office. He recommended surgery. This all happened pretty fast so I was a little overwhelmed. Dr. Crimmins answered my questions about the surgery and recovery. He took the time to explain what might happen long term with out the surgery. Very positive experience.
in New Berlin, WI |
Explained the nature of my injury and what I could expect from surgery. Very professional and kind.
in Brookfield, WI |
Had arthritis surgery on my thumb joint. Had other hand done successfully 2 years ago. Dr. Crimmins uses a less invasive method than many other surgeons, resulting in faster recovery and less chance of side affects. I really like this. He is friendly, upbeat, and explains everything very well. Great experience. Mike Manthe
in Milwaukee, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is a great hand doctor. Second time went to him. Everyone in his office is friendly.
in Franklin, WI |
Dr. Crimmins literally rebuilt damage to my right hand and thumb with the skill and expertise of dedicated hand surgeon. Additionally, over the years he has assisted in remedying trigger fingers on both hands and eventual surgery to correct two of the triggers. His professionalism is paired with a personal caring. His staff exude his professionalism and concern for his patients. Before considering any other hand specialist (physician/surgeon), Dr. Crimmins should be your first call.
We read your comment and would like to thank you and tell you how much we appreciate the trust you have in us. We are equally pleased with your positive outcomes and hope that you continue to experience good health.
in Raymond, Wi |
Very professional, compassionate and knowledgeable
in Milwaukee, WI |
i felt he was interested in me and was kind in his approach
in Milwaukee, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is fantastic. He and his staff were outstanding. He is a very compassionate professional and is very knowledgeable about hand conditions. He performed my procedure excellently. I was was very satisfied with my follow-up.
in Oak Creek, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is fantastic. It is refreshing when a doctor spends time with you, explains your situation, and communicates a course of action. I have had problems with both wrists, and Dr. Crimmins expertise has corrected the issues, reduced the pain, and improved functionality in both. I believe he is one of the best hand specialist in the country. His team is excellent. Margaret runs the show for Dr. Crimmins, and she doesn't miss a thing.
Milwaukee, WI |
I always enjoy my short visit
in Franksville, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is understanding,compassionate,thorough,patient,and not afraid of a challenge which my case presented. He is my number one pick for a hand surgeon.His staff is also accommodating and treated my time as important while being courteous and helpful. They are a great combination.
in Pewaukee, WI |
I am a court reporter and have heard from many people that Dr. Crimmins is the best. I am here to tell you that he is both professional and personable. He quickly diagnosed the problem and gave me alternatives. I am extremely comfortable knowing I'm in good hands.
in Milwaukee, WI |
in Milwaukee, WI |
Just had another occasion to see Dr. Crimmins again. I'm in maintenance and over my 18 year relationship with the doc he is one that I actually look forward to seeing even under painful circumstances. Dr. Crimmins has treated my injuries, PT, and concerns with compassion and professionalism. I never feel rushed when I have seen him as he has taken the time to get to know me and answer all my questions. I wish all my doctors took his approach to care with their patients.
in Brookfield, WI |
1st time I saw the Doc was by accident when I was referred by employer to his partner. I couldn't remember partners name and front desk suggested Dr. Crimmons. That was over 10 years ago. I've had several surgeries done and PT also. Just saw him a few hours ago to get the trigger out of my finger. I called in the morning and got in soon after.But I think I made him miss lunch. What a guy!!! I have been extremely satisfied with him and the whole operation, including his assistant, Margret.
in Milwaukee, WI |
It was excellent. What more can I say?
in Milwaukee, WI |
I would recommend Dr. Crimmins to others because he is very professional, knowledgeable about hand conditions, and he performed my procedure excellently. Follow-up was also very satisfactory.
in Glendale, WI |
I broke my left radius on a Tuesday, went to ER for a temporary cast. They gave me Dr Crimmins' name, was able to get an appointment the next day. Had surgery to set the bone with a plate the next Monday. He explained the surgery, and even showed me what the plate looks like. I've had several follow-up visits as there have been some minor complications - resulting from the fall, not the surgery. Dr. Crimmins has been patient, and given me as much explanation as needed for me to understand.
in Mequon, WI |
Very competent, affable, easy to work with -- a pleasure to be his patient.
Thiensville, WI |
Dr. Crimmins is interested in you as a person not just a patient. He explains your problem or pain so you can understand everything that is going on with you body. When it comes to surgery he takes the time to talk to you and your family. He is very knowledgeable.
in Menomonee Falls, WI |
On the night of Nov. 9th I woke up with severe pain and constant numbness in my left hand. I was referred to Dr. Crimmins and after his review he said I had carpal tunnel, it was so severe that I needed surgery right away. It was amazing, once the surgery was completed my pain was gone. I still have some numbness but Dr. Crimmins thinks that will also go away. Dr. Crimmins and his staff were wonderful. I went to 3 of his offices, Mayfair, Glendale and the south side.
in Green Bay, WI |
Dr, Crimmins does NOT listen to his patients very well, to say the least. He insisted my hand injury had 'nothing to do' with the trauma of a workplace accident. Definitely an insurance companies best friend, but not operating in the best interest of his patients. To this day, I still have hand pain
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Dr. Crimmins accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Worker's Compensation
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