Archives for November 2017

UK Psychiatrist Valerie Murphy guilty of misconduct in case of teen’s tragic death

Oxford Mail Tribunal decision: Valerie Murphy guilty of misconduct in Connor Sparrowhawk case By Sophie Grubb November 12, 2017 A TRIBUNAL has rapped a doctor responsible for Connor Sparrowhawk’s care, throwing doubt on her fitness to practise and deeming her failures ‘deplorable’. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has published its report on psychiatrist Valerie Murphy, […]

Ian McAlpine, Aussie child psychiatrist, on trial for raping two teenage patients – “brainwashing” one of them

WAtoday.com.au November 13 2017 Ex-child psychiatrist goes on trial accused of historic sex abuse A former child psychiatrist accused of raping and molesting two teenage patients between 1988 and 1990 “brainwashed” one of his complainants into thinking she loved him, a Perth court has heard. Prosecutor Alan Dungey said one of the alleged victims started […]

Jayakumar Patil, New Hamphshire Psychiatrist, reprimanded for “problems with … procedures required before prescribing”

Union Leader Psychiatrist reprimanded by NH Board of Medicine November 13. 2017 CONCORD — A New Hampshire psychiatrist will pay a $10,000 fine, undertake extensive medical education courses and have his work monitored by an expert under terms of a disciplinary agreement reached with state medical officials earlier this month. The agreement allows Dr. Jayakumar […]

Dale Giolas, Illinois psychiatrist, sued by patient for improper sexual activity

Business Insurance Insurer must cover defense of psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct By Judy Greenwald November 9, 2017 A federal court has ruled a medical malpractice insurer has a duty to defend a psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual activity with a patient, while also holding he is entitled to obtain independent counsel in the underlying […]

TelePsychiatry

  PsychSearch.net TelePsychiatry: Lives Ruined at a Distance By Colin Taufer November 2017 There was a time when psychiatric diagnosis required live face to face consultation before patients’ lives were ruined through psychiatry. Now, through modern technology, lives are also ruined at a distance with telepsychiatry: psych evaluation and drug prescription through teleconferencing. That telepsychiatry […]

Harshad Shah, Long Beach Psychiatrist, Gets the Slammer for Bribing an IRS agent

Press-Telegram Psychiatrist in Long Beach sentenced for trying to bribe IRS agent By STAFF REPORT November 6, 2017 A psychiatrist who practices in Long Beach was sentenced to more than four years in prison for paying a $30,000 bribe to an IRS agent who was auditing the man’s taxes, authorities said Monday. Dr. Harshad Shah, […]

Valerie Murphy, UK Psychiatrist, accused of misconduct following the death of a teenager

Oxford Mail Hearing resumes for psychiatrist accused of catalogue of failings following teenager’s death By Georgina Campbell THE hearing of a psychiatrist accused of a catalogue of failings following the death of a teenager resumed yesterday. Dr Valerie Murphy is accused of misconduct and was the psychiatrist responsible for the care of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk […]

Did your Psychiatrist Fall Asleep?

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Maine Psych Reinaldo de los Heros loses license – “fraud, deceit or misrepresentation”

  Press Herald Falmouth psychiatrist’s license permanently revoked By Joe Lawlor October 31, 2017 A Falmouth psychiatrist can no longer practice medicine in Maine after he signed a consent agreement that permanently revokes his license, the Maine state medical board announced on Tuesday. Dr. Reinaldo de los Heros, who operated a practice in Portland, had […]