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influential health care leadersCharles E. Crutchfield III, MD

Crutchfield Dermatology

Title:
Medical Director; Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Interesting projects:
I co-authored a children’s book centered on sun protection and Little League Baseball to appeal to children of all backgrounds. We are proud of the result and hope it will have a lasting impact on children and their families. I also participate in the Future Doctors program at the University of Minnesota Medical School, mentoring and shadow-hosting dozens of premedical students of color. It has been rewarding to see many of the students now enrolled in
medical school.

Biggest challenges:
Maintaining the privilege, value, and quality of the patient-physician relationship. I frequently hear patients express frustration at being unable to see the doctor of their choosing due to insurance changes. They are losing longstanding physician relationships, which detracts from quality care. I strongly support patients’ ability to access a physician of their choice.

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