Meet Our Passionate Wellness Team!
At Turning Tides, we believe in the power of collaboration and expertise. Our dedicated team of wellness professionals is here to support you on your journey to optimal health. Comprised of skilled practitioners with diverse backgrounds, our team brings together the best of functional medicine, nutrition, and holistic care. Get to know the compassionate individuals who will guide and inspire you every step of the way as you transform your health and embrace a vibrant, fulfilling life.
MD and medical director
Dr. Karolina Baker is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician with over 17 years of clinical experience. She completed two residency programs—Family Medicine in Miami, FL and Emergency Medicine in The Netherlands. After graduating from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland, she worked in multiple healthcare settings—emergency departments, urgent care centers, primary care practices, and mental health facilities in the USA, England, The Netherlands, Aruba, and Poland. She also completed an Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship and is certified in the Walsh protocol for managing mental health conditions. She combines her unique background and range of experience to create personalized medical care that combines compassion and competence. She believes that a fundamental part of the doctor-patient relationship is providing enough time to address all concerns.
our Homeopathic expert
Vidhya Udare, is a medically trained Classical Homeopath, Functional Nutritionist (trained in Functional Medicine) and Certified Yoga Practitioner. helping people reach their health goals for more than 25 years. She is very passionate about bringing into practice the synergy of “Functional Medicine/Nutrition, Homeopathy, and Traditional Yoga – The Three Pillars”. Her belief is that a natural/complementary health approach along with lifestyle intervention, is a holistic way to transform health beyond expectations, taking into consideration the trio – Mind, Body, and Spirit. Her main aim is to the build the individual as a “WELL-BALANCED WHOLE”, with a deeper understanding of their individual needs in totality.
She graduated from Medical College in India with a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1996, which is a rigorous study and training of five and half years (includes one year of compulsory clinical rotating internship in a hospital). She was awarded the designation “Doctor (Dr.)” Vidhya Udare in India and holds her medical license in good standing till now. Helping individuals as Homeopathic practitioner/physician for over a decade in India, has 67ubeen a fulfilling journey for her till now. She has been awarded with Certified Classical Homeopath credential by Council for Homeopathic Certification in the USA. She is (licensed physician in India) NOT a licensed medical physician in USA. She does not dispense medical advice, nor diagnose or treat any medical condition in USA.
After moving to USA in 2007, she furthered her education at University of Bridgeport, and graduated summa cum laude with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition, focusing in Functional Medicine/Nutrition in 2016. She has been awarded with Certified Nutrition Specialist credential, which is considered a gold standard for Advanced Nutrition Professionals by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists. She continues to advance her knowledge in Functional Nutrition (Medicine), Homeopathy and Yoga and maintains her credentials valid by taking evidence based continuing education programs.
My Health Journey –
Vidhya Udare, offers natural solutions using an evidence-based approach. She discovered the power of Homeopathy, Functional Medicine/Nutrition and Yoga while diagnosed with Unspecified Hypothyroidism in her early 40’s which changed her whole life. While being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism she was experiencing symptoms of anxiety, palpitation, gut, and sleep issues. She was informed by the Endocrinologist that those symptoms are not related to Thyroid and suggested to see a psychiatrist. Having specialized in Homeopathy and Functional Medicine the interconnection of mind and body was very clear to Vidhya Udare. Unwilling to continue conventional medicine for life for Thyroid she decided to take the root cause analysis approach and restored her thyroid health and function. In her late 40’s she suffered from Lyme Arthritis/knee which was very debil. Having overcome Hypothyroidism, she felt confident to take the Integrative root cause analysis approach to help herself and overcome Lyme successfully.
She shares a passion to help every individual considering the body as a whole (mind-body-soul) and understanding the inter-relatedness of the symptom complex picture manifested. Vidhya Udare works virtually with individuals of all ages and with an extremely wide range of health conditions both acute and chronic.
Marsha Kentish, RN BSN CNS LDN
our Virtual Nutritionist
Marsha is a United States Navy Veteran, Registered nurse, a licensed dietitian nutritionist, and a certified nutrition specialist who graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2019 with a degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health. She provides medical nutrition therapy to individuals and families and works with adults and senior citizens. She has received training in the therapeutic ketogenic diet, and motivational interviewing. Marsha is an endocannabinoid nurse consultant, a chronic disease manager, and aging life care professional. Her area of expertise is working with clients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and gut issues, menopausal symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, hot flashes, mood swings, and low energy.
Marsha uses a functional and integrated approach to diet, which is evidence-based and rooted in best practices. Using a personalized and individualized approach, she empowers her clients with skills, knowledge, support, and resources needed to develop sustainable new and healthy nutrition habits, leading to lifestyle changes.
Marsha believes that most diseases begin in the gut; one approach, when appropriate, is to develop a personalized plan to address and restore the gut microbiome by using the 5R framework for gut health.
While most of us know that the food we eat affects our physical bodies, the idea that our nutrition and diet also impact mental health is finally coming to light.
In her own words: “Poor nutrition affects hormonal balances, responsible for low energy levels, and can weaken the immune system – all of which can also be causes of mental health issues”.
Balancing hormone levels, healing the gut, and having nutritious food alone can significantly impact anyone with mental health difficulties. Working with a licensed nutrition professional and having a corresponding care plan from a mental health therapist for your emotional needs is essential to improving your nutrition status and mood if you are suffering from a mental health and mood disorder like anxiety, depression, and ADHD.”
“My personal experience with gut health issues, depression, chronic pain, and migraines gives me a unique perspective on your challenges. I have successfully managed my chronic conditions and those of my family members with diet and lifestyle changes. I also know first-hand the struggles and challenges of implementing new eating habits and lifestyle changes and how important it is to have a supportive group of people to cheer you on. I am compassionate, patient, and empathetic; I hear and see you! ”
June Carver Drennon has been certified as a Clinical Thermographer since 2008 and is now a Master Certified Clinical Thermographer. June operated a successful thermography business in Tennessee for approximately ten years. Additionally, she owned a clinic in the wellness field for the past fifteen years and has certifications in Colon Hydrotherapy and Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.
June is passionate about working with both men and women who care about the state of their health and believe that prevention is better than detection. She enjoys helping people empower themselves so that they may be proactive and possess the health and well-being that they desire.
She believes that knowledge is power and that it is important to have the information to avoid creating an environment that supports the growth of the disease. June is excited to now be offering Thermography throughout Florida, including Central Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area, because it is an excellent screening tool to identify risk factors and help prevent and monitor developing pathology.
For more information visit www.floridamedicalthermography.com