Dog Book “My Name Is Toby”

My name is Toby, By Toby, Transcribed by Alan Miller

toby dog drawing

Going To School

So I got into trouble a few times – after all, I was only a puppy – and Sharon and Alan decided that perhaps I needed to go to school. I didn’t like the sound of it, but we went to a big place, and there were a bunch of other puppies there, and they didn’t like the sound of it either. But there I we went, week after week, and after a while it was fun. Not stuff like “roll over” things like that, but the rest of the training, and we really learned some things like how to behave in company, and heel, and not to pull on the leash. And best of all, when we did well, we got treats. Then, after weeks and weeks, we had final exams and went through all the tricks and commands that we learned. I did really well, and graduated Magna Cum Milkbone. I got my diploma, and graduation cap. And I was so proud.

Dog Certificate for Toby

This great book to share with your companion. It is available for purchase in our office here at Crutchfield Dermatology. Please call or stop by to pick up your copy.

Mother’s Day – How It Began in America

Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday in May, this day was signed into law in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, and it is now celebrated in more than 100 countries.

Mother and Daughter playing dress up

First “Mother’s Day” Of Sorts

Though the British had long honored mothers during Lent on what they called Mothering Sunday, the idea of setting aside a day in recognition of motherhood did not catch on anywhere else until the 20th century.

Who Spurred Mother’s Day To Be Named A National Holiday?

Reformer Julia Ward Howe first broached the idea in 1870. For the next few decades others tried to stir up interest in regular Mother’s Day observances. But credit for making the day stick as a national celebration belongs to a West Virginia schoolteacher named Anna Jarvis.

Mother and daughter celebrate

Born in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1864, Jarvis had a close, loving relationship with her mother. Despite her filial affections and attentions, Jarvis felt guilty she had not done more for her. She set to work campaigning for a national Mother’s Day. to push for legislation she sent out letters to congressmen, governors, mayors, newspaper editors, and business leaders across the land. Her hometown church in Grafton celebrated Mother’s Day on May 10, 1908, the anniversary of Jarvis’s mother’s death. Jarvis handed out carnations– her mother’s favorite. Finally, Congress approved the proposed bill, and in 1914 President Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day.

In a sad footnote, Jarvis died childless and impoverished in 1948 in a sanatorium. But the tradition started by a woman who devoted her to her mother and her mother’s memory has spread to many countries. the U.S. leads the way in Mother’s Day spending– on cards, flowers, and dinners out.

Today more than 100 countries celebrate versions of Mother’s Day. In India, Japan, Finland, Pakistan, and many more, mothers are honored, usually with a special cake, a big mean, and flowers.

From: An Uncommon History Of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson

Crutchfield Voted A Top Doctor For Women

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. of Crutchfield Dermatology is Voted one of 2017 Top Doctors for Women Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Charles CrutchfieldDermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III M.D. has been selected by a vote of his peers as one of the Top Doctors for Women 2017 as reported in Minnesota Monthly magazine. An independent survey of all certified and practicing doctors within the 11-county metro area, as well as Olmstead County. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in the medial field and those that garnered the most votes were honored with this award. He has been the only dermatologist awarded this honor every year the poll has been taken by Minnesota Monthly magazine since 2006.

Dr. Crutchfield is the Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and is a full clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield specializes in the treatment of skin-of-color/ethnic skin concerns, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and aesthetic/cosmetic dermatology.

“I am honored to have been selected by my peers as a Top Doctor for Women. There is nothing more humbling and satisfying than to be recognized by my colleagues for quality service to patients and the best skin care in Minnesota. I truly appreciate their recognition and confidence in naming me for this honor,” said Dr. Crutchfield.

About Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD:
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield is an annual selection in the “Top Doctors” issue of Mpls. St. Paul magazine. He is the only dermatologist to have been selected as a “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine since the inception of the survey. Dr. Crutchfield has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” an honor awarded to only 4% of all practicing physicians. Dr. Crutchfield is the co-author of a children’s book on sun protection and dermatology textbook. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society, an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN, and a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Crutchfield Dermatology is a proud member of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine (DPSEAM). DPSEAM is limited to board-certified physicians who maintain the appropriate physician – patient relationship by having a medical director or licensed physician on site during all treatments including laser and injection services, require that a qualified physician examines every patient before the initial treatment or course of treatment, analyze patients’ pre-existing conditions or contradictions that would render the procedure unsafe or ineffective, create care plans that demonstrate how and why patients will benefit from planned procedures, and maintain an environment where patients feel free to ask questions and secure additional information about expected outcomes, among other requirements that protect cosmetic patients.

