About Us

Laura Mason

Northstar Healthcare is dedicated to providing quality and innovative care for our patients. Our staff is highly trained, experienced, and compassionate, and you will notice the personal attention that you receive from the moment you walk in the door. From state of the art laser skin treatments to innovative biodentical hormone therapy, Northstar has demonstrated commitment to excellence since the day the business began.

Currently, we offer a wide variety of services for healthcare and aesthetics, and we also carry magnificent and useful products. Get in touch with us today!


Laura Mason


Laura Jean Sanchez always knew, even as a little girl, that she wanted to be a nurse. In high school she worked as a hospital volunteer and as a nurse’s aide in retirement homes. She completed some of her nursing pre-requisites while still in high school.

Laura Sanchez became Laura Mason partway through her baccalaureate program. After relocating to Seattle, Laura completed her baccalaureate degree at Seattle Pacific University in 1988. She worked for two years as a floor nurse on an orthopedic/neuro-surgery floor at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. Soon after she and her family moved back to Idaho Falls in 1990. She then began a seven year stint as an E.R. nurse at EIRMC.

Simultaneous to starting a masters Nurse Practitioner program at Idaho State University in 1995, Laura worked as a home health nurse, specializing in central line placement and IV therapy. Laura graduated with honors as a member of the nursing honor society Pi Theta Tau and Phi kappa Phi in 1997, going to school full time while working two part time jobs.

After graduation, Laura worked for seven years for a local OB/GYN group, where she cared for a variety of patient demographics in general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. It was during her tenure with this group that Laura returned for training as surgical first assistant at UCLA. Laura has assisted a variety of surgeons in various specialties and enjoys being in the O.R.

Laura has been very pleased with the wonderful response to Northstar Healthcare opening early in 2004. As the first Nurse practitioner in Southeast Idaho to open a private practice, she is currently accepting men, women and children patients.


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DeAnne Brown, Licensed Esthetician

DeAnne Brown

Licensed Esthetician

DeAnne graduated from the CIDESCO accredited school of Miss Marty’s in San Francisco CA. CIDESCO is the most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy. An Idaho native, DeAnne joined Northstar Healthcare and Aesthetics in October of 2010. She has 8 years’ experience specializing in clinical facials, which include age-management professional resurfacing peels and adult and adolescent acne.

DeAnne has received advanced training in Epidermal Leveling for dermal resurfacing. She is certified in laser applications and intense pulse light (IPL) applications, for medical spa utilization. She enjoys working with clients on an ongoing basis to develop a results-driven skin care routine including both professional services and home care.

Teresa Howell

Teresa Howell

Medical Assistant

Teresa Howell joined the Northstar Healthcare Team in March 2014. She is Laura’s new Medical Assistant. She has always loved working with people. Teresa was born and raised in Idaho. She received her training at Eastern Idaho Technical College. She has worked with local doctors in the area for the last 14 years. Teresa enjoys meeting new people and helping them with their healthcare needs.