Dr. Jeffrey B. Baker, MD
Chief Medical Officer
I am the owner and founder of The Healing Sanctuary. I have dreamed of doing this for over 10 years and now making a big investment to make it happen.
I help patients with all their health care needs and questions with a more balanced and holistic mindset looking to find the source of the issues instead of just treating the symptoms. I am a continual learner and never seem to quit in helping patients in new and better ways for their health.
I am a BYU grad and U of U medical school grad with MD and board-certified in OB/GYN as well as integrative medicine and functional medicine. I also use some ayurvedic medicine as well.
I love to garden and take care of my yard. I love to travel with my wife and see new places. I love learning and attending new educational conference to make me a better resource for patient healing.
I have five children and twelve grandkids. All my children are married but the youngest. My brothers and sister all live in Idaho Falls where I was raised and I am the son of the late Drostan Baker, MD, who worked in Idaho Falls from 1957 till his death from a brain tumor in 1994.
Thanks for trusting us with your health!
Nancy Rydalch is the Vice President at The Healing Sanctuary. Nancy graduated from National University in La Jolla, CA with her Bachelors in Business Administration. She is often found behind the scenes, but she plays an enormous role in patients’ healing journeys at The Healing Sanctuary. She has extensive experience with the many moving parts of an integrative medical center. She began 2016 working as the office manager of Wholesome Health with Dr. Laramie Wheeler. She is very knowledgeable in the different modalities of healing including office visits, IV therapies, supplements, prescription medications, and other therapies. She understands the complexities of insurance companies and knows the frustrations patients run into as they get to the root of their medical conditions. She believes in the healing arts and is working daily to create a medical team that is smooth running and dedicated to you!
When Nancy isn’t working she and her husband, Nathan, and their 5 daughters enjoying spending their time golfing, hiking, and camping.
Carl Stoddard is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member with more than 20 years of success across the medical, finance, insurance, technology, and software industries. Leveraging extensive experience in corporate finance, he is a valuable asset for companies struggling with profit and loss management, developing their business model, or implementing new accounting systems and
metrics. His broad areas of expertise include strategic planning and implementation, financial analysis, business development, financial acumen, profit and loss, and budgets.
Throughout his career, Carl has held various leadership positions with organizations including Dealership Management Systems, Easyway Software, e-ASG, SCF Arizona, AMI Semiconductor, and ON Semiconductor. In 2009, he founded Doctors CFO where he currently serves as President and in 2015, he founded Effortless Accounting where he also serves as a board member.
Carl has had tremendous success over the years and has served as a key contributor to numerous organizational achievements. As the Business Unit Controller for ON Semiconductor, he was responsible for profit and loss management for seven separate statements that totaled over $300M. Carl founded Doctors CFO as a way to work directly with physicians who own their own practices; he has worked with numerous clients in the healthcare space, in both single-practice and multi-practice capacities, and has helped them find financial stability, growth, and expansion. Additionally, he founded Effortless Accounting to provide accounting and payroll services for small businesses through innovative
Carl received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Idaho State University and his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. He frequently participates in continuing education and professional development and is a Diamond Status Certified QuickBooks Advanced Online Proadvisor. In addition to his formal education, Carl has a wealth of knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of a board member having worked alongside board leadership on numerous projects throughout his career.
Director of Personnel
Thalia Parkinson is our Director of Personnel, she has 5 years of customer service experience and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. Her primary focus in the clinic is administration, management, and human resources. Thalia is always striving to deliver quality performance to the team and develops protocols that create efficiency and excellent patient care. Thalia and her husband Shane spend their free time with their two little dogs enjoying the outdoors.
Devan is part of the administrative team here at the Healing Sanctuary. He has worked here for about a year and has thoroughly enjoyed it. He spends most of his time working in various administrative tasks that he hopes makes the lives of both the patients and staff a little bit easier, Devan was born in a small town in California named Visalia. He moved to Idaho to pursue greater educational opportunities and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. He was married in October 2018 to the love of his life and is excited to spend the rest of forever with her. When Devan is not working, he is typically studying or doing homework; however, If he has a free moment, he enjoys spending it with his wife. Devan and his wife met at a pool and subsequently spends a lot of time around the water. They enjoy anything that has to do with water. They also enjoy other outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and sports.
