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Suzanne Somers BHRT | Richard Gaines, MD - Forever Health Practitioner

Richard Gaines, MD

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Dr. Gaines has been administering bioidentical hormone therapy since 1993. He transitioned into age-management medicine officially in 2005 after a distinguished 30-year career as an anesthesiologist. It was his belief that conventional medicine was failing far too many patients. He questioned the prevailing wisdom that a physician's primary duty is to treat the effects of disease. All too often, he observed doctors prescribing medications that merely suppressed symptoms rather than addressing the underlying causes. Insufficient emphasis was being placed on reversing degenerative diseases. For patients, the results were both tragic and predictable: a rapid loss of health and vitality as their illnesses progressed from one stage to the next. He resolved to find a new approach to healing that preserved health and wellness before disease and aging had a chance to take hold.

At his practice, HealthGAINS, patients experience first-class medical care at a reasonable rate. Dr. Gaines will only prescribe medication if a patient's hormone levels cannot be improved through lifestyle changes. And before making recommendations, he consults an extensive 55-panel blood test which shows the patient's complete picture of health.

Today, Dr. Gaines is at the forefront of this rapidly evolving science of anti-aging medicine. He thrives in the knowledge that he is helping people to live vibrant, healthy lives while preventing age-related diseases. He, himself, enjoys the benefits of BHRT. At age 60 he defies his family genetics and participates in adventurous and strenuous sports like heli-skiing, hang gliding, and competitive running.

Forever Health Areas of Specialization

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Female Hormones
  • Male Hormones
  • Thyroid

Environmental Medicine

  • Intravenous Therapy

Integrative Medicine

  • Aesthetics

Other Areas of Specialization

  • Age Management
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hormone Therapy

Accreditations & Certifications

Dr. Gaines is licensed to practice medicine in 22 states.

His professional certifications include:

  • Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  • Board Certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM)
  • Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with advanced training at the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Certification in Age Management Medicine from Cenegenics Medical Institute
  • Certification from the American College for Advancement Medicine (ACAM)
  • American Board of Anesthesiologists, Diplomate, Board Certified
  • Board Certified Physician


  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    B.A. in Speech Comm.
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    B.S. in Biology
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School


  • ACAM
  • A4M
  • IFM
  • AMMG


  • English
  • Spanish
Forever Health Pratitioner

Office Location(s)


20800 W. Dixie Hwy.
Aventura, FL 33180

MO - FR 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Forever Health Interviews: Dr. Richard Gaines
    Did you know that male and female hormones decline at vastly different rates?

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