Medical Staff

Peter Lucas

Peter Lucas, MD

Psychiatrist and HealthLinkNow Medical Director

Licensed in CA, NV ,TX and WA

Peter Lucas, MD, attended Case Western University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at UCSD in the mid-’80s. Subsequently he performed research at the National Institute of Mental Health and then was a faculty member at UCLA for six years. During his career he has worked in a number of settings including academic, research, administrative, consulting, and clinical. For the past 7 years, much of his work has been providing psychiatric care via telemedicine. He joined HealthLinkNow in 2013 as a psychiatrist providing tele psychiatry in various facilities. In 2021 he became the Associate Medical Director and in 2022 became the Medical Director who is responsible for oversight on physicians’ development and compliance with all regulatory and professional guidelines.

Michael Kabar, MD

Michael Kabar, MD


Licensed in CA

Dr. Kabar has more than 20 years of experience working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has served as medical director at various psychiatric facilities, has worked at the University of California at Berkeley for many years and has had a very successful private practice in San Francisco . Dr. Kabar is an expert on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Ketamine treatments, and he was certified by the ABPN in 2000. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association. He speaks Spanish (native speaker), Arabic and Portuguese.

Charles Ellis, MD


Licensed in WA and AZ

Dr. Ellis graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, which included working with Southeast Asian refugees at a state-of-the-art clinic in Minneapolis where novel treatments were developed for psychiatric orders specifically related to PTSD .  He also completed a fellowship in transcultural psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma and is board certified in Addiction Medicine.  He is a specialist in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and has worked extensively throughout his career with patients suffering from TBIs.  He is an award-winning physician, recognized by not only the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) but also Indian Health Services (IHS), the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other organizations for his community contributions.  While in private practice in Montana, Dr. Ellis was awarded “Best of Helena” in the category of Doctor for his contribution to the community, even after his clinic closed, because his former patients kept voting for him as a strong advocate of the betterment of the programs and services for addicts and the mentally ill in the state of Montana.  Currently, Dr. Ellis works with Health Link Now, offering telemedicine services to patients in the state of Washington.