Medical Profiles 2015

The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most important relationships you’ll ever have. We highlight experienced, skilled doctors who work hard to achieve optimal results—all while genuinely caring about their patients’ health and wellbeing. 

Crutchfield Dermatology
Photo courtesy of Crutchfield Dermatology

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D.

Crutchfield Dermatology, PA
1185 Town Centre Dr., Suite 101, Eagan MN 55123 • 651-209-3600 •

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., (pictured at age 3 with his parents on their graduation from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1963) has been a regular recipient of multiple  “Top Doctor” awards for the past 14 years. Additionally, he is the only dermatologist to be selected every year as a “Top Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine. He was recently recognized by Minnesota Physician as one of “100 Influential Healthcare Leaders” in Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield has also been distinguished as one of the leading physicians in the United States and is among the 4 percent of physicians selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Crutchfield Dermatology offers over 10 years of experience treating medical and aesthetic skin issues. There are many options for skin care, “but nothing can compare to the quality, care, and expertise of an experienced, board-certified dermatologist,” explains Dr. Crutchfield.

A graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Dr. 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 has co-authored dermatology textbook as well as a children’s book on skin care, Little Charles Hits A Home Run! He has published more than 100 skin care articles and has an award-winning website, A regular expert contributor to many Twin Cities’ newscasts, radio programs, newspapers and magazines, Dr. Crutchfield was recently recognized by The, a division of NBC news, as one of the “Top 100 Newsmakers Making History in the United States.”  Dr. Crutchfield was also selected as the first recipient of the Medica-KARE 11 Physician Health Care Heroes Award. He is a member of the University of Minnesota’s President Club for establishing an annual dermatology lectureship honoring his parents, both graduates of the University of Minnesota Medical School.  His latest endeavor is to implement a new initiative to require automobile, cell phone, and insurance companies to equip cars with mandatory technology that disables texting while driving. 

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 medical care. His clinic is an Acne, Psoriasis, and Aesthetic Care Center of Excellence that includes a newly expanded Skin and MediSpa.  The first “Expert Injector” in Minnesota, Dr. Crutchfield is the founding member of “Doctors For The Practice Of Safe & Ethical Aesthetic Medicine” ( Named one of Minnesota Business magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Crutchfield Dermatology is fortunate to have attentive and caring staff who reflect the integrity and professionalism of a clinic where satisfaction is paramount. The reception area is graced with fresh cut flowers, a generous bowl of free skin care 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! 

“I treat each patient personally with the highest quality care possible. If you have a skin care problem, I dedicate myself to addressing 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 

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 and Juvederm treatments as Minnesota’s First “Expert Injector”
  • Recognized by Minnesota Physician as one of the 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in Minnesota
  • Dermatologist for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Lynx and Wild professional sports teams.

Consulting Radiologists
Front row, left to right: Susan J. Austin, M.D.; Lisa J. Schneider, M.D., Breast Section Lead; Jessica A. Axmacher, M.D.; Trudi Parker, M.D.; and Sara B. Veldman, M.D.
Back row: Mark J. Austin, M.D.; Damon D. Shearer, D.O.; and Kevin R. Edelman, M.D.  Not pictured: Jennifer L. Kersten, M.D; photo courtesy of Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.

Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.

Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. 
6525 France Ave. South, Suite 110, Edina • • 952-915-4320

Fear of the unknown causes some women to postpone breast exams and mammograms, or skip them altogether, even though the majority of screening mammograms are benign. And when they’re not benign, early detection is absolutely critical. Early detection greatly increases treatment options and the likelihood of successful recovery. Because screening mammography is so important in identifying breast cancer at the earliest stages—when it’s most treatable—it’s important that women select a breast imaging center that offers state-of-the-art technology and a staff with the highest level of clinical expertise, like what’s offered at CRL Women’s Imaging, located inside CRL Imaging Southdale. 

