Crutchfield Voted A Top Doctor For Women

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. of Crutchfield Dermatology is Voted one of 2017 Top Doctors for Women Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Charles CrutchfieldDermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III M.D. has been selected by a vote of his peers as one of the Top Doctors for Women 2017 as reported in Minnesota Monthly magazine. An independent survey of all certified and practicing doctors within the 11-county metro area, as well as Olmstead County. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in the medial field and those that garnered the most votes were honored with this award. He has been the only dermatologist awarded this honor every year the poll has been taken by Minnesota Monthly magazine since 2006.

Dr. Crutchfield is the Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and is a full clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield specializes in the treatment of skin-of-color/ethnic skin concerns, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and aesthetic/cosmetic dermatology.

“I am honored to have been selected by my peers as a Top Doctor for Women. There is nothing more humbling and satisfying than to be recognized by my colleagues for quality service to patients and the best skin care in Minnesota. I truly appreciate their recognition and confidence in naming me for this honor,” said Dr. Crutchfield.

About Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD:
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield is an annual selection in the “Top Doctors” issue of Mpls. St. Paul magazine. He is the only dermatologist to have been selected as a “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine since the inception of the survey. Dr. Crutchfield has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” an honor awarded to only 4% of all practicing physicians. Dr. Crutchfield is the co-author of a children’s book on sun protection and dermatology textbook. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society, an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN, and a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Crutchfield Dermatology is a proud member of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine (DPSEAM). DPSEAM is limited to board-certified physicians who maintain the appropriate physician – patient relationship by having a medical director or licensed physician on site during all treatments including laser and injection services, require that a qualified physician examines every patient before the initial treatment or course of treatment, analyze patients’ pre-existing conditions or contradictions that would render the procedure unsafe or ineffective, create care plans that demonstrate how and why patients will benefit from planned procedures, and maintain an environment where patients feel free to ask questions and secure additional information about expected outcomes, among other requirements that protect cosmetic patients.

Crutchfield Dermatology is located at 1185 Town Centre Dr., suite 101, Eagan, Minnesota. Please call 651-209-3600 for more information, or visit their website at

Ebony Magazine Origin

ebony magazineWhile Look and Life were top sellers, a new significantly different American magazine appeared, capturing the readership of more than a quarter of the black adults in the country.
John Johnson, head of the Johnson Publishing Company, founded Ebony in 1945 specifically for black World War II veterans, who were returning home in large numbers. Johnson felt these men, ready to marry and father children, needed wider knowledge of the world and could benefit from reading stories about successful blacks.
Johnson had already displayed a talent for persuading powerful whites to take him and his projects seriously. His first publishing venture had been a magazine called Negro Digest. He had raised the capital to launch that periodical, and when white magazine distributors refused to believe that a magazine for blacks could succeed, Johnson coaxed hundreds of his acquaintances to ask for the magazine at newsstands. And after several places agreed to stock Negro Digest on trial basis, Johnson’s friends then purchased all the copies. Chicago’s white distributors, concluding that readership for a black magazine existed, welcomed Johnson’s digest. Within months, circulation of Negro Digest rose to fifty thousand, and in 1943, when the magazine was a year old, Johnson persuaded Eleanor Roosevelt to write an article titled “If I were Negro.” It generated so much publicity nationwide that before year’s end, the circulation of Negro Digest trebled.
With Ebony, the black readership was strong but white advertisers shied away from the magazine. Johnson’s breakthrough came with the Zenith Corporation. The electronics company president, Commander Eugene McDonald, had journeyed to the North Pole with Admiral Peary and a black explorer, Matthew Henson. When Johnson approached Commander McDonald, he displayed an issue of Ebony featuring a story about Henson and the Peary expedition. The commander’s nostalgia induced him to honor Johnson’s request, and Zenith’s advertisements in Ebony undermined the white wall of resistance. With Ebony, Negro Digest, and another publication, Jet, John Johnson captured a combined readership of twelve million, nearly half the black adults in America.

All in the Family – Saint Paul Magazine

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Sr., and Dr. Charles Crutchfield III have a common passion for medicine and philanthropy.

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Sr. and Dr. Charles Crutchfield III are two of Saint Paul’s best known physicians. Dr. Crutchfield Sr. has delivered more than 9,000 babies in his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. His son, Dr. Crutchfield III, is a dermatologist with a renowned practice who is the team dermatologist for the Minnesota Wild, the Timberwolves, the Vikings and the Twins. He has written a children’s book to help parents teach the importance of using sunblock and is a guest expert on TV and radio shows.

Crutchfield III is also the son of two doctors. His mother, Dr. Susan Crutchfield, is a physician and the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Crutchfield III not only continues the family professional legacy, he also carries on the family tradition of philanthropy and regularly lends his time and talents to local charities.

