Archives for February 2018

Lyn Killick, BC psychiatrist disciplined – business relationship with a patient

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News B.C. doctors college disciplines Maple Ridge psychiatrist Business relationship brings reprimand By Phil Melnychuk February 27, 2018 A Maple Ridge psychiatrist has been placed on the conditional-disciplined class of registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. after admitting to failing to maintain professional boundaries with a patient. Dr. […]

R N Sahu, Bhopal Psychiatrist, Accused in the case of murder conspiracy

Free Press Bhopal: Hamidia Hospital psychiatrist made accused — By Staff Reporter February 24, 2018 Bhopal: Psychiatrist at Hamidia Hospital Dr R N Sahu has been made accused in the case of murder conspiracy filed by Fr Anand Mutungal against Archbishop Leo Cornelio and others. The district and sessions court on Friday issued a warrant […]

Toowoomba psychiatrist charged with rape

South Burnett Times Former Toowoomba psychiatrist on rape charges 27th Feb 2018 by Peter Hardwick A FORMER Toowoomba psychiatrist has been charged with two counts of rape. The 48-year-old accused man, who under Queensland law cannot be named unless committed to stand trial on the matters, was not required to be in Toowoomba Magistrates Court […]

Japanese Psychiatrist Shoichiro Kaneko’s 5 year prison term upheld – NEGLIGENT IN PLOWING HIS CAR INTO 5 PEOPLE, KILLING ONE

Japan Today Prison term upheld for psychiatrist for fatal seizure-caused car crash February 23, 2018 The Tokyo High Court upheld Thursday a lower court ruling that sentenced a psychiatrist to five years in prison for killing a woman and injuring four others in a 2015 epilepsy-caused car crash on a street near Ikebukuro Station. The […]

Varanise Booker, Kentucky psychiatrist, indicted by federal grand jury on conspiracy charges related to kickbacks

Tribune-Review Hempfield clinical drug testing lab owner, Kentucky psychiatrist indicted in kickback scheme By Paul Peirce February 22, 2018 The owner of a now-defunct Hempfield Township clinical drug testing and drug screening lab and a Kentucky psychiatrist were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on conspiracy charges related to kickbacks for patient […]

Psychiatrist Thomas Radecki says he’s too old for prison – Court says not so fast

PennLive Psychiatrist convicted in drugs-for-sex scheme isn’t too old for prison, Pa. court says February 22, 2018 By Matt Miller A Pennsylvania psychiatrist who traded pills to 13 female drug addicts for sex in a bid to build a “commune” could be fated to die in prison. The odds of that happening to 72-year-old Thomas […]

AVIEL GOODMAN, Minnesota Psychiatrist, arrested by Feds – Child Pornography

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Minnesota FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Saint Paul Psychiatrist Arrested And Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography February 21, 2018 United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a criminal complaint charging AVIEL LI GOODMAN, 62, a licensed psychiatrist, with receipt of child pornography. GOODMAN made his initial […]

UK Psych Valerie Murphy suspended – “impaired conduct”

The Guardian Psychiatrist suspended for 12 months after man drowned in epileptic fit By Josh Halliday February 21, 2018 A senior psychiatrist has been suspended for 12 months following the death of a vulnerable teenager who suffered an epileptic fit and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit. Dr Valerie Murphy was the […]

New Zealand Psychiatrist Bruce Spittle’s License revoked – sexually assaulted mentally unwell patient while parked on a side street

Stuff Doctor struck off after being found guilty of sexually assaulting patient By Craig Hoyle February 21 2018 A Dunedin psychiatrist found guilty of sexually assaulting a mentally unwell patient has been struck off. Bruce James Spittle repeatedly molested the woman in 1999, when she was suffering from a number of mental health disorders. The […]

Siew Hin Chin, Singapore Psychiatrist, Suspended – failed to properly evaluate patient’s condition before giving him drugs

Straits Times Psychiatrist suspended, fined for irresponsible drug prescription By Linette Lai February 21, 2018 SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old psychiatrist has been suspended for six months and fined $15,000 for prescribing medication to a patient, despite knowing that he was at risk of abusing it. Dr Siew Hin Chin also failed to carry out a […]

