Dr. Richard Cunningham, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Cunningham
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Vail Summit Orthopedics

108 S Frontage Rd W Ste 300 Vail, CO 81657

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(970) 476-7220

Dr. Richard Cunningham, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Vail, CO and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Heart Of The Rockies Regional Medical Center and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cunningham to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cunningham accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Balanced Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
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Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
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CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
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Gold Pathway-CO EPO
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Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
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Dr. Cunningham's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      I’ve seen Dr. Cunningham and staff twice, once for each Shoulder within the last five years, I’m a active duty Colorado Army National Guard helicopter mechanic at the High Altitude Aviation training Site (HAATS). I have full range of motion in both shoulders! I can’t say enough about their quality of care and professionalism! Dr. Cunningham, Erika, Victoria and Chad are the best of the BEST! I would not go to anybody else for a shoulder or knee injury. Dr Cunningham should be your “ Go to Doc”. He’s definitely mine!
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      SSG S. Skramstad – Mar 27, 2020
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      Dr Cunningham and the entire VSO staff exceeded all of my expectations. It was so convenient to use the walk in clinic. I was amazed that we could get everything done in one visit....clinical exam, xrays and MRI right in their office. They added me to the surgical schedule that week and the entire surgery team was professional, experienced, and efficient. Two weeks later my knee feels better than ever. Great experience. Highly recommended .
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      Elizabeth Ritchie, Salida, CO – Aug 07, 2019
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      Awesome care. Excellent staff. World class. Thank you.
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      John Obrien – Jan 10, 2018
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      I have heard only positive comments about Dr. Cunningham and I was very impressed with his staff and his personality. I have very high confidence in his professional manner and his medical opinion. I have worked in an orthopedic office as well as a physical therapy clinic and fine VSO to offer superior medical treatment. I would highly recommend it to others seeking professional medical treatment!
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      Greer Gardner in Avon, CO – May 12, 2017
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      Dr. Cunningham was on call when I shattered my collarbone snowboarding in Vail. He operated on me within 6 hours and I was able to go home that night. I'm currently 12 weeks out from the surgery and my physical therapist has told me I'm about a month ahead of schedule compared to other collarbone surgery recoveries he's been a part of. I'm cleared to golf and have recovered full range of motion. I had a plate and 10 screws put into my collarbone so the fact I'm ahead of schedule is amazing.
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      Cody in Littleton, CO – Mar 13, 2017
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      I was impressed when Dr Cunningham chose no surgery for a meniscus injury. Instead he instructed rest from certain sports and home PT 4-6 weeks. Great results!
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      Charlie Boone in Vail, Co – Mar 07, 2017
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      Very competent. Shares information easily. Very patient with my questions. My wife and I trusted explicitly.
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      Ed Fitzsimmons in Frisco, CO – Jan 27, 2017
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      I saw Dr. Cunningham because my knees have grown increasingly painful as the ski season continues. He ordered new xrays to compare to those of 3-2016. The new x-rays revealed that left knee is now bone-on-bone and rt knee is closer to being bone-on-bone. We discussed next steps and he advised me to consult w/Dr. Cafferky, which I did yesterday. Dr. Cunningham is thoughtful, respectful, knowledgeable, and kind.
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      Pam Arsenault in Silverthorne, CO – Jan 27, 2017
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      Listens to his patients and explains everything thoroughly. Very kind.
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      Judy E in Dillon, CO – Jan 27, 2017
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      Dr. Cunningham and his team provided superb care through my ACL repair. I needed to have surgery quickly after the injury and VSO and Dr. Cunningham made it happen, less than 14 days after the injury. Making appointments was easy, he and his team were always on time and they made it easy to do pre and post op appointments remotely as I would have to travel 2 hours or more in the winter. If any knee issues come up in the future I would not hesitate contacting Dr. Cunningham.
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      Laura Graham in Steamboat Springs, CO – Sep 30, 2016
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      I landed in a tree after 40ft in the air tore my ACL, MCL, PCL and knee capsule plus a couple other things. DR Cunningham is a god with the work he did on my knee. He did an amazing job at putting everything back were it should be and getting me back doing the things I love to do. I wouldn't wish a knee injury on anyone, But if you do get one. Go see DR Cunningham he will not disappoint.
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      S.Webby in Breckenridge. CO – Aug 23, 2016
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      I had an ACL reconstruction and MCL repair with Dr. Cunningham. He was attentive, patient, empathetic, and took the time to answer all of my questions. I felt extremely comfortable and well cared for by both him and his entire staff.
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      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      I believe every patient deserves the best possible outcome. That's why I obtained the highest possible training for my specialty, going over and beyond what is required of a general orthopaedist. Our staff also goes the extra mile so that you spend m...Read more

      Specialties

      • Sports Medicine
      • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Education

      2003
      University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
      Fellowship Hospital
      2000
      University Of Utah School Of Medicine
      Residency Hospital
      1998
      University Of Utah School Of Medicine
      Internship Hospital
      1997
      University Of Washington School Of Medicine
      Medical School
      1989
      Amherst College
      Undergraduate School

      Awards

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      Locations

      Vail Summit Orthopedics

      Vail Summit Orthopedics108 S Frontage Rd W Ste 300 Vail, CO 81657
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      Vail-summit Orthopaedics360 Peak 1 Dr # 180 Frisco, CO 80443
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Heart Of The Rockies Regional Medical Center

      Salida, CO

      83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

      St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

      Frisco, CO

      84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

      St. Anthony's Hospital

      Saint Petersburg, FL

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

      Vail Health Hospital

      Vail, CO

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average