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Lawrence S Gaines, PhD, MA, BA


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

4.5 4.5 97 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Psychiatry
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
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PhD - University of Maryland, 1972
MA - University of Maryland, 1968
BA, 1965
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center
Vanderbilt Psychiatry Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 1660
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center
1211 21st Avenue South
Suite 220
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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I wish I had more time during my appointments to spend with him. I could talk to him all day.
Patient | November 30, 2017

Dr. Gaines _____ me valuable knowledge about stress reduction.
Patient | November 20, 2017

I NEVER want to see him again.
Patient | September 11, 2017

IBD Clinic gave me a binder of information which has been hugely helpful to understanding long term care & impacts of my disease!
Patient | August 10, 2017

Dr. Gaines went on several tangents during our conversation that were unprofessional & defensive. Examples include religion, abortion, politics. Very nice man but was shocked by their comments.
Patient | June 19, 2017

He made me feel like I was wrong to have never been depressed or suicidal about my condition.
Patient | May 18, 2017

Excellent provider. Good communication very helpful.
Patient | May 18, 2017

I was really nervous at first. But he put really put me to ease. I felt like I had known him a long time.
Patient | April 13, 2017