Our Medical Team
Laura b. m.d.
Revolutionizing traditional pain management practices with her incorporation of functional and regenerative medicine, Dr. Laura Baker is the driving force behind Parthenon Medical and Behavioral Center. Her diverse medical career started with fellowships in advanced clinical anesthesia, which led to long-term practices in Hartford, Middletown, and Newhaven, Connecticut. Her specialty in both adult and pediatric ambulatory anesthesia quickly made her a recognizable figure throughout the state.
Always looking to find better ways to serve her patients and expand her scope of practice, Dr. Baker entered a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University. She not only focused on expanding her knowledge of departmental anesthesia, but also rotated through rounds of neurosurgery, and cardiac, trauma and pediatric surgery. The fellowship led to a full-time teaching position at Yale, where she instructed residents in clinical anesthesia.
Dr. Baker left her staff position at Yale to further her hospital experience at Shands, advancing her skills in regional anesthesia techniques such as orthopedic nerve blocks. After a stint with the Health South Surgery Center in St. Augustine, Fla., Dr. Baker took her talents to Tampa Bay, completing her fellowship with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine – achieving diplomatic status and she developed Parthenon Medical and Behavioral Center, one of the area’s most progressive pain management centers.
Dr. Philip C. M.D.
Dr. C “Pacman” has spent that last 25 years of his life in the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel pilot and chief flight surgeon. The highly decorated veteran graduated from the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine and has served as a chief flight surgeon and anesthesiologist for the last 27 years, with specialties in pain management and regional anesthesia, as well as fellowships in cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care.
He has been designated by the Federal Aviation as a certified senior aeromedical examiner (FAA Senior AME) and was recently selected nationally and appointed to be the Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the U.S. in Washington, D.C. He is also trained in cosmetic dermal fillers and Botox® Cosmetic treatments and is a member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and American Association of Pain Management, among others.
Dr. C has an unrequited passion for medicine and is always striving to learn more about pain management and anesthesiology. When he’s not flying or teaching others how to fly, Dr. C can be found skiing or fishing.
J. NICHOLAS PREWETT, PHD.
Dr. Nicholas Prewett received his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1988. He completed an APA-approved internship in 1987 and finished his residency in 1989. Licensed for more than 22 years, he treats and assesses patients of all ages with disorders. In the last three years, he has specialized in the treatment of addiction and medical psychiatry.