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Craig A. Cummins, MD, SC

Dr Craig A Cummins

Specialty in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery

Undergraduate Degree
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Medical Degree
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Residency
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Fellowship
Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Cummins joined Lake Cook Orthopedic Associates in August of 2001 and has developed an orthopedic practice with a primary focus on the management of shoulder disorders and sports-related issues. He is one of the team physicians for Lake Zurich High School and Barrington High School along with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Schneider.

Dr. Cummins is widely published and continues to be involved in clinical research with a primary focus on patient outcomes. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has served as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the Physician Assistant Program at Midwestern University. He has also consulted for various orthopedic companies, teaching basic and cutting-edge arthroscopic techniques to orthopedic surgeons across the country.

Dr. Cummins’s leading-edge techniques, combined with proven methods, provide his patients with the best orthopedic care possible. He works to develop a partnership with his patients, which begins with listening and gathering information, not only about the orthopedic injury but how the physical problem is affecting the patient’s life. Dr. Cummins seeks to develop a dialogue with his patients to help them fully understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. He believes that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment and enjoy the best outcomes.

On a more personal note, Dr. Cummins has been married to his wife Becca since 1993 after meeting her at the University of Florida.  His wife is a practicing dermatologist with Northwestern Medical Physicians Group and her office is located in Northbrook, Illinois.  Drs. Craig and Rebecca Cummins have three children and reside in the Barrington area.

ASSISTED BY:  Lauren Baruch, PA-C

Lauren Baruch, PA-C

At Lake Cook Orthopedics, Lauren Baruch, PA-C, is an integral part of Dr. Cummins’s team approach to patient care. Lauren is originally from Barrington. She attended Barrington High School and was an excellent student and accomplished soccer player. Lauren earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Mid-Western University in Downers Grove. Lauren works predominantly with Dr. Cummins and functions as an extension of his care. Lauren is highly trained and provides many office services as well as assists Dr. Cummins in surgical procedures. They work together to offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to return you to a healthy, active lifestyle as quickly as possible. As a patient of Dr. Cummins, you will always be seen either by him or by Lauren Baruch, from your first visit to the completion of your treatment.