Dr. Timothy P. Earnest, MD

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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Male

426 N Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 Get Directions
(253) 841-3297

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Care Philosophy

As a psychiatrist, my job is to be a good doctor first. My work focuses on helping us become aware of your medical issues that can lead to depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, or other difficulties. And with that knowledge and correction of those medical issues, help you achieve health. While there are many well-qualified therapists in my office and on this website, my job and passion is to help you find the most effective and safest biologic support to return you to emotional health and prevent future difficulties. As a psychiatrist, I focus on listening to both the words you are saying and the messages your body is conveying. I focus not only on addressing the clear signs of suffering such as tearfulness and panic, but also the hidden suffering of feeling little joy or being overwhelmed.Read more

Personal Bio

I am a pediatric and adult psychiatrist having served as chief resident in child and adolescent psychiatry. From Spokane, WA,...Read more

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Dr. Timothy P. Earnest, MD says

Thank you for all of your feedback during my time of working in Puyallup and most recently Bellevue.  I look forward to seeing new and old faces in my practice in Puyallup, and fostering mental and physical health in our community.

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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia

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Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Washington Hospitals

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington Hospitals

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Seattle Childrens Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Gonzaga University

    Graduated in 1989

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
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Staff friendliness and courteousness
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Dr. Earnest says...

I am a pediatric and adult psychiatrist having served as chief resident in child and adolescent psychiatry. From Spokane, WA, I attended Gonzaga University, and then studied medicine in Houston. I graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and returned to Washington State, completing my adult psychiatric residency at UW and pediatric psychiatric residency at Children's in 1998. I've worked in private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers, and multi-specialty pediatric clinics. My work with children, adolescents, adults and families focuses on accurate assessment of difficulties as well as strengths.

I specialize in impulse control disorders, ADHD, conduct disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. I look forward to helping patients and families remove the negative intensities in their lives, and celebrate the positive intensities that make them successful.

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Dr. Earnest's Care Philosophy

As a psychiatrist, my job is to be a good doctor first. My work focuses on helping us become aware of your medical issues that can lead to depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, or other difficulties. And with that knowledge and correction of those medical issues, help you achieve health. While there are many well-qualified therapists in my office and on this website, my job and passion is to help you find the most effective and safest biologic support to return you to emotional health and prevent future difficulties.

As a psychiatrist, I focus on listening to both the words you are saying and the messages your body is conveying. I focus not only on addressing the clear signs of suffering such as tearfulness and panic, but also the hidden suffering of feeling little joy or being overwhelmed.

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Dr. Earnest says...

Thank you for all of your feedback during my time of working in Puyallup and most recently Bellevue.  I look forward to seeing new and old faces in my practice in Puyallup, and fostering mental and physical health in our community.