Zane Parzen

The New York Times PATIENT AWARDED $4.6 MILLION A psychiatrist who admitted having sex with a patient in two years of $110-a-week therapy sessions was ordered today to pay $4.6 million in damages to the woman. The patient’s attorney, Marvin Lewis, said it was the largest psychological injury award granted in the country. After half […]

Psychiatrist Ordered to Pay $4.6 million in damages

The New York Times PATIENT AWARDED $4.6 MILLION July 8, 1981 A psychiatrist who admitted having sex with a patient in two years of $110-a-week therapy sessions was ordered today to pay $4.6 million in damages to the woman. The patient’s attorney, Marvin Lewis, said it was the largest psychological injury award granted in the […]

O.C. psychiatrist Robert Perez, guilty in drug conspiracy case

Orange County Register O.C. psychiatrist pleads guilty in prescription drug diversion scheme By City News Service February 26, 2019 SANTA ANA — A Santa Ana-based psychiatrist pleaded guilty Monday to participating in a scheme to disseminate prescriptions for opioids and other drugs for non-medical reasons. Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez of Westminster, 56, signed a plea […]

David Sosin, Tustin Psychiatrist – Ordered to Cease and Desist for incompetence, gross negligence and excessive prescribing

OCWeekly STATE SLAPS PSYCHIATRIST DR. DAVID SOSIN WITH CEASE PRACTICE ORDER By Matt Coker February 20, 2019 A Tustin psychiatrist with a long history of discipline by the Medical Board of California was recently slapped with a cease practice order. Dr. David Sosin’s license to practice medicine in the state had been placed on five […]

George David, Fremont psychiatrist, arrested Monday in Fraud case

San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area psychiatrist indicted in disability fraud scheme By Megan Cassidy February 6, 2019 A federal grand jury has indicted a Bay Area psychiatrist and a Union City woman in what prosecutors describe as a scheme to defraud California’s disability program by securing benefits for people who lied about an illness, injury […]

San Francisco Psychiatrist Billy Lockhart, Yale Grad – license revoked – caught with child porn

San Diego Union Tribune Medical board revokes license of San Francisco doctor caught with child porn By Hannah Fry January 31, 2019 A San Francisco psychiatrist who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography was stripped of his medical license this week. A federal judge last year sentenced Billy Lockhart to three years in prison, […]

Psychiatrist Douglas Murphy, SAN LUIS OBISPO, “acted negligently toward two patients who ended their own lives”

KSBY CA law now requires doctors to tell patients about probationary status By Aja Goare January 3, 2019 A new California law that goes into effect in the New Year requires doctors who are on probation, such as the San Luis Obispo doctor featured in a KSBY investigative report in November, to disclose his or […]

California Irresponsible in Paying Psychiatrists

Bloomberg California Psychiatrists Paid $400,000 Shows Bidding War By Freeman Klopott, Rodney Yap & Terrence Dopp Dec 12, 2012 Mohammad Safi, a graduate of a medical school in Afghanistan, began working as a psychiatrist at a California mental hospital in 2006, making $90,682 in his first six months. Last year, he took home $822,302, all […]

Brent Cox, Mill Valley Psychiatrist, Suspended for Missing his Own Mental Exam

The Marin Independent Journal Marin psychiatrist has license suspended for missing his own mental exam By Gary Klien, February 1, 2013 The state medical board suspended the license of a Mill Valley psychiatrist Thursday for failing to show up for a mandatory psychiatric examination. The board ordered Dr. Brent Taylor Cox to get the test […]

Ellis Schwied – Orange County Psychiatrist’s License Suspended – gross negligence – developed relationship with patient’s mother, diagnosed patient with social anxiety and general anxiety disorder without an “adequate basis”

Orange County Register Laguna Niguel psychiatrist disciplined for dispensing meds without prescription By Jenna Chandler September 29, 2014 Laguna Niguel-based psychiatrist Ellis Michael Schwied had his license suspended by the California Medical Board after he was accused of giving a patient samples of a depression medication without a prescription. According to the medical board, Schwied […]

Douglas Murphy, San Luis Obispo psychiatrist, placed on probation for the second time by the California Medical Board

CalCoastNews.com San Luis Obispo psychiatrist penalized for patient suicide By Josh Friedman November 23, 2018 A practicing psychiatrist, who is the president and CEO of a San Luis Obispo psychiatric practice, has for the second time been placed on probation by the California Medical Board after one of his patients committed suicide. Douglas Murphy, a […]

California May Revoke License of Fresno County Jail Psychiatrist Pratap Narayan Accused of Gross Negligence, Incompetence, Unprofessional Conduct

Fresno Bee (California) State Medical Board targets former Fresno County Jail psychiatrist By Marc Benjamin; The Fresno Bee December 13, 2013 The former chief of psychiatric services in Fresno County Jail has been accused of gross negligence, incompetence, unprofessional conduct and inadequate record-keeping in his treatment of inmates. If the 18 disciplinary allegations against Dr. […]

James Sutherland Watt, Sausalito Psychiatrist, arrested after authorities found a large quantity of LSD on his yacht

Independent Press Telegram (Long Beach, California) Court Action Faces Yank Smuggler VICTORIA, BC. (UPI) November 2, 1968 A California psychiatrist, arrested after authorities found a large quantity of LSD and methedrine about his yacht, appeared in Magistrate’s Court Friday on smuggling charges. Dr. James Sutherland Watt of Sausalito entered no plea to a charge of […]

Los Angeles Psychiatrist believes gayness can be cured

News.com.au Family fury: Controversial conference speakers anger gay community By Daniel Piotrowski April 24, 2013 A PSYCHIATRIST who believes she can cure gayness and a politician who believes marriage is now “meaningless” after New Zealand legalised gay marriage are causing a stir before they’ve even landed in Australia. Several controversial personalities will head to Sydney […]

Michael Cosgrove, California Psychiatrist, facing discipline – “he’d been drinking all night because he was depressed by the presidential election.”

