“My goal in medical practice is to enhance and improve patients’ lives”
Originally from western Kentucky, Dr. Crutchfield attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine, graduating in 1994. He moved to Johnson City where he completed four years of general surgery residency and then completed his training in Family Medicine at ETSU. Since residency, Dr. Crutchfield has practiced in a variety of areas. He was part of a private family medicine group in western KY, served as medical director for emergency medicine at a regional hospital, served as medical director for an urgent care chain in the area and also served as medical director of correctional facility medicine for facilities in a 2 state area. In 2012, he opened Watauga Medical Care in Johnson City to serve and treat those afflicted with opioid addiction.
Recently, he has become certified for Laser Liposuction, the O-shot, the P-shot, the Vampire facelift and the Vampire breast lift and opened Butterflies with his wife, Melissa. As with his practice of addiction medicine, he values the opportunity to improve his patients’ lives in ways that help them achieve their goals and enjoy a happier and more enriched life!
'Life's too short not to eat dessert'
Melissa is originally from Roanoke, Virginia, but has lived most of her life locally. She attended ETSU where she studied accounting. After taking a break to raise her children, she reentered the work force as office manager of Watauga Medical Care and also as a group counselor for the patients. In 2017, her compassion for people and her desire to positively affect their lives, led her to open Butterflies, along with her husband, to provide Strawberry Laser Liposuction to those who want to transform their appearance without painful surgeries or tremendous lifestyle burdens. She received her training and certifications in Laser Liposuction and Vibology. She also attended the seminar and training for the O-shot, the P-shot, the Vampire facelift and Vampire Breast Lift so to better understand and attend to the needs and concerns of her clients!