Our Medical Staff

Dr. BatesDr. Lare

Dr. Bates     John Bates, MD

Dr. Bates is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He began his career with an associate degree in Nursing from Treasure Valley Community College and earned his bachelor’s degree from Albertson College of Idaho. He graduated medical school and his residency training at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Bates has extensive experience with treating chronic mental illnesses, patients in psychiatric crisis, providing psychoeducation, psychiatric medication management, and treatment of patients under the PSRB (Psychiatric Security Review Board).

Currently, Dr. Bates is the Residential Medical Director with Lifeways Recovery Center and provides out-patient care at Lifeways facilities in Idaho.

Sandra Lare, DO

Dr. Lare is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Richmond in Virginia. She attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine and awarded the Outstanding Pediatric Award.

Dr. Lare completed her internship and residency in Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. While at MUSC, she was Chief Resident. Dr. Lare has worked in public mental health clinics in California and North Carolina. In North Carolina, she served as a Medical Director and owned her private practice The Wilmington Wellness Group.

Currently, Dr. Lare practices in Umatilla County, Oregon.