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 […]

Feds Nab New York Psychiatrist Mikhail L. Presman – Fraud

Bensonhurstbean.com 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 […]

John Harding Price, UK Psychiatrist, 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, […]

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 […]