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Articles by Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD; a board certified dermatologist and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He also has a private practice in Eagan, MN. He received his M.D. and Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Genomics from the Mayo Clinic. He has been selected as one of the top 10 dermatologists in the United States by Black Enterprise magazine. Dr. Crutchfield was recognized by Minnesota Medicine as one of the 100 Most Influential Healthcare Leaders in Minnesota. He is the team dermatologist for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild and Lynx. Dr. Crutchfield is an active member of both the American and National Medical Associations, and president of the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians.

The Heartache of Heartburn – Dr. Charles Crutchfield

Heartburn is an extremely common condition.  It’s caused by acid backing up from the stomach into the esophagus. It is very unpleasant and can even feel like an intense fire burning in your chest that rises up into your neck. The most common treatment for heartburn is over-the-counter antacids. The active ingredient in antacids is calcium. In addition to …

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