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 […]

Maryann Weisman, Penn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – kept writing prescriptions after her license was suspended

Lehighvalleylive.com Doc wrote prescriptions after license was suspended, AG says By Sarah Cassi September 23, 2015 Two Lehigh County women were arrested a week ago for alleged prescription drug crimes, the state Attorney General’s office said. Dr. Maryann T. Weisman, 54, of Whitehall Township, and Stacey A. Zuniga, 46, of Allentown, were arrested Wednesday by […]

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. […]

Barlow Smith, 85-year-old Texas Psychiatrist, Surrenders License – History of sexual relation with patient. Improperly prescribed drugs to 10 patients – One died of the toxic effects of multiple drugs. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided his office in 2013. Criminal case still pending.

Austin American Statesman Two Central Texas doctors lose licenses after felony convictions By Mary Ann Roser Sept. 20, 2015 — Begin Excerpt Barlow Smith, an 85-year-old Marble Falls psychiatrist, and Dennis Barson Jr. of Hutto, who turns 43 this month and practiced neurology in Austin, were among five Central Texas physicians the Texas Medical Board […]

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 […]

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