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Our Mission at Aven Clinic:

By using a combination of integrative medicine and functional medicine, we strive to give our patients a better understanding of the beautiful ecosystem that occurs within our bodies. When our bodies are not functioning optimally, this ecosystem is compromised. It is our mission to provide accurate knowledge on how to improve their health and lifestyle choices through identifying the root cause of “dis-ease” and healing the body with a balance of science and holistic modalities.

Aven Clinic is an Integrative Primary Care and Functional Medicine clinic. We specialize in addressing a full spectrum of health conditions including: sexual health, aging, weight gain, hormone imbalance, chronic viral illness, immune system regeneration, autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and more. Our treatment services help to promote healthier cells and tissues for a better quality of life. We achieve this by improving energy and promoting overall well-being.

Functional Medicine approach addresses the underlying causes of disease by using a systematic approach while engaging both patients and practitioners in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.

 

Functional Medicine addresses the whole person and sets out to treat the root cause of disease, not just mitigate symptoms with medication. This patient-centered approach involves a more thorough health evaluation,  factoring in one’s history, lifestyle, environment, genetic components, and emotional state is important to properly diagnose and treat.  In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

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Our goal is to offer personalized and accessible functional medicine strategies for motivated, coachable, and committed individuals seeking to restore their health.

We are happy to provide care for the Sarasota and surrounding area. 

Aven Clinic Team

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Dr. Karolina Baker MD, Medical Doctor

Dr. Karolina Baker is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician and Functional Medicine provider. 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. During her almost two decades of clinical experience in the healthcare field as an emergency medicine physician and primary care doctor, she realized how much care and healing are lacking in the conventional medicine model. In order to truly help her patients and get to the root cause of their chronic conditions and suffering, Dr. Baker decided to follow the training in integrative and functional medicine. She completed an Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship, is certified in the Walsh protocol for managing mental health conditions, trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine, and certified in peptide therapy and IV hydration/multivitamin treatment. She is also fluent in Polish, Dutch, and can communicate in Spanish. Dr. Baker combines her unique background and range of experiences to create personalized medical care that combines compassion and competence. She is recognized for her work in creating truly effective comprehensive health restoration programs that help people regain their happy and healthy lives with permanent results.

Professional Interests:

  • Functional Medicine

  • Integrative Psychiatry

  • Vaginal Rejuvenation 

  • IV Ozone Therapy

  • IV UVBI Therapy

  • SOT Therapy

  • Bio-identical hormones 

  • Preventive Medicine

  • Peptide Therapy 

 

Licensure & Certifications: ​​​

  • Medical Doctor MD

  • DEA Certified

  • RGCC Accredited Provider

  • Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship

  • Walsh protocol Certified Provider

  • Empower RF Certified Provider 

  • SottoPelle Certified Practitioner

  • Certified in Peptide sciences 

  • Certified in Nutritional IV Therapies 

Monty Baker PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Monty Baker, Ph.D. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Ret.) received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Malcom Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base Maryland, which included specialty rotations in primary care, military psychology, behavioral medicine, and time-limited psychotherapies.

He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Florida and has served in the Air Force as a Military Psychologist for 20 years. He has provided a range of services to diverse populations including children, retirees, family members, and Active-Duty service members. He has held an adjunct appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas-Health Science Center at San Antonio since 2007 and has over 180 academic presentations and publications. He is an Associate Investigator on several research projects and has previously served as Principal Investigator for multiple Department of Defense grants. 

In addition to currently working as a Licensed Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant at Aven Clinic, Dr. Baker is a part-time contract Psychologist for U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations Unit and Adjunct Professor/Senior Advisor to the Military Psychology Group at Nova Southeastern University.

Privately, Dr. Baker likes to spend his free time with his family, going to the beach, jogging, reading, and watching any sports team from his home state of Minnesota.

Professional Interests:

  • Functional & Integrative Medicine

  • Integrative Psychology

 

Licensure & Certifications: ​​​

  • Licensed clinical psychologist 

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 Holly Rylee is an administrative lead and patient coordinator. Holly went through the wellness program herself, restoring her health and losing 32 lbs. She was amazed at what she had learned, and she continues a healthy lifestyle and plans to maintain her best possible health.

Professional Interests:

  • Functional & Integrative Medicine

  • Preventive Medicine

  • Aesthetics

Holly Riley, Office Manager

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