The Healing Sanctuary
A Full Spectrum of Integrated, Integrative, and Functional Health Clinic Services
The Healing Sanctuary Health Care Providers
Jeffrey B. Baker, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jeffrey Baker is the owner and founder of The Healing Sanctuary. He has dreamed of doing this for over 10 years and is excited to be able to make it happen.
Dr. Baker helps 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. He is a continual learner and never seems to quit in helping patients in new and better ways for their health.
Dr. Baker appreciates you trusting The Healing Sanctuary with your health!
Taylor Drew Smith MSPH, PA-C
As a native of Idaho Falls, Taylor is excited to practice in this wonderful town and serve the community that gave so much to him in his youth. He became interested in healthcare at a very young age after having the opportunity to work at his grandfather’s pharmacy in Idaho Falls, Eastgate Drug. Taylor finds great satisfaction in building trusting and lasting relationships with those he sees, and finds the most joy when medical decisions can be shared between the patient and provider.
He loves being a part of the healthcare team at The Healing Sanctuary and working with the integrative medical approach they provide. Taylor believes that health is so much more than just physical wellness, and includes emotional, social, spiritual, and communal well-being as well.
Ena Cardona-Mason, APRN, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Ena has thoroughly enjoyed working in the family practice and women’s health fields for the past 14 years. Helping families and women with their medical needs has been her passion and one of her greatest accomplishments.
Before becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked for several years as a Registered Nurse in different areas. She then attended the University of Utah where she graduated with the degrees of Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (FNP, BC), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
She is fluid in the Spanish and English languages.
Laurie Pinkerton, PA-C
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Laurie graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. While working as a medical assistant after college, she felt there was an important conversation missing from the provider-patient visits regarding the impact of lifestyle and diet on health, wellness, and healing. When first introduced to the concept of integrative and functional medicine, Laurie knew this was the practice of medicine she could believe in: the concept of utilizing the wisdom of both conventional and alternative medicine to care best for patients resonated strongly with her.
Laurie enjoys serving this community with such a supportive team at The Healing Sanctuary. She strives to provide a holistic approach to medicine for her patients.
Joseph Armbruster, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Joseph was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri and lived there for 38 years. He chose nursing as a way to help others, and began his nursing career working in neurosurgery patient care and neurology research. He met his future wife and moved to Elko, Nevada where Joseph continued working for 14 years before getting his Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Purdue University.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Joseph enjoyed working with children in a pediatric clinic. He felt that his purpose was to help others better their lives physically by sharing the wisdom and knowledge he had acquired in his medical practices.