Medical Staff

Peter Lucas

Peter Lucas, MD

Psychiatrist and HealthLinkNow Associate Medical Director

Licensed in CA, NV ,TX and WA

Dr. Lucas attended Case Western University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at UCSD in the mid-80’s. He went on to perform 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 academic, research, administrative, consulting and clinical settings. He enjoys treating patients who face mental health challenges and problems utilizing medications, psychotherapy and lifestyle modifications. For the past seven years, much of his work has been providing psychiatric care via telemedicine.

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.

Param Sahgal

Param Sahgal, MD


Licensed in TX

Dr. Sahgal has managed outpatient clinics in busy community settings in the NJ/NYC tri-state area. He has worked in multiple treatment settings, including the psychiatric emergency room, as well as various inpatient psychiatry units. Dr. Sahgal has also presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting on Anxiety disorders and been recognized for his clinical and teaching excellence. Dr. Sahgal completed his Adult Psychiatry residency training at Rutgers University, during which he also completed an intensive two year training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Association of New York at NYU. Dr. Sahgal is currently pursuing an additional sub-specialization in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Charles Ellis, MD


Licensed in AZ and WA

As a leading provider of psychopharmacology and addiction medicine, Dr. Ellis is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and offers more than 30 years of experience as a psychiatrist. He is committed to providing superior and compassionate care. After receiving an M.D. from the University of Utah, he finished his residency in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, followed by a fellowship in transcultural psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma. He has held the special DEA licensure to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opiate addiction since 2007, which he currently holds. He is a specialist in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and has worked extensively with the veteran and active military populations. In 2014 he was selected by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) to participate in a panel of his national peers to discuss the growing opioid crisis and help effect change and, ultimately, legislation. He has been awarded the “Best of Helena” Award in the category of Doctor for the years of 2018, 2019, and 2020. Earlier, in 2000, he was the recipient of the National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Award in Alaska for compassion and excellence.