Published on April 16, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. James Conniff

James Conniff, Family Medicine

Dr. James Conniff, a Family Medicine Physician, is welcoming new patients at the Essentia Health-Lakewalk Clinic in Duluth, Minnesota.

“I first chose Essentia three years ago for the opportunity to be part of educating the next generation of family physicians at the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program. After working there for two years as a full-time faculty physician, I’m excited for the opportunity to have my own patient practice,” says Dr. Conniff.

Dr. Conniff earned a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, New York. He completed a residency in family medicine and a research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison Wisconsin. Dr. Conniff is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in family medicine.

“I chose family medicine because I love forming long-term therapeutic relationships with people of all ages, backgrounds, races, creeds, and genders.” explains Dr. Conniff. “I try to listen and not tell. My focus is to provide patients with the information they need to make the best decisions to achieve their health-related goals.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Conniff, call Lakewalk Clinic (218) 576-0100. To see his full profile, visit and click on “Find a Doctor or Provider.”

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