Dr. Timothy Earnest, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Timothy Earnest, MD
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.

426 N Meridian

Puyallup, WA 98371

Contact Information

(253) 841-3297

Dr. Timothy Earnest, MD

Dr. Timothy Earnest, MD

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  • Cigna
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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.

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Dr. Earnest's Experience

Dr. Earnest's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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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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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Gonzaga University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Washington Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Washington Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Seattle Childrens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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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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Dr. Earnest accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Cigna
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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