Archives for January 2015

Mahendra Khera, Maryland Psychiatrist, laments about low number of psychiatrists. Solution “is beyond my comprehension”

Baltimore Sun Maryland’s psychiatrist shortage won’t be easily solved By Mahendra Khera January 29, 2015 I read with great interest the article entitled “Health reform highlights shortage in Maryland of psychiatrists” (Jan. 27). I have been a practicing psychiatrist for almost last 20 years, and I fully agree with the article that there is a […]

NY Psychiatrist William Lewek back in court

WHEC News 10 Rochester psychiatrist accused of hiding body in backyard appears in court By Rebecca Leclair January 28, 2015 The mother of a missing man found dead in a local doctor’s backyard says enough is enough. That was reaction of Kym Straton to the latest developments in the case of a man accused of […]

William W. Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, “immediate danger to the public”, sex with patient, his license was previously revoked in Wisconsin – sex with patient

ROCKFORD (WREX) Rockford psychiatrist suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct By Audrey Moon January 27, 2015 A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to a notice of temporary suspension from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional […]

William Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, suspended for sexual misconduct and drug violations

ROCKFORD (WREX) January 27, 2015 By Audrey Moon A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to court records and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. A notice of suspension states Dr. William W. Wood is […]

Claudio de Novaes Soares, Psychiatrist, Gets away with Sexual Misconduct, but forced to quit as Chief of Psychiatry at University of Alberta

The Hamilton Spectator Sexual misconduct charges dismissed against former Hamilton psychiatrist Hamilton Spectator By Molly Hayes January 26, 2015 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has dismissed charges against a former Hamilton psychiatrist accused of professional misconduct involving the abuse of a female patient over two years. A hearing was to begin Monday […]

David Woolery, California psychiatrist, Reprimanded for Gross Negligence

Napa Valley Register State board reprimands Napa psychiatrist By Jennifer Huffman A Napa doctor received a letter of reprimand from the Medical Board of California for an action described as “gross negligence.” The reprimand for James Douglas Woolery, M.D., a Kaiser Permanente psychiatrist, was dated Dec. 26. According to the medical board, an investigation revealed […]

Sentencing date set for psychiatrist’s wife who tried to bribe his jury

Calgary Herald Sentencing date set for woman who tried to bribe jury at husband’s trial By Daryl Slade January 16, 2015 Erica Levin will have to wait another couple of months to be sentenced for attempting to bribe a juror to acquit her husband, disgraced forensic psychiatrist Aubrey Levin, of sexually assaulting his male patients. […]

Mansour Sanjar and Cyrus Sajadi, Texas Psychiatrists, Sentenced to Prison, Defrauded Medicare

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2015 Physician Owners of Mental Health Clinic Sentenced for $97 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme The two physician owners of a Houston-area mental health clinic were sentenced today to 148 months and 120 months respectively for their roles in a $97 million Medicare fraud […]

Sergio Paradiso, Iowa Psychiatrist, Escapes Sex with Patient Lawsuit – But Surrendered License Previously

Courthouse News Psychiatrist’s Off-Duty Tryst Won’t Cost Iowa By Jeff D. Gorman January 15, 2015 (CN) – A woman who began a sexual relationship with a university psychiatrist after she stopped seeing him professionally can’t pursue a malpractice claim against his employer or the state of Iowa, an appeals panel ruled. Sonni Giudicessi was a […]

John Balog, Hawaiian Psychiatrist, Ruled Incompetent, Throws in the Towel – Aloha!

Maui News Wailuku psychiatrist surrenders his license January 15, 2015 The Maui News Dr. John F. Balog, who specialized in psychiatry at the state Department of Health’s Maui Community Mental Health Center in Wailuku, voluntarily surrendered his license Dec. 11, the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Administrative Hearings said Wednesday. The […]

Christopher Palacios, Mass. Psychiatrist, charged with pushing, kicking and sexually assaulting his wife

The Sun Chronicle Psychiatrist given board reprimand By David Linton January 15, 2015 ATTLEBORO – A psychiatrist at Arbour-Fuller Hospital has been given a reprimand by the state Board of Registration in Medicine as a result of his arrest in 2012 on domestic assault charges. Dr. Christopher M. Palacios was arrested in 2012 following an […]

Dutch psychiatrist, “Van R” convicted of possessing 60,000 items of child porn, yet he was still okay’d to work at clinic

DutchNews.nl Christian clinic psychiatrist has child porn conviction January 12, 2015 A Dordrecht psychiatric clinic, which offers help from a Christian perspective, is employing a psychiatrist with a conviction for possessing large amounts of child pornography, the Volkskrant says on Monday. The man was convicted of possessing 66,000 items of child porn, including rape videos, […]

David Houlihan, Wisconsin psychiatrist, “zombified” VA patients with Drugs

The Center for Investigative Reporting Opiates handed out like candy to ‘doped-up’ veterans at Wisconsin VA By Aaron Glantz January 8, 2015 Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin, hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place “Candy Land.” They call the […]

Peter Breggin, Renegade Psychiatrist, Coming to Arizona – “No one should be diagnosed with ADHD, ever” he says

Arizona Daily Star Controversial psychiatrist to speak in Tucson January 10, 2015 A well-known and controversial psychiatrist who says ADHD is not a disorder will speak in Tucson this month at a fundraising gala for a not-for-profit organization. The latest federal data shows nearly 6 percent of Arizona children ages 4 through 17 are being […]

Paul Termansen, Psychiatrist, Promises to Never Work as a Psychiatrist Again

Vancouver Sun North Shore psychiatrist loses licence for unprofessional conduct By Pamela Fayerman January 6, 2015 A psychiatrist who was formerly the head of adult community mental health services on the North Shore and a long-standing clinician at Lion’s Gate Hospital, will have to shut down his medical practice after admitting to hugging one patient […]