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Good information helps you make educated decisions about your health care. And when it comes to your health and the health of your family—you want only the best. A quality health care professional will listen to your concerns, inform you of every possible option, treat you in a respectful, compassionate manner, and help you achieve the best possible results. The following health care professionals are recognized leaders in their respective fields; many of them receiving the honor of being named a “Best Doctor for Women.”
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., is the only Dermatologist to be selected every year as a “Top Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine. He has also been a recipient of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s “Top Doctor Award” for the past 10 years. Additionally, Dr. Crutchfield has been recognized as one of the leading physicians in the United States and is among 4 percent of physicians selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Crutchfield Dermatology offers over ten years of experience treating medical and aesthetic skin issues. “Beautiful, healthy skin can have a profound effect on self-esteem and personal performance.
“There are many options for skin care,” explains Crutchfield, the first recipient of the Medica-Kare 11 Physician Healthcare Hero Award, “but nothing can compare to the quality, care and expertise of an experienced, board-certified dermatologist.“
A graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Crutchfield is a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Carleton College. He teaches medical students, residents and other physicians, and is a recent recipient of the Minnesota Medical Association Foundation’s Minority Affairs Meritorious Service Award. He is the dermatologist for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and Wild professional sports teams. Crutchfield has co-authored a dermatology textbook, and children’s book on skin-care titled, Little Charles Hits A Home Run!. He has published more than 100 skin-care articles and has an award winning website CrutchfieldDermatology.com. Dr. Crutchfield is a regular expert contributor to many Twin Cities’ newscasts, radio programs, newspapers and magazines. His latest medical endeavor is an initiative requiring automobile, cell phone and insurance companies to equip cars with mandatory technology disabling texting while driving. Visit crutchfielddermatology.com/safetexting for more information.
Awarded Mayo Clinic’s “Karis Humanitarian Award,” Crutchfield embraces the Mayo brothers’ philosophy. “First and foremost, do what is best for the patient.” Dr. Crutchfield designs a custom skin care program that incorporates treatments at the forefront of medicine. His clinic is an Acne, Psoriasis, and Aesthetic Care Center of Excellence where he is the first and only “Expert Injector” in Minnesota. At Crutchfield Dermatology, it is evident that patient satisfaction is paramount. The reception area is graced with fresh cut flowers, a generous bowl of free skincare samples, and complimentary wireless Wi-Fi for patient productivity. When wary pediatric patients are presented with Crutchfield’s huge trademark rubber ducks, apprehension dissolves into delighted smiles. Patient testimonials also offer insight into the integrity and professionalism of the clinic. As patient Gabriel N. asserts, “I cannot say enough about Dr. Crutchfield and Crutchfield Dermatology. Dr. Crutchfield came in on the first visit and looked me right in the eye and told me he was going to help me. He and his staff were so great about quickly solving my skin issues. I cannot thank Dr. Crutchfield and his staff enough for all they have done for me. It has honestly changed my life and I now tell everyone I know to see him for any and all skin conditions. Thank you Crutchfield Dermatology.”
“I treat each patient personally with the highest quality care possible. If you have a skin care problem, I dedicate myself to solving it. My staff and I treat our patients with courtesy, dignity and respect. We make our patients look good and feel great with beautiful skin. At Crutchfield Dermatology we truly believe that ‘Experience Counts and Quality Matters.’”
What You Should Know
• Only Dermatologist Selected Every Year As A ‘Top Doctor for Women’ Since the Inception of the Minnesota Monthly Survey
• Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School
• Personally Performs all Botox, Restylane and Selphyl Treatments
• Recognized by Minnesota Physician as one of the 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in the State of Minnesota
1185 Town Centre Drive, Suite 101
Eagan, MN 55123
651.209.3600 • crutchfielddermatology.com
If you ever have to hear the unnerving words: “You have skin cancer,” you’ll want experienced, dedicated doctors treating you, like Drs. Frederick Fish and Jane Lisko of Associated Skin Care Specialists, both selected as a “Best Doctor for Women.”
“I have developed a particular interest in treating some of the rarer and more aggressive skin cancers,” says Dr. Fish, a board-certified dermatologist with over 30 years
Dr. Lisko also focuses on the treatment and prevention of skin cancer, as well as cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery.
Both doctors use Mohs micrographic surgery to remove difficult-to-treat skin cancers, a procedure that preserves as much normal tissue as possible. As members of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, they have spent years training for and mastering this technique.
“I think that most people hear ‘dermatology’ and they think of acne, warts, psoriasis, and eczema,” says Dr. Lisko. “While these are concerns of a significant percentage of patients, people often forget about skin cancer and its seriousness.”
According to both doctors, the biggest challenge of their job is emphasizing the importance of photo-protection and sun avoidance (skin cancer prevention), as well as educating people about detecting the early signs of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in the country, and seeking medical attention at the first suspicion is critical to successful treatment.
“While we all enjoy outdoor activities in the beautiful weather, we can make slight modifications to protect our skin better and still have fun,” says Dr. Lisko.
Their goal is to reduce future cases of skin cancer through education and awareness; only then will people change their behavior to make skin cancer prevention part of their daily routine.
In the meantime, it’s good to know Drs. Fish and Lisko are committed to the cause.
Associated Skin Care Specialists
(Locations in Fridley, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, and Eden Prairie)
763-571-4000 • associatedskincare.com
Dry eye syndrome is one of the leading reasons people visit their eye care professional. It’s a source of discomfort (burning, irritation), frustration (blurred vision), and annoyance (sensitivity to light) for the 20 million Americans who suffer, many of which are middle-aged women. Dry eye makes it difficult to read, drive, and work at a computer or spend any length of time in a very dry environment, like the cabin of an airplane.
“Chu Vision Institute is one of the first 15 sites in the country to take advantage of the revolutionary Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy treatment for dry eye,” says Dr. Y. Ralph Chu, founder and medical director, Chu Vision Institute, and adjunct associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.
IPL started as a dermatology treatment for patients with the skin disorder rosacea. It works on dry eye by creating a significant amount of superficial heat, targeting the abnormal blood vessels and increasing the flow of impacted meibomian secretions. It’s comfortable and quick.
“One of the pleasant side effects of this procedure is younger, healthier looking skin,” says Dr. Chu.
This caring, dedicated doctor has 18 years of experience “giving people the gift of sight.”
His interest in the field of ophthalmology was sparked at the age of 10, when he saw a TV show about a man who regained his sight later in life and was able to see his child for the first time. “I never forgot the look on that man’s face,” says Dr. Chu. “I wanted to be able to help people in that same way.”
Today he is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery. Having performed thousands of LASIK procedures to help people reduce their dependency on eyeglasses and contacts, his latest project is an FDA clinical trial designed to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. He has participated in over 50 clinical evaluations or FDA clinical trials dealing with cataract and intraocular lens implantation, phakic lens implantations, laser vision correction technologies, and ocular therapeutic treatments. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has lectured around the world. At the end of the day, though, it is always about the patients he sees at his Bloomington clinic.
“The trust my patients place in my staff and me is what I treasure the most,” says Dr. Chu. “My goal is to empower our patients through education so that they can make the best decisions possible to improve their vision and transform their lives.”
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55420
952-835-1235 | 866-400-EYES (3937) • chuvision.com