Dr. Richard Cunningham Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Cunningham Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Richard Cunningham Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Read his story

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 690-4861

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • 6 More

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Cunningham Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cunningham Jr " Dr. Richard Cunningham is a board certified physician whose undergraduate training began at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Following his medical training at The Medical School of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency as well as The Miami Sports Medicine Fellowship in Miami, Florida. The recipient of numerous academic honors and awards, Dr. Cunningham holds professional memberships in the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. He has served as team physician for a variety of high school, college, and professional teams, including the Miami Heat National Basketball Association team. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee. "

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Miami Sports Medicine Fellowship In Miami, Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cunningham Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cunningham Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cunningham Jr to family and friends
4.0
based on 32 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Cunningham Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Cunningham is very professional and efficient in my appointments and procedures with him. I would recommend him to anyone with joint issues.
Knoxville, TN |
ACL Reconstruction surgery went perfect. 52 yrs old and running within 3 months
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Cunningham did a total knee replacement 2 1/2 years ago and I'm very pleased with the results, the rehab not so much. If and when I ever decide to have my other knee replaced I won't let anyone near it except Dr. Cunningham and the same goes for all future cortisone injections in my knee. The staff here are always friendly, understanding and efficient.
in Knoxville, TN |
Seeing Dr. Cunningham is a pleasure for me. Because I see him every three months, it's nice to know what to expect. His nurse usually takes you back early where you're greeted by Tammy who is so friendly and helpful. Overall, this is one doctor I LIKE to see!
in Knoxville, TN |
Always rushing during the doctor's visits. Had to perform the surgery twice. Would not recommend the doctor to anyone.
in Luttrell , TN |
I would very much recommend Dr. Cunningham! He did my total knee replacement in late November and had me back to work mid January. They are very detailed and efficient. I never had to wait more than 10 minutes on any office visit.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Cunningham has done a total joint replacement on both my right and left shoulders. I was very pleased with the results and he is very competent.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Cunningham is the best! I had a very successful knee replacement several years ago and now it seems that I need my other knee replaced. I feel confident to have Dr Cunningham do the job and I'll be scheduling it for this summer.
in Knoxville |
Dr Cunningham and PA Matt Williams have great positive attitudes. Both were very good listeners and explanatory in the recovery procedure. My problem was I thought I'd be running the Boston Marathon a month after knee replacement, now I realize once you have a joint replacement it's going to take time to heal. It's been five months since my knee replacement and it feels great and a 100% better than it was before the surgery..Thanks
in Knoxville tn |
I would recommend this doctor to others if they are looking for someone who is caring and compassionate, although he couldn't treat me because I was sent to the wrong type of doctor (shoulder of spine), he was sure to get me to the right doctor and also ordered the needed MRI. His staff was courteous and the wait time was minimal.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Cunningham has performed knee repair surgery for my daughter and shoulder surgery for me. We have both been very pleased with the results and his friendly professionalism. I would highly recommend Dr Cunningham without reservation.
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Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
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