Essentia Health Lakeside Clinic

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The Duluth Clinic was founded 1915 by five Duluth physicians who joined together to form one of the first multispecialty clinics in the United States. In 1981, Lakeside Clinic joined the Duluth Clinic, which had grown to employ over 400 physicians in 17 locations across Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. In 1997, the Duluth Clinic merged with St. Mary’s Medical Center to become SMDC Health System, and in 2011, SMDC integrated with two other health systems to form Essentia Health.

Services Offered:

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Diabetes Dietitian
  • Family Medicine/Primary Care
  • Family Medicine with OB
  • Gynecology
  • Medication Management
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pathology & Labratory Medicine
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • General Surgery

Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho.

Headquartered in Duluth, Minn., Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 14,000 employees, including more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives. 

Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork. The organization delivers on its promise to be “Here With You” in 15 hospitals, 69 clinics, seven long-term care facilities, two assisted living facilities, four independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute.

Essentia Health is accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.