Kyle L. Stewart, Oklahoma Psychiatrist – Sexually Abused Patients – Allowed to Retire without a Criminal Investigation – Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure decided not to pass on allegations to police

Daily Mail Psychiatrist and church deacon ‘convinced child sex victims they were possessed before he attacked them again’ – and was allowed to retire with no criminal investigation By Chris Pleasance August 24 2016 An Oklahoma psychiatrist was allowed to quietly retire despite allegations by two patients that he used stories of witchcraft and demons […]

Robert Fink, Washington State Psychiatrist, Fired in New Zealand for Failing to Reveal U.S. Complaint against him

nzherald.co.nz Psychiatrist sacked for failing to disclose complaint By Martin Johnston July 26, 2016 An overseas-trained psychiatrist has been sacked by the Waikato District Health Board for failing to immediately tell it of a patient’s complaint against him in the United States. Dr Robert Ivan Fink’s dismissal last week is the latest in a string […]

NJ Psychiatrist Clarence Verdell, Indicted For Illegally Selling Drugs

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Fourth Suboxone Doctor And Office Manager Indicted For Illegally Selling Prescriptions Of Suboxone And Klonopin PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was filed today charging a doctor and his office manager in a scheme to sell commonly abused prescription drugs […]

“Modern” Psychosurgery By Colin Taufer August 1, 2016 In 1949, Antonio Egas Moniz won the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. His award-winning contribution to mankind? “His discovery of the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain psychoses.” A leucotomy is more commonly known as a lobotomy, the neurosurgical procedure consisting of cutting or scraping away […]

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John Griffin, Dublin Psychiatrist – Paid Patient 50,000 after Complaint threat

The Irish Times Psychiatrist paid patient €50,000 after complaint threat Payment could be construed as effort to thwart complaint to Medical Council – report By Paul Cullen A consultant psychiatrist paid a long-time patient €50,000 as part of a “gentleman’s agreement” after he threatened to report him to the Medical Council, an investigation by the […]

Craig Charles Krause, Virginia Psychiatrist, Arrested in Xanax Pill Distribution Investigation

NBC4 Virginia Psychiatrist, Others Arrested in Xanax Pill Distribution Investigation Charges include the distribution of narcotics, money laundering and related weapons charges, police said. By Pat Collins A Prince William County, Virginia, doctor was arrested for continuing to prescribe medication to patients who were knowingly selling the drugs to others, according to the Prince William […]

Nadir Omara, English Psychiatrist, Jailed for Obscene Phone Calls

The Sun ‘OPEN YOUR LEGS’ Shame of Harley street doc’s ‘obscene, drunken calls to colleague after downing five whiskies’ The psychiatrist was later arrested and jailed after trial By Robin Perrie 12th August 2016 A HARLEY Street doctor told a colleague to ‘open her legs’ in drunken 2am phone calls, a tribunal heard. Nadir Omara, […]

Unnamed Oregon State Hospital Psychiatrist Reprimanded after accidentally texting patients’ medical information

KOIN 6 Patients upset after psychiatrist texts med info Breach happened June 9 The Associated Press August 8, 2016 SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Patients at the Oregon State Hospital’s maximum security ward are upset after learning that a psychiatrist accidentally sent a text message containing a photo of their medical information to six people. Hospital […]

Narendra Kumar Nagareddy, Georgia Psychiatrist, faces life in prison for 3 murders

Clayton News Daily Former Jonesboro psychiatrist pleads not guilty to murder charges By Kayla Langmaid JONESBORO — A former Jonesboro psychiatrist accused of murder pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Clayton County Superior Court. Narendra Kumar Nagareddy, 57, of McDonough was arrested in January and indicted by a grand jury in May for three counts of […]

Ghana Psychiatric Hospital Suspends admission of patients – Akwasi Osei, Psychiatrist, blames government

STARR FM Psychiatric Hospital suspends admission over GHc4.1m debt Aug 03, 2016 The Accra Psychiatric Hospital has suspended admission of patients into the facility over a GHc4.1 million debt. The decision was taken following several failed attempts by management of the facility to get government to meet its budgetary obligation for more than three years. […]

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 […]