Archives for March 2013

Irish Psychiatrist – Bites Cops – To Be Sentenced Next Month

The Irish Times Psychiatrist who bit gardaí to be sentenced next month Consultant employed by HSE in Limerick had to be restrained before arrest Mar 27, 2013 A consultant psychiatrist employed by the HSE [Irish health agency] who bit two gardaí [police officers] and a bar worker after he was arrested following a night out […]

Florida Psychiatrist Sentenced to 12 Years – $50 million Fraud – Examinations Lasted Only Minutes

On March 15, the Department of Justice announced that Florida psychiatrist Gary Kushner was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The amount of money he will owe is yet to be determined. Today, he voluntarily relinquished his Florida medical license. Kushner and his co-conspirators caused the submission of over $50 million dollars in false and […]

“Psychiatrist Tried to Manipulate My Mind”

Welwyn Hatfield Times Sex assault doctor ‘was trying to manipulate my mind’ says victim Monday, March 25, 2013 By David Burke A woman who was sexually assaulted by a psychiatrist at the QE2 Hospital in WGC has accused her tormentor of trying to manipulate her mind. Shamed Dr Harmadan Singh was spared jail by a […]

Michigan Psychiatrist Gets the Slammer, Faces $10 Million Lawsuits, May No Longer Practice

Monroe News Monroe Doctor Sentenced In Sexual Assaults By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 22, 2013 A former psychiatrist who practiced in Monroe was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for sexually assaulting patients and also has been named in additional civil lawsuits, with the alleged victims seeking $10 million in damages. Dr. Abdullahi A. […]

Psychiatrist faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 Million fine — Preyed on vulnerable women

WSAV Savannah Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Trading Drug Prescriptions for Sex By JoAnn Merrigan March 22, 2013 A Savannah psychiatrist has pled guilty in federal court to felony charges of distributing drugs to his customers without a legitimate medical purpose. 57 year old William Ellien made his plea before U.S. District Judge William Moore, Jr. […]

NY Government Psychiatrist Surrenders License after 25 years of inappropriate relationships – receives annual state pension of nearly $58,000

Journal News Mt. Kisco surgeon, Pearl River psychiatrist cited by state Mar 18, 2013 A Mount Kisco plastic surgeon who failed to monitor a patient during a facelift and a Pearl River psychiatrist who allegedly had inappropriate relationships with patients for 25 years have been cited by the state Department of Health. The separate cases […]

Psychiatrist: Homosexuality is a disorder – requires treatment

Modern Ghana Chief Psychiatrist ready to ‘heal’ gays March 14, 2013 Dr. Akwasi Osei, Ghana’s chief psychiatrist has described homosexuals as persons suffering from ‘a psychological illness requiring treatment’. This statement was contained in his article featured in the Daily Graphic titled ‘why the scientific community is wrong on homosexuality.’ The article catalogs arguments of […]

Judge Gives a Call to a Florida Psychiatrist’s Office

CBS Miami CBS4 Investigates: Prescriptions In DUI Case Called “Illegal” By Gary Nelson March 14, 2013 Sandor Guillen is charged with DUI manslaughter, but his case may spawn a second investigation into how he came to possess prescription drugs. A CBS4 News investigation shows a Broward county physician and nurse practitioner may have violated state […]

Female patient: “I thought, he’s a doctor. He is not someone who has just done a course off the internet.”

Heart 97.6 Psychiatrist Guilty Of Sexual Assault By Bela Shah March 14, 2013 A psychiatrist from Hitchin has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman patient during a consultation. Doctor Harmadan Singh said he asked to see the woman’s pubic hair because he thought she might be suffering from a hormone imbalance. But the […]

Half of Drug Company Payoffs Go to One “specialty” – Psychiatry

ProPublica Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein March 11, 2013 Dr. Jon W. Draud, the medical director of psychiatric and addiction medicine at two Tennessee hospitals, pursues some eclectic passions. He’s bred sleek Basenji hunting dogs for show. And last summer, the Tennessee State Museum featured “African Art: The […]

Psychiatrist Gerald D. Klee did LSD Experiments on U.S. Soldiers

UPI Psychiatrist in Army LSD experiments dies March. 9, 2013 Gerald D. Klee, a psychiatrist involved in secret research in which U.S. soldiers were given LSD in the 1950s, has died in Maryland, his family said. He was 86. Klee, an expert on the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, died Sunday of complications […]

Psychiatrist: “This will make your brain feel better”

American-Statesman Police: Psychiatrist sexually assaulted patient March 8, 2013 By Ciara O’Rourke An Austin psychiatrist accused of raping a longtime patient has been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. David Cardwell, 64, saw the patient in January because her husband was concerned about her mental health, saying that she had been depressed, according to […]

Former head of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry argues that genital touching of boys was a normal part of his practice

San Mateo County Times San Mateo psychiatrist molestation trial delayed two months By Joshua Melvin March 6, 2013 REDWOOD CITY — A judge agreed Tuesday to a once-esteemed San Mateo child psychiatrist’s request to delay his retrial on charges of molesting his young male patients. Williams Ayres’ trial was slated to begin this coming Monday, […]

Kiddie Porn Psychiatrist Surrenders License

Wisconsin State Journal Psychiatrist charged with child porn possession gives up medical license March 05, 2013 By David Wahlberg A Madison psychiatrist charged last week with two counts of possession of child pornography has surrendered his medical license. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board on Tuesday accepted the surrender of Dr. David Israelstam’s license after he […]

Police in Canada Search For Psychiatrist’s Patients

BlackBurn News Police Search For Psychiatrist’s Patients By Avery Moore March 5th, 2013 London Police are searching for dozens of women they say were recorded without their knowledge in the office of psychiatrist Stanley Dobrowolski. Dobrowolski was arrested in November and charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of voyeurism. In January, […]