Meet the Gapin Institute Team

At Gapin Institute we emphasize science-based precision medicine, personalizing every health decision based on your unique genetic blueprint. We take a whole-body, epigenetic approach to health, focusing on how all inputs affect the human system. We utilize cutting-edge age management protocols to reverse the aging process and expand longevity. We track and leverage your biometric data using state of the art wearable technology to truly optimize your health.

Tracy Gapin, MD, FACS

Founder / CEO of the Gapin Institute for High Performance Health

Dr. Tracy Gapin is a board-certified urologist, world renowned men’s health & performance expert, and the founder of the Gapin Institute, the global leader in High Performance Health.

He has over 20 years of experience focused on providing executives, entrepreneurs, and athletes a personalized path to optimize their health and fulfill their highest potential.

“I believe the success you achieve in every area of your life starts and ends with your health.”– Dr. Tracy Gapin

medical Providers

Tracy Gapin, MD, FACS

Founder / CEO of the Gapin Institute for High Performance Health

Dr. Tracy Gapin is a board-certified urologist, world renowned men’s health & performance expert, and the founder of the Gapin Institute, the global leader in High Performance Health.

He has over 20 years of experience focused on providing executives, entrepreneurs, and athletes a personalized path to optimize their health and fulfill their highest potential.

Karen Gruber, APRN

women's health & Hormone expert

Karen is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in the state of Florida since 2009. Prior to ARNP status, Karen was a registered nurse for 18 years. Karen’s diverse professional experience has focused on aesthetics, integrative and functional medicines, hormone optimization, anti-aging therapies, critical care and cardiothoracic intensive care. Karen has developed and implemented the IV infusion care plan such as IV Stem Cells, Ultraviolet Light Therapy, Chelation, Myers Cocktail, Silver Hydrosol, Hydrogen Peroxide and other specialized formulations to meet patient specific needs.

health Coaches

Graham Anderson, fitness & performance expert

Strength And Conditioning Coach Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Team Building, Training, Operant Conditioning, Strength Training, and Exercise Physiology. Master’s degree focused in Exercise Science from University of South Florida.

Maria Horstmann, MBA, FDN-P, BCFWP, CPT

Maria Horstmann, a Board Certified Functional Wellness Professional, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P), Personal Trainer, Corporate Wellness Consultant, and Speaker. She is committed to empowering driven, health-oriented professionals to get to the bottom of their health and weight issues so they can feel energetic and restore vitality while supporting the body’s innate healing abilities.

Maria overcame pre-diabetes, sugar addiction, eating disorder, and chronic G.I. issues after having a ‘Come to Jesus‘ conversation about her family health history, lifestyle, and fears. She took a deep dive into what health truly is, pillars of health, and transformed by applying natural wellness principals.

Daphne Krantz, Certified Epigenetics Coach

Daphne Krantz, Epigenetic Mind/Body Wellness, was nominated as a 2019 Top 100 Healthcare Innovator by the International Forum for Advancements in Healthcare. She developed a proprietary genetic test for the endocannabinoid system, and has spoken at conferences like Bodyhacking Con and on podcasts such as The Elite Man Podcast, Psychedelics Today, Bio Alchemy and many more along guys like Dave Asprey and Wim Hof.

 

Pamela Moore, FDN-P, Certified Epigenetics Coach

Pamela Moore became an Epigenetics & Human Potential Coach as a result of her own health journey. By the time Pamela was out of college and working as an Engineer, she had been struggling in my body for twenty years and finally found myself in a place that she was unable to continue on.

After being diagnosed with many different auto-immune conditions, and given very little in the way of answers or help from traditional Western Medicine, Pamela embarked on a life-changing journey to learn about my body through the lense of Genetics and create her own wellness path through Epigenetics. Through Genetic Testing & Interpretation, Epigenetic Coaching & Therapies, Pamela now helps other health warriors understand their unique genetic makeup and work with them to create an individualized path to optimize their health and change their future.

