Tim Blumer, DO

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Tim Blumer, DO

Personal Biography:

For Dr. Blumer, it started with learning first aid as a lifeguard. From lifeguard to EMT and then on to medical school he went. With plans to become a family physician, his career took another turn when he discovered his true calling and passion for providing mental health care to children and adolescents.

Prior to joining Samaritan Mental Health Family Center, Dr. Blumer was in private practice in Redmond, Ore. His multimodal approach to treatment includes conventional psychopharmacologic and psychotherapy as well as less conventional modalities such as quantitative EEGs, referenced EEGs, neurofeedback, meditation, osteopathic manipulative therapy, ontologic process and others.

Dr. Blumer is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

In his free time, Dr. Blumer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Some of his favorite pastime hobbies include rockhounding, woodworking, swimming and scuba diving.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: Washington State University
Medical degree: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Residency and fellowship training: University Hospitals of Cleveland
Board certification: Child and adolescent and adult psychiatry



  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Child and adolescent psychiatry is the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist uses a knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors in working with patients. Initially, a comprehensive diagnostic examination is performed to evaluate the current problem with attention to its physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, educational, family, peer, and social components.

    Child and adolescent psychiatrists arrives at a diagnosis and diagnostic formulation which are shared with the patient and family. A child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent and family. An integrated approach may involve individual, group or family psychotherapy; medication; and/or consultation with other physicians or professionals from schools, juvenile courts, social agencies or other community organizations.

    In addition, a child psychiatrist is prepared and expected to act as an advocate for the best interests of children and adolescents. Child and adolescent psychiatrists perform consultations in a variety of settings (schools, juvenile courts, social agencies).
  • Psychiatry
    Psychiatry is the treatment and study of mental disorders. Psychiatric assessment typically involves a mental status examination -- the taking of a case history -- and possibly psychological tests. Psychiatric treatment employs a variety of therapeutic modalities including medications, psychotherapy and a wide variety of other treatments.