A Guide to Specialty Clinics

Whether you’re making an appointment with a specialist to confirm a diagnosis, or looking up a specialist for a specific treatment or procedure your general practitioner can’t provide, we help narrow your options by featuring some of the top specialty clinics in the Twin Cities metro area.

Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic

For years, athletes have been using chiropractic care to edge out the competition. Athletic legends Tiger Woods, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretsky, and Michael Jordan have all mentioned the importance of going to chiropractors for optimal performance. Aaron Rodgers credits his dad’s occupation as a chiropractor—and getting regular adjustments—for helping him “win in life and on the field.”

Board-certified chiropractic sports physician Dr. Scott Mooring helps athletes of all ages and abilities win on and off the field at Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic, located in West St. Paul. In addition to owning Back in Balance, Dr. Mooring demonstrates his commitment to chiropractic sports medicine as a member of the University of Minnesota Athletics Department staff. This
experience gives him an in-depth understanding of identifying and treating injured athletes. 

Whether suffering a sports injury or struggling with neck pain, back pain, headaches, numbness, sciatica, or repetitive motion injuries, Dr. Mooring—along with associate Dr. Debby Jerikovsky—helps patients achieve their goals through chiropractic adjustments and fast, effective, and non-invasive procedures that help patients get better faster and stay better longer.  

“I use joint manipulation to improve function to the spine and extremities, and soft tissue mobilizations to ensure that the muscles rehabilitate properly,” he explains. “I also recommend
corrective exercises to help reduce future recurrence of a patient’s condition.”

Techniques utilized with great success at Back in Balance include the Active Release Technique®—a soft tissue system/movement-based massage administered to athletes with back pain, headaches, shin splints, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, or tennis elbow and the instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization Graston Technique® to help them stay in the game.                    

Named a 2014 “Top Chiropractor,” Dr. Mooring is the current president of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association and has served as the sports medicine director for events across the region, including the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, the CrossFit North Central Regionals, and the CrossFit Freeze Fest.

For more information, visit backinbalancemn.com
1525 Livingston Ave., West St. Paul

Crutchfield Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, medical director of Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, believes in providing five-star service to his patients. “It’s what they expect
and deserve,” he says. 

Examples of this five-star treatment include Dr. Crutchfield personally seeing every patient, making every diagnosis, and prescribing every treatment plan, not allowing assistants, injectors or ancillary nursing or staff to perform important cosmetic procedures, and treating every patient with courtesy, dignity, and respect. 

“I believe “less is more,” and that approach gives our patients beautiful and natural-looking results,” he says.

The clinic offers a full line of cosmetic dermatology services, including Botox, Restylane, and Mesotherapy treatments for cellulite, “age defying” facials, and other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Medically, Dr. Crutchfield specializes in the treatment of psoriasis, acne, atopic eczema, vitiligo and ethnic skin concerns, but sees patients for a wide range of skin conditions. “My goal is to provide the highest-quality skin care in a gentle, natural manner so patients look confident, refreshed, and content,” he says. “I don’t want my patients to look different than their age, just great for their age.”

When it comes to your health, experience counts and quality matters, points out Dr. Crutchfield. Do your homework. Check credentials. Dr. Crutchfield is not only a skilled dermatologist, but also a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and a mentor in the University of Minnesota’s Future Doctors of America Program.

For more information, visit crutchfielddermatology.com
1185 Town Centre Dr., Suite 101, Eagan

Minnesota Eye Consultants

When it comes to your vision, it’s absolutely critical to select ophthalmologists with educational and professional credentials, eye care specialists who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients and invested in cutting-edge research and education. 

Nowhere is that more evident than Minnesota Eye Consultants, with a team of highly trained sub-specialty surgeons and doctors of optometry defining, developing, and pursuing the best possible technologies and services to respond to their patients’ needs.  

One example of Minnesota Eye Consultants’ commitment to research is through their active involvement in finding a treatment for keratoconus, a serious eye condition where the cornea thins and gradually bulges forward, leading to astigmatism and blurriness. This breakthrough treatment is called corneal collagen crosslinking and it works by using ultraviolet light and a photosensitizer to strengthen the cornea.

Another way they’re at the forefront of technology is through offering a new comprehensive treatment program for patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration. Retina and cornea specialists, low vision specialists, and occupational therapists work together to remove the eye’s natural lens and implant the FDA-approved CentraSight mini telescope lens.

Areas of expertise range from cataract surgery and premium lens implants to treatment of corneal disease and glaucoma to oculofacial and aesthetic services to LASIK – laser vision correction. Minnesota Eye Consultants is the preferred ophthalmology group for the Minnesota Twins, and preferred ophthalmologists of the Minnesota Vikings.

For more information, visit mneye.com
Locations in Blaine, Bloomington, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka

Summit Orthopedics

Arthritis is one of the most prevalent issues impacting Minnesota Baby Boomers today. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, one-third of Minnesotans ages 45-64 have physician-diagnosed arthritis. 

For those who decide total joint surgery is right for them—and who don’t require an acute care hospital environment for specific health reasons—Summit Orthopedics offers total joint replacement surgery at their destination clinic in Vadnais Heights, with clinic space, therapy, imaging, surgery, and Care Suites all in one location. Benefits include a deep reduction in costs (compared to a hospital stay) and sophisticated anesthesia techniques—without pain, nausea, or cloudy thinking—as well as the only Secure Tracks therapy system in the Midwest, allowing patients to walk upright, fully supported and protected from falls just hours after surgery. 

Patients recover in the upscale on-site Care Suites—similar to luxury hotel rooms—complete with catered meals from local restaurants, and one-on-one attention.

Whether caring for adults with arthritis, kids with fractures, teens with sports injuries, or active seniors who refuse to be limited by their age, Summit Orthopedics physicians, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, and medical professionals believe in a team approach. This approach drives greater communication and collaboration, developed by physicians and led by physicians.

According to Dr. Peter Daly, “It isn’t about us; it’s about the patient and how we can leverage our education and advanced training to bring people back to the healthy, active lifestyles they want. It’s people caring for people, plain and simple.”

For more information, visit summitortho.com or call 651-968-5201 for an appointment