African American Heritage Calendar

2011 African American Calendar

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. Pysician/Dermatologist, Crutchfield Dermatology Clinic

In a national survey of physicians, universities, and major medical clinics, conducted by Black Enterprise magazine Dr. Crutchfield was selected as one of the top 10 African-American dermatologists in the United States.

“I want all my patients to look good and feel great with beautiful skin,” he said. “When you come to Crutchfield Dermatology, the emphasis is on quality and service. That’s what really sets us apart.” From the fresh flowers, plasma display and Georgia O’Keeffe prints in the reception area to the highly-trained nursing staff, quality is evident in every detail.

Crutchfield Dermatology specializes in designing customized skin treatments utilizing the most advanced lasers, techniques and prescription products to make any skin problem look fresh, healthy and naturally beautiful. Dr. Crutchfield specializes in ethnic skin care, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, eczema in children and cosmetic dermatology.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of dermatology, Dr. Crutchfield has written over 100 skincare articles and co-authored a textbook of dermatology. He has been an annual selection for “Top Doctor” in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and repeatedly named one of the “Top Dermatologists for Women in Minnesota” by Minnesota Monthly Magazine and was named “One of the Top 10 Dermatologists in the U.S.” by Black Enterprise Magazine. He was also recently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Doctors in America” by his colleagues, a distinction bestowed on only 4 percent of all physicians. Dr. Crutchfield is also the Official Team dermatologist of the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.

A graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Dr. Crutchfield is also an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a Professor at Carleton College. Dr. Crutchfield comes from a distinguished medical family: His mother was, at the time, both the youngest doctor to graduate from the University of Minnesota Medical School, as well as the first African-American female and his father has delivered nearly 10,000 babies as well-known Obstetrician/Gynecologist in St. Paul.

The innovative side of his medical practice is demonstrated by being the first dermatology clinic in Minnesota to use electronic medical records, and the first in the U.S. to have WiFi in the reception area for patients. Crutchfield Dermatology has been honored with Business Excellence Awards from the Dakota Chamber of Commerce and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. “I live by the dictum of the Mayo brothers: First and foremost do what’s best for the patient,” he siad. “Our whole focus really is based on the simple philosophy that Quality Matters.” To date that philosophy has earned Dr. Crutchfield and his staff recognitions such as: the “Karis Humanitarian Award” presented by the Mayo Clinic, and the Fairview Physicians’ “Top Overall customer Satisfaction for Excellence of Overall Care Award” by the Twin Cities Business, Karr11 and Medica for ‘outstanding contributions to the quality of health care in Minnesota’. clearly for Dr. Crutchfield, the phrase “Quality Matters” is a way of life.

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Black Dermatologist


Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. Pysician/Dermatologist, Crutchfield Dermatology Clinic In…

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