Archives for October 2013

Oklahoma Psychiatrist Amar Nath Bhandary Gets 30 Months in the Slammer – Health Care Fraud

KFOR Edmond psychiatrist sentenced to prison time for fraud October 30, 2013 by KFOR-TV OKLAHOMA CITY – An Edmond doctor will be spending 30 months in prison after he was convicted of health care fraud. Authorities say 53-year-old Amar Nath Bhandary was indicted by a federal grand jury in a 53 count indictment that alleged […]

Psychiatrist Mikhail L. Presman Faces 10 Years in Prison – Billed Government Falsely for “Treatment” he did not Perform – Agrees to give up $1.2 million in illegal profits

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Former Veterans Affairs Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Dr. Mikhail L. Presman, a licensed psychiatrist employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), pleaded guilty today to health care fraud for falsely billing Medicare for home medical treatment to Medicare […]

Illinois Psychiatrist Kripakaran Puvalai – Long History of Sexually Inappropriate Conduct

State Journal-Register Local psychiatrist suspended for “sexually inappropriate conduct” By Dean Olsen The State Journal-Register Oct 28, 2013 State officials on Monday suspended the medical license of a Springfield psychiatrist suspected of flirting with and inappropriately touching six female patients between 2009 and 2013. The state isn’t alleging that Dr. Kripakaran Puvalai had sex with […]

Florida Psychiatrist Patricia Hough Guilty – Fraud – Faces Five Years in Prison – $250,000 fine

PsychSearch.net Florida Psychiatrist Patricia Hough Convicted of Fraud By Joel Voss October 26, 2013 Yesterday Hough was convicted in Federal Court in Fort Myers, Florida of 9 counts of conspiring to defraud the United States and filing a false tax returns by not disclosing millions of dollars in income on her federal income tax returns. […]

Buffalo, NY Psychiatrist Dham Gupta License Revoked – Offered to Pay Patients to Find him Sex Partners

Buffalo News Buffalo-area psychiatrist’s license revoked for behavior By Henry Davis October 24, 2013 A Buffalo-area psychiatrist whose medical license was suspended for attempting to enlist two patients to help him find sex partners has now had his license revoked. An administrative review board for professional medical conduct, at the request of the state Health […]

Ditch the Labels

PsychSearch.net NAMI and Halloween and Labels By Ken Kramer October 23, 2013 When I was a kid, Halloween wasn’t scary. It was goodies at the bottom of a shopping bag. I really don’t recall anything spooky. The Frankensteins, haunted houses, monsters, ghosts, witches, graveyards and tombstones were just lame attempts at entertainment. But, let me […]

Video – FOX News Psychiatrist Keith Ablow Ripped by Stephen Colbert Over Obama Diagnosis

The Huffington Post Colbert Mercilessly Mocks Fox News Psychiatrist For Obama Diagnosis By Ross Luippold May 22, 2013 Stephen Colbert took aim at Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow on last night’s “Colbert Report.” In response to Ablow diagnosing President Obama with a “victim mentality” that could be traced back to his father’s abandonment, […]

Psych’s Proposed Law Leaked in Australia – Allows Kids to Consent to Shock Treatment and Brain Surgery – Yo People Down Under! Take this OUT!

The Sunday Times (Australia) October 13, 2013 Kids get to choose MENTAL HEALTH LAWS LEAKED By SONIA KOHLBACHER CONTROVERSIAL laws that will allow teenagers to consent to electro-shock therapy and brain surgery will go ahead, a leaked WA Government memo reveals. A briefing for Mental Health Minister Helen Morton ahead of the Bill’s introduction to […]

Florida Psychiatrist Evan Zimmer indicted for racketeering, arrested for drunk driving, busted for soliciting a prostitute, showed up in court impaired – still has license

The Miami Herald October 20, 2013 Sunday Complaints about medical professionals gather dust; INVESTIGATION By Steve Miller; Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Evan Zimmer has been indicted for racketeering, arrested for drunk driving, and busted for soliciting a prostitute, after which he showed up in court while impaired. He’s also a psychiatrist, licensed to this […]

Jury finds psychiatrist Levi Chen-Wah Leong guilty of charges of sexual relations with a female patient

Chisago County Press Jury finds psychiatrist guilty of felony in 2011 by DENISE MARTIN January 17, 2013 A psychiatrist employed by St. Croix Regional Medical Center two years ago was found guilty last week on charges that he had sexual relations with a female patient. The violation took place in Chisago County in November 2011. […]

Patient Sues NY Psychiatrist Charlotte Murphy for Confidentiality Break – disclosed both confidential and false medical information

New York Daily News EXCLUSIVE: Brian Cashman’s alleged mistress suing doctor for leaking medical information to Yankees GM By Marianne Garvey and Lachlan Cartwright October 16, 2013 Brian Cashman’s mistress is suing her psychiatrist for leaking sensitive medical information to the New York Yankees General Manager. In a bombshell lawsuit filed in the Southern District […]

New Jersey Psychiatrist Ranajit Mitra Suspended – Without Examing Patients He Negligently Wrote Prescriptions for Powerful Painkillers

The Star-Ledger Rahway psychiatrist’s license temporarily suspended over painkiller prescriptions By Tom Haydon October 15, 2013 RAHWAY — A Rahway psychiatrist has agreed to a temporary suspension of his medical license over claims he negligently wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers without examining patients, state officials said today. Dr. Ranajit Mitra has been temporarily prohibited from […]

Canadian Psychiatrist Aubrey Levin Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Patients Wants New Trial

CBCNEWS Aubrey Levin remains on bail as appeal court ponders request Former court psychiatrist appealing 5-year sentence for sexually assaulting patients Oct 11, 2013 Former court psychiatrist Aubrey Levin, who was convicted of sexually assaulting three of his patients, was in a Calgary courtroom today asking Alberta’s Court of Appeal for a new trial. The […]

Patient Sues Connecticut Psychiatrist Ljudmil Kljusev: “things were getting stranger and stranger”

Connecticut Post Woman sues Milford psychiatrist By Daniel Tepfer October 11, 2013 BRIDGEPORT — Things went well during a female patient’s initial sessions with a Milford psychiatrist and she found him to be a great doctor. But “things were getting stranger and stranger,” she claims in a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court against Dr. […]

Florida Dept of Health Psychiatrist Patricia Hough on trial for Cheating IRS $34 million

Bloomberg News Caribbean Med School Founder Didn’t Cheat IRS, Jury Told By Susannah Nesmith and David Voreacos October 09, 2013 A Florida psychiatrist never spent any of the millions of dollars that prosecutors claim she hid from the Internal Revenue Service, her attorney told jurors at the start of her tax trial in federal court […]