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Integrative Medicine & Primary Care for your Whole Family!

Phone

208.497.0500

Address

187 EAST 13TH STREET IDAHO FALLS, ID 83404

The Healing Sanctuary

OUR TEAM

Administration

Traditional and Integrative Family Care at The Healing Sanctuary

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Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

President & Chief Medical Officer

I am the owner and founder of The Healing Sanctuary. About 20 years ago, my mind started opening up to other ways of helping people to improve their health. My goal was to own a center where we could look at the root causes of disease and incorporate things that have benefited people for thousands of years. This was the beginning of a new kind of health care clinic, The Healing Sanctuary. 

Here at The Healing Sanctuary, I help patients with all of their health care needs and questions with a more balanced and holistic mindset. I want to understand why they are feeling this way and what are the possible sources for that. My hope is that people will come here and start on a new path of health and wellness as we help them identify what is out of balance in their life, and what needs to be restored. 

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Nancy Rydalch

Vice President

Nancy Rydalch is the Vice President at The Healing Sanctuary and Clinical Research Prime. 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.

She has extensive experience with the many moving parts of an integrative medical center since 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 smoothly 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

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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.

Travis Henderson

Director of Personnel

Travis Henderson is our Director of Personnel. He is an experienced Human Resources professional who strives to be a valuable asset to our staff in a way that allows them to better focus on the care and wellbeing of our clients. His main responsibilities within the clinic are Human Resources, Administration, and Management.

Travis is a Utah native, who has lived in Southeast Idaho for the past 6 years. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is married and spends most of his free time trying to keep up with his busy 2-year-old daughter.

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Devan Marshall

Administrative Assistant

Devan is part of the administrative team here at The Healing Sanctuary. He has worked here for almost two years and thoroughly enjoys it. Devan is our front office manager and also spends 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 called Visalia. He moved to Idaho to pursue greater educational opportunities and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. He is married to the love of his life and is excited to spend the rest of forever with her. When Devan is not working, he enjoys spending time exercising or just relaxing with his wife.

Medical Staff

The Healing Sanctuary Medical Providers

Our Medical Providers

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Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

OB/GYN | Integrative & Functional Medicine

My mission is to help patients with all of their health care needs using traditional, alternative, and integrative care. I listen and take the time to find the root cause of health issues, instead of just treating the symptoms. Using traditional and integrative methods, I provide a unique, customized experience for each and every patient to help them achieve their optimal 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. Whether you are looking for answers to specific health questions, OB/GYN services, or wellness for your entire family, come experience the difference of a patient-centered health care clinic.

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Taylor D. Smith, PA-C

Physicians Assistant

As a native of Idaho Falls, I am excited to practice in this wonderful town and serve the community that gave so much to me in my youth. I became interested in healthcare at a very young age after having the opportunity to work at my grandfather’s pharmacy in Idaho Falls, Eastgate Drug. I find great satisfaction in building trusting and lasting relationships with those I see and find the most joy when medical decisions can be shared between the patient and provider.

I am excited to join the healthcare team at The Healing Sanctuary and have interest in the integrative medical approach they provide. I believe that health is so much more than just physical wellness, but rather includes emotional, social, spiritual, and communal wellbeing as well. 

Ena Cardona-Mason, APRN, FNP

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Ena Cardona-Mason, APRN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the family practice and women’s health fields these past 14 years. Helping families and women with their medical needs has been my passion and one of my greatest accomplishments. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, I worked for several years as a Registered Nurse in different areas. I then attended the University of Utah where I graduated with the degrees of Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN). Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (FNP, BC), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).   I am fluid in the Spanish and English languages. I am grateful that being bilingual has provided me the opportunity of serving both the English and Spanish speaking communities. 

I am very enthusiastic and excited for the opportunity to provide care to the community of Idaho Falls with the wonderful team at The Healing Sanctuary. When I care for my patients, I like to holistically consider all aspect of their health. Including Physical, emotional and metal state.

MA Staff

Kassie

Nursing Supervisor

Kassie is the nursing supervisor at The Healing Sanctuary. She grew up here in Idaho Falls and graduated from Stevens-Henager College as 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.

Samantha

Medical Assistant

Samantha grew up farming with her family in Roberts, Idaho. She graduated from Stevens-Henager College about two years ago as a Medical Assistant.

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.

Cassidy

Medical Assistant

Cassidy is one of our medical assistants here at The Healing Sanctuary. She enjoys spending her time outside either hiking with her dog or sitting around a campfire. Cassidy is currently enrolled in school with the hopes of graduating with a Registered Nursing degree. She is very passionate about her role at The Healing Sanctuary and loves the environment that the clinic provides.

Rachael

Medical Assistant

Rachael is one of the MA’s at The Healing Sanctuary.  Rachael graduated from BYU-I, with her Associates in Medical Assisting. She has previously worked in family medicine and pediatrics.  She loves people, and helping them to feel better.  Rachael believes in the importance of the role that alternative medicine plays in treating and healing patients. 

 She enjoys making people smile.  When Rachael isn’t working she is either crafting or exploring the outdoors

Jill

Medical Assistant

Jill’s medical career started as a CNA, she worked with developmentally delayed adults in Washington State for 10 years. She attended PIMA medical Institute in Renton, Washington to study as an MA. After that she worked with COVID patients.

She enjoys spending time with family and the outdoors.

