Dr. Peter Cummings, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Cummings
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Orthopedic Clinic Association

9377 E Bell Rd Ste 231 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Dr. Peter Cummings, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. 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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Dr. Cummings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cummings

4.9

Based on 221 ratings

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Dr. Cummings has repaired BOTH of my shoulders in the past 5 years. Both of them have regained over 95% of pre-injury strength and mobility. His manner is professional and to-the-point, but pleasant and informative. His PA is also terrific, and his recommended post-surgery physical therapists were top-notch. An example of his kindness: neither I nor pre-op nurses could remove my wedding band just before surgery, and I sadly was about to authorize cutting it off - Dr Cummings came in, took a look, told me not to worry and he'd get it off before the surgery once I was anesthetized. Sure enough, after surgery I received a small cup with my intact ring!
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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R – Aug 07, 2021
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Dr. Peter Cummings is a very pleasant man. I felt very comforted when I was told I tore my ACL. He was very thorough in my options. My recovery has been amazing and I owe it to him and his team! Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rae – May 30, 2021
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Seemed friendly and likeable but on 2nd visit asked if I'd considered amputation of my arm. I was too shocked; He knew nothing about my life or lifestyle. How could he blithely even say those words. That clinched it for me. I as done.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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CHERYL PULLAN – Apr 10, 2021
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I am an existing patient of dr Cummings and they moved location and never sent any communications and after walking the past building for 30 Minutes, calling and wait time was 7 min and finally going to the therapy office that told me they moved and told me of their new location. There was no sign on new building either letting their patients know of their office. I am now 15 min late for appointment and explained how the address I googled is their old address and my experience of trying to find them and instead of them apologizing for My experience they said you will have to reschedule. They said they talked to dr Cummings and he is running behind and won’t take me. I have been waiting two weeks in pain and starting tearing up at the thought of waiting longer and office manager said sorry ifs his practice and he doesn’t want to see you today can we reschedule....no I will never return. Clearly no customer service and extremely disappointed
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Extremely frustrated – Apr 06, 2021
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Spent time explaining my condition and treatment options. Unparreled expertise in the field. I highly recommend 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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Larry – Feb 12, 2021
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Dr Cummings is absolutely the best in orthopedics. He has helped my daughter and friends of mine and I would not even think of seeing anyone else!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 12, 2021
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Streamlined; pro interaction. Top notch
What went well
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  • 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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J Ring – Feb 10, 2021
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Dr Cummings is a very good listener and great communicator.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Don – Feb 05, 2021
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Dr. Cummings is top notch! Excellent care and patient friendly. I went yesterday for shoulder pain.. left the office with a diagnosis, a cortisone shop and a RX for some physical therapy. No pain today! I also saw him for my knee and that turned out great. Had TKA in Aug 2020 doing well.
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
What could be improved
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Josephine Arrand – Feb 03, 2021
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This clinic provides personalized service, listens to your needs, and addresses all concerns and questions
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
What could be improved
No results
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Penney Lovins – Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Cummings is a truly wonderful surgeon . I can’t say enough good things about him and his staff especially Cassandra his PA and Iris his medical assistant. He really cares about his patients. I was badly injured in an accident and Dr. Cummings did an excellent job of diagnosing and treating an unusual injury to my leg . He put a plate in my clavicle and the scar is barely noticeable . He personally made sure that I got the best care. I had a very complicated case and thanks to Dr. Cummings I’m ok again .
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
What could be improved
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Denise Marzulo – Jan 29, 2021
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He is awesome. He did a meniscus repair on my left knee in June 2005 and just did a partial knee replacement (same knee) on 11/17/20. He and his entire staff are very professional. And, he seems like a really nice man personally as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn Myers – Jan 14, 2021
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Dr Cummings has kept me walking on my original equipment knees. He has done cleanups on both and given me orthovisc injections to keep them lubed up. Although he is a surgeon he doesn't rush you there. You can believe and trust how he handles your aches and pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill St Pierre – Dec 12, 2020
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I've been going there for a couple of years now. There is approximately a 20 to 30 minute ritual of filling out the same paperwork for the same condition. First of all I was given paperwork that had someone else's name, address, and date of birth. So much for patient privacy! After filling out my correct paperwork, the same day I received a phone call from the wrong pharmacy thru a phone number I no longer use. This has been updated but the staff has failed to update their system. I am not happy about this. I also did not see the doctor but saw the physicians assistant. She is very nice but I was not informed that I would not be seeing the doctor. I am very dissatisfied. I could have overlooked some of this, but having retired after working many years doing their job, I certainly expected better.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mary Marlow – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Cummings made me feel like a patient and not just a number. He took the time to listen to everything I had to say and explained everything to me. He was great!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 11, 2020
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Dr Cummings cares ..he asked many health questions and listened intently to many questions I had and his answers eased my mind that I was in the right place for healing!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Elodia L Chavez – Dec 02, 2020
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Excellent Surgeon answers all questions highly recommended would return again if ever needed
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 02, 2020
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Excellent
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
What could be improved
No results
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Weaver – Nov 20, 2020
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Dr Cummings is very personable and a pleasure to talk with. He takes the time to make sure you understand what he is telling you and will gladly explain it differently if needed. I highly recommend Dr. Cummings.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C Foster – Nov 20, 2020
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I’ve seen doctor Cummings for a couple of issues and he’s the best, end of story. His expertise is very obvious and he is very clear and confident in explaining your options. He is not trying to sell you on anything! He explains that you do not want to pay for expensive procedures unless it’s absolutely necessary. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Doctor Who has made me feel more reassured about a condition and treatment options.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ron B – Nov 20, 2020
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Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Biography

Dr. Cummings is an expert in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine with an emphasis on treating disorders of the elbow, shoulder and knee. He has been...Read more

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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Dr. Cummings frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cummings treats.

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Dr. Cummings' office is located at 9377 E Bell Rd Ste 231, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Cummings' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Osteoarthritis more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 97% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cummings treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Cummings' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • 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 Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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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
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
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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Orthopedic Clinic Association9377 E Bell Rd Ste 231 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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The Orthopedic Cln. Assoc. PC2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016
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