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Amen Clinics Bellevue

Our staff at the Amen Clinic in Bellevue is highly qualified and regarded in fields. To read more about our qualifications and background, click on a staff member name to view his or her bio.

Our Staff

Tim Earnest, MD

Tim Earnest, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Tim Earnest is a board certified adult psychiatrist, and was trained and served as chief resident in child and adolescent psychiatry. He was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He then attended Gonzaga University, and subsequently studied medicine in Houston, TX. In 1993 he graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, and returned to Washington State where he completed his adult psychiatric residency at UW, and pediatric psychiatric residency at Children’s in 1998. He has worked in private practice, hospitals, a community mental health center, and most recently in multispecialty pediatric clinics.Dr. Earnest’s work with children, adolescents, adults, and families focuses on accurate assessment of difficulties as well as strengths. He also intervenes with consideration of prescription medications, medical and nutrition interventions, and containment and removal of bodily toxins. He also considers interventions such as exercise, prayer, yoga, meditation, martial arts, and enhancement of social supports key not only to healing but also continued health.

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Anthony Bottone, MD

Anthony Bottone, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Anthony Bottone is board certified in both general child and adolescent psychiatry. In 1996 he obtained additional qualification in geriatric psychiatry. He graduated from the State University of New York medical school in Brooklyn in 1966 and trained in psychiatry at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center and in child-adolescent psychiatry at the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Child Guidance Center, where he worked with Salvador Minuchin, MD. Dr. Bottone has also done postgraduate education in the history of medicine at the University of California San Francisco with Professors John De CM Saunders, Chauncy Leake and Ilsa Veith.His clinical work has been in private practice and later locum psychiatry throughout the country and at the Wellington Hospital and Medical School in New Zealand. He helped his friend and former roommate, the late Dr. David Viscott, establish the first Viscott Institute in California. Recently, he was the chair of psychiatry at the Commonwealth Health Center in the Northern Mariana Islands, an American overseas territory in the South Pacific. While there he lectured extensively and provided training for health and school professionals as well as state officials. In 2001 he identified an unrecognized suicide epidemic and initiated a successful suicide prevention program, for which he was awarded the 2003 Governor’s Humanities Award for Teaching Human Values.

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Kabran Chapek, ND

Kabran Chapek, ND

Naturopathic Physician/ Primary Care Provider

Dr. Chapek is passionate about helping people feel their best and be their most effective selves—he really listens. He looks for the cause of disease and illness and treats the whole person, not just the symptoms; he uses medications when needed but typically uses the least forceful methods possible.

Dr. Chapek studied human biology at the University of Kansas and then naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University's internationally renowned medical school. Dr. Chapek is a licensed naturopathic physician with primary experience in mental health care. He received his clinical psychiatric experience from 2007 to 2013 while treating patients with severe mental illness and addiction issues in a partial hospital program as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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Rachel Newman, MA, MRP, LMHCA

Rachel Newman, MA, MRP, LMHCA

Integrative Therapist

Rachel Newman, originally a native of Washington, D.C., traveled across the country for college and has felt the West Coast is home ever since. She is a licensed mental health therapist and certified Purna yoga instructor and received her BA in International and Intercultural Studies from Pitzer College, and a Master's in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. Rachel's passion is in helping people feel and live better and this interest led her to pursue a Master's degree in Systems Psychology from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University, and a 500-Hour teaching certificate from The College of Purna Yoga. Rachel loves working with people of all ages and backgrounds at the Amen Clinic where a holistic approach to wellness is encouraged and supported.

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Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

Scan Technician

Michael McLaughlin has been working in nuclear medicine for more than thirty years. He has done just about every job one can do in the field, from directing and teaching in a nuclear medicine school to being the director of a large nuclear medicine department in Dallas. He graduated with honors from the Nuclear Medicine Program at the University of Miami and is licensed in six different states. In addition to his work in nuclear medicine, Michael has also been the radiation safety officer for a mobile service in Washington State. He is dual certified by both the ARRT and the NMTCB and is a three time past president of the South Florida Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Michael joined the Amen Clinics in 2009.

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Michael Slack, MA

Michael Slack, MA

Historian

Michael Slack, M.A. is a historian and aftercare clinician at the Amen Clinics—Belleve. He grew up just north of Chicago, Illinois, and moved out to the Seattle area for his graduate studies. He has earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and is currently finishing his dissertation in pursuit of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. Michael has gathered experience working in a variety of settings including neuropsychology, state psychiatric hospitals, non-profit agencies and private mental health practices.

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