In June of 2015, Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. launched the latest mammography technology available: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis,  also known as three-dimensional mammography. This technology has been shown to improve cancer detection and reduce false positives. According to Medical Director at CRL Imaging Southdale, Dr. Trudi Parker, a board-certified breast imaging radiologist, “This revolutionary technology reveals greater detail, which can help us detect cancer more accurately.” Digital Breast Tomosynthesis offers exceptional image clarity and detail by imaging the breast in several ‘layers.’ By looking at each layer separately, a potential cancer is less likely to be obstructed from view by overlapping breast tissue. The scan is performed at the same time as a traditional 2D mammogram, on the same scanner, with no noticeable difference in the experience or time required for the patient.

 At CRL Women’s Imaging, patients receive an efficient, compassionate, and comprehensive breast imaging experience. A team approach drives every aspect of care, with a staff consisting of board-certified radiologists and technologists specially trained in breast imaging, as well as a nurse navigator whose role is to help patients understand treatment options and coordinate care with referring physicians.

About Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.

  • Physician-owned practice serving patients and providers for over 80 years. 
  • 70 board-certified radiologists represent all imaging subspecialties.
  • CRL Women’s Imaging is accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence.
  • Outpatient imaging at five Twin Cities locations, as well as on-site radiology services for 27 partner hospitals and clinics and teleradiology for over 60 healthcare organizations throughout the Upper Midwest.

Dr. David Thao
Photo courtesy of Woodbury Plastic Surgery

Dr. David Thao

Woodbury Plastic Surgery
604 Bielenberg Dr., Suite 250, Woodbury MN 55125 • Phone: 651.730.4100

Dr. David Thao of Woodbury Plastic Surgery understands that choosing to have a cosmetic procedure done is a highly personal decision—one that should be not be taken lightly. A board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Thao is open and honest with his patients about all available options, invests in state-of-the-art medical technology, and offers a number of non-invasive cosmetic procedures (laser facials, body contouring, skin complexion analysis, and 3D cosmetic surgery animations).  Dr. Thao is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons, and been a keynote speaker at numerous wellness forums and healthcare conferences. He’s a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who is highly respected among his peers in the medical community, evident in his selection as a  “Best Doctor for Women” and “Best Minnesota Doctor” in Minnesota Monthly magazine and a Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Top Doctor.” 

Patients see Dr. Thao for a multitude of reasons, including body contouring, breast surgery, and facial rejuvenation. He’s one of the most requested plastic surgeons in the country for ethnic cosmetic surgery, particularly for Asian double eyelid surgery. And when it comes to patient care and satisfaction, Dr. Thao personally performs all Botox and dermal filler treatments to provide the best quality of service. 

For a complimentary cosmetic consultation, please call 651-730-4100.

Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures at Woodbury Plastic Surgery include:

  • Mommy makeover
  • Tummy tuck and liposuction
  • Eyelid surgery and brow lift 
  • Breast augmentation and breast lift
  • Vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty
  • Facelift and nose reshaping
  • Fat transfer
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Botox, dermal fillers, lasers, and anti-aging skincare product

Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Photo courtesy of Tareen Dermatology

Dr. Mohiba Tareen

Tareen Dermatology
1835 W. County Rd. C, Suite 250, Roseville MN 651-633-6883 

Dr. Mohiba Tareen of Tareen Dermatology offers each patient a high level of personal care, attention, and service. “Our singular mission is to treat all of our patients like we would want our own family to be treated,” says this compassionate board-certified and Ivy League-trained dermatologist.

Since opening three years ago, the practice—located less than a mile from Rosedale Shopping Center in Roseville—has grown from a small clinic to a full-service medical, surgical, and cosmetic practice with one of the most advanced laser centers in the area. Dr. Tareen treats medical conditions such as skin cancer, acne, eczema, hair loss, and rashes, and performs cosmetic procedures to tighten sagging or wrinkled skin, remove unwanted hair, decrease the appearance of brown spots or acne scars, and treat leg veins, psoriasis, or vitiligo with state-of-the art lasers.

Dr. Tareen has been awarded the “Top Doctor” designation multiple times, serves as the national dermatology expert for WebMD, and has been named to Castle Connolly’s guide of “America’s Top Dermatologists.”

Even with these numerous accolades, patients are able to schedule an appointment within a few weeks of calling, or—depending on the situation—even make a same-day appointment (available by request). Most insurance is accepted and referrals are often not needed.

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