Archives for July 2015

Particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry

“Sexual misconduct is particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry because the damages to patients which result are mental and emotional in nature. If psychiatry loses the confidence of society, its ability to pursue its mission will be damaged.” The Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association approved this message in March of 1993.

Shubu Ghosh, Alaska Child Psychiatrist Gets the Slammer in $605k medicaid fraud case

KTUU Anchorage child psychiatrist to serve 3.5 years for $605k medicaid fraud By Mallory Peebles July 29, 2015 An Anchorage child psychiatrist was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for medicaid fraud for more than half a million dollars. Dr. Shubhranjan “Shubu” Ghosh was pinpointed as the mastermind behind a white collar crime that […]

Gregg Gorton, Veterans Affairs psychiatrist, tells Veteran to “off yourself” in Facebook post

The Washington Times VA psychiatrist tells Facebook user to ‘off yourself’ By Jacqueline Klimas July 28, 2015 A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist allegedly told an online user to “off yourself” over a stance on gun control in a Facebook comment thread, according to an image shared online. A photo posted to Imgur on Monday night shows […]

Shrink Aubrey Levin Sued for $1.4-million by man who alleges he was molested

Calgary Sun Disgraced Calgary psychiatrist Aubrey Levin facing new abuse allegations By Kevin Martin July 24, 2015 New allegations against disgraced former court psychiatrist Aubrey Levin have emerged. In a $1.4-million lawsuit filed this week, a Calgary man alleges he was molested by the doctor from 1998 to 2002. But in a statement of claim […]

Shrink William Lewek – City of Rochester, NY makes move to stop rentals at his drug house

WHEC City taking action to stop rentals at home of Rochester psychiatrist serving time By Chris Horvatits July 23, 2015 The City of Rochester is making a move to stop rentals at a home where a psychiatrist lived. The psychiatrist, Doctor William Lewek, is serving time in prison for burying a man’s body in his […]

Lawrence Cronin, Arizona psychiatrist, Ordered to surrender his license, engaged in sexual relationship with patient – overmedicated her with “hypnotic agents”

Lawrence Cronin, Arizona psychiatrist BEFORE THE ARIZONA MEDICAL BOARD Lawrence Cronin, M.D. (“Respondent’), elects to permanently waive any right to a hearing and appeal with respect to this Order for Surrender of License; admits the jurisdiction of the Arizona Medical Board (“Board”); and consents to the entry of this Order by the Board. FINDINGS OF […]

Theodore Jasper, NJ psychiatrist, went to patient’s home, delivered Adderall, kissed her on the mouth, the next month escalated to a sexual affair

The Record NJ moving to suspend license of Clifton psychiatrist accused of having sexual relationship with patient By Jean Rimbach July 16, 2015 The state attorney general wants to temporarily suspend the license of a Clifton psychiatrist amid allegations the doctor had a sexual relationship with a long-time patient he was treating for bi-polar disorder. […]

Aussie Psychiatrist Andrew Leggett Ordered to Undergo Psych Treatment for Sex with Patient

The Chronicle Psychiatrist must have counselling over affair with patient By Adam Davies July 15, 2015 A FORMER Toowoomba and Ipswich psychiatrist who admitted having a long-term affair with a patient has been reprimanded and ordered to undergo boundary violation counselling for 12 months. Dr Andrew Alfred George Leggett admitted to the Queensland Civil and […]

Javier Criado, a prominent “high society” Spanish psychiatrist, accused of sex abuse by six female patients

Olive Press Prominent Sevilla psychiatrist accused of sex abuse Investigation is launched following allegations by six former patients By Caitlin Quinn July 14, 2015 A PROMINENT Sevilla psychiatrist is under investigation for sexually abusing a string of patients. Javier Criado, 65, has been accused by at least six women of continued sexual and psychological abuse. […]

Ong Ming Tan, Aussie psychiatrist, “highly devious”, jailed for inappropriately touching a group of young patients suffering from serious mental illnesses

Sydney Morning Herald Former patient of psychiatrist Ong Ming Tan tells of ‘betrayal’ By Paul Bibby July 12, 2015 One of seven women suing a North Shore medical clinic after they were indecently assaulted by its psychiatrist has described as “cruel” and “devastating” the facility’s refusal to accept liability for what happened within its walls. […]

Michael Kessler, Penn. psychiatrist, hauled off to prison for child sex crimes

Pocono Record UNLAWFUL CONTACT WITH MINOR Cresco ex-psychiatrist caught ‘grooming’ boy on Facebook sentenced By Andrew Scott July 11, 2015 A Monroe County mother’s protective vigilance in monitoring her son’s Facebook account is what likely spared him from being victimized by someone she and her family had known and trusted. “You messed with the wrong […]

Dancing “better than a psychiatrist”

Leader Dancing ‘better than a psychiatrist’ says shire folk group By Jim Gainsford July 5, 2015 SUTHERLAND Shire Folk Dance Group members believe they are proof dancing is good for you — mentally and physically. The folk dancers, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of their group on June 13, have been the subject of a […]

Waldo Ellison, Virginia Beach Psychiatrist, settles $2 million lawsuit by parents of man who committed suicide after being prescribed escalating doses of Adderall. Ellison retired November 1, the day his license was suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginian Pilot Lawsuit against former Va. Beach psychiatrist resolved out of court By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot July 6, 2015 A lawsuit against a former Virginia Beach psychiatrist that was set to begin next week has been resolved out of court, according to a lawyer who represents the parents of Richard Fee, a Virginia Beach […]

Anil K. Ramachandran, Illinois Psychiatrist, Was disciplined for Sexual Misconduct with a Patient, Now disciplined for “breaching boundaries with a psychiatric patient”

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Anil Ramachandran, Libertyville – physician and surgeon license (036-124150) and controlled substance license (336-085923) indefinitely suspended for breaching boundaries with a psychiatric patient of his practice. Previous Discipline Anil K. Ramachandran

Sign language for the word “psychiatrist”

Words can be traced back to their earliest known origins. Same way with sign language. The sign for “shower” looks like someone standing under a shower head. The sign for “orange” looks a lot like someone squeezing an orange. “Drink” looks like someone drinking a glass of water. I wonder where the sign language for […]