Stellis Health’s New Physician Assistants Return Home to Provide Care

Four new Physician Assistants (PA) who recently started practicing at Stellis Health have one thing in common—they wanted to come back to live and work in, or near, the communities where they grew up. Stellis Health strives to be a part of the community beyond medical care. “Our providers have deep roots in the communities we serve and the new physician assistants deepen those roots even further,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health, P.A. “Our community connections allow us to know our communities’ needs first-hand and most of our providers are actively engaged in community organizations like Rotary, Lions, local churches and more, where we know you by name.”

All of the new PAs completed the Physician Assistant Master’s degree from Bethel University and are board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Here’s a summary of their credentials and the Stellis Health locations where you’ll find them along with a little personal information to help you get to know them better.

JAKE BERWYN, PA-C, is originally from Zimmerman and is practicing at Stellis Health–Albertville-St. Michael Clinic. He enjoys playing sports, particularly hockey, volleyball and baseball; as well as going camping, relaxing at the lake, snowboarding, weightlifting, and spending time with family and friends.

LAUREN DUCKLOW, PA-C, is originally from Buffalo and is seeing patients at Stellis Health–Buffalo Clinic. She is very active in her church community and enjoys spending time with her family, being active outdoors, cooking and traveling.

LYNSEY KISSINGER, PA-C, is originally from Monticello and is caring for patients at Stellis Health–Monticello Clinic. She practiced at St. Cloud Medical Group before joining Stellis Health. Lynsey feels very fortunate to be working in the community where she grew up and enjoys listening to the concerns of patients while treating the whole person. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities including biking, kayaking and hiking as well as spending time with her family and dog.

KRISTA NAUMAN, PA-C, is originally from Buffalo and is practicing at Stellis Health–Buffalo Clinic. She worked with Summit Orthopedics before joining Stellis Health and believes that being a good listener is the most important part of being a provider. Krista’s goal is to connect with her patients to provide quality, comprehensive care in an open and trusting environment.  In her free time, Krista loves to spend time with friends, family and her dog. She also loves the outdoors, particularly hiking and rollerblading, as well as cooking, reading and traveling. 

Stellis Health has a long history of mentoring medical students including participating in the Rural Physician Assistants Program (RPAP) at the University of Minnesota. And, pediatrician Joseph Mahoney, MD was recently honored as the Preceptor of the Year at Bethel University where he precepted nine of their 31 graduates in 2017.  In fact, many of the current Stellis Health providers were students trained at Stellis Health.

To schedule an appointment with any of the new physician assistants at Stellis Health or for more information, call 763.684.3600. To learn more, go to

About Stellis Health, PA

Stellis Health has been caring for community members in and around Wright County for over 65 years with locations in Buffalo, Monticello and Albertville-St. Michael. Originally named after the individual communities in which they were located, the organization was renamed Stellis Health in July 2016. Comprised of over 60 primary and specialty physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, Stellis Health is an independent group practice continually growing, adding more doctors and expanded services including Urgent Care on evenings, weekends and holidays. To schedule an appointment at any Stellis Health clinic, call 763.684.3600. Learn more at