Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center

Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)

Internal Medicine, Family Medicine · 239 Providers

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Today's Office Hours: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Lynn Aldrin, OTR

Lynn Aldrin, OTR

Occupational Therapy

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based on the average of 69 provider reviews for Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center

Review of Dr. Howard


Dr howard saved my life helping me get a transplant!
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Review of Allison Heaslet

- in Two Harbors, MN |

I injured my hand at work on a construction site and Heaslet was able to see me right away to patch me up without using stitches. I was worried because a lot of dirt got into the wound and I was afraid of getting blood poisoning or something like that. She disinfected my hand (not fun) and bandaged me, and was very nice about the whole thing. I would go back and see her.
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Review of Dr. Charaf

- in Duluth, MN |

Excellent physician. Dr. Charaf spends all the time necessary to explain all the hows and whys of your medical care. He exemplifies patient care by "popping" in to my aftercare appointments to make sure I am recovering. I would without a doubt recommend Dr. Charaf.
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Dr. Charaf:
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Edriss. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him. - Tanya... more
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Review of Dr. Charaf

-Mobile Alabama |

Dr Charaf was one of the best doctors I ever had the privilege of working with. The Nurses at Mobile Infirmary miss Dr. Charaf.
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Dr. Charaf:
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Charaf. We feel fortunate to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him. -Andrew... more
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Review of Brian Stank


Brian has a caring, easygoing bedside manner. He was calm and efficient. He gave me some meds before we got to the OR, let me keep my own blanket and those little things helped reduce my anxiety. Great CRNA, if you ever need surgery at St. Mary's you will be in good hands if you are lucky enough to get him.
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Review of Dr. Zotti

-Superior WI |

Worst experience I have ever had in an ER visit. Sent me home with influenza A without even checking me for it. Had to come back to the ER with my husband and daughter the next morning and get swabbed right away and we all have influenza. Worst dr ever!!!
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Review of Dr. Nelson

- in Duluth, MN |

Dr. Nelson is a caring, staight shooting doctor. Thank you.
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Review of Dr. Castillo-Nelson

- in Duluth, MN |

Dr. Castillo-Nelson is very personable in dealing with you as a patient.She was one of the excellent staff that took care of me in the hospital.She listen and answered my questions and had concerns of what I would do once leaving since I had no MD Dr..I am glad that she is my!
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Review of Dr. Christian

-Rochester, MN |

Today I met a physician at my mother's outpatient appointment who was exceptional at what she does. Dr. Krisa Christian was covering clinic and discussed a sensitive health concern with genuine kindness, insight, and expertise. Her care was individualized and thorough. As a Nurse Practitioner for many years and as daughter of the patient, I wanted to recognize just how rare and wonderful her care was today.
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Review of Dr. Howard


I WOULD NOT recommend this doctor to someone I hate. A wonderful friend of min went to her with severe, chronic back pain. Has had it for a long time. Surgery and shots are scheduled down the road and was seeking some sort of temporary relief. My friend was open and honest with this doctor and said that had been using alcohol to numb the pain. Rather than calling in a script, she called Health and Human Services. This is not the help a physician is supposed to supply their patients.
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Learn About Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center

117 Procedures

  • Ablation For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening And Counseling
  • Anemia And Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (Abg)
  • Arteriovenostomy For Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Icd) Implantation
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (Af) Ablation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Cpap)
  • Cyst Incision And Drainage
  • Decortication And Pleurectomy
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Eeg (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (Ect)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, Or Vessel Exploration
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic Or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hiv Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus Dna Testing
  • Immunization
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Insertion Of Epicardial Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Insertion Of Left Ventricular Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lead Extraction
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lung Removal (Partial Or Complete): Open, Or Resection Of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion And Excision
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Open Diaphragmatic And-Or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion Or Replacement
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Removal Or Revision Of Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Renal Transplant And Nephrectomy
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Grafts
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy Or Excision Of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tilt Testing Or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (Vats) Or Thoracotomy
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wound Repair


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Who We Are

  • Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, one of Essentia Health's many Catholic facilities, is northeastern Minnesota' Read More

Language Services

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center accepts 47 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Ambetter
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC) of South Central Wisconsin
  • Group Health Inc.
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthEOS
  • HealthEZ
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • PHCS
  • PreferredOne
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Sanford Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan (SHP)
  • Seven Corners
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation


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