Archives for December 2014

Body-in-Backyard-Psych Arrested Again; this time for drugs and alcohol while driving

RochesterHomepage.net Dr. William Lewek Faces New Charges December 29, 2014 The Rochester psychiatrist accused of burying Matthew Straton’s body in his backyard on Rowley Street nearly a year ago faces new charges. Police arrested Dr. William Lewek Saturday on misdemeanor drug and alcohol charges. Another disappointing roadblock for Straton’s mother, Kym Straton. This weekend, Kym […]

India Psychiatrists Threaten to Go on Strike over Arrests of 2 Psychiatrists. Cops say more arrests could happen

Times of India Psychiatrists to go on strike; cops suspect big drug racket By Aditi Gyanesh December 22, 2014 LUDHIANA: After procuring huge amounts of psychotropic pills from Dr Sudha Vasudev’s private clinic at Mullanpur Dhaka and her residence at Rishi Nagar in Ludhiana on Saturday, the Jagraon police have said there is a big […]

Indian Psychiatrists Protest the Arrests of Two of their Own – arrests “sent shockwaves in the entire psychiatry community”

Indian Express Psychiatrists protest arrest of two colleagues, stop prescribing drug to addicts By Raakhi Jagga December 23, 2014 Following the arrest of two psychiatrists on December 19, the Punjab and Chandigarh branch of Indian Psychiatric Society (PUNCIPS) has stopped prescribing buprenorphine drug which, as per doctors, is scientifically approved treatment worldwide for patients who […]

Pralay Mazumdar, psychiatrist, told patient she was sicker than she was to prolong her hospital stay

Herald Sun Suspended jail sentence for psychiatrist who defrauded WorkCover Rebecca David Dandenong Leader December 19, 2014 A PSYCHIATRIST who told a patient she was sicker than she was to prolong her hospital stay has received a six-month suspended sentence. Pralay Mazumdar, 60, pleaded guilty to six charges under the Accident Compensation Act relating to […]

Colin Brewer, Psychiatrist, license was revoked, his clinic was a drug “grocery” where addicts could get any drug they wanted, Now He Admits to Killing 7 patients in Assisted Suicide, only one of which was terminally ill

Lifenews.com Psychiatrist Admits to Killing Seven Patients in Assisted Suicides, Just One Was Terminally Ill by Sarah Zagorski December 17, 2014 Eight years ago, psychiatrist Dr. Colin Brewer was removed from the United Kingdom’s medical register after he inappropriately prescribed drugs to his addictive patients, including heroin substitutes. In fact, in September 2001, one of […]

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Francis Bostock, psychiatrist, billed medicare for sex with patient – Judge orders him to pay patient $400,000

Sydney Morning Herald Former psychiatrist Francis Bostock ordered to pay damages to patient he abused By Julia Medew December 16, 2014 A former Melbourne psychiatrist who had sex with a patient for years and billed Medicare $16,000 for their time together has been ordered to pay the woman nearly $400,000 in damages. A Supreme Court […]

Debra Koss, NJ Psychiatrist vs. NJ Psychologists – A Fight to Drug More People

nj.com N.J. psychiatrists launch website to defeat bill giving psychologists Rx rights By Susan K. Livio December 05, 2014 TRENTON — Psychiatrists in New Jersey have launched an online campaign they hope will torpedo “risky” legislation that gives psychologists the authority to write prescriptions. The New Jersey Psychiatric Association unveiled a new website, ProtectNJpatients.com, that […]

Psychologist James Mitchell, Tampa Bay Resident, USF Grad, CIA Torture Advisor – Paid Millions by Government

James Elmer Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are two psychologists who were paid $81 million by the CIA to advise on torture techniques. Mitchell is a Tampa Bay resident, and a graduate of Tampa’s University of South Florida References: Huffington Post – December 9, 2014, Architects Of CIA Torture Program Raked In $81 Million, Report Reveals […]

Patient Shocked Psychiatrist James Hanley is Still Practicing

Edmonton Journal Cold Lake psychiatrist’s former patient says he shouldn’t be in practice Doctor lost privileges in New Brunswick, Newfoundland By Marty Klinkenberg December 8, 2014 When Kathy Wiseman’s psychiatrist pleaded guilty to engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with her, she thought he would never practice medicine again. So Wiseman was shocked last week […]

Pennsylvania Psychiatrist Andrew Newton, Guilty in Small Potatoes Medicare Fraud

newsitem.com Mount Carmel psychiatrist pleads guilty to Medicare fraud By Rob Wheary December 8, 2014 HARRISBURG – A Mount Carmel psychiatrist accused of fraudulently billing Medicare for psychotherapy sessions that didn’t happen pleaded guilty to the charges in federal court Nov. 25. Dr. Andrew Newton, 42, of Harrisburg, the owner-operator of the Newton Psychiatric Clinic, […]

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Group wants Thomas Havel, shock psychiatrist, out of El Camino Hospital (Silicon Valley)

El Camino Hospital – Shocking Patients Since 1961!

Daniel Brandt, New Mexico Psychiatrist, Roughs up Patient

Las Cruces Sun-News Las Cruces psychiatrist abused former patient, police say Sun-News report December 4, 2014 A Las Cruces psychiatrist has been arrested after police say he abused a former patient. Daniel J. Brandt, 54, was charged with one count of abuse of a resident, a fourth-degree felony, according to a Las Cruces Police Department […]

James Hanley, psychiatrist, license revoked for sexual misconduct in 2 provinces, but Alberta issues him another

​CBC News Psychiatrist who lost licence in N.B., NL, practising in Alberta Dr. James Hanley, who admitted having sex with patient, working at CFB Cold Lake By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon December 2, 2014 A psychiatrist who was stripped of his medical licences in both New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador in 2007 after he admitted to […]