Devan’s time and The Healing Sanctuary has taught him that taking care of ourselves and our bodies is the best medicine. If we fall ill, we should look at the root problem rather than treating the symptoms. A holistic integrative approach to medicine offers benefits that cannot be found elsewhere. The Healing Sanctuary is a gem for our patients and him.
Emily is our Marketing Specialist here at The Healing Sanctuary. She helps schedule the events that take place in the ballroom. She is also over recruiting at CR Prime. Emily loves working with and helping people. She grew up in Iona, Idaho and still lives here with her husband and three kids. Her career started as a dental assistant, and from there she found a love for assisting offices in becoming
more efficient with their protocols and software as well as improving their marketing. Then her career branched into the medical field where she continues to assist with the office flow, communications, and marketing. Emily enjoys spending time with her family. They enjoy the outdoors, razor riding, snowmobiling, camping, and traveling. Emily loves being apart of The Healing Sanctuary.
Keigan is our Marketing Specialist here at the Healing Sanctuary. He works closely with the providers and staff to produce content and information to educate patients about everything at the clinic. Keigan is also the head of Hyperbarics and Internal Security for events in the Ballroom. Keigan was born and raised in Idaho Falls and attended BYU- Idaho. He is pursuing a degree in Health Psychology and has a passion for helping others. Keigan enjoys everything from reading to downhill longboarding but has the most passion for videography. Keigan loves to share stories and information through any way possible, so if you have any questions regarding the clinic, or would like to share your journey with the Healing Sanctuary, feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie is our infusion nurse who has been with us since August 2018. She was born and raised in Rigby, Idaho. She graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She stepped away from work to raise her five children, and then returned to the workforce. She is very proud of her five grandchildren and loves to utilize her spare time to be with her family. She is passionate about the “one on one care.” She enjoys watching cooking shows and then trying new recipes.
Tara is a medical assistant as well as a scribe for Dr. Baker. She moved from Northern California to Idaho with her husband and daughter. She and her family were looking for a more wholesome area to live in. She always wanted to be involved in the medical field. Tara enjoys working in a clinic that offers functional western medicine and an OB. She and her family enjoy being busy and hanging out as a family. She liked to cook, bake, eat what has just been cooked and bakes, clean, and shop.
Samantha grew up farming with her family in Roberts, Idaho. She graduated from Stevens Henagar College about two years ago. Sam has a daughter and they both enjoy swimming together. Some of her hobbies include horseback riding, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and playing video games. She enjoys Star Wars and attending comic-con events.
Jordyn oversees the hyperbaric treatments here at The Healing Sanctuary. She grew up in Chubbuck, Idaho. She served a religious mission in Chicago, Illinois. Jordyn received her medical qualifications from Idaho State University while she was still in High School. She plays rugby and runs half marathons. She enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, and horseback riding.
Mireya is a medical assistant with 2+ years of experience. She is fluent in Spanish and grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho. Mireya graduated from Idaho State University. She loves traveling and has lived in 2 countries in Europe. You can find her hiking mountains, canoeing in lakes, or next to a campfire. She is a plant mom and a foody. What she loves the most about her job is participating in the healing of the patient.
Maggie is a medical assistant in our office for Dr. Baker. She loves meeting new patients and is committed to quality patient care. In her free time, Maggie enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and loves a good hospital tv drama!
Leigh has been very lucky to work in ultrasound for the last 10 years. Her career started in Salt Lake City working for Jordan Valley Hospital and the University of Utah where she learned from some of the best doctors and technicians. For the last seven years Leigh working in Ogden, Utah, and the Ogden Clinic and enjoyed her time there. Now she feels very fortunate to have landed at The Healing Sanctuary, and she loves working here.
Leigh’s husband was given the opportunity to work in Idaho Falls for a local hospital and they decided to make the move here last year. She has 5 adult children and is looking forward to grandchildren soon. Leigh has 1 They have loved being able to start a new adventure in Idaho. The people are so kind and wonderful. She also has 1 Arabian horse that she shows in national shows. She loves to run and loves to be with her family.