“I started a foundation that supports a lecture for physicians at the University of Minnesota on topics for patients of color,” he says. The annual lectureship is in the name of Dr. Charles and Susan Crutchfield. “I’m very proud of that, and it helps continually train other physicians in Minnesota to take great care of their patients,” he adds.

Taking great care of their patients is a family and professional point of pride. Crutchfield Sr. says, “If you thought enough of me to put your life in my hands, I am going to give you my very best.” Now 77 years old, he is retired, so he only practices medicine two days a week at the Open Cities Health Center in Saint Paul, which offers medical care on a sliding scale. No one is turned away because they can’t pay.

The elder Crutchfield has practiced medicine for over 50 years, but he remembers clearly the moment he decided to become a doctor. He was 7 years old, and very sick with pneumonia and strep. It made an impression on him that the black doctor, who made the house call, looked like him and became someone the young boy wanted to emulate. The doctor gave him a shot (“It burned, but my daddy told me I was a big boy and I was not to cry,” he recalls). Two days later, he was back at school and thought: “Anybody who can help people like that is doing good things … that’s what I’m going to do. And I never let anybody change my mind.”

Crutchfield III says that when he was a small child, he was often asked if he was going to be a doctor when he grew up, and he knew that the acceptable answer was always yes. “But I actually fell in love with science and medicine when I was in college as an undergraduate at Carleton College. I applied to graduate school in molecular biology and genomics at the Mayo Clinic and pursued a doctorate there,” he says, adding that he also decided to pursue an M.D. at the Mayo Clinic.

Like his father, Crutchfield III anticipates many years of medical practice. “I think my father, mother and I have the same philosophy. When you do something you love, it is not work at all,” he says. “I love the ability to use a particular set of skills I possess to help other people when they have medical concerns. Once again, I don’t call it work. I call it something I’m very fortunate to do and anticipate doing for a very long time.”

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This Is What’s Happening to Your Skin During Your Period

Tatiana Bido , Special Projects Editor

Whether your menstrual cycles run like clockwork or you’re constantly surprised every month when your period arrives, the telltale signs of nature’s monthly gift are hard to miss. One of those signs is the way in which your skin changes on the days leading up to and following your cycle. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening and what you can do about it.

Here’s What’s Happening With Your Hormones
Your monthly cycle begins on the first day of your period. During this time, although it may feel like your hormone levels are spiking, but they’re actually not. “Your skin is affected by the hormone shifts that happen during your entire menstrual cycle, but during your actual period, all your hormones are at relatively low levels,” says Santa Monica, CA, dermatologist Karyn Grossman, MD. Your levels of progesterone and estrogen drop, which contribute to the overwhelming emotional feelings that come with your period. Estrogen also stimulates skin-smoothing collagen and oils, which means when levels are low, your skin can feel drier and lines and wrinkles can appear more prominent.

According to Eagan, MN, dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, keeping your skin hydrated is the key to healthier skin during your period. “Hydration is probably the most important thing you can do for your skin during this time,” he says. “For this step I recommend three separate things: a gentle, nondrying cleanser; a moisturizing lotion rich in lipids and ceramides, which are the essential building blocks of the skin barrier; and an ammonium lactate–containing cream or lotion that acts as the humectant, the factor that holds the water in the skin.”  Continue reading This Is What’s Happening to Your Skin During Your Period

Face Shaving Beauty Secret? – New Beauty Magazine

New Beauty Magazine May 2016

By Elise Minton, Article

As women, we go to any length and spare no expense when it comes to getting rid of hair on our face. We wax, tweeze, pluck, trim and laser it away to keep our skin totally fuzz-free. But, could shaving your face be the biggest under-the-radar beauty secret that’s taking the industry by storm? All signs point to yes.

Continue reading Face Shaving Beauty Secret? – New Beauty Magazine

4 Steps To All Season Skin Care – ME Magazine

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Top Tips from a Dermatologist

by Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D.

Walk into the skin care/cosmetic area of any major department store, and it is dizzying to see the hundreds, if not thousands, of choices for skin care. To complicate matters, there are sales people wearing white coats looking like either mad scientists or doctors, who are all too eager to recommend their company’s multi-step skin care program. Even in our homes, we are flooded with late-night infomercials touting the latest products that promise to solve your skin care woes. The good news is, smart skin care can be a simple four-step process: cleansing, hydration, protection and correction. Continue reading 4 Steps To All Season Skin Care – ME Magazine

InStyle Magazine’s Skin Care Expert – Dr. Charles Crutchfield

instyle magazineDr. Crutchfield recognized as a ‘skin care expert’ in In Style magazine. Discussing the latest trends in beauty products. Download & own InStyle’s May 2015 issue today on Itunes.

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