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Patricia Gaines ND, RH (AHG)

Staff Physician

Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Women's Health


Dr. Gaines is a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Herbalist. She completed a two-year Family Practice residency at SCNM after graduating from Bastyr University. She is the Chair of the Botanical Medicine Department, a member of the Ric Scalzo Botanical Research Institute, and a supervising physician at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. She has been a practicing physician since 2002 and treats adolescents and adults with acute and chronic illness using botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and diet/lifestyle counseling. Her passion is helping patients achieve optimum wellness.

Area of Focus

Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Women’s Health


Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 2002, Bastyr University

Professional Associations

American Botanical Council, American Herbalists Guild