Archives for June 2014

Paul Termansen – Psychiatrist – required to have chaperon when “treating” female patients

From the notice mentioned in the below story: “Termansen’s office reception and patient encounter rooms will have legible signage posted about the chaperone requirement for female patients.” The Province North Vancouver psychiatrist ordered to have chaperon present when treating female patients By The Province June 29, 2014 A North Vancouver psychiatrist has been ordered by […]

Priscilla Ilem – 85 year-old Psychiatrist – Pleaded Guilty to Illegal Prescriptions

The Star-Ledger N.J. psychiatrist pleads guilty to illegal prescriptions By Jason Grant September 15, 2012 CAMDEN — An 85-year-old psychiatrist who recently practiced medicine from her home in Wayne admitted Friday to illegally selling prescriptions for a powerful pain medication as part of her practice, authorities said. Priscilla Ilem, who reportedly practiced psychiatry for 40 […]

Priscilla Sheldon Cost, Psychiatrist – Charged with manufacturing Ecstasy

The Baltimore Sun Psychiatrist among those charged in Towson drug raid By Scott Dance and Nayana Davis June 26, 2014 An addiction rehabilitation psychiatrist with a history of treatment for alcohol and drug abuse was among those charged Wednesday with manufacturing and distributing the drug Ecstasy at a Towson home. Dr. Priscilla W. Sheldon-Cost, 51, […]

Harold Sleeper – Psychiatrist – Injected Wife with Urine

The Associated Press February 22, 1984 Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Psychiatrist’s Ex-Wife Dateline: Oklahoma City A psychiatrist accused of subjecting his ex-wife to bizarre experiments, including injecting her with her own urine, has been ordered by a jury to pay her $6.5 million. Ann C. Sleeper’s malpractice suit against Dr. Harold Sleeper, medical director […]

David Buckley – Psychiatrist – Sentenced – marijuana smuggling operation

The Miami Herald February 6, 1985 EX-PSYCHIATRIST GETS PRISON TERM By Herald Staff David K. Buckley, formerly a Fort Lauderdale psychiatrist, has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. Buckley, 39, of 2525 Barcelona Dr., was indicted last May by a federal grand jury in Maine for his involvement […]

Rehana Hussain, Psychiatrist – Criminal Charges Sought in Suicide

SoMdNews Woman continues quest for closure against Waldorf psychiatrist State board found doctor violated care standards in treating suicide victim by Jeff Newman June 25, 2014 Armed with a final order from the Maryland Board of Physicians, a local woman plans to seek criminal charges in Prince George’s County against a Waldorf psychiatrist whom she […]

Robert Kammerman – Psychiatrist, Grew Pot – Gave it to Patient he had Sex with

United Press International Dateline: Alfred, Maine June 6, 1985 A psychiatrist accused of seducing a patient and supplying her with marijuana and liquor — despite knowing about her bout with alcoholism — has agreed to a $165,000 out-of-court malpractice settlement. Dr. Robert Kammerman admitted no guilt in a document he signed releasing him from all […]

Lowell Finkelstein – NYC Psychiatrist Arrested – Strangulation of Nude Man in his Apartment

The New York Times PSYCHIATRIST, 33, HELD IN SLAYING October 27, 1985 A 33-year-old psychiatrist was arrested yesterday in connection with the apparent strangulation of a man found nude in the psychiatrist’s apartment in Manhattan, the police said. The police said they expected the psychiatrist, Dr. Lowell Finkelstein, to be charged with second-degree murder. Officers […]

Robert M Thompson – Psychiatrist, Got 200 Years in Prison

United Press International Dateline: Little Rock, Arkansas October 2, 1982 A psychiatrist convicted for homosexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy was sentenced to 200 years in prison and fined $200,000. “I’m still shocked,” Dr. Robert M. Thompson said as he was led from the courtroom Friday. “I must be a pretty bad guy. I didn’t […]

Louis Tsavaris – License Revoked for Killing Patient

The Associated Press State Revokes Tsavaris’ Medical License By Ken Klein October 11, 1982 State medical authorities have revoked the license of a Tampa psychiatrist because he was convicted of manslaughter in the death of a female patient, officials said Monday. Dr. Louis J. Tsavaris was barred from practicing medicine by the Florida Board of […]

Babak Mirin – Psychiatrist – “credible allegation of fraud”

Albuquerque Journal Ruling: HSD must give hearing; Psychiatrist denied Medicaid payments By Deborah Baker September 5, 2013 SANTA FE – A state district judge ruled Wednesday that a behavioral health provider whose Medicaid payments were suspended by the Human Services Department in early 2012 is entitled to hear the fraud allegations against him and rebut […]

Charles Culver – “Captain Ethics” Psychiatrist Expelled by the American Psychiatric Association

The Associated Press Medical Ethicist Disciplined for Affair With Patient Dateline: LEBANON, N.H. December 22, 1992 A psychiatrist once billed as “Captain Ethics” has been expelled by the American Psychiatric Association for allegedly having sex with a patient. Dr. Charles Culver, who helped found the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College, was investigated by the association […]

Leo D’Souza – Cincinnati psychiatrist accused of sexually touching the genitals of eight young male patients

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) Doctor’s career on the line By Kimball Perry May 26, 2008 D’Souza accused of sexual impropriety with boys Born and raised in India, Leo D’Souza became a medical doctor and child psychiatrist before building a respected practice over the last 20 years in the Cincinnati area. Now, he’s fighting for his […]

Psychiatrists Statistically are the Worst

The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT) Vermont psychiatrists disciplined at higher rate By Stephen Kiernan May 26, 2002 The woman was in a vulnerable state. She turned to a psychiatrist for help. Instead of receiving therapy, the patient wound up having sex with the doctor. The experience left her “damaged,” said Torin Togut of Vermont […]

James Grigson – most controversial psychiatrist in the United States (1981)

The Washington Post Life or Death: It’s All in Your Mind — or His By Fred Barbash February 27, 1981 At least 50 times in the past few years, Dallas psychiatrist James Grigson has appeared in court for prosecutors seeking the death penalty and has predicted that criminal defendants would, without question, always be dangerous. […]