Archives for July 2016

Deborah Parr, Colorado psychiatrist, suspended because of her recommendations of medical marijuana use.

The Durango Herald Durango doctor’s license suspended over medical marijuana One of four practitioners accused of excessive plant recommendations to patients By Luke Perkins July 20, 2016 Dr. Deborah Parr, a psychiatrist who practices in Durango, had her medical license suspended Tuesday in connection with her recommendations regarding medical use of marijuana. Parr is one […]

Top Prescribing Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil wrote bogus prescriptions, defrauded federal agencies

Sun Sentinel To save Medicare, watch fraud — and politicians By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board July 29, 2016 Candidates often promise to balance budgets — without making drastic cuts — by eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse.” When pressed, many who make that empty promise can’t point to specifics. There is one vast federal program, however, […]

South Miami psychiatrist Fernando Mendez Villamil gets prison time

South Florida Business Journal Psychiatrist gets prison time for role in $63M health care fraud By Nina Lincoff Jul 26, 2016 South Miami psychiatrist Fernando Mendez Villamil was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for his role in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security fraud schemes, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office announced Monday. […]

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SBS Struck-off psychiatrist can practise again A NSW psychiatrist struck off after drug and patient misconduct will be subjected to a string of conditions after winning his battle to work again. June 28, 2016 A psychiatrist who became addicted to heroin and had a sexual relationship with a patient has won his battle to be […]

Anton Fry, Connecticut Psychiatrist, investigated for providing “services” to patients over the telephone

NewsTimes Danbury psychiatrist settles Medicare fraud allegations By Dirk Perrefort July 28, 2016 DANBURY — A local psychiatrist and his practice, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Care, have agreed to pay federal officials more than $36,000 to settle allegations of Medicare fraud. According to a statement released from the U.S. Justice Department, Dr. Anton Fry and CPC […]

Helen Marmanidis, Aussie Psychiatrist – may lose her $1.4 Million Mansion because of a $2000 car crash

The Advertiser Leading psychiatrist on brink of losing $1.4m North Adelaide mansion over a $2084 car crash Andrew Hough and Tom Bowden July 27, 2016 A LEADING psychiatrist is on the brink of losing her $1.4 million North Adelaide mansion at auction on Friday after an extraordinary legal battle over a $2084 car crash. Dr […]

Ian Stuart McAlpine, Aussie Psychiatrist, Charged with Sexually Abusing 3 former child patients

PerthNow Former child psychiatrist faces 40 child sex abuse charges in Perth court Joel Kelly July 27, 2016 A 68-year-old man accused of sexually abusing three children while working as a child psychiatrist about 30 years ago has faced court. Ian Stuart McAlpine intends to plead not guilty to all 40 charges against him. Mr […]

Canadian Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Sex Crimes, too Dangerous to Release from Prison

The London Free Press Former doctor Stanley Dobrowolski, sentenced for sex crimes, denied parole because he’s too great a public risk By Jane Sims July 23, 2016 Even a prison sentence can’t seem to change lascivious, disgraced ex-doctor Stanley Dobrowolski. The 69-year-old former London psychiatrist, serving a four-year sentence for sex crimes, has been denied […]

Mendez-Villamil gets 12 years in the slammer – must repay $50 million

Miami Herald Miami psychiatrist, sent to prison for 12 years, must repay $50 million Psychiatrist pleaded guilty to federal charges, apologized for his crimes A Miami psychiatrist flooded Miami’s streets with anti-psychotic drugs as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. By Daniel Change July 22, 2016 Suspended from the Medicaid and Medicare […]

Miami Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, accused of running one of the largest fake-prescription schemes in history

Miami New Times “National Symbol” of Prescription Fraud Pleads Guilty, Has 221-Piece Art Collection Seized By Jerry Iannelli July 20, 2016 Some criminals spend their dirty money on drugs. Others blow it on luxury cars, high-end escorts, or trips to obscure rich-people enclaves like Gstaad, Switzerland. Or, if you’re Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a man accused […]

Hamilton Hicks, Yale Psychiatrist, Arrested for Crack Cocaine Possession

Hartford Courant Mauled Woman Dies, Dogs Scheduled To Be Put Down By Christine Dempsey June 28, 2016 NEW HAVEN — A 53-year-old woman who was mauled by two dogs last week has died, and the pets have been scheduled to be put to death, police said. No charges related to Jocelyn G. Winfrey’s death are […]

Psychiatrist Ashwini Sabnis must pay $400,000 settlement for fraudulently billing government

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist To Pay $400,000 Settlement In False Claims Lawsuit By Nicholas Rondinone July 12, 2016 HARTFORD — A couple will pay a $400,000 settlement following a lawsuit from the state’s attorney general in which it was alleged they submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program. According to the attorney general’s office, Dr. […]

Aaron Szen Yang Voon, Aussie Psychiatrist, In Trouble in 3 Countries

Daily Mail Psychiatrist ‘caught filming young boys urinating public toilets’ is revealed to be facing more child porn charges in New Zealand By Martha Azzi July 13, 2016 The Perth child psychiatrist arrested in Canada for allegedly filming a boy in a public toilet is now facing further child pornography originating from a third country. […]

Sandra Vonderembse, Ohio Psychiatrist, Faces up to Five Years in Prison – Tax Evasion

Toldeo Blade Psychiatrist could get prison for tax evasion BLADE STAFF July 8, 2016 A former Oregon psychiatrist pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to attempted tax evasion for failing to report her income or pay taxes for seven years. Sandra Vonderembse, 65, of Defiance faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 […]

James Cowan, NJ Psychiatrist, allowed wife to write psych drug prescriptions

The Record Ridgewood psychiatrist accused of allowing wife to see patients, write prescriptions By Lindy Washburn July 1, 2016 A 72-year-old Ridgewood psychiatrist who practiced from his home office allowed his wife, a clinical social worker, to see patients and write prescriptions he had signed in advance while he was too sick to work and […]