Emergency Medicine Physician

Essentia Health

Duluth, MN, USA

Emergency Medicine


Jan 22


We are a regional Emergency Medicine team based in beautiful Duluth, MN, which was named by Outdoor Magazine as the best outside town in America, and by Livability as one of the top-10 remote-ready cities in the US.

Embedded in this incredible harbor city is a thriving medical community.

Due to upcoming retirements and exciting expansion, we are seeking new partners to join our team, where excellence in patient care and camaraderie are key.

In service to Essentia Health’s mission, our team strives to provide the highest quality emergency care in a mix of urban and rural environments with our hub-and-spoke care model.

In this, you will enjoy variety in your practice by working roughly half of your shifts in Duluth and half of your shifts at a subset of our six regional EDs, with flexible scheduling among teammates.

We offer very competitive compensation and benefits.

With a low turnover rate, our team currently includes physicians at all stages of their careers who maintain strong ties within our lakeshore community.

We are strongly supported and heard by our leadership, with EM docs at all levels of Essentia’s leadership structure.

We hope you consider joining our Essentia Health family – we are ready to have you aboard.

Duluth, MN

  • Annual ED volumes of 42K patients/year in a 32-bed ED
  • Large catchment area and a full complement of collaborative specialists and subspecialists (PICU/NICU teams, pediatric sub-specialists, neuro-interventional team, STEMI team, etc)
  • 9-hour shifts; double & triple physician coverage with additional APP support 7 days/week
  • Admit to St. Mary’s Medical Center, the region’s tertiary referral center with adult and pediatric subspecialties; 330-bed hospital and Level I Adult and Level II Peds Trauma Center
  • Full spectrum of emergency medicine care including pediatrics
  • Opportunity to teach, if interested (FM residents, medical students)
  • Supportive and fun work environment with kind and collaborative consultants
  • Strong nurses with excellent nurse retention and mixture of experience as well as new energy
  • Excellent behavioral health resources including psychiatry consult service in ED, social work, case management, safe rooms, behavioral health techs and nurses
  • BRAND NEW HOSPITAL including brand new state-of-the-art 40 bed ED opening fall 2023

Regional sites: Aurora, Virginia, Moose Lake, Sandstone, Deer River, and Superior WI

  • Annual ED volumes of 3.5K-12K patients/year, all level IV trauma, all admit to own hospitals
  • Patients with more complex needs are often transferred to Duluth for admission
  • Scheduling is flexible – all partners work in Duluth, as well as rurally at a subset of our sites – each physician finds a mix of locations that they find fulfilling
  • Commute from Duluth: 10 min – 70 min (aside from Deer River, where only a couple of us work)
  • Virginia & Superior: 12-hour physician shifts, with 12 hours of APP support
  • Aurora, Moose Lake, Sandstone, & Deer River: single coverage, 12-hour or optional 24-hour shifts (no requirement to work 24s)
  • Telemedicine support (stroke, psychiatry, NICU, hospice, cardiology)


  • BC/BE Emergency Medicine
  • Excellent team player – must work well with entire ED team, as well as consultants and patients
  • Strong commitment to caring for patients both in Duluth and regionally

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