Summer Camp For Kids With Chronic Skin Conditions

Why you should choose Camp Discovery for your child

For one week out of the year, kids with chronic skin conditions from across the United States and around the world will come to Camp Discovery to experience an adventure filled with fun, friendship, and personal growth.

Camp Discovery Is Often The One Place Where They Don’t Feel Different

Summer Camp Discovery 2017 FlyerEach year, more than 300 campers benefit from Camp Discovery, at no cost to their families, many of whom do not have the resources to send their child to a special needs camp.

Camp Discovery Staff

Camp Discovery is staffed with various medical professionals including dermatologists, pediatricians, physician assistants, and nurses. Many of the counselors have chronic skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers. Camp Discovery is equipped to handle daily medical care regimens and medical emergencies.

A Typical Day

Everyone, regardless of their skin condition, can experience activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, nature trails, and just plain fun!

Transforming Lives

Camp Discovery transforms lives by providing the following:

  • A safe and secure environment
  • Building confidence
  • Creating a sense of belonging

For more information, please contact the AAD office at (847) 240-1737 or contact

Spotlight on: Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD – The Dermatologist

Dr. Charles CrutchfieldIn dermatology, we are fortunate to have many insightful practitioners and great teachers and mentors. Some are bright stars in our special universe–others unsung heroes. All of these colleagues have much to share, from wisdom to humor to insights into dermatology and life. This column allows us to gain insight from these practitioners and learn more about them.

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. Continue reading Spotlight on: Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD – The Dermatologist

Boy’s Acne Saves Father’s Life

Minneapolis-St. Paul- Eagan—July 7, 2015. It was just a routine follow up acne appointment. A father patiently read a magazine in the exam room as Dr. Crutchfield examined his son’s progress.   After Dr. Crutchfield reviewed the treatment plan for the boy, he began to exit the room. As he was leaving, he glanced back momentarily toward the boy’s father. Out of the corner of his eye, Dr. Crutchfield noticed a suspicious-looking, dark mole on the father’s arm.

Now outside the room, Dr. Crutchfield paused. His instinct led him to return to the room and speak with the boy’s father about the suspicious mole. Dr. Crutchfield expressed his concern about the mole and asked if he may investigate further.  The father responded that he and the boy were running late for work and school, and in any case, he had no personal health insurance.  Dr. Crutchfield assured the father, “It will take less than 5 minutes and I won’t charge you a penny.” Dr. Crutchfield’s concern and offer convinced the man to permit a biopsy of the suspicious mole.

Incredibly, the pathology report confirmed Dr. Crutchfield’s suspicion: Melanoma.  Clinic personnel immediately contacted the boy’s father, notified him of the diagnosis, and scheduled a complete and successful removal of the malignant Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Had the lesion gone unnoticed, it could have been life-ending for the father.

This man was in the right place at the right time. Many people do not realize their health — their life – is too important to rely on remarkable scenarios to catch dangerous health conditions.  If detected early, Melanoma is almost 100% curable. It’s important to have routine skin cancer screenings by a board-certified dermatologist and to receive proper education on how to perform a self-examination, what to look for, and how to identify warning signs. And if Dr. Crutchfield offers to examine a suspicious lesion on your arm, let him take a look!

2015 5K Race – Save the Date

2015 5 K race
Crutchfield Dermatology Foundation 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run. Sunday October 11, 2015. Proceeds will benefit the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery, which offers children with chronic skin conditions a transformational summer camp experience.

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Guest on Access Democracy Show

Dr. Crutchfield is a world renowned dermatologist who practices in Eagan, MN. He is also a professor, mentor, and leader in our community. Alan Miller and Dr. Crutchfield have engaged in past shows on Access to Democracy and as before, the show is always fresh, interesting and educational. On this occasion, Dr. Crutchfield also discusses several typical clinical situations with well known skin conditions.

Eagan Dermatology Office

Eagan Minnesota Map DermatologistListen in as Dermatologist Dr. Charles Crutchfield discusses some of the treatment offerings from his Eagan, MN dermatology clinic. Located at 1185 Town Centre Drive. Very close to Yankee Doodle Road and Lexington Avenue South in Eagan. Call today for your appointment 651 209-3600

Dermatologist in Eagan Minnesota Voted Top Doctor Over & Over Again!

Renowned dermatologist and author Dr. Charles Crutchfield has been named a top doctor over and over again by his peers in Minnesota Monthly Magazine as well as Mpls St. Paul magazine. His skin care dermatology clinic is located in Eagan MN and serves a wonderfully diverse patient list. Dr. Crutchfield is an expert in treating ethnic skin concerns. Take a look at a few of the wonderful things patients are saying in the video testimonials above.

Contact Eagan dermatologist Dr. Charles Crutchfield at 651-209-3600 for your appointment today. Learn more about this great doctor online today Eagan Dermatology

Eagan Minnesota Map Dermatologist

Dermatology Staff of Eagan

Eagan Dermatology Staff

Dermatologist and author Dr. Charles Crutchfield is photographed here with his medical & office staff all from Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, Minnesota. This practice has been named one of the top 100 places to work in Minnesota. The team includes nurses, estheticians, customer relations, and more. For more information about Crutchfield Dermatology located in Eagan- contact our offices at 651-209-3600