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.
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.
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