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Artful Living MagazineDo-Good Doctor Sets Himself Apart By Giving Back To the Community

Eagan, MN- November 14, 2011- Crutchfield Dermatology is the premier medical and cosmetic dermatology clinic in the Twin Cities. “I want all my patients to look good and feel great with beautiful skin,” says Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. “When you come to Crutchfield Dermatology; the emphasis is on quality, in-depth skincare knowledge and service. That’s what really sets us apart.” More information of Crutchfield Dermatology can be found at www.crutchfielddermatology.com

According to writer Marian Deegan, “A long list of awards and honors serves as evidence that Crutchfield is good at what he does. What stands out even further is his generous community outreach and support. “I realize that no one gets to where they’re at without the help of many people. And I’m in a point in my career where I can give back.”

Deegan continues, “His support runs deep, especially for students, not only through scholarships and textbook donations, but also through mentorship. Dr. Crutchfield, a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School is a mentor in the University of Minnesota’s Future Doctors of America Program where undergraduate students of color shadow Crutchfield during patient appointments. They learn the art of medicine and are introduced to a wide variety of opportunities.
Remembering school days when he struggled with dyslexia himself, Crutchfield serves as a Hero Benefactor for the Reading Center; stepping in when available scholarship funds aren’t sufficient to cover the number of hopeful students. His philanthropy also extends to supporting Camp Discovery, a camp for children with skin diseases. For more than a decade, Crutchfield has been an active supporter and nominator, and dedicated all royalties from the dermatology textbook he co-authored to the program. Once a child is accepted into the camp, their entire experience is covered by donations. “As a child, I loved going to camp. But as a dermatologist, working with children with skin diseases, [I] see so many of them ashamed to go because they are afraid to expose themselves and be teased. Camp Discovery is a place where kids can be kids again.”

Dr. Crutchfield’s efforts continue; he is working with the University of Minnesota to establish a lectureship honoring his mother, Susan Crutchfield MD, as the youngest (at the time) and first African-American female graduate of the medical school. He is also writing a children’s book for little leaguers extolling the virtues of being sun-safe and sun protection.

For Dr. Crutchfield, giving back has become a way of life.

To read the Artful Living article in its entirety, please visit www.crutchfielddermatology.com, in the “Great News” Section.
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