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Lawrence S. Gaines PhD, MA, BA

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Psychiatry

Conditions and Treatments


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1660
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20500
Nashville, TN 37204


  • English


  • Bachelor of Arts, 1965
  • Master of Arts - University of Maryland, College Park, 1968
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Maryland, College Park, 1972
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Gaines is the best therapist I've ever seen. I appreciate his pragmatism. O feel like I've made so much progress in a short period. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
April 7, 2024
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Excellent behavioral health services.
November 30, 2023
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Excellent personalized healthcare
October 18, 2023
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It was just our first so we didn't get that far but I am impressed
October 16, 2023
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He was very good
October 6, 2023
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I appreciate his willingness to be frank with me.
August 10, 2023
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I am extremely pleased with the care provided by Dr Lawrence Gaines. I wish our appointments were longer than 40 minutes.
June 16, 2023
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Good! They care about the well-being of their patients and listen.
April 21, 2023
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Very easy to talk to and offered good feedback
April 8, 2023
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