Crutchfield Dermatology is located at 1185 Town Centre Dr., suite 101, Eagan, Minnesota. Please call 651-209-3600 for more information, or visit their website at

5 Signs Of Elder Financial Fraud

Financial Exploitation of Seniors

Financial exploitation of the elderly and vulnerable adults is a growing concern in Minnesota. A 2015 study estimated that seniors lose $36.48 billion each year to exploitation, fraud and trust abuse. Exploitation of seniors by groups or individuals pressuring or misleading seniors into unwise financial decisions is common and a growing trend in Minnesota. Fraud involving coercing seniors into disclosing personal information and then sending money has occurred in Minnesota and is also on the rise. Trust abuse of seniors usually involves the family or close acquaintance of a senior, perhaps one who has power-of-attorney to manage the senior’s finances, failing to use their position for the benefit of the senior. All three methods of financial exploitation can be devastating or even embarrassing to victims. Learn how to recognize the signs that your loved ones may be falling victim to these schemes.

Report suspected maltreatment or financial exploitation of a senior or vulnerable adult to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center at 844-880-1574 which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Five Signs that Indicate Elder Financial Fraud – from AARP

  1. Funds are vanishing from accounts, belongings are vanishing from the house, and bills go unpaid. Or, your loved one is confused about financial transactions.
  2. Spending habits have changed and all of a sudden, they’re secretive about money or says they needs more. Or there are unexplained credit card charges.
  3. A family member is not forthcoming about Mom or Dad’s finances.
  4. A new person has befriended your parent, a friend, or you to the point of weirdness. This person’s name has been added on a joint account and/or has power of attorney. Property titles, refinanced mortgages, deeds, wills, trusts or other documents have inexplicable changes.
  5. There are no checks and balances for a professional caregiver who has access to a loved one’s money.

Additional Resources

Information provided by the  MN Financial Crimes Task Force.

Charles Crutchfield Performs Card Shuffling Marathon – Sets Record

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States / January 8, 1975

Charles E. Crutchfield III shuffled a deck of cards 17,634 consecutive times. He began the feat at 6:42am one morning and shuffled until midnight that night.

During the record setting feat he completed 17 shuffles per minute for 17 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds. His mother nourished him throughout the day using a straw.

Charles Crutchfield III Card Shuffle Record SetterFrom the article:

Local student performs card shuffling marathon

After 17 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds, Charles Crutchfield, 1323 Hillcrest, ended a card shuffling marathon he undertook last week. Charlie, who accepted the challenge on a bet with his friends, performed 17 shuffles per hours, 17 one-handed shuffles every hour and 17 stair climbing shuffles during his card campaign. (17 happens to be his lucky number).

Charlie start at 6:42:43 a.m. and went, without break, until midnight. Nourishment was provided via a straw by his friends and his mother. The cast on his leg is the result of a nonrelated injury (basketball) and Charlie suffered only from a sore knuckles.

Representatives from Stancraft Products, a playing card manufacturer, kept him under close scrutiny and a log was kept, which will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records.

As we figure it, Charlie completed 17,634 shuffles. He is thirteen-years old and a student at Highland Park junior high.

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Dr. Crutchfield talks about having fuller, natural, more beautiful lips

What are the current treatments for lip injections?

We do two things. We do a minimally invasive procedure called Perk(tm) for the lips. This is an in-office treatment, similar to a peel, but it lightly plumps and locks in moisture to reveal a well-shaped, pouty lip. It’s a treatment that smooths and plumps lips naturally using several ingredients: peony extract, aloe extract, peppermint oil, hydrating SPF lip balm that includes bees wax, vitamin E and extra virgin olive oil.

The lip plumping effect works immediately and each patient is provided with an at-home treatment serum that maintains the lip fullness for several weeks up to one month.

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