About Us

Kirstin Curtis ARNP

Board Certified in  Family Practice and Dermatology

Kirstin Curtis ARNP graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2002. Kirstin is nationally board certified by the ANCC in family practice, and is also certified as a dermatology nurse practitioner since 2013.

Kirstin has extensive work experience in internal medicine and family practice. She prides herself on thorough and comprehensive management of patients health, and truly believes in preventive medicine with the goal of minimizing medications when possible. “I love caring for the whole family.” Kirstin has also worked full-time in a busy dermatology practice in Vancouver, WA, where she focused on the treatment of many skin disorders. She won a new dermatoscope at her recent dermatology convention (2013) in a competition with 300+ other providers for identifying lesions correctly. Dermoscopy allows a trained provider to see lesions with more clarity, in order to determine if they are abnormal or benign.

She evaluates and manages rashes, acne, psoriasis, mole/nevus and full skin evaluations, skin biopsies and skin excisions, and treatment of some cosmetic lesions. Acne of all ages is very easy to treat; she also does Accutane when indicated. “The wait to see a dermatologist can be up to 6-8 weeks. I enjoy helping patients with their dermatology concerns, and referring on if needed.”

In her spare time, Kirstin adores her three children and husband, Dr. Bob Curtis. They are certified level 3 ski instructors at Mt. Baker, and love hiking, camping, fly fishing, and anything involving being outside.

Kirstin has been an active member of:

~ Dermatology Nurses Association since 2009
~ American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2008
~ Mt. Baker Nurse Practitioner Association since 2009

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed


Phone (360) 647-1900
Fax (360) 647-1542


2101 Cornwall Ave
Suite 101
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Megan Gruber ARNP

Board Certified in Family Practice

Megan Gruber ARNP joined Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine in October of 2013.

Megan has been a board certified family nurse practitioner since 2008. She grew up in Michigan where she completed her undergraduate schooling and then moved to Portland, OR with her husband to work as an RN in the pediatric intensive care unit at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital. Shortly after completing her graduate work at Washington State University, she and her husband moved to Bellingham to start their family and enjoy the lush beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Megan brings to this practice a rich background in family health, urgent care, & women’s health. She comes from working the last 3 years at Bellingham OB/GYN.  Megan chose to pursue her career as an ARNP with the goal of providing people with integrated, compassionate care as well as to help empower people to make informed choices about their health throughout the phases of their lives.

She has worked with Kirstin in the family practice setting before and is looking forward to joining her team once again.  In her spare time, Megan enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest Wilderness with her son, husband, & dog.

Lucia Pearson Bellingham

Lucia Pearson ARNP


Lucia Pearson is a board-certified nurse practitioner in women’s health and adult-gerontology primary care. Originally from New Mexico, Lucia completed her undergraduate schooling in Vancouver, BC, then taught health education in Argentina before moving to Boston to pursue her graduate education in public health and nursing. She holds certificates in mind-body-spirit nursing from the Benson Institute at MGH, and yoga instruction from the Kripalu Institute.

Lucia is committed to providing holistic, nonjudgmental, compassionate care for patients and their families. She has worked in interdisciplinary medical teams, community health centers, and women’s health practices, serving the medical needs of diverse populations. Previous to joining MSFM, she provided primary care to Whatcom County residents at PeaceHealth.

Lucia and her husband moved to Bellingham in 2014, and since then their family has grown by one giant dog and two sweet children. In her spare time, Lucia enjoys mountaineering, dancing, walking in the woods with her family, yoga, and cooking with green chili.

Lisa Carr-Van Duisen - Medical Assistant

Lisa Carr-Van Duisen

Medical Assistant

Lisa Carr-Van Duisen has been working at Mt Shuksan Family Medicine since January of 2011. She graduated from Whatcom Community College with her medical assisting certificate in 2002. Lisa passed her National Medical Assisting certification in the Fall of 2002.

Lisa takes care of her two wonderful children and husband, and in her spare time, she volunteers at the American Legion to help local military veterans.

Cynthia Seldal - Medical Assistant

Cynthia Seldal

Medical Assistant

Cynthia Seldal has been working at Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine and Dermatology as a receptionist since January 2011. She graduated from Whatcom Community College with her Medical Assisting certificate in 1982.

Cindy was born and raised in Bellingham. She married her high school sweetheart and has raised two beautiful daughters. She enjoys mountain biking, water sports, pickleball and her three wonderful grand babies.

Sadie Thornton - Office Administrator

Sadie Thornton

Office Administrator

Sadie Thornton has been working for Mt Shuksan Family Medicine since November 2012. She is now our certified billing and coding specialist as of January 2016. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors of Science in 1999, after which she worked as a phlebotomist for six years, starting here in Bellingham, then in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. She then spent three years as a massage therapist in Sedona, AZ where she branched her career into office administration.

Sadie moved back to Bellingham with her husband and two awesome kids, where she plans to raise her family and write future best-selling thrillers.

Gurjeet Aulakh


Gurjeet Aulakh graduated from Whatcom Community College in 2011 with her Certified Medical Assistant degree. She has worked in urgent care clinics over the past few years and is now enjoying being a part of Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine and Dermatology. In her spare time she loves her dog Rosco and volunteering for Skookum Kids locally.

Brandy Baker


Brandy has been working at Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine and Dermatology as a receptionist since the spring of 2018. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University. Brandy served in the United States Navy for 8 years, until she moved to Bellingham, WA, in 2017 with her family and two dogs. In her spare time she is found exploring our beautiful trails of Washington with her daughter.