Archives for August 2017

Abraham Nicolaas van der Walt

Southland Times Bankrupt Invercargill psychiatrist says $4200 a fortnight not enough for balanced and normal lifestyle Last updated 19:07, August 29 2017 A bankrupt psychiatrist couldn’t convince the courts his repayments should be reduced so he had more money for weekly … STUFF A bankrupt psychiatrist couldn’t convince the courts his repayments should be reduced […]

Calif. Psychiatrist Leon Fajerman “sexual predator”

nbcsandiego.com Patient: Doctor Placed Appointment Card on My Breasts, Fondled and Groped Me Judge rules patient’s complaints are believable and won’t reinstate doctor’s medical license By Paul Krueger August 28, 2017 A local psychiatrist allegedly placed a female patient’s appointment card on her breast, then kissed and fondled her, despite the woman’s efforts to stop […]

Karl McIntosh, Delaware psychiatrist, indicted for fraud and identity theft

The News Journal Wilmington doctor indicted on insurance fraud and identity theft charges By Esteban Parra July 27, 2017 A Wilmington psychiatrist – a former Delaware Medical Board officer – has been indicted on charges he submitted more than $100,000 in insurance claims over a two-year period for visits that did not occur. To facilitate […]

Stephen Greer, Oklahoma VA Hospital Psychiatrist, Faces 20 years in Prison – Sex with Patient, Witness Tampering

Tulsa World VA psychiatrist who had sex with veteran faces 20 years for witness tampering, U.S. attorney says By Curtis Killman August 23, 2017 A staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration hospital in Muskogee pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to witness tampering involving a patient with whom he had a sexual relationship, prosecutors said. […]

Toronto Psychiatrist Nagi Ghabbour License Revoked – Ontario starting to get tougher on Psychs who have sex with patients

Toronto Star Toronto psychiatrist stripped of licence for romantic relationship with patient By JACQUES GALLANT August 22, 2017 In a display of its tougher stance on misconduct involving patient-doctor relationships, the discipline committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has revoked the licence of a psychiatrist who entered into a romantic relationship […]

Conn. Psychiatrist Anton Fry Reprimanded – knowingly billed Medicare for “telephone counseling”

Hartford Courant State Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors KATE FARRISH Conn. Health I-Team Writer The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records. Begin Excerpt The board also reprimanded a Danbury psychiatrist in connection with false Medicare […]

Leandro Anit Jr, Nebraska Psychiatrist, Sex with Patient – Public Outraged over Board’s Permissive Disciplining

Lincoln Journal Star Psychiatrist suspended, fined over relationship with patient By Lori Pilger August 11, 2017 The state has fined an Omaha psychiatrist who had worked at CenterPointe in Lincoln $10,000 and suspended his license for 30 days over an inappropriate relationship with a patient. Dr. Leandro Anit Jr. agreed to the settlement and waived […]

Squirrel Hill Psychiatrist Kenneth Stanko gets the slammer on drug charges

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 11, 2017 Pittsburgh Psychiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud, Illegally Distributing Oxycodone PITTSBURGH- A Squirrel Hill psychiatrist has been sentenced in federal court to a year and a day in prison, followed by three years of supervised release […]

Spokane Psychologists James Mitchell & Bruce Jessen to face torture trial in CIA waterboarding

  RT Contractors who created CIA’s torture program will face trial by jury August 9, 2017 The case against two psychologists who were paid over $80 million to devise the CIA’s torture program under the Bush administration will go to trial, after a federal judge in Spokane, Washington, denied their request to throw the lawsuit […]

NY Psych Marshall Hubsher, convicted of raping a patient, gets extra prison time for attempting to tamper with jury

  Newsday Former Sands Point psychiatrist gets added time for jury-tamper try By Bridget Murphy August 9, 2017 A Nassau judge Wednesday gave a former psychiatrist who had raped a patient extra prison time for donning a disguise and trying to tamper with the jury that found him guilty of the sex crime by leaving […]

How Psychiatry Labels Gifted Children for Psychiatric Drugging

  PsychSearch.net How Psychiatry Labels Gifted Children for Psychiatric Drugging By Colin Taufer July 2017 A mother and a psychiatrist are relaxing in a park, both observing the mother’s son at play. The mother feels her child may be gifted. The psychiatrist observes the boy and speculates he is suffering from ADD/ADHD and needs medication. […]

The Shrinks are Shrinking

PsychSearch.net The Shrinks are Shrinking By Colin Taufer Aug 2017 “Psychiatry is in decline and is becoming obsolete.” This statement does not come from an anti-psychiatry group or a former patient with an axe to grind or a dubious website. This quote comes from an article published by The British Journal of Medical Practitioners, a […]

J. Patrick Bertroche, Iowa Psychiatrist, Fined for Pre-Signing Blank Prescription Orders

Des Moines Register Psychiatrist fined $5,000 for pre-signing prescriptions for his staff to fill out later By Tony Leys July 27, 2017 A longtime Des Moines psychiatrist has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine after being accused of pre-signing blank prescription orders for his staff to fill out later. J. Patrick Bertroche, 50, agreed to […]

Kenneth Fattmann, Missouri & Arkansas Psychiatrist, Reprimanded for Engaging a Patient in Sexual Activity

The Kansas City Star Missouri board reprimands psychiatrist for sex with former patient By Andy Marso August 2, 2017 A Missouri medical licensing board has publicly reprimanded a psychiatrist for fostering a sexual relationship with a former patient who was contemplating suicide when they met weeks earlier. An order handed down July 27 by the […]

Sibyl Simon, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested in hit-and-run crash; Trooper found her car spray painted

WPTV Dr. Sibyl Simon: Coral Springs psychiatrist arrested for hit-and-run crash on Turnpike Troopers found her damaged car spray-painted By Jennifer Tintner August 2, 2017 FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Coral Springs psychiatrist turned herself into Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Fort Pierce for fleeing from a crash on Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County, […]