Archives for December 2012

Psych License Revoked – Sex with Patient – Blames Brain Injury New London, CT State fines East Lyme doctor for lapses in care By Kate Farrish, Conn. Health I-Team Writer 12/20/2012 Excerpt: In other business Tuesday, the board revoked the Connecticut medical license of Dr. Michael Anthony of Shrewsbury, Mass., a psychiatrist who also had an office in Putnam, CT. It took the action based […]

Psychiatrist’s Office Raided as Part of Drug Investigation

News Herald Willoughby, Beachwood offices of psychiatrist raided as part of drug investigation By Elizabeth Lundblad December 18, 2012 Two medical offices and a residence belonging to a local doctor were raided by authorities executing a search warrant for alleged criminal activity. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, assisted by the Cleveland Police Narcotics Unit and […]

Psychiatrists: “Dark Day for Psychiatry”

The Guardian Anger as French psychiatrist found guilty of manslaughter because patient killed By Angelique Chrisafis 19 December 2012 French psychiatrists’ unions have reacted angrily after a doctor was found guilty of manslaughter because her patient hacked an elderly man to death. In the first case of its kind in France, Daniele Canarelli, 58, a […]

Top Prescriber Submitted 140,000 false claims – Sued by Feds

From 2008 through 2011, Reinstein was one of the top prescribers of Seroquel and Zyprexa in Illinois. See here: Top Prescribers MedScape Psychiatrist Accused in Alleged Prescription Kickback Scandal MD Described as Nation’s ‘Top Prescriber’ of Clozapine Nancy A. Melville Dec 17, 2012 In what federal prosecutors say is the largest prescription fraud case in […]

Psychiatrist paid patient $42,200 to keep secret about affair

New Zealand Herald Psychiatrist denies affair with patient By Abby Gillies Dec 15, 2012 A married psychiatrist accused of a sexual relationship spanning countries and almost a year has been found in breach of professional and legal standards. When the affair came to light, the doctor allegedly paid his 24-year-old patient $42,200 to try to […]

Shocking Numbers – CA Psych’s Pay

California State Psychiatrist Paid Twice as much as the President Calif. state psychiatrists’ see salary increase with bidding war By Jonathan Mumm Dec 13, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown may be the state’s top official, but his salary as governor is over four times less than what one particular state psychiatrist made last year. While […]

California Irresponsible in Paying Psychiatrists

California has more psychiatrists than any state. If you don’t know their identities, perhaps it is time you found out! Within 24 hours you will have your state list, if you support to the tune of $200.00. These lists have never before seen the light of day. Ever. The lists contain the names, “practice” […]

Will he get the slammer?

Luckily, one patient got one of the sexual assaults on his spy cam. Calgary Herald Complainant in Levin trial stands by his allegations of sexual assault By Daryl Slade December 10, 2012 The original sex assault complainant against former forensic psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin became agitated and frustrated under an intense cross-examination on Monday. But […]

Douglas Rank, Kentucky Psychiatrist, sentenced for attacking patient with sword Psychiatrist sentenced for attacking patient with sword By Trina Edwards Dec 21, 2010 A Kenton County psychiatrist who attacked a patient with a sword was sentenced Tuesday. Dr. Douglas Rank, 52, will spend the next 15 years in prison. Rank pled guilty to assault in October. He was originally charged with attempted murder after […]

Proof – Psychiatrists are an Unethical Bunch

National Post Psychiatrists four times as likely as other Canadian doctors to be disciplined for sexual misconduct: study Tom Blackwell Dec 6, 2012 Psychiatrists are twice as likely as other Canadian doctors to face professional discipline generally and almost four times as apt to be sanctioned for sexual misconduct, concludes a new study that underscores […]

UnNamed NY Psych Blamed in Psych Drug Death

Herkimer Telegram $500,000 settlement reached in Herkimer Co. inmate’s death By Rocco LaDuca Dec 05, 2012 Herkimer County and Little Falls Hospital agreed to settle for $500,000 Tuesday in connection to the 2006 death of an inmate at the county jail who overdosed after being prescribed a dangerous level of medication. After only three witnesses […]

Psychiatrist charged with sexual assault West Hartford Doctor Accused of Online Dating Sex Assault Dec 6, 2012 The doctor allegedly met the victim in person for the first time Wednesday after communicating through the dating website, Police have arrested a West Hartford psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through an online dating site. According to […]

Psych Fined $325,000 – Gives Up Practice

Nashville Public Radio: Psychiatrist Accused of TennCare Fraud to Pay Fine, Give Up Practice by Bradley George Monday, December 03rd, 2012 A Madison psychiatrist will give up his practice and pay a six-figure fine, after allegations that he over-billed TennCare by nearly a million dollars. The state Attorney General says AKM Fakhruddin saw about 150 […]

Psychiatrist talks real estate during session

Mercury News Marin County psychiatrist disciplined over alleged real-estate talks with patient By Gary Klien, Marin Independent Journal December 3, 2012 MARIN COUNTY — A Kentfield psychiatrist was reprimanded by state regulators on allegations he used a patient’s therapy sessions to talk about the real estate business, the state medical board said. Dr. Stephen Merritt […]

Psychs Lament Passing of TeenScreen

Globe Gazette Officials lament program loss to screen for teen depression December 1, 2012 By Deb Nicklay MASON CITY — Local educators and mental health professionals say they are concerned that Teen Screen, a program that helped identify more than 400 North Iowa students grappling with issues of depression and suicide, will soon end. Columbia […]