Bassam Awwa, New London psychiatrist, agrees to pay $3.3 million settlement to feds for overbilling drug tests

The Day New London psychiatrist to pay $3.3 million for overbilling of urine drug screen tests March 15, 2019 By Karen Florin New London area psychiatrist Dr. Bassam Awwa, and his medical practice, Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates, have agreed to pay a $3.3 million settlement to the federal and state governments for overbilling Medicare and […]

Patients hope Fayetteville psychiatrist ‘never practices again’ after alleged prescription fraud

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Patients hope Fayetteville doctor ‘never practices again’ after alleged prescription fraud February 11, 2019 By Zachary Hansen Former patients of a Fayette County psychiatrist said they weren’t surprised when she, her husband and two of her nurse practitioners were accused by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of an illegal prescription scheme. Now they’re […]

Psychiatrist Brian Lahey suspended in Kansas found “practicing” in Missouri

Kansas City Star Psychiatrist accused of sex with Overland Park patients still practices in Missouri By Andy Marso February 11, 2019 A former Overland Park psychiatrist continues to practice in Missouri after being suspended in Kansas and facing an investigation by the state medical board. The Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended Brian Patrick Lahey’s […]

Sridhar Yaratha, Virginia VA psychiatrist, in hot water In three states, Suspended in West Virginia and Iowa amid allegations of alcoholism and sexual misconduct – in Virginia involved in violence against patient

Virginian Pilot State doctor arranged for one mental health patient to attack another, federal judge rules By Scott Daugherty August 6, 2018 A doctor at a state mental hospital arranged for one patient to attack another at least three times, a federal judge has ruled. In return, according to court testimony, the attacker was rewarded […]