Published on July 29, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Michael Ritchie

Dr. Michael Ritchie, Hospitalist Services

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth is excited to welcome Dr. Michael Ritchie, a hospitalist, to its team.

“My family and I are excited to join the Duluth community,” said Dr. Ritchie, who specializes in internal medicine. “We’ve visited many times over the years and can’t wait to explore all the great nature areas and try out all the local restaurants and breweries.”

Dr. Ritchie earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed a residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Dr. Ritchie looks forward to expanding the role of bedside ultrasound at Essentia.
“Internal medicine provided the most range of potential subspecialties coming out of medical school, and hospitalist medicine is the most varied practice available and allows an excellent work-life balance,” he said.

Duluth was especially intriguing to Dr. Ritchie and his family because of Lake Superior and the city’s proximity to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. He enjoys camping, canoeing and hiking.

To see Dr. Ritchie’s full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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