Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. was honored on January 12 by the Twin Cities Medical Society with the “First a Physician” award, which recognizes a physician who “selflessly gives of his time and energy to improve the health of their patients, has made a positive impact on organized medicine and the medical community’s ability to practice quality medicine, and has been instrumental in improving the lives of others in our community.”
This award was due, in significant part, to the weekly Health Advice column Dr. Crutchfield writes for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder newspaper and his teaching of the medical students and residents at the University of Minnesota Medical School and mentorship to his younger colleagues. Dr. Crutchfield is also an active member of the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians.
In attendance was his father, well-known physician Charles E. Crutchfield Sr., and his wife Laurie and three children Olivia, Charles IV and Arianna.
The award was presented to Dr. Crutchfield by Carolyn McClain, MD, president of the Twin Cities Medical Society, at the organization’s annual dinner held in St. Paul at the Town and Country Club.
— Information provided by the Twin Cities Medical Society.