Hulett's Cummings is Named State PA of The Year for 2017

WAPA's Bob Cummings, PA-C, accepts the PA of The Year Award during the WAPA Annual Meeting at Jackson Lake Lodge on Saturday, June 3. 

Hulett’s Bob Cummings, PA-C, was honored by The Wyoming Association of PA’s (WAPA) as it’s State Physician Assistant of The Year Saturday night during the WAPA Annual Meeting in Grand Teton National Park. Nominations and voting for the award were made by WAPA members.

“I am humbled by the award and deeply honored to receive the recognition from my peers and colleagues,” Cummings said. “I like my community and patients and I feel responsible for their health.”

Cummings is one of two employees at the Hulett Clinic, along with Wilma Phillips, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The two run the day-to-day clinic operations handling patient care as well as answering the phone while seeing between12-to-15 patients per day. Phillips said Cummings’ temperament and focus on patient care sets him apart from other providers.

“Bob is always cool, calm, knowledgeable and this all comes across to his patients,” Phillips said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bob for over 20 years and would like to add that he is very easy to work with, and rarely gets irritated. Even when we have full rooms, a hallway of physical therapy patients, and someone walks in with a laceration.”

This is the fourth time in his 27 years as a Wyoming PA that Cummings was named the State’s PA of The Year. Cummings sits on a national committee of PA’s developing the optimal team practice policy with the American Academy of PA’s, The Wyoming State Board of Medicine’s PA Advisory Council, and the Wyoming Medical Society’s Board of Trustees.

Cummings graduated from Hulett High School and Casper College before completing his medical training at Saint Louis and Washington University in Saint Louis in 1990. After graduation, he moved back to Hulett and has worked in his current clinic ever since, while helping to run the family ranch.