Essentia Health APRN, CNP Melissa Knopik excited to welcome pediatric patients


Melissa Knopik has furthered her education to become an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics at the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic, and is excited to welcome new patients.

“I have worked for Essentia since I completed my undergraduate nursing school,” said Knopik. “There is room for growth here and I enjoy working alongside the very talented pediatrics team.”

Knopik received her education from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, and is certified in pediatrics by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

“I love all aspects of pediatrics,” said Knopik. “It’s fun to watch kids grow in all aspects of their lives and be there for them to ensure they are living a happy and healthy lifestyle.”

To schedule an appointment with Knopik, please call (218) 828-2880, or schedule online at To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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