Ultrasound

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Leigh Hall

Ultrasound

Leigh has worked in ultrasound for the last 10 years. Her career started in Salt Lake City working for Jordan Valley Hospital and the University of Utah. For the last seven years Leigh has been working at the Ogden Clinic.

Leigh has 5 adult children. Leigh also has an Arabian horse that she shows in national shows. She loves to run and loves to be with her family.

IV Therapy

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Shereen Zaugg, RN

IV Department Head

Shereen is an experienced IV nurse. She has a passion for helping people and started early in life as a hospital Candy Striper Volunteer. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from Weber State University.

She has worked with infants at Primary Children’s Hospital, and with adults in Hospice care. She worked under Dr. Laramie Wheeler and learned a lot about integrative medicine and treatments. She is passionate about helping her patients obtain the highest quality of life through compassionate care.

Kathy

Phlebotomist

Coming to work at The Healing Sanctuary has allowed me to become part of a team that  provides ‘options’ for people rather than simply treating symptoms.
I have always enjoyed bringing people of all backgrounds together, finding a common thread of interest and then working together to create a better community.

I have spent most of my career self employed and in management positions.
I changed careers later in life as my interest in people and their health and well being became a strong focus of mine.
I have always leaned more towards preventative.
 My hope is that as we begin to understand that our health  is our greatest  asset and our greatest liability, we will begin to seek to prevent illness by creating a lifestyle to support our long term health.

I have enjoyed working as a Certified Phlebotomist for more than 8 years, with 5 of those years as a phlebotomy trainer. 

Aesthetics

April Simpson

Aesthetics Director

April, the Aesthetics Director and Nursing Team Lead at The Healing Sanctuary, has been working in the medical field for almost 20 years. She has earned her CNA, Certified Phlebotomist, IV Certification and Medical Assisting certifications. She attended ISU for the last 3 years and is working towards her RN and BSN. 

April has been married for 17 years and has 2 boys that race motorcross and an adult daughter with two beautiful grandsons.

Kimberly Wheeler, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Kimberly is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the medical field since 2008. She graduated with her RN from Idaho State University, and has spent time working in various areas such as NICU, OB, Well Baby Nursery, and Psych/Mental Health. Kimberly is also a Registered Cosmetologist, she worked in the salon previously known as Regis for four years before going back to school to receive her RN.

Kimberly is from the Blackfoot area, she was married in 1997 to her high school sweetheart after he returned home from his mission. Together they have 3 children. 

Kimberly is excited to join the caring team at The Healing Sanctuary as the aesthetic nurse injector and is looking forward to bringing her expertise to the Idaho Falls community.

Hyperbarics

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Karley Morgan

Hyperbaric Technician

Karley Morgan is a graduate of Idaho State University and currently runs the Hyperbarics department for THS. She has a passion for providing exceptional and compassionate care and has an exorbitant amount of experience with customer service, which has helped her hone her interpersonal skills.

She was born and raised in the Idaho Falls area and has a deep love for its history. She and her husband currently reside in town with their two cats and Chihuahua, and they enjoy visiting local food trucks and going to the movies.

Front Desk

Gloria

Receptionist

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Gloria works in reception handling phone calls and scheduling. Her favorite part of working reception 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.

Alex

Receptionist

Alex is a receptionist at The Healing Sanctuary. He grew up on a farm in Mud Lake Idaho with all brothers. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Porto Alegre, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. He lived in Salt Lake City for several years before moving back home to Idaho where he met his wife in Idaho Falls. They were married in the winter of 2019 and held their reception at The Healing Sanctuary.

In his free time, Alex and his wife enjoy renovating their 1917 home on the numbered streets. He enjoys spending time in his yard and playing the piano & organ.

MiKayla

Receptionist

MiKayla has lived in Idaho Falls almost her whole life, except one year in Boise. She enjoys working at positions that give her the opportunity to help or serve people. She enjoys seeing others accomplish their goals as well as being a helping hand in those goals.

In her off time, she likes to spend time outdoors with her family and daughter. 

I’m excited to be with a company that is so willing to go the extra mile and help those who strive for better. 

Billing Department

Paigh

Billing

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.

Becky-Lyn

Billing

Becky-Lyn 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, medical billing, as well as collecting. She is currently furthering her education through the Pathways Program.

She enjoys being in our Billing Department and helping patients understand their insurance coverage and helps our facility grow & prosper.

Natalie

Patient Care Coordinator

Natalie is our Patient Care Coordinator at The Healing Sanctuary. One of her favorite things about her position is the opportunity to meet new people and watch their successes on their health journey.

Natalie loves spending time with her 16 year old dog, Elsie May. She has a true love for animals and volunteers at a rabbit rescue in her free time. She enjoys attending formal events and loves to dress up. She also enjoys being outdoors in the sunshine, gardening, shopping, and riding bikes with her husband.

Dontie

Billing

Dontie is a Medical Billing Specialist at The Healing Sanctuary. She grew up locally in Idaho Falls and graduated from Skyline High School.  In her spare time, she has fun playing with her puppy and two boys. Her hobbies include decorating her home, trying to keep plants alive, crafts, hiking, and going on adventures in the mountains. 

Dontie has been engaged in assisting the community with building wellness for over 7 years. She enjoys building connections with others by supporting their recovery process and teaching skills to create a life worth living.

She has experience in working directly with patients and also being behind the scenes billing in both mental health and medical facilities. Her favorite part about being a team member at THS is being able to advocate for peace and well-being.