by Margaret Broeren
(Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine October 2004 page 154)
“Dermatology is more than advice on acne and dry skin. Here are four specialty services the field offers that just might surprise you.” Restylane: BOTOX® Cosmetic has a new ally in the fight against aging. Since the US Food and Drug Administration approved Restylane last December, the water and sugar based gel has been used in combination with BOTOX® Cosmetic to combat wrinkles more effectively. Continue reading Nips & Tucks
Dr. Crutchfield serves as lead dermatologist in Minnesota Twins Baseball Team Skin Cancer Screening Program sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, summer of 2004. This was the fifth year Dr. Crutchfield participated in the program
PLANNING FOR SUCCESS –
From Start-Up to Booming Business in Only Three Years
Charles E. Crutchfield III,MD
Dr. Charles Crutchfield has shown how even new dermatology practices can quickly become large successful businesses. His secret? Great ambition and good execution of a well-designed business plan.
By Jodi Norton
Photographs by John Wagner
Dermatologists thinking about starting their own practice often wonder how long it will take to turn it into a successful business. While buried in the normal details of starting a business – finding office space, recruiting staff, arranging financing that will allow it to pay its bills until it can generate revenue, etc. – it’s hard for these physicians to imagine running a profitable company in the foreseeable future much less a large enterprise in only a few years. Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III should serve as an inspiration to these budding entrepreneurs.
Since its creation in January 2001, Crutchfield Dermatology has grown from a four- person operation into a booming enterprise consisting of 25 employees, with Dr. Crutchfield serving as the sole physician. Running a clinical practice, phototherapy center and DermiSpa, Dr. Crutchfield and his staff treat close to 140 patients per day – with appointments booked up six months in advance – and have already treated more than 15,000 unique patients from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, with an average of 24,000 patient visits per year. Continue reading Dermatology Business Magazine
Dermatology Update: COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS —Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, and Director, Crutchfield Dermatology, Eagan, Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield was recorded May 7, 2004, at the annual Family Practice Review, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.
New wrinkle remover now in the dermatologists’ offices. Story by Donna Halvorsen, Star Tribune Published February 10, 2004
As a businesswoman, Jeanette Elasky always wants to look her best, and she’s game to do anything that will keep the effects of age from sneaking up on her. “You want to put your best image out there when you work with the public,” said Elasky, a Minneapolis furniture store owner Continue reading Star Tribune Botox
On December 12, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Restylane®, an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic filler made of a biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar based substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin.
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, the Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and Board Certified Dermatologist commented “Restylane is probably the most exciting non-surgical advancement in wrinkle reduction and cosmetic facial rejuvenation today. While there are numerous injectable fillers on the market (such as collagen and many others), many of them have their drawbacks ranging from allergic reactions to short life spans. Restylane is very safe and natural”. Continue reading FDA Approves Restylane