Patricia Gaines

Patricia Gaines

Professor of Naturopathic Medicine Chair, Department of Botanical Medicine


Dr. Gaines is the chair of the Botanical Medicine Department, an associate professor and an attending physician at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. Dr. Gaines is also a registered herbalist and shares her expertise in this area through teaching classes in botanical materia medica and bringing students to North Carolina each summer to study plant medicine. Dr. Gaines developed and supervised a naturopathic rotation at SCNM's community clinic at Sojourner Center, a domestic violence shelter for women and children from 2003 to 2007. 

Classes Taught:

Botanical Medicine Classes


Naturopathioc Medical Degree, Bastyr University in 2002
Two-year family practice residency, botanical medicine, homeopathy and women’s health, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine