Archives for May 2013

76-year-old Psychiatrist Arrested for Sexual Assault

CBC Ottawa psychiatrist charged with sexually assaulting patient May 1, 2013 A 76-year-old Ottawa psychiatrist has been charged with sexual assault after a patient of his told police he touched her inappropriately during medical appointments at his office. Mark Solomon was charged by police last week and was released from custody on a promise to […]

Fort Hood Killer Psychiatrist Still Gets Military Pay – $278,000 since incident

Alabama Media Group Psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood still on Army’s payroll, according to reports By Leada Gore May 21, 2013 The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 others during a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood is still receiving his paycheck, earning more than $278,000 since the […]

Georgia Psychiatrist Gets the Slammer – William George Ellien – Sex for Drugs

Savannah Morning News Savannah psychiatrist sentenced in drugs-for-sex case By Jan Skutch May 23, 2013 Former Savannah psychiatrist William George Ellien today was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his guilty plea for unlawful distribution of addictive prescription drugs to former patients. Ellien, 57, must also serve a 3-year supervised release after completing […]

The new head of the American Psychiatric Association

Washington Blade Gay DC psychiatrist named head of APA By Lou Chibbaro Jr. May 21, 2013 Dr. Saul Levin, who last year became the first openly gay head of the D.C. Department of Health, was named on May 15 as the new chief executive officer and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association. An APA […]

Feds Nab New York Psychiatrist Mikhail L. Presman – Fraud Gravesend Psychiatrist Mikhail Presman Nabbed In Nationwide Medicare Fraud Bust by Ned Berke May 15th, 2013 Gravesend psychiatrist Mikhail L. Presman, 55, was charged yesterday for attempting to bilk Medicare for more than $4 million in false bills, including for visits he claimed to make while actually on vacation, prosecutors said. The bust was […]

Psychiatrist William Ayres faces eight years in prison – Sexual Misconduct – put lights out on a beaming 9-year-old

San Mateo County Times William Ayres pleads no contest to eight felony child molestation charges By Joshua Melvin May 16, 2013 REDWOOD CITY — With just two words a once-renowned Bay Area child psychiatrist charged with molesting his patients ended an almost eight-year case Thursday that at one point appeared prosecutors had lost. When asked […]

Haisam Al-Khouri

The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) May 17, 2013 Friday Doctor fined $25K for letting students prescribe drugs By Andrew Knittle A longtime Oklahoma City psychiatrist was fined $25,000 and placed on probation Thursday for allowing students to write prescriptions for potentially dangerous medications. Dr. Haisam Al-Khouri was disciplined during the Oklahoma Medical Board’s monthly […]

Psychiatrist John Harding Price has not learned his lesson

Lincolnshire Echo Psychiatrist banned for groping a patient fails to win back register place May 16, 2013 A shamed psychiatrist struck off 13 years ago for groping a female patient has failed in his bid to have his name restored to the medical register – because he has not learned his lesson. John Harding Price, […]

America’s Top Psych Prescriber under Investigation – Fernando Mendez-Villamil

Philadelphia Inquirer Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk By Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleu Sunday, May 12, 2013 This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by […]

Psychiatry’s Bible Under Attack

USA Today Books blast new version of psychiatry’s bible, the DSM by Sharon Jayson May 12, 2013 Critics take aim at changes envisioned for psychiatry’s bible, the DSM. Psychiatry’s battle-scarred bible of mental disorders — known as the DSM — continues to face a barrage of criticism even as the latest version (DSM-5) is just […]

Boston Psychiatrist barred from practicing – says 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits”

The Boston Globe Doctor barred for ‘spiritual diagnosis’; Sought to convert troubled teen and failed to report alleged abuse By Evan Allen May 11, 2013 A Boston Children’s Hospital psychiatrist who became convinced his 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits” and appointed himself as her spiritual mentor has been barred from practicing medicine, according to […]

Judge Gives Singapore Psychiatrist “one last chance”

The Straits Times Judge’s ultimatum to witness: Appear or risk arrest By Walter Sim May 10, 2013 SINGAPORE – A psychiatrist who was supposed to testify in the sex-for-grades corruption trial was on Tuesday given “one last chance” to appear, or risk being arrested and hauled to court. Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye issued […]

15-year-old girl interested in Psychiatry sexually assualted by Psychiatrist

Herald-Mail Trial date set for Jefferson County psychiatrist on sex assault charges By Richard F. Belisle May 8, 2013 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for a Jefferson County psychiatrist who was indicted by a county grand jury in April on felony sexual assault and abuse charges in a […]