Crutchfield Dermatology

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Recognized in both local and national surveys as one of the nation’s leading skin-care authorities, Dr. Crutchfield has acquired a lengthy list of honors including the “Gold Triangle Award” from the American Academy of Dermatology and the “Karis Humanitarian Award” from the Mayo Clinic, among others. He prides himself on a “less is more” approach. “I like to do lots of little things to create ver...

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Recognized in both local and national surveys as one of the nation’s leading skin-care authorities, Dr. Crutchfield has acquired a lengthy list of honors including the “Gold Triangle Award” from the American Academy of Dermatology and the “Karis Humanitarian Award” from the Mayo Clinic, among others. He prides himself on a “less is more” approach. “I like to do lots of little things to create ver...

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