Archives for June 2015

Koock Jung, Psychiatrist – breaks down when confronted by reporter over harassment and abuse

News10.com Local psychiatrist accused of harassment, abuse By Lindsay Nielsen June 24, 2015 QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A North Country psychiatrist will have his license suspended for six months amid accusations of harassment, abuse and intimidation. A Queensbury psychiatrist has been accused of gross incompetence and moral unfitness. Dr. Koock Jung denies any wrongdoing but […]

Richard Pines, Idaho Psychiatrist – State Supreme Court ruled he had improper sexual contact with two patients – boys with troubled pasts – “egregious conduct so corrupt and degenerate as to shock the conscience”

Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho court rules on Boise doctor with revoked license By the Associated Press June 24, 2015 BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a Boise child and adolescent psychiatrist violated state law by having improper sexual contact with two former patients. However, the state’s highest court in a ruling Monday sent […]

Koock E. Jung, NY psychiatrist, licensed for 50 years, suspended for “gross incompetence” and “moral unfitness”

Post Star Local psychiatrist’s medical license suspended By Don Lehman June 23, 2015 QUEENSBURY A Queensbury psychiatrist had his medical license suspended for 6 months last week after the state Department of Health brought a disciplinary case against him for allegations of “gross incompetence” and “moral unfitness.” Dr. Koock E. Jung, who operates Psychotherapy Center […]

Rajiv Tandon, Univ of Florida psychiatrist explains how psychiatrists have not a clue

Rajiv Tandon, Univ of Florida psychiatrist at the 2015 APA convention (Toronto) regarding “schizophrenia” – “There appear to be hundreds of genetic causes and we don’t know what this means. We still have not defined what exactly is wrong” When asked should we abandon the concept of “schizophrenia”, Tandon agreed, but said “Changing the term […]

Mark Simko, Clearwater Morton Plant Psychiatrist, kicks patient out of office for breast feeding

ABC Action News St. Petersburg mother Nichole Moore says a doctor kicked her out of his office for nursing her baby By Jacqueline Ingles Jun 15, 2015 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A St. Petersburg mom says she was kicked out of a doctor’s office for nursing her 8-month-old baby during an appointment. “He said, ‘I […]

Ashwini Sabnis, Connecticut psychiatrist, targeted by Attorney General for Fraud Scheme

Connecticut Post Fairfield psychiatrist charged with fraud By Ken Dixon June 18, 2015 HARTFORD – A Fairfield psychiatrist is the target of a lawsuit alleging a long-running fraud scheme to file phony claims with the state Department of Social Services. Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday morning that Dr. Ashwini Sabnis and her husband Saurav […]

Charles Curran, Mass. Psychiatrist, Prolific Prescriber, Says Psych Drugs “Tickle the Brain”

ProPublica Fall River doctor among top tranquilizer prescribers in US By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones June 10, 2015 Doctors around the nation wrote nearly 40 million prescriptions for tranquilizers such as Ativan and Xanax to Medicare patients in 2013, the first year its prescription drug program covered the medications, according to a review […]

Christopher Cameron, Scottish psychiatrist, arrested, caught drunk behind wheel, career in tatters

Barrhead News Psychiatrist’s drink drive decision leaves career in tatters June 10, 2015 The career of one of Scotland’s top child psychiatric clinicians is in tatters after he was caught drunk at the wheel — as he drove less than a mile to buy cigarettes. Christopher Cameron, of Barrhead, was arrested after making “a catastrophic […]

Gregg Hunter, Louisiana psychiatrist, wants license back after being suspended for rudeness, sexual misconduct and poor bedside manner

Louisiana Record Psychiatrist seeks reinstatement of license in suit against medical board June 8, 2015 By Local Labs News Service A doctor is suing a state medical board regarding a 2014 matter. Gregg Spaulding Hunter, a psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners in […]

Abbie Ewell, Dallas psychiatrist, arrested for assault, psych license suspended “poses a continuing threat to public welfare”

PUBLIC RECORDS April 22, 2015 – Assault – Dallas County Felony and Misdemeanor Courts Case Information May 8, 2015 Letter to Abbie Ewell from Texas Medical Board June 2, 2015 – Order of Temporary Suspension June 2, 2015 Press Release, Texas Medical Board August 28, 2015 – Order Granting Termination of Suspension October 14, 2015 […]

Muhammad Choudhry, psychiatrist, routinely billed for 20 hours per day, Ohio permanently revoked his license. Now Illinois is investigating him for providing group therapy sessions to more than 100 Medicaid patients every other day in 2010 and 2011

Reuters Banned from Medicare, still billing Medicaid By M.B. Pell and Kristina Cooke April 29, 2015 NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – A doctor who took kickbacks from a Pennsylvania hospice involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. An Ohio psychiatrist who billed for treating no-show patients. A Georgia optometrist who claimed he conducted 177 eye exams in one […]