For some, video games can become a significant life problem

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that video game addiction can be recognized as a mental health disorder. The WHO, based in Geneva, announced that it would list “gaming disorder” in the upcoming 11th edition of its highly respected compendium of medical disorders, the International Classification of Diseases. This publication is used by health professionals around the world to diagnose and classify health conditions. Continue reading For some, video games can become a significant life problem

New screening guidelines issued for colorectal cancer

Early detection urged for this common but preventable killer

New guidelines released last week by the American Cancer Society recommend that most U.S. adults start colon cancer screening at age 45 – rather than age 50, as was previously recommended.


Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in both women and men in the United States. Colorectal cancer is also the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Annually, over 130,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and approximately 50,000 will die from the disease. Continue reading New screening guidelines issued for colorectal cancer

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What is an allergic skin reaction?

Dear Doctor: My skin is red and itchy. How do I know if I am having an allergic skin reaction?

An allergic skin reaction is a common skin rash that occurs when your skin comes into contact with a substance you have an allergy to. It is often called “allergic contact skin dermatitis.” There are other types of allergies, namely those from things you eat (peanuts, for example) or breathe in (pollen and seasonal allergies).

Continue reading What is an allergic skin reaction?

How to beat the dry skin blues

Dr. Crutchfield, I have these tiny bumps all over the backs of my upper arms. My mother and sister have them, too. They seem to be worse when my skin is dry. What is going on with my skin? 

The condition is called keratosis pilaris. It can be present at any time, but appears worse when the skin is dry. Dry skin and keratosis pilaris are very common. Continue reading How to beat the dry skin blues

Early detection of prostate cancer is a matter of life and death

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers to affect men. In the U.S. this year over 160,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 26,000 men will die from prostate cancer.

African American men are 65 percent more likely than Caucasian men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Additionally, African American men are 2½ times more likely to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian men. Continue reading Early detection of prostate cancer is a matter of life and death

Front Desk Receptionist – Now Hiring

Crutchfield Dermatology is looking for a dedicated and highly motivated full-time Front Desk Receptionist. Individuals must have a positive attitude, offer excellent customer service, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to manage a high paced work environment. Responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling and confirming appointments, maintaining patient charts, verifying insurance eligibility, collecting payments, overseeing the front desk check in/out process and completing other various duties. Candidates must be available for any and all clinic hours (6:30am-7pm).

If interested, please email your resume and references to