Dr. Kabran Chapek, a licensed naturopathic physician, studied human biology at the University of Kansas followed by naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. With an interest in the mental health care field, he received his clinical psychiatric experience from 2007 to 2013 while treating patients with severe mental illness in a partial hospital program as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Since 2013, Dr. Chapek has been a staff physician at the Amen Clinics, a world leader in treating different types of depression, bipolar, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using a sophisticated brain-imaging technology called SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography). Dr. Chapek has extensive experience in the assessment of the aforementioned mental health problems as well as severe anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, addiction issues, dementia, sensory processing disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, and traumatic brain injuries. He has additional training from Dr. Mark Gordon, one of the leading physicians in the assessment and utilization of hormones to treat traumatic brain injuries in combination with SPECT imaging and the Amen Method.
Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
He is actively using the MEND protocol created by neurologist Dr. Dale Bredeson for treating Alzheimer’s disease. He finds this approach particularly powerful when combined with SPECT imaging to assess patients who have early onset of the affliction or are headed toward Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Chapek has lectured at Brain Injury conferences and locally on a variety of health topics related to psychiatry. He is featured in a documentary at http://rainmakers.tv/ and is a regular guest on local radio shows such as the Natural Choice Directory Network.
Dr. Chapek follows the principles of naturopathic medicine to guide his practice. He seeks to treat the cause and do the least harm but also discern when higher-level interventions such as medication are necessary. He is well versed in the utilization of such medications.
Dr. Chapek enjoys spending time with his wife, Drie, and their three children as well as going on long runs, free diving in the Puget Sound for Dungeness and Red Rock crabs, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.