Lewis Cunningham, D.O., a board-certified Urologist and a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, joined the Decatur Morgan Hospital medical staff in 2010, and Crestwood Medical Center in 2013. Previously, he was in practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a member of the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Bethesda North Hospital. He was part of the clinical teaching staff of the Bethesda North Hospital. He received family practice
residents in clinical preceptorship and assisted with teaching the Urology surgery residents from the University of Cincinnati in open surgical cases at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cunningham also practiced in Bismarck, North Dakota and was a member of the staff at Mid Dakota Clinic, and St. Alexius Medical Center. In North Dakota, Dr. Cunningham was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for the University of North Dakota at the Bismarck hospitals which offered clinical preceptorship to students and family practice residents. He was also in private practice in South Carolina where he served on the staffs of Doctors Memorial Hospital, Mary Black Hospital, as well as Wallace Thomson Hospital where he served as Chief of the Medical Staff and Chairman of the Credentials Committee.
A native of Missouri, Dr. Cunningham graduated from the College of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He then completed 2 years of General Surgery Residency at the Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center and Metropolitan Central Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Cunningham completed his Urology Residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with rotations at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York,
New York. Published in the field of Urology, Dr. Cunningham has written articles in The Journal of the Philadelphia Osteopathic Medical Association and The Journal of Urology. He also offers periodic lectures in the field of Urology.
A well-known physician and surgeon, Dr. Cunningham offers adult and general pediatric Urology. Many people experience urological problems at some point in their lives. He provides professional care and counseling for patients suffering from urological disorders. He has specialized training and expertise to diagnose and treat ailments ranging from a minor infection or difficulty with voiding, to cancer of the urinary tract. Through specialized testing, medication or surgical intervention, most urological problems can be treated in a relatively short time. Although many urological disorders may cause feelings of embarrassment, by seeking proper treatment, many patients have been able to overcome their problem and resume a normal life.
Dr. Cunningham believes that, “accurate diagnosis followed by a well-informed patient, inevitably leads to a treatment plan most suitable to the patient who ultimately enjoys a better outcome.”
In 2017, Dr. Cunningham retired his private practice of Urology.