John Stevens, English Psychiatrist, initially reluctant to help ill passenger on flight – then billed American Airlines four hours for his time

ILL British Medical Journal Doctor demands payment for helping airline passenger By Clare Dyer September 12, 1998 A doctor who answered an emergency call on a transatlantic flight will break new legal ground next month when he goes to court in a bid to force the airline to pay for his services. John Stevens, a […]

Tonmoy Sharma, psychiatrist, lost license in England, now in California – Offices raided by FBI today

Orange County Register Federal agents searching Sovereign Health rehab in San Clemente, elsewhere By Scott Schwebke and Teri Sforza June 13, 2017 The FBI, along with state and local officials, executed multiple sealed search warrants at several Sovereign Health locations on Tuesday, including the company’s offices in San Clemente. No immediate arrests were expected to […]

Jason Hui-Tek Yang, California Psychiatrist, convicted for involvement in insurance fraud

Business Insurance By Joyce Famakinwa June 8, 2017 The California Department of Industrial Relations and its Division of Workers’ Compensation said Wednesday it has suspended Pasadena, California-based psychiatrist Jason Hui-Tek Yang from participating in California’s workers compensation system. Dr. Yang was convicted in Riverside County Superior Court for his involvement in an insurance fraud conspiracy […]

Temitope Oluwagbemisola Ademola, Scottish Psychiatrist, convicted of assaulting patient , kicking her and covering her mouth to stop breathing

The Press and Journal NHS Grampian doctor suspended for assaulting disabled patient By Jon Hebditch June 8, 2017 A former NHS Grampian doctor has been suspended after assaulting and threatening a disabled patient. Dr Temitope Oluwagbemisola Ademola has been disciplined by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) following her actions at Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen […]

Henrik Day Poulsen, Controversial Danish Psychiatrist, gets massive criticism for “careless treatment of patients”

Translation provided by Ulrik Pedersen Avisen DK By Freja Wedenborg January 27, 2017 The controversial psychiatrist Henrik Day Poulsen is receiving criticism from the health care Disciplinary Board, which evaluates the complaint cases in health care. In one case he diagnosed a patient with paranoid schizophrenia after just one and a half hour consultation. This […]

Faruk Abuzzahab, 85-year-old Minnesota Psychiatrist, “surrounded by controversy and complaints for decades”

Minneapolis WCCO Investigation Into Man’s Death Reveals Depth Of Minnesota’s Prescription Drug Problem By Liz Collin May 30, 2017  A Twin Cities family wants answers after they believe a psychiatrist went too far in prescribing medications to their son and brother. Mike Arens died 18 months ago. WCCO found the doctor writing his prescriptions has been […]

Psychiatrist Marek Walczyk of Chicago Fined $100,000 – Immigration Fraud

LAW360 Doc Giving Citizenship Test Waiver Gets Probation, $100K Fine By Jessica Corso May 22, 2017 A Chicago psychiatrist was sentenced to three years probation and a $100,000 fine Monday by a judge who questioned why it took the federal government so long to indict him for trying to procure a U.S. citizenship test waiver […]

Joel Glass, South Jersey Psychiatrist, license suspended over prescriptions

Philly.com S. Jersey psychiatrist’s license suspended over opioid prescriptions By Julie Shaw May 24, 2017 A South Jersey psychiatrist’s medical license has been temporarily suspended after authorities accused him of prescribing painkillers to two patients without first checking their prescription histories as required by state law, authorities announced Wednesday. Joel B. Glass, 74, who had […]

Piet Casier, Danish Psychiatrist, expelled in the Faroe Islands

Hat tip to Ulrik Pedersen for providing this translation: fagbladet3f.dk SCANDAL-PSYCHIATRIST EXPELLED IN THE FAROE ISLANDS Psychiatric Centre at the national hospital in Torshavn, last year fired and expelled the now convicted psychiatrist Piet Casier. As chief doctor Tormóður Stórá became aware of a number of articles in the trade union 3F journal, Piet Casier […]

Riaz Mazcuri, Psychiatrist, Licensed in Florida & Texas – Convicted in $158 Million Fraud

23 years ago Mazcuri was on the Florida Attorney General’s radar. The AG received complaints about an Orlando psychiatric hospital, University Behavioral Center where Mazcuri was the psychiatrist. Former patients said they were led to believe they had signed up for a free trip to a health spa! And then held against their will! Now, […]

Theodore Jasper, NJ Psychiatrist – “World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist” – License Revoked

South Passaic Daily Voice Clifton’s ‘World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist’ Loses License For Sex With Patient By Jerry DeMarco CLIFTON, N.J. — A Clifton psychiatrist who had sex with a patient in his office and at her home — for which she gave him gifts that included a “World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist” pin — had his license revoked […]

“MODERN” PSYCHOSURGERY

“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 […]

CONSUMER PROTECTION?

CONSUMER PROTECTION? By Colin Taufer March 1, 2017 Recently, it was reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that someone suffered a knee injury after sitting on a brand of bench that collapsed. Six others reported this same bench collapsing but reported no injuries. Consequently, the CPSC told all consumers to stop using these particular […]

Psychiatry and Accountability

January 1, 2017 Psychiatry and Accountability “Your son needs medication to control his impulsive behavior in my classroom.” These words, or some variation of them, are the ones that begin millions of our nation’s children down a destructive path filled with unfortunate consequences. One such effect, usually lost sight of, is the insidious damage such […]

Obsessive Prescribing Disorder

Obsessive Prescribing Disorder