Janet Baker, R.N. Janet Baker is a Registered Nurse who specializes in Functional Medicine and Weight Management. Janet enjoys working with patients who have been diagnosed with autoimmune and metabolic diseases. She has also investigated the role nutrition and genetics play in improving patient lives. Janet has been in the medical field since 1995. She began her career in nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital where she worked in the intensive care units. Later on she worked at St. Vincent’s East as a charge nurse in orthopedics. But her most challenging role as a nurse was helping to care for her father when he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 81. Her father’s age challenged her to look outside traditional medicine to help him continue to live his life without pain or surgery. Janet has worked in integrative and functional medicine for the last 9 years. She has a passion for improving metabolism naturally and helping the body to heal with the nutrients it requires. Outside of helping people achieve optimum health, her current interests lie in networking and collaborating with like-minded practitioners to promote the practice of functional medicine in the Gulf Coast area.