Ruth Schack, California psychiatrist, in hot water for drugging patient to the gills

OC Weekly State Probes Doctors Joseph Efe Imarah and Ruth Annette Schack By Matt Coker November 28, 2017 …Excerpt The second case concerns Dr. Ruth Annette Schack, who has been a practicing psychiatrist for nearly 30 years. A man identified only as “A.K.” saw Schack repeatedly from Jan. 3, 2002, through May 13, 2013. Over […]

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, […]

Pasadena psych Dirk de Brito, convicted of assault, license suspended

San Gabriel Valley Tribune Medical board suspends license of Pasadena psychiatrist convicted of assault, making criminal threats By Stephanie K. Baer October 5, 2017 An administrative law judge has suspended the license of a Pasadena psychiatrist convicted of assault and making criminal threats against his children’s nanny and a former employee. In an order issued […]

Calif. Psych Leon Fajerman Faces New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

NBC7South Bay Doctor Leon Fajerman Faces New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct In new documents from the state medical board a female patient alleges Dr. Leon Fajerman traded pain meds for sex By Paul Krueger September 19, 2017 A psychiatrist with offices in El Cajon and Chula Vista is accused of sexually assaulting a third former […]

CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SHOCK TREATMENT MACHINE MAKERS

PSYCHSEARCH.NET CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SHOCK TREATMENT MACHINE MAKERS By Ken Kramer September 18, 2017 A Thousand Oaks, California, law firm, DK Law Group LLP, has just filed a class action lawsuit against shock treatment machine makers, MECTA Corporation and Somatics, LLC. The suit was filed last week in federal court on behalf […]

South Bay Psychiatrist Leon Fajerman now accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2nd Female patient

nbcsandiego.com Second Female Patient Alleges Sexual Misconduct by South Bay Psychiatrist Two former patients now claim Dr. Leon Fajerman assaulted them. By Paul Krueger September 1, 2017 Another former patient now claims a South Bay doctor forcibly kissed, groped and assaulted her in his South Bay offices. The Medical Board of California suspended Dr. Leon […]

Pasadena Psychiatrist Dirk de Brito convicted of assault

Pasadena Star News Pasadena psychiatrist convicted of assault, making criminal threats faces next challenges By Stephanie K. Baer September 2, 2017 A Pasadena psychiatrist recently convicted of assault and making criminal threats against his children’s nanny and a former employee said he has continued seeing patients at his practice. Dirk de Brito, 54, of La […]

Calif. Psychiatrist Leon Fajerman “sexual predator”

nbcsandiego.com Patient: Doctor Placed Appointment Card on My Breasts, Fondled and Groped Me Judge rules patient’s complaints are believable and won’t reinstate doctor’s medical license By Paul Krueger August 28, 2017 A local psychiatrist allegedly placed a female patient’s appointment card on her breast, then kissed and fondled her, despite the woman’s efforts to stop […]

Leon Fajerman, San Diego Psychiatrist, “danger to public health and safety” license suspended

nbcsandiego.com Local Doctor Accused of ‘Groping’ Female Patient Judge says psychiatrist is a danger to public health and safety; Suspends His License By Paul Krueger July 31, 2017 A local psychiatrist accused of groping and having “sexual contact” with a female patient had his license suspended by an administrative law judge who said the doctor […]

California Psychiatrist Michael Vivian throws in the towel

Ventura Star Ventura psychiatrist surrenders medical license By Tom Kisken July 12, 2017 A Ventura psychiatrist accused of violating his medical probation surrendered the license that allowed him to practice as a doctor in California, regulators said. Dr. Michael Vivian was placed on five years probation by the Medical Board of California last year after […]

Harry Henderson, La Mesa Psychiatrist, negligently prescribed the powerful and dangerous “holy trinity”

nbcsandiego.com Medical Board Alleges East County Psychiatrist Negligently Prescribed Controlled Substances to Addicts By Paul Krueger July 7, 2017 The Medical Board of California wants to revoke the license of an East County doctor who allegedly wrote hundreds of controlled-substance prescriptions for drug-addicted patients, without proper examinations and medical need. In a detailed, 94-page document […]

Greg Paniccia, San Diego Psychiatrist, accused of gross negligence and overprescribing

nbcsandiego.com South Bay Psychiatrist Accused Of Overprescribing Controlled Substances By Paul Krueger A South Bay psychiatrist, Dr. Greg Paniccia, is accused of gross negligence and overprescribing controlled substances to five patients, according to an accusation filed by the Medical Board of California. The 41-page document also asks an administrative judge to revoke or suspend Paniccia’s […]

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 […]

Billy Lockhart, San Fran Psychiatrist, arrested for possession of mega amounts of child porn

San Francisco Chronicle UCSF psychiatrist, 2nd man face charges of having child porn By Evan Sernoffsky May 11, 2017 A 36-year-old UCSF psychiatrist and his boyfriend were arrested and charged with possession of hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, officials said Thursday. Billy Lockhart, a resident at UCSF’s Department of Psychology and graduate […]