Published on June 30, 2022

Weight management specialist Stacey Karkkainen joins Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic

The Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic is excited to announce Stacey Karkkainen, an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in weight management, is continuing her career at Essentia. She has spent 16 years with the company and is excited for this new challenge.

Stacey Karkkainen “I was drawn to continue practicing at Essentia because of the organization’s values,” said Karkkainen. “I see these values demonstrated every day by leaders, providers and employees and it makes me proud to work here.”

Karkkainen received her education from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

“Obesity is an epidemic and is the No. 1 cause of preventable disease,” said Karkkainen. “I look forward to working with my patients to decrease chronic disease and pain, as well as improve their mental health and help them feel better. Everyone deserves to feel good.” 

To schedule an appointment with Karkkainen, please call (218) 786-3392. To see her full profile, please visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”