Dr. Richard Gaines
Dr. Richard Gaines
Richard Gaines, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, is our Chief Medical Officer. He is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of physician-guided age management. He has been administering bioidentical hormone therapy since 1993.
After a distinguished thirty-year career as a physician and health-care executive, Dr. Gaines became president and chief medical officer of the age management medical practice HealthGAINS, which he founded in 2005.
Credentials and Affiliations
Dr. Gaines graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, completed his internship at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency at Harvard Medical School and earned a fellowship in cardiac and obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently served as a physician at Huntington Memorial Hospital and as an anesthesiologist at Harvard Community Health Plan and Sheridan Healthcorp.
Dr. Gaines is a member in good standing with the following professional organizations:
- ACAM – The American College for Advancement in Medicine
- A4M – The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- IFM – The Institute for Functional Medicine
- AMMG – Age Management Medicine Group
Dr. Gaines’s professional certifications include:
- Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
- Board certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM).
- Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with advanced training at The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Gaines is a pioneer in the use of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT for both men and women. Before I dedicating himself to helping men and women be healthier, happier, and more vital from their 30s to their 40s and beyond through HRT, Dr. Gaines worked as an anesthesiologist. For three decades he was a board certified anesthesiologist at some of the most well-known hospitals in the country, and he maintains that specialty to this day.
Anesthesiology is a very precise practice that requires exactly the right dosing, and continuous monitoring of a patient being put under. If you give too much anesthesia there can be recovery issues, if you do not give enough, you can run the risk of the patient waking during a surgical procedure. But most importantly, as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Gaines had to take every aspect of his patient’s overall health and medical history into account. Plus of course, he had to constantly monitor them during surgery and adjust the dosages accordingly.
As Dr. Gaines went into HRT, he came to realize being precise with his dosing, continuous monitoring his patients, and adjusting dosages accordingly, was why he was achieving such wonderful results! He hadn’t even recognized at first that he was applying the very skill sets he had learned as an anesthesiologist!
Today he continues to apply those skills providing bioidentical hormone optimization for both men and women.
Dr. Richard Gaines is the creator of the Gaines Enhancement, the one of the only drug free, surgery free male enhancement procedures that not only provides effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), but that can also increase both the length and girth of the penis. The secret to the Gaines Enhancement is Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP.
Dr. Gaines has trained physicians nationwide in the use and administration of the Gaines Enhancement.