Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield

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Preventive medicine: Police stops, a discussion for the times





Part two of a three-part column

Last week, in this three-part preventive medicine series on safe and effective ways of dealing with police-citizen encounters, I discussed how to handle vehicle stops conducted by the police, specifically how to avoid such stops in the first place and how to respond when approached by a police car with lights and sirens on. This week I discuss how best to conduct yourself during the remainder of such an encounter with law enforcement. This is something everyone needs to review personally and review with family members and children. Right after you stop 

• When interacting with anyone, courtesy is appreciated. This is not the time to be angry or argumentative. Continue Reading →

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Dr. Crutchfield, III credits parents for his stellar career


By James L. Stroud, Jr. 

Contributing Writer


In Minnesota, when someone says the name Dr. Crutchfield, most people — especially African Americans from Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding areas — assume they mean the legendary obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield, Jr., a doctor known for the delivery of at least 10,000 Minnesota babies in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the last 45 years. But in 1994 another Dr. Crutchfield arrived on the scene in Eagan, Minnesota. He too goes by the name of Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield, but he is known as the third (III) and is the son of Dr. Crutchfield, Jr, who he calls Dad. Dr. Crutchfield, III is a board-certified dermatologist, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and medical director of his own Crutchfield Dermatology Clinic in Eagan, MN. Continue Reading →

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