Archives for February 2015

Latif Ziyar, Fresno Psychiatrist, placed on probation six years ago for a patient death now faces new disciplinary action by the Medical Board of California for a second death

The Fresno Bee Fresno psychiatrist faces disciplinary action by medical board in second patient death By Barbara Anderson February 21, 2015 A Fresno psychiatrist who was placed on probation six years ago for a patient death now faces new disciplinary action by the Medical Board of California for a second death. The medical board this […]

Elizabeth Noll, Seattle Psychiatrist , Sex with Patient, not allowed to treat adult male patients

Department of Health Seattle psychiatrist’s medical license restricted due to sexual misconduct News Release February 23, 2015 OLYMPIA — The Medical Commission has immediately restricted the medical license of King County psychiatrist Elizabeth Noll, MD (MD00028718) due to sexual misconduct. Noll allegedly had a romantic relationship with an adult male patient that lasted nearly four […]

Body-in-Backyard Psychiatrist William Lewek headed to Prison – pleaded guilty to “tampering with physical evidence” (a body!)

TWC News William Lewek Pleads Guilty to Hiding Matthew Straton’s Body By Tara Grimes February 20, 2015 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — William Lewek admitted Friday in court that he hid the body of a missing man in his Rochester backyard for months, as loved ones of Matthew Straton searched for him. Lewek, 62, pleaded guilty to […]

Judge orders Surrender of Psychiatrist Barry Kaplowitz to prison authorities immediately – lied about providing “treatment” to patients he never saw

Miami Herald Jurors convict South Florida psychiatrist and patient recruiter in Medicare fraud trial By Jay Weaver February 21, 2015 On Friday morning, psychiatrist Barry Kaplowitz was wearing a beige sweater to brace himself against the unusually cold weather and possibly the verdict that awaited him in a Miami federal courtroom on Medicare fraud charges. […]

Tanveer Ahmed, Aussie Psychiatrist – exposed – fired as newspaper columnist – serial plagiarism

The Guardian Columnist Tanveer Ahmed sacked by the Australian over new plagiarism allegation By Amanda Meade February 16, 2015 Ahmed released over paragraphs in controversial article on domestic violence, barely two years after being sacked by Fairfax for repeated plagiarism The psychiatrist and columnist Tanveer Ahmed has been sacked by the Australian for plagiarism – […]

Alexis Touchton-Williams, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested for attempted murder of Husband, Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Williams

Gainesville Sun Bond raised to $950K amid new charges for ex-wife suspected of shooting prosecutor February 9, 2015 By Arek Sarkissian A Gainesville psychiatrist suspected of shooting her federal prosecutor ex-husband on Friday now faces a $950,000 bond after she was charged with premeditated murder. Alexis Touchton-Williams was arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office […]

Barry Kaplowitz, Miami psychiatrist with a “robotic” signature, signed off on thousands of bogus treatments – Jury Deliberates his Fate

Miami Herald Jurors to decide fate of South Florida psychiatrist, others in Medicare fraud trial By Jay Weaver February 16, 2015 Barry Kaplowitz was a psychiatrist with a “robotic” signature who signed off on thousands of bogus treatments at a Hollywood psychiatric facility that bilked Medicare for millions — even when he was out of […]

Psych Michael Reinstein Going to Prison – Must Pay $3.79 million – Took Pharma kickbacks for anti-psychotic drugs

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist pleads guilty to taking kickbacks for anti-psychotics February 13, 2015 By Luke Wilusz A now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients. In addition to the guilty plea, 71-year-old Michael […]

Alabama Psychiatric Services: “we are not able to continue our mission”

ABC 33 Alabama Psychiatric Services closes Friday impacting thousands of patients statewide February 11, 2015 By Sarah Snyder JEFFERSON COUNTY – AL – Thousands of people in Alabama who depend on mental health care could be in “dire straights.” Problem is: there’s a shortage of psychiatrists. This Friday, the Alabama Psychiatric Services clinics are closing […]

PA psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet gets 7 – 17 years for Sex Crimes Against 7 Women

The Intelligencer Former Doylestown psychiatrist gets 7 to 17 years for sexual assault February 9, 2015 By Hayden Mitman A Doylestown-based psychiatrist will spend the next seven to 17 years in a state prison for having inappropriate contact with his patients. Dr. Basem Shlewiet, 43, of Buckingham, was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Court. He […]

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Francisco Pages, Miami Psychiatrist, “clueless, absolutely clueless about drugs” according to Florida Board of Medicine

Health News Florida Psychiatrist Called ‘Clueless’ About Drugs By Carol Gentry February 9, 2015 A long-time Miami-area psychiatrist who prescribes heavy-duty drugs in abundance has not been doing it safely, the Florida Board of Medicine said Friday. Dr. Francisco J. Pages, charged with mismanaging the care of nine patients, needs to be evaluated to see […]

NY Psych William Lewek Buried Body in his Backyard

13 WHAM ABC Judge to rule on use of recordings ahead of Lewek Trial January 29 2015 Rochester, N.Y. – The psychiatrist accused of burying the body of a man in his backyard last January was in court Wednesday. The issue at hand: a judge deciding whether recorded statements he made to police will be […]

Illinois Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein will plead guilty – Took kickbacks from Psych Drug Maker

ProPublica Huge Prescriber of Risky Antipsychotic Drug to Plead Guilty to Taking Kickbacks by Charles Ornstein February 6, 2015 Dr. Michael Reinstein has been the subject of two ProPublica investigations. For years, even while under federal investigation, he prescribed more of the drug clozapine than any other doctor in the United States. A former Chicago […]

Korean Psychiatrist, under investigation for raping a patient, Goes kamikaze

Korea Observer 71-year-old doctor found dead after sex therapy with patients ‎January 27, 2015‎ By Lee Tae-hoon A 71-year-old psychiatrist accused of having sexual intercourse with female patients as part of therapy took his own life on Saturday. The doctor, surnamed Yoo, was found bleeding on the floor of a bathroom at Seoul Medical Association […]