Archives for September 2015

Texas Psychiatrist Robert Gross faces up to 10 years in federal prison for health care fraud – Prosecutors in Amarillo on Tuesday announced Gross pleaded guilty to health care fraud related to a scheme involving Medicare and Medicaid

ABC 13 West Texas psychiatrist faces up to 10 years for fraud September 29, 2015 AMARILLO, TX — A West Texas psychiatrist faces up to 10 years in federal prison for health care fraud related to medical services never provided. Dr. Robert Hadley Gross of San Angelo could also be required to repay more than […]

Paul Porter, Ontario Psychiatrist, License is on the line – Accused of Sexual misconduct with a patient – was previously accused of sexual abuse of two other women

National Post Ontario psychiatrist’s licence on the line after alleged romantic relationship with third patient By Joseph Brean September 27, 2015 TORONTO — As a gesture of caring and affection to start their sessions, the alleged victim of a sexually abusive psychiatrist would occasionally bring him a doughnut. This detail, which prompted the woman to […]

Alexander Sharah, Aussie Psychiatrist, Suspended Two Years “for encouraging his patients to explore religion to ease their mental health problems”

Sydney Morning Herald Psychiatrist Alex Sharah, who compared lesbians to paedophiles, disqualified By Stephanie Gardiner September 23, 2015 A mother who had a stillborn baby was spoken to about abortion, a Muslim woman was blessed with holy water, an alcoholic was advised to connect with Jesus and a depressed young woman was told to pray. […]

Marc Weinbaum, Ocala, Florida psychiatrist, fined $5,000 by Department of Health for medical malpractice

Ocala Star Banner Ocala psychiatrist fined $5,000 after jail inmate’s suicide By Nicki Gorny September 17, 2015 An Ocala psychiatrist has been fined $5,000 for medical malpractice after a man brought to The Vines Hospital in 2012 for evaluation later committed suicide at the Marion County Jail. Marc Weinbaum, the psychiatrist, is being disciplined by […]

William Munn, California psychiatrist, license was suspended for prescribing large amounts of commonly abused prescription drugs to multiple patients – some of whom were known substance abusers

Daily Republic Fairfield psychiatrist signs disciplinary pact By Ryan McCarthy September 19, 2015 FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield psychiatrist whose license was temporarily suspended for the manner in which he prescribed drugs to five patients has reached a settlement with the state. Dr. William Munn signed the settlement and disciplinary order Aug. 31 and agreed to […]

Colin Bouwer, Murderous New Zealand Psychiatrist Denied Parole at First hearing in 15 years- slowly poisoned his wife to death

stuff.co.nz Convicted murderer Colin Bouwer denied parole, Privy Council appeal likely By Hamish McNeilly September 18 2015 The psychiatrist who slowly poisoned his wife to death has been denied parole at his first hearing in 15 years. Colin Bouwer will spend another year in prison before being deported – but not before an appeal against […]

KWABENA AKUFFO-AKOTO, CANADIAN PSYCHIATRIST, SUED FOR SEX WITH PATIENT WHO WON $500,000 JUDGMENT – Psychiatrist fled country to the UK

The Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick) September 4, 2015 Testimony concludes in medical lawsuit Testimony wrapped up on Thursday in Saint John Court of Queen’s Bench in a civil suit against the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Michael and Shirley Shannon from the St. Stephen area are suing association to collect on a judgment of more than $500,000 […]

NAWSHAD SULEMAN, UK PSYCHIATRIST, ARRESTED – while receiving “sick pay” from government, worked in the government facility making money doing his own private work

Birmingham Mail Solihull doctor denies NHS fraud By James Cartledge September 14, 2015 A hospital psychiatrist from Solihull is to stand trial over allegations he defrauded the NHS by doing private work while he was supposedly off sick. Dr Nawshad Suleman, who was based at St Michael’s psychiatric hospital in Warwick, is also accused of […]

Houston Psychiatrist Sharon Iglehart, after 7 day jury trial, convicted of health care fraud ($158 Million) and making false statements, scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 5, 2015

U.S. Department of Justice Jury Convicts Houston Psychiatrist in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Office of Public Affairs September 11, 2015 WASHINGTON—A Houston psychiatrist was convicted late yesterday by a federal jury of participating in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of […]

Jopinda Harika, Penn. Psychiatrist, pleads guilty to Medicaid Fraud – Sentencing in October

Reading Eagle Psychiatrist who practiced in Reading admits he committed Medicaid fraud September 11, 2015 An Allegheny County psychiatrist who practiced in Reading pleaded guilty Thursday to committing Medicaid fraud and practicing and writing prescriptions while his medical license was suspended. Dr. Jopinda R. Harika, 62, of Monroeville entered an open guilty plea before Judge […]

Alfonso Guzman, Puerto Rican psychiatrist, Gets Prison Time – Prescribed Drugs to Undercover Agent who repeatedly said he had no physical or mental symptoms

Google Translation above, original Spanish version below. Primera Hora Federal sentence of two years in prison psychiatrist Alfonso Madrid By Mariana Cobian September 8, 2015 The doctor issued false to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program medical reports. “I want to say that I admire him as a professional. But I admire him as a […]

Sukhveen Ajrawat, Maryland Psychiatrist, DeFrauded Various Tax Payer Funded Programs, filed claims for “procedures” that were not performed. Convicted – Sentencing Set for February 1, 2016

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 4, 2015 Doctors Convicted in $2.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Filed Fraudulent Insurance Claims for Medical Procedures Not Performed Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury convicted two doctors, Paramjit Singh Ajrawat, age 60, and his wife, Sukhveen Kaur Ajrawat, age […]

Reusable “oral protector” – prevents tooth fracture or tongue bite during Shock Treatment

Robert Soper, California Child Psychiatrist loses computer with information on 2000 “patients”

Times Standard News Psychiatrist’s computer with patient information stolen By Hunter Cresswell September 2, 2015 A law firm representing Eureka psychiatrist Dr. Robert Soper notified around 2,000 patients, dating back to 2000, on Aug. 26 about the theft of Soper’s old computer which contained patient names, some phone numbers, clinical notes and emails. Christian Koster, […]

UK Psychiatrist Joseph Bray Suspended – Father-of-two cheated on his wife with patient, says “Men aren’t biologically programmed for monogamy” and the expectation of fidelity in marriage is “unreasonable”

Daily Mail Father-of-two psychiatrist cheated on his wife with patient after telling another: ‘Men aren’t biologically programmed for monogamy’ By Hannah Parry September 1, 2015 A married psychiatrist who had sex with a patient before telling another ‘When my wife dies, I will s**g as many women as I can’ has kept his job. Father-of-two […]