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St. Luke's

Pulmonary Medicine Associates



St. Luke's
Medical Office Pavilion
920 East First Street
Suite P201
Duluth, MN 55805


Medical Staff

Clinic Manager:
Karen Cheslak

Director, Clinic Operations:
Mary Andrews

Helping to Improve the Quality of Life

St. Luke's Pulmonary Medicine Associates specializes in adults who have difficulty during life's daily activities and could be experiencing serious lung dysfunction.

Philosophy of Care

We work as a team with our patients and their families to restore and maintain lung function and quality of sleep. We combine our years of clinical experience with technology to provide a level of care that is unique to our patients' needs.

Conditions and Treatments

  • Acute or chronic lung infections
  • Asthma and exercise induced asthma
  • Acute or chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Emphysema
  • Insomnia-poor sleep at night
  • Lung Cancer
  • Occupational lung injury
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep apnea
  • Smoking cessation

Drs. Joseph Martinelli, Wayne Elmer, Vance Bachelder and JeRay Johnson also offer pulmonary medicine care to adults with more complex and advanced pulmonary health issues such as:

  • Acute respiratory failure from neuromuscular disease
  • Ventilator management and various ventilator methods
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Related Information

In response to a growing need, St. Luke's opened a Sleep Center where sleep studies can be conducted for individuals who may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, insomnia, leg movement disorders and narcolepsy.

Sleep studies take place in a comfortable, hotel-like suite in a quiet area of the hospital. They are conducted and scored by polysomnography technologists and reviewed by Dr. Vance Bachelder, a board-certified pulmonologist specializing in sleep medicine. Patients follow up with a pulmonologist.

Sleep Center

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