Dr. Peter Cummings, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Cummings
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6320 W Union Hills Dr Glendale, AZ 85308

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Dr. Peter Cummings, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Glendale, AZ and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cummings has more experience with Elbow, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cummings to book an appointment.


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Everyone was very professional and at ease which helps. I would definitely recommend them and found out 2 of my family members had also seen him. In fact Dr. Cummings has done a couple surgeries on family members I found out later.
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Catherine Kavanaugh – Oct 16, 2020
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Excellent bedside manor and knowledge, thank you for being my doctor.
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Oct 09, 2020
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Very caring and compassionate. Took time to explain everything and answer all questions.
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Sep 26, 2020
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My most recent visit with Dr. Cummings was very disappointing. While in previous visits he'd been pleasant, this time he was unprofessional & contentious. I was in a lot of pain that I felt might be unrelated to what he had been treating me for beforehand. I was hoping to discuss a few possibilities I had researched online that were in line with my symptoms & recent medical issues. He immediately became hostile & mocking, putting me very much on the defensive. Ultimately, he strode out of the room, handing me off to another doctor in his practice. God complex, anyone?!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 25, 2020
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Very personal and fast service honest answer to all my questions
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Elisesa – Sep 23, 2020
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He was very intuitive to what I was explaining about my pains. He was thorough and explained in detail my situation. He was friendly and easy to talk to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 19, 2020
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Dr Cummings is awesome!!! My wife had stem cell therapy for a shoulder tear and I saw him for a dislocated shoulder a year later. Very friendly and knowledgeable also referred us to wonderful Physical therapists!! He is at the top of the game!!!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 10, 2020
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Dr. Cummings has helped me so much with my knees that I recommend him very highly. I am so lucky to have him as my Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Georgia Fourlis – Sep 04, 2020
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I’ve had several surgeries as a professional athlete prior to visiting Dr. Cummings. I found him to be the most comprehensive orthopedic surgeon I’ve run into over my many visits to several doctors. He’s engaging in a subject matter expert I fully trust him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 28, 2020
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Dr. Cummings is an excellent doctor and excellent surgeon. He has great bedside manner explains everything and only does surgery if necessary. It’s a good man
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer Werner – Aug 28, 2020
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I really like Dr. Cummings. He is very pleasant and easy to talk to. He gives you honest answers and is extremely knowledgeable. He doesn’t rush you in and out either. I give the same comments to his PA Casandra Smith.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fern T. – Aug 28, 2020
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Dr. Cummings was AMAZING!!!! He was honest, provided me options, gave advice as well as suggestions! I’m looking forward to seeing him again in 6 weeks! I was apprehensive in going not knowing what the outcome would be however from beginning to end every step of the way I was comforted! Thank you Dr. Cummings!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Amber Thomas – Aug 22, 2020
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Always excellent explanations of health situations. Always a very friendly atmosphere!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carole – Aug 19, 2020
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Absolutely! Very thorough staff, friendly, COVID friendly, doctor has great bedside manner and did not push for surgery.
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Not one complaint – Aug 07, 2020
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He is very thorough and knowledgeable.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 05, 2020
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Very good.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Paula Meyer – Aug 01, 2020
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On time. Quickly determined problem. Treated knee with cortozone shot.
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Jul 22, 2020
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Quick to the point and very friendly
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Everything was just great – Jul 22, 2020
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Great experience and very thorough!
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Doug Nelson – Jul 03, 2020
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Excellent doctor with the correct diagnosis of my problem. Explained in detail my options for treatment ...highly recommend this doctor.
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About Me

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1996
Pennsylvania State University
Residency Hospital
1992
Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1991
The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School

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(602) 277-6211

Dr. Cummings accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PacificSource
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Elbow Injuries more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Elbow Sprain more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Shoulder Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Knee Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Cummings treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Cummings' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

The Orthopedic Clinic Association

The Orthopedic Clinic Association6320 W Union Hills Dr Glendale, AZ 85308
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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