Carolyn Nicholas, FMCHC & Natural Chef

As a former Division 2 women’s basketball player and full athletic scholarship recipient, Carolyn knows what it takes to be a collegiate athlete and team player always focusing on that glass half full. Prior to getting into Functional Medicine, Carolyn worked in the corporate world for one of the largest global asset management companies based in Los Angeles before relocating to London, UK where she started a company that sold desserts into a national UK grocery chain. After her own mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years later, she realised the importance of preventing dis-ease and utilising food as medicine and became determined to help others achieve the best version of themselves through lifestyle changes. Carolyn has previously worked alongside Functional Medicine practitioners in the UK and as a Noom health coach where she helped to guide, support and empower thousands of people on every step of their health journey. Carolyn lives outside of London with her 13 year old twins. 

Andrea Nicholson, MS, CNP, BCHN

Andrea Nicholson is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Therapist Master, and Restorative Wellness Practitioner.  In her “previous life” as a forensic scientist and crime lab manager, she learned investigative skills that have helped her solve many health challenges for herself and her clients.  Outside of nutrition and lifestyle coaching, Andrea spends her time dancing, skiing, and doing home projects with her husband in Colorado.  She loves to be outdoors and always prioritizes learning.

Matt Terry, FDN-P, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, fitness trainer

Matt Terry helps men and women learn how to finally take control of their bodies and their health.  After helping hundreds of people to lose the weight they want rapidly, Matt begun to focus on injury rehabilitation, mobility and lab testing to help people get better in every possible realm.

After battling youth obesity most of my life I decided to take my passion full-time to fitness 10 years ago and help men & women learn how to finally take control of their bodies. After helping hundreds of people in Johnson County lose the weight they want rapidly, Matt Terry have since begun to focus on injury rehabilitation and trigger point release often helping clients continue with workouts post physical therapy including adults up to age 70. 

With Matt’s background as an Olympic athlete and College Football Player, he still works with youth and professional athletes from both MLB and NFL wanting fat loss, be pain free, and improve their performance. Area of focus: corrective exercise, nutrition coaching & holistic health, sports performance, rehabilitation, Olympic Weightlifting

 

Arielle Unger, certified Epigenetic Coach

Arielle Unger is a certified Epigenetic Coach who has been working to optimize health through a genetic lens for several years. She graduated in 2007 from Arizona State University summa cum laude with a BA in psychology. After her husband got diagnosed with stage IV cancer at the age of 25 she took a deep dive into researching health and wellness, which eventually led her down the road to individualized health and epigenetics. Knowing her bent for health research, friends and family would come to her for advice and although growing up she always loved nutrition, she knew she did not agree with the conventional methods and direction of the “one-size fits all” model. This indirect journey eventually led her to find the functional approach to overall health. Now she guides men to optimal health through epigenetic and functional nutrition tools!

Sarasota nursing & administrative team

From Left to Right: Nicole Wilson, Carrie Branch, Melissa Rivera, Kennedy Anderson, and Rachel Wheeler

Elizabeth Brown
Director of Business Administration & HR

Melissa Rivera
Director of Operations

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A Different Approach to Health

Executive Telehealth

We provide concierge-level executive health and wellness expertise utilizing leading video based telemedicine technology.

Systems-Based Approach

We take a whole-body, epigenetic approach to health, focusing on how all inputs affect the human system. We look at 760,000 biomarkers.

Individualized Medicine

We emphasize science-based precision medicine, personalizing every health decision based on your unique genetic blueprint. No more guessing!

Anti-Aging & Longevity

We utilize cutting-edge age management protocols to reverse the aging process and expand longevity.

sexual health

The Gapin Institute also offers several different approaches to specifically help men & women overcome aliments and achieve maximal sexual function.

Data-Driven Performance

Track and leverage your biometric data using state of the art wearable technology to truly optimize your health.

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