Archives for May 2015

British psychiatrist Colin Brewer (revoked license) hired to sign off on suicides at Switzerland “suicide clinic”, which is facing a major criminal probe

Daily Mail Banned British doctor who approves Dignitas suicides secretly recorded advising how patients can ‘pop their clogs’ even when they are not terminally ill By Lucy Osborne and Katherine Faulkner and Paul Bentley May 29 2015 Dignitas is sending people who want to die to a banned British doctor for approval they need for […]

Gerardo Navarro Rodriguez, Puerto Rican Child Psychiatrist, Gets 15 years in Prison – transporting a minor for prostitution

Google translation: Psychiatrist sentenced for abusing a minor Por Francisco Rodríguez-Burns May 7, 2015 Psychiatrist Gerardo Navarro Rodriguez was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison on the charge of transporting a minor for prostitution and criminal sexual conduct. Federal Judge Jay García Gregory issued the sentence, as suggested by a plea […]

Lisa Perdue, Texas psychiatrist resigns from Terrell State Psych Hospital, after confronted with disciplinary action for taking $615,525 from drug company – Forbidden by state health code

Texas Tribune Terrell State Psychiatrists Resign After Accusations by Ryan McCrimmon April 17, 2015 Two psychiatrists at Terrell State Hospital resigned this week after being told they would face disciplinary action for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a pharmaceutical company to promote the drug Seroquel, according to the Texas Department of State Health […]

Avijit Mitra, psychiatrist at Connecticut Valley Psych Hospital, improperly prescribed drugs to himself, his wife and others

New Haven Register Hamden psychiatrist must hire monitor; Stamford psychiatrist fined By Kate Farrish May 19, 2015 The state Medical Examining Board placed the medical license of a Hamden psychiatrist on probation for a year Tuesday and ordered him to hire a psychiatrist to supervise his practice. The psychiatrist, Dr. Avijit Mitra, who has an […]

Levi Chen-Wah Leong, Minnesota Psychiatrist, going to prison, court denies his appeal, had sex with depressed 23-year-old patient

Post Review Appeals court affirms conviction of psychiatrist in sex crime case By Derrick Knutson May 21, 2015 at 8:01 am The Minnesota Court of Appeals last week handed down a decision affirming the conviction of a psychiatrist who in 2011 engaged in sexual intercourse with an adult female patient in Chisago County. Levi Chen-Wah […]

Anna Binder, Conn. Psychiatrist, disciplined for using hospital letterhead to create fake medical reports

Binder is also licensed in the State of Florida. These two addresses are listed for her: Psychiatrist Anna Binder, Connecticut Discipline Records Hartford Courant Two Psychiatrists Disciplined By Medical Examining Board By Kate Farrish HARTFORD — —BEGIN EXCERPT In the first case, Dr. Anna Binder must also complete course work in professional ethics and patients’ […]

William Rader, Malibu psychiatrist, license revoked 20 years ago. Now, Rader continues to sell unproven stem cell treatments “His dishonesty permeates every aspect of his business and practices”

LA Times Doctor with revoked license continues to sell unproven stem cell treatments By Alan Zarembo May 16, 2015 Courtesy of KABC, Los Angeles (July 30, 2010) Last fall, two decades after Malibu psychiatrist William Rader began selling unproven stem cell treatments to desperate patients with incurable conditions, California authorities permanently revoked his medical license […]

Andrew Leggett, Psychiatrist Down Under, “Patient Pressured Him Into Sex”; Medical Board wanted him suspended but Judge worried about maintaining public confidence in psychiatrists

The Courier-Mail Psychiatrist claims patient pressured him into having sex By Vanda Carson May 19, 2015 A VETERAN psychiatrist given a slap on the wrist for having sex with a depressed former patient says she propositioned him for sex during therapy. Andrew Alfred George Leggett, who currently works in a private practice in South Brisbane, […]

Stephen Olson, Minnesota psychiatrist, Violated Patient Safety Procedures during drug trials

Minnesota Public Radio News Review finds U of M psychiatry researcher violated patient safety procedures By Alex Friedrich May 15, 2015 An outside review commissioned by the University of Minnesota has found a university psychiatry researcher made three safety procedure violations during a 2007 study — two of them serious. The report by FTI Consulting, […]

Fred Risser, Maine Psychiatrist, Butt Slapper, Ordered to Stop Treating Women

Bangor Daily News Bangor psychiatrist ordered to stop treating women By Jackie Farwell May 15, 2015 BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor psychiatrist must stop treating women after allegedly developing an unprofessional relationship with a female patient, according to a state medical licensing board. Dr. Fred Risser may treat only men and must submit to independent […]

Joseph Bray, psychiatrist, tells patient distressed over unfaithful husband: “men are not biologically programmed for monogamy”; tells patient: “When my wife dies I will shag as many women as I can”

Daily Herald When my wife dies, I’ll sleep with as many women as possible: What psychiatrist told patient betrayed by husband By Jaya Narain May 13, 2015 A psychiatrist stunned a depressed patient by telling her: ‘When my wife dies, I will s**g as many women as I can’, a tribunal heard yesterday. The woman […]

Shock Treatment at Morton Plant Hospital

Maykel Luna, Psychiatrist – Performs Shock Treatment at Morton Plant Hospital Yeah, They Still Do Shock Treatment By Ken Kramer May 12, 2015 Note: Saturday, May 16, 2015, is the international day of protest against shock treatment. There will be demonstrations protesting shock treatment in many cities around the world. A couple of years ago PsychSearch received an encouraging tip that shock treatment was no […]

Curtis Steele, Canadian Psychiatrist, 82, Charged with Child Porn, Took Photos of Young Girls

CBC News Former Halifax psychiatrist Curtis Steele facing child porn charges Steele had licence revoked after he was accused of exploiting 14-year-old girl under his care May 8, 2015 A former psychiatrist who practised in Halifax and taught at Dalhousie University has been charged with a child pornography offence. Dr. Curtis Steele, 82, is charged […]

NY Psychiatrist Lewek, Sentenced to Prison for Tampering with Evidence (a body); Victim’s Family Relieved

NewsDay Psychiatrist who buried body in backyard gets 4 years in prison May 2, 2015 By Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A western New York psychiatrist who admitted burying another man’s body in his backyard has been sentenced to four years in prison. Monroe County Court Judge Christopher S. Ciaccio gave 63-year-old William Lewek the […]