John Dimock, Ottowa Psychiatrist, ordered to anger management after accusing colleagues of stealing his keys which were later found on the floor of his car

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa psychiatrist suspended, ordered to take anger management By Andrew Duffy February 20, 2018 An Ottawa psychiatrist has been suspended for four months and ordered to take anger management after labelling one of his patients a “terrorist,” and accusing two colleagues of plotting against him and stealing his keys. Dr. John Dimock later […]

Eugene Dordoye, Ghana Psychiatrist – removed as head of Ankaful Psychiatry hospital – Workers rejoice

Ghana Guardian Ankaful hospital workers pleased with Medical Director’s removal February 19, 2018 Workers at the Ankaful Psychiatry hospital in the Central Region have jumped to the happy news after the removal of the Medical Director Dr Eugene Dordoye. The staff at the hospital have complained bitterly about the kind of relations they get from […]

Mani Batchu, Illinois Psychiatrist – got prison time for child rape – “sophisticated predator took advantage of girl’s age and learning disability”

The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) November 19, 2011 Saturday Sex with minor brings 30 years By Stephanie Barry SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge on Friday sentenced an adolescent psychiatrist from Chicago to 30 years in prison for luring teen girls into sexual relationships over the Internet. His victims included a 15-year-old from South Hadley – who […]

Gregory Lombardo, NY Psychiatrist – “convicted of driving while impaired by drugs”

The Journal News (Westchester County, New York) December 7, 2012 Friday Psychiatrist cited for DWAI case Dr. Gregory T. Lombardo, a psychiatrist in Pound Ridge and New York City, has had his license to practice medicine suspended for five years, with the suspension stayed, and was sentenced to professional probation for five years and a […]

Michael DeLain, Wisconsin Psychiatrist, convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenage patient

Green Bay Press-Gazette February 11, 2003 No new trial for therapist convicted of misconduct By Andy Nelesen Brown County Circuit Court Judge Richard Dietz Monday rejected a bid for a new trial from a therapist convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenage patient. Michael DeLain, 40, had petitioned Dietz for post-conviction relief arguing that there […]

Nestor Garcia, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced to Prison – Billed federal government for “services” he had not provided

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) Doctor sentenced for government fraud April 8, 1998 A Miami Shores psychiatrist has been sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to repay Medicare and Medicaid $ 1.7-million in phony claims, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa said. Nestor A. Garcia, 43, had provided recreational activities at adult care […]

William Cone, Missouri Psychiatrist, Sentenced to 133 in prison – claimed “moral insanity” caused him to sexually abuse two patients

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri) PSYCHIATRIST GETS 133-YEAR TERM FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF TWO PATIENTS By The Associated Press February 12, 1998 Dateline: LEXINGTON, MO. A psychiatrist who said “moral insanity” caused him to sexually abuse two patients was sentenced to 133 years in prison. Dr. William Cone was convicted in December of 19 counts of […]

Jason Evans, South Texas psychiatrist – license suspended – thousands of opioid prescriptions – “presents a continuing threat to the public”

Caller Times Questionable opioid prescriptions cost South Texas doctor his license By Eleanor Dearman February 1, 2018 A South Texas psychiatrist has temporarily lost his license after an investigation found he issued thousands of opioid prescriptions over a year, according to Texas Medical Board records. The Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the license of Jason […]

Clifford Jacobson, NY Psychiatrist, Loses license – sold drugs for “recreational use”

Democrat & Chronicle Brighton doctor avoids prison for selling prescriptions Associated Press February 10, 2018 A Brighton psychiatrist will avoid prison but lose his medical license for selling prescriptions. Dr. Clifford Jacobson was sentenced Friday to one year of probation that will include four months of home confinement. He also must surrender his license to […]

Muhammad Kaleem Arshad, Louisiana Psychiatrist, Charged with Health Care Fraud

The Indian Express Indian-American doctor charged with health care fraud By PTI February 9, 2018 An Indian-American doctor and two others in the US have been charged in an indictment filed for their alleged participation in a health care kickback scheme. 60-year-old Indian-American doctor Padmini Nagaraj, Muhammad Kaleem Arshad, 62, and Joseph A Haynes, 61, […]

