Dr. Charles Crutchfield III, MD

Dr. Charles Crutchfield III, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Charles Crutchfield III, MD is a dermatologist in Saint Paul, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read his story

Crutchfield Dermatology

1185 Town Centre Dr Ste 101

Saint Paul, MN 55123
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Crutchfield III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Crutchfield III "Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed a transitional internship at the Gundersen Clinic. An annual selection as a "Top Doctor" by Mpls/St.Paul Magazine, Dr. Crutchfield has been named one of "America's 10 Leading Dermatologists" (Black Enterprise), "America's Top Doctors" (Castle Connolly Guide), "America's Top Dermatologists" (Consumers' Research Council of America), and is the only dermatologist selected as a "Best Doctor for Women" by Minnesota Monthly every year since the inception of the survey. Dr. Crutchfield has also been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America," an honor awarded to only 4% of all practicing physicians. Dr. Crutchfield has won numerous University of Minnesota Medical School teaching awards, including 'Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year' and two "Distinguished Teaching Awards". Dr. Crutchfield lectures the University of Minnesota medical students and often receives high praise. Dr. Crutchfield also teaches the dermatology residents on campus and via externships at his clinical practice focusing on conditions in ethnic skin, vitiligo, psoriasis, acne and aesthetic medicine. Dr. Crutchfield is the co-author of the children's book on sun protection Little Charles Hits a Home Run, the dermatology textbook A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases co-authored with renowned dermatopathologist Bernie Ackerman, and recently published the smart phone application for primary care physicians Dermatologist in Your Pocket, co-authored with former the University of Minnesota Chair, Peter Lynch. He authors a weekly newspaper column on skin care, makes guest appearances on a local radio station discussing current topics for good skin health, and appears quarterly as a skin expert guest on a local award-winning cable television program. Dr. Crutchfield is also a Professor of Biology at Carleton College. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society, an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN Health with Sanjay Gupta, M.D. and he has received the "Gold Triangle Award" from the American Academy of Dermatology, the very first "Physician Health Care Hero Award" from Medica/KARE11 and is a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. In local and national surveys, Dr. Crutchfield has been recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on skin of color. An active member of the community, Dr. Crutchfield was recently recognized by NBC News' The Grio as one of the "Top 100 African-American Newsmakers Making History in the United States." He is also a founding member of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine, a nonprofit organization. Crutchfield Dermatology has been recognized as "One of the 100 Best Places to Work" by Minnesota Business Magazine and Dr. Crutchfield has also been recognized by Minnesota Physician Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in the state of Minnesota". His latest medical endeavor is an initiative requiring automobile, cell phone and insurance companies equip cars with mandatory technology disabling texting while driving. For Dr. Crutchfield, giving back has become a way of life. An avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Crutchfield is also the team dermatologist for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Wild and Timberwolves professional sports organizations. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Academy of Dermatology National Medical Association American Medical Association Minnesota Dermatologic Society Minnesota Medical Association Twin Cities Medical Society Doctors Mayo Society, Mayo Alumni Association Doctors for the Safe and Ethical Practice of Medicine AWARDS AND ACCOLADES Top Doctor by Mpls/St.Paul Magazine America's 10 Leading Dermatologists (Black Enterprise Magazine) America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Guide) America's Top Dermatologists (Consumers' Research Council of America) Best Doctor for Women by Minnesota Monthly FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, checks, all major credit cards, Apple Pay, and Care Credit INSURANCES ACCEPTED We take most insurance plans. Please contact the office to verify coverage. HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WEBSITE http://www.crutchfielddermatology. com/"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Crutchfield III "Less is more. I like to do lots of little things that create very dramatic and satisfying results. When it comes to cosmetic dermatology, I tend not to emphasize any one particular treatment. I like to carefully listen to my patients and find out what bothers them. I then create a program that blends several techniques to give them the results they desire. As a Clinical Professor of Dermatology, I teach to strengthen my specialty and keep my skills sharp. As a perfectionist, I am constantly learning to provide the highest quality of care I can to my patients."

3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

27  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

  • Acne Treatment
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Carleton College - B.S.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Mayo Clinic Medical School - M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Gundersen Clinic - General Practice
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Minnesota - Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School - M.S. Molecular Biology / Genomics
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crutchfield III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Somali
  • Spanish

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Dr. Crutchfield III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crutchfield III to family and friends
437 total reviews (432 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (437)

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Dr. Crutchfield III's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (432)

I have been seeing Dr.Crutchfield since I was a teenager and he has always been such an attentive listening ear to my every skin care need (no matter how big or small)! I've always trusted his judgement and couldn't be happier with his most recent plan, catered to my particular needs, which is...more
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Wonderful experience! Dr. Crutchfield and his team are experienced and proficient with experience and services. Great results with melasma clarity. It's understandable why Dr.Crutchfield is renowned in his field.
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I came in with horrible psoriasis. Dr.Crutchfield's treatment worked within a couple months. Before seeing Dr.Crutchfield I had been using ointments for years and they did not work at all. I am so happy I came here!
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Dr.Crutchfield is very professional and knew right away what treatments I needed for my condition. My issue was cleared within one week of using what he recommended.
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Dr.Crutchfield is the best at taking care of my psoriasis. I have never in my 46 yrs have ever been totally clear of my Psoriasis until seeing Dr.Crutchfield. My son also has never had better results. I often recommend Dr.Crutchfield to all my friends and family with any skin conditions. He is...more
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