Meet Our Team

Our Health Providers


Dr. Jeffrey B. Baker, MD
Chief Medical Officer
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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 mind set 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 he 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!

Anna Zobell NP-C, MPH
Family Nurse Practitioner
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Anna Zobell NP-C, MPH
Family Nurse Practitioner
Hi! I am a Family Nurse Practitioner. One of my favorite things about being an NP is taking the time to teach and also discuss with my patients the various options available to them to help improve their health. I have also been interested in Functional Medicine and Integrative Health for the last few years. I am so excited for the opportunity to work here at the Healing Sanctuary where we have a wider variety of options for people to not only heal from there medical conditions, but also to reach their optimal health! I love that we are able to use a holistic way of helping people with their mind, body, and spiritual health.
When I was in school to become a nurse practitioner, I became very concerned about the many side effects of all of the medications that I was told were the main treatment for many chronic diseases that people have. At the end of each of the chapters about the various medications and side effects, the book would have a small paragraph that would explain that if people could be encouraged to eat healthy foods and superfoods, and get enough exercise, then they wouldn't have to take those medications. Since then I have been looking for a place where I could truly help people PREVENT the chronic diseases, and hopefully use the least amount of medication possible. I am looking forward to help people heal their own bodies with natural ways and nutrition, as well as helping people become so healthy that they are able to get off of the medications they were prescribed previously.
After I got my RN degree from Ricks College, I served a mission in El Salvador where I was the mission nurse. Then I got a Master's in Public Health (MPH) at BYU because I was always interested in how to help people change their own health behaviors to live a healthier life. After that, we moved to Idaho and I felt "called" to become a nurse practitioner and went through the ISU program for my second master's degree.

I grew up in Oregon, so I am in Idaho transplant! My husband and I love it here and we want to stay! We are blessed to have two beautiful girls (a busy toddler and a baby). In my "free time" I love NAPS! 🙂 I also love girl's night's out, being in the outdoors, traveling to the Oregon Coast and exploring other new places. I love multitasking and listening to audiobooks. I try to practice what I preach with healthy eating, exercise daily, personal development audios, and meditation. Of course I am nowhere near perfect in any of these areas, but I am trying! I love finding new healthy and easy recipes!

Taylor Drew Smith MSPH, PA-C
Physician Assistant
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Taylor Drew Smith MSPH, PA-C
Physician 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. Although Eastgate Drug no longer exists, the memories and genuine care that customers received there still permeate my mind and providing individual care is something I am very passionate about. 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.

After graduating from Bonneville High School in 2007, I attended Idaho State University for one year prior to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Mérida, México. I enjoyed the Hispanic culture so much that I decided to seek a degree in Spanish Language and Literature upon my return and graduated with my bachelor’s from Idaho State University in 2014. Knowing that my true calling in life was to seek a career in the healthcare professions, I pursued an education as a physician assistant. In searching for physician assistant programs, I discovered a unique program that offered a dual master’s degree. Although this opportunity took me and my wife far from Idaho, and from our families, we thoroughly enjoyed our years in North Carolina. I am extremely grateful for the educational opportunities I gained there where I graduated with my Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) from Campbell University.

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. I look forward to seeing you and hope that all will feel very welcome as they come to The Healing Sanctuary to find healing. I also have a desire to expand healthcare to Hispanic communities and enjoy any opportunity to practice my Spanish.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, seeing new places, learning new hobbies, and treasure any time I get to be with my dear wife and family.