Shereen is our experienced IV nurse. Shereen has had a passion for helping people all of her life. She started early in life as a hospital Candy Striper Volunteer and later received her Bachelors in Nursing from Weber State University. She has worked with infants at Primary Children’s Hospital then transitioned into Hospice care for adults. She learned a lot about integrative medicine and treatments working under Dr. Laramie Wheeler. Shereen is passionate about helping her patients obtain the highest quality of life through compassionate care.
Kassie is the nursing supervisor at The Healing Sanctuary. She grew up here in Idaho Falls. She graduated from Steven Henanger in 2012 to be a Medical Assistant. She is married and has a little boy. She enjoys riding a side-by-side with her family and camping. Kassie loves working with Dr. Baker, specifically OB patients. She enjoys participating from pregnancy to birth, especially when they come in and she gets to see the babies.
Gloria works in reception handling phone calls and scheduling. Her favorite part of working at The Healing Sanctuary is watching patients leave with smiles on their faces from their experiences here. Gloria has such a love for helping people and it shows in her daily interactions with the patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and making delicious treats in the kitchen. In the future, she hopes to travel and spend more time in the sun with her husband.
Madi works in reception where she helps check patients in and out, manage supplements and helps with scheduling. She has loved working here, and the people she has met have been very helpful and kind to her. The interactions she has with patients is by far the most rewarding. Madi has always loved and been drawn to the healthcare field. Growing up her mom was a nurse and she was fascinated by the things her mother would share with her about her job. Madi began working as a CNA when she graduated high school. She is excited to start her perquisites for the nursing program. Madi loves getting to know patients and helping in any way she can. In her free time, Madi enjoys hiking, camping, watching movies, and exploring new places with her fiancé.
Courtney handles checking patients in, phone calls, and scheduling appointments. Her favorite
part of working here is watching patients progress and heal. Courtney was raised in Rigby, Idaho where she still resides. She enjoys spending time hiking and swimming with her daughter. She has a passion for the medical field and is working on a degree as a medical assistant, and hopes to eventually become a
She is what you call an “Air Force Brat.” She has moved around her whole life. She served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saints in Oporto, Portugal. She is a transplant from Seattle, Washington, then moved to the Blackfoot area to be closer to family and to help her parents due to some health concerns. She has been in the medical field for the last 26 years and has worked in reception, customer service, a medical biller, as well as collector. She is currently furthering her education through the Pathways Program. She enjoys being in our Billing Department and helping patients understand their insurance coverage, as well as helping our facility grow and prosper.
Nic works in the billing department. He enjoys helping patients in understanding their bills. He graduated from South Fremont High School. After which he served a religious mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing which he moved back to Pittsburgh for a year and subsequently enlisted into the Army. He served in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division. After he was released from the military, he moved back to Idaho and started a family. He and his wife, Heidi, have three boys. He hunts, fishes, and traps. He volunteers with Snake River BMX.
Paigh Jones is a Medical Biller and Coder here at The Healing Sanctuary. She enjoys the challenges that arise with different insurances and unraveling the puzzles which occur. Paigh enjoys helping to minimize the cost of billing which saves the patients bottom line dollar.
She grew up in Rigby, Idaho. She and her husband, Justin, moved back to the area two years ago from North Carolina. They are currently working on the remodel of their home. She is a Pound and High Fitness Instructor five times a week. She loves any reason to be in the outdoors with her husband and their Alaskan Malamute, Akita. Fishing, riding side by sides, and camping are some of their favorite activities.
Patient Financial Coordinator
Angie Narcizo is our Patient Financial Coordinator, she assists patients in making financial decisions concerning the future of their health care. She specializes in educating the patients on our package treatments which include hyperbaric and IV treatments. Angie was born in Salinas, California but she grew up in Mexico City. She moved back to the United States when she was 21 and has lived in Idaho ever since. She is married and has four children, they enjoy the outdoors, especially camping.