Published on September 18, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes certified nurse practitioner Sarah Yokel

Sarah Yokel, cardiology

Sarah Yokel, a certified nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology, is welcoming new patients at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Heart and Vascular Center in Duluth.

Yokel started her career at Essentia as a registered nurse five years ago. She also completed her clinicals as both a nursing and nurse practitioner student at Essentia.

“I felt the staff very welcoming to educate future health care professionals,” she said. “I also felt the strong sense of teamwork throughout the hospital. There was never a shortage of helping hands.”

Yokel earned her doctorate degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“After I was with the cardiology department (as a nurse) a few months, I fell in love with the patient population,” she said. “Most of the patients are considered geriatric and that is what my degree specializes in. I knew once I became a nurse practitioner, I wanted to stay within the department, whether it is inpatient or outpatient.”

To schedule an appointment with Yokel, call Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Heart and Vascular Center at (218) 786-3443. To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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