Published on October 16, 2018

Essentia Health-Sandstone offers patients new services

Essentia Health-Sandstone, 705 Lundorff Drive, is pleased to provide three new service lines to the patients it serves in the region.  Rheumatology, vascular services and pulmonology care will all be offered beginning this fall.

Beginning Oct. 16, Dr. Raymond Hausch, a rheumatologist, will begin seeing adult and pediatric patients once every other month.  Then, starting in November, Dr. Javariah Asghar, a vascular surgeon, will see patients monthly as well. Dr. Asghar sees patients of all ages for vascular issues, wounds, varicose veins and lymphedema.

Pulmonologist Dr. Paul Zimmerman, who currently sees patients in Moose Lake, will begin to care for patients every other month beginning in November in Sandstone, in addition to his patients in Moose Lake.  He cares for patients of all ages with various breathing issues, such as COPD, lung infections and diseases, pulmonary embolisms and much more.

Staff at Essentia are looking forward to offering these services, so patients will no longer have to travel long distances to see these specialized providers.

“We are so excited to be able to offer these extended service lines in Sandstone,” says Mary Beth Kester, who manages outreach services.  “As a resident of the area, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to have to travel when you are hurt or sick in order to see a specialist in Duluth or the Twin Cities.  Keeping these services close to home makes life and its complications a little easier.”

Kester adds she’s proud to be part of the excellent care provided by Essentia Health in Pine County and looks forward to working to bring more specialty care to the area.