Published on December 23, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Physician Assistant Melody Balke Johnson

Melody Johnson, Hospitalist Services

Physician Assistant Melody Balke Johnson has joined the Hospitalist Services Department at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth, MN.

“I chose Essentia Health because I appreciate the many opportunities it offers for quality health care in Duluth and across the Iron Range,” says Johnson.

Johnson earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Emory & Henry College in Marion, VA. She is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants.

“Inpatient hospital medicine is especially gratifying because I have the privilege of working for and with patients during their times of greatest need and vulnerability,” explains Johnson. I’m honored to participate on their care team.”

To see Melody Balke Johnson’s profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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