Mark Goldsmith, Westerville Ohio Psychiatrist, accused of turning crash landing into an insurance swindle

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) DEPUTIES SAY EQUIPMENT THEFT FAKED; WESTERVILLE PSYCHIATRIST ACCUSED IN CRASH SWINDLE By Don Baird March 5, 1998 A Westerville psychiatrist is accused of turning a 1996 crash landing at the Madison County airport into an insurance swindle by saying thieves broke into his damaged aircraft there. Dr. Mark E. Goldsmith, 53, faked […]

William Hosfield, Minnesota psychiatrist, overstepped boundaries while treating an adolescent female patient

Saint Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota) U PSYCHIATRIST AMONG 4 DOCTORS DISCIPLINED BY STATE; $3,500 FINE LEVIED FOR HIS ACTIONS IN DRUG STUDY AT U By Tom Majeski May 26, 1998 …the board fined a Golden Valley psychiatrist $10,000 and restricted his license… The Golden Valley psychiatrist, Dr. William B. Hosfield, 56, was disciplined for unprofessional […]

Padmini Nagaraj, Lousiana Psychiatrist, Charged with Health Care Fraud

The Indian Express Indian-American doctor charged with health care fraud By PTI February 9, 2018 An Indian-American doctor and two others in the US have been charged in an indictment filed for their alleged participation in a health care kickback scheme. 60-year-old Indian-American doctor Padmini Nagaraj, Muhammad Kaleem Arshad, 62, and Joseph A Haynes, 61, […]

Joseph Zito, NY Psychiatrist, Arrested for selling drugs out of his apartment with no medical examination

Daily News (New York) SHRINK CHARGED IN ILLEGAL DRUG SALES By CORKY SIEMASZKO March 06, 1998 A West Side psychiatrist was arrested yesterday for allegedly peddling prescriptions for tranquilizers out of his Central Park West apartment. Joseph Zito’s arrest capped a five-month undercover state investigation during which he allegedly wrote and sold prescriptions for Xanax […]

Richard Pines, Idaho Psychiatrist – State Supreme Court ruled he had improper sexual contact with two patients – boys with troubled pasts – “egregious conduct so corrupt and degenerate as to shock the conscience”

Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho court rules on Boise doctor with revoked license By the Associated Press June 24, 2015 BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a Boise child and adolescent psychiatrist violated state law by having improper sexual contact with two former patients. However, the state’s highest court in a ruling Monday sent […]

Lewek, NY Psychiatrist, Going Back to Prison – parole violation

Democrat & Chronicle William Lewek, who buried body in backyard, going back to prison on parole violation By Gary Craig February 5, 2018 William Lewek, the former psychiatrist who buried the body of a dead man in his backyard, is returning to prison for three months after admitting to a parole violation. Lewek last week […]

Alex Fider, Tennessee VA hospital psychiatrist, shoots up car on highway – charged with road rage

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) August 21, 2006 Psychiatrist charged in ‘road rage’ shooting By Mike O’Neal A psychiatrist was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with three counts of aggravated assault following a road rage incident, according to Tennessee Department of Safety spokeswoman Julie Oaks. The incident occurred about 12:17 p.m. CDT on eastbound Interstate […]

South Carolina Psychiatrist Mark Beale Drops Lawsuit Against Online Critic Who Left One-Star Review Legal Issues Psychiatrist Drops His Lawsuit Against Critic Who Left Wordless One-Star Review by Tim Cushing January 17, 2018 It looks like the psychiatrist who sued a pseudonymous reviewer over a wordless one-star review has finally decided to stop digging this particular hole. Since news broke of psychiatrist Mark Beale’s defamation suit against “Richard […]

Psych Drugs Kill Psych Drugs Kill More Than Heroin By Colin Taufer February 2018 Every day, politicians, the press, and the president condemn the heroin epidemic currently ravaging the country. They talk about its toll in lives lost and communities ruined. They appropriate millions for prevention, treatment recovery, and drug education. They declare it a public health […]