Archives for August 2008

Nirmala Karnam, psychiatrist, found guilty of reckless endangerment

The Associated Press Pa. woman sentenced in student’s traffic death Dateline: Allentow, Pa. August 29, 2008 An eastern Pennsylvania psychiatrist faces four years’ probation and must surrender her driver’s license in connection with a November 2006 traffic crash that killed an 18-year-old Kutztown University student. Nirmala Karnam of Easton was acquitted of vehicular homicide in […]

Russ Voltin, Psychiatrist, reprimanded for inappropriate relationship with patient

Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) Board reprimands psychiatrist; Man allegedly had personal relationship with a patient August 28, 2008 The state Board of Medicine has publicly reprimanded and given a three-year probation to a South Charleston psychiatrist accused of having an inappropriate personal relationship with a patient. Dr. Russ Voltin, who also works as co-medical […]

Antipsychotic Drug Use Up in Elderly Despite Warnings

Safety warnings slowed the use of antipsychotic drugs in seniors with dementia. But the overall use of the drugs in the elderly increased, a finding which suggests that warnings may not be sufficient to protect patients, Canadian researchers say. “This finding highlights the limited impact of warnings and suggests that more effective approaches are needed […]

Carlos Alberto Marcano

The Grand Rapids Press Child psychiatrist pleads guilty to sexual assault of young relative GRAND RAPIDS — A child psychiatrist has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault involving a young relative. Carlos Alberto Marcano, 59, of Byron Township, will be sentenced Sept. 24 in Kent County Circuit Court on counts of first-degree and […]

Peter Benet, Psychiatrist, “sacrificed his patients for money and power”

Hartford Courant (Connecticut) EARLIER WARNING IGNORED; CRITICIZED IN 2002, PSYCHIATRIST NOW FACES 2 OTHER COMPLAINTS By Hilary Waldman August 11, 2008 On Feb. 14, 2002, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal asked Connecticut health regulators to yank Dr. Peter Benet’s license to practice medicine, calling the psychiatrist a “physician who sacrificed his patients for money and power.” […]