NAPA Valley Register Napa State psychiatrist in Trump election funk faces accusation from medical board By Jennifer Huffman July 27, 2018 A Napa State Hospital psychiatrist, Michael J. Cosgrove M.D., faces disciplinary action by the California State Medical Board after being accused of unprofessional conduct involving alcohol. The charges, filed on July 11, stem from […]

Billy Lockhart, San Francisco Psychiatrist and his boyfriend charged with possession of child porn – Lockhart pleads guilty

San Francisco Chronicle Ex-UCSF psychiatrist charged with possession of child porn pleads guilty By Erin Stone and Evan Sernoffsky July 18, 2018 A former University of California, San Francisco psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography. Billy Lockhart, 38, was a resident for UCSF’s department of psychiatry when he was arrested in May […]

Victims and their Families Hug and Rejoice as California Psychiatrist William Ayres is Led Off to Jail

San Jose Mercury News Peninsula child psychiatrist sent to jail as his molestation victims applaud By Joshua Melvin August 7, 2013 REDWOOD CITY — Victims of convicted child molester William Ayres burst into applause Wednesday when a judge ordered the once-renowned child psychiatrist to begin serving his sentence behind bars. As deputies pushed a thin, […]

David Drew Pinsky, CNN psychiatrist “Dr. Drew” got $275K From Drug Company

CNN Headline News host Dr. Drew Pinsky has come under fire for allegedly taking payments from pharmaceutical company Glaxo to talk up the pharmaceutical company’s anti-depressant drug, Wellbutrin, without revealing he was being paid by the company. Fox News Feds: Dr. Drew got $275K from pharmaceutical company to promote anti-depressant’s sex effects, report says By […]

Stephen Melcher, California Psychiatrist – arrested for molesting a boy

Sacramento CBS 13 Medical Board Retracts Denial, Says Aware Of Sacramento Doctor’s Arrest By Maria Medina May 31, 2012 First the Medical Board of California told CBS13 that police did not tell them about a local doctor who was arrested for molesting a boy. Now the medical board has admitted that police did tell them. […]

San Diego Psych Leon Fajerman surrenders license – accused of sexually abusing patients

nbcsandiego.com South Bay Doctor Accused of Abuse Surrenders Medical License By NBC 7 Investigates May 16, 2018 A South Bay psychiatrist accused of sexually abusing female patients has surrendered his medical license. According to documents released by the California Medical Board, Dr. Leon Fajerman fondled, kissed, or sexually abused eight women in his Chula Vista […]

Marco Chavez, San Diego psychiatrist, Drunk while “practicing” – license suspended

KGTV San Diego doctor’s license suspended for reportedly practicing while intoxicated By Zac Self May 8, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego psychiatrist no longer has a license after authorities say he was intoxicated while practicing. According to the Medical Board of California, Marco Antonio Chavez’s license was suspended following an investigation. The […]

Santa Ana Psychiatrist Robert Perez – in hot water for having sex with a patient

OC Weekly Allegation of Sex with Patient Spurs More License Woes for Santa Ana Psychiatrist By Matt Coker May 8, 2018 A Santa Ana psychiatrist—who was disciplined by the state medical board in December for his ill treatment of patients, family members, an Orange County judge and a medical board investigator—is now in hot water […]

Adam Travis, San Fran Psychiatrist – not allowed to see female patients without a chaperone

KPIX 5 San Mateo Bay Area Psychiatrist On Leave Amid Investigation By Devin Fehely April 25, 2018 A well-known Bay Area psychiatrist is under investigation with new documents revealing he is not being allowed see female patients without a chaperone. According to documents obtained by KPIX 5 from the California Medical Board, Dr. Adam Travis’ […]

San Diego Psychiatrist Leon Fajerman – 8 patients claim they were fondled, kissed, groped or subjected to sexual abuse

NBC 7 San Diego More Allegations That Local Doctor Sexually Abused Female Patients Eight women now claim they were fondled, kissed, groped or subject to similar sexual abuse by a South Bay psychiatrist, according to accusations by the California Medical Board. By Paul Krueger Apr 19, 2018 Eight women now claim they were fondled, kissed, […]

Brian Cassmassi, Calabasas psychiatrist, showed his patient gay porn, exposed his penis and began masturbating in front of him

The Acorn Lewd psychiatrist could lose license By Ian Bradley April 18, 2018 Calabasas psychiatrist Brian Cassmassi faces a June 4 court date relating to charges that he exposed himself to a male patient in his office. Cassmassi, who is in danger of losing his medical license, is accused of an October 2015 incident in […]

Patricia Stamm, San Anselmo psychiatrist, prescribed more than 100 tablets a day of addictive painkillers to a woman later found disoriented in the middle of the street

Pacific Sun (Mill Valley, California) Bitter pills for San Rafael shrink – Psychiatrist gets painful lesson about prescribing painkillers By Ronnie Cohen July 30, 2010 – August 5, 2010 The state medical board has placed a San Rafael psychiatrist on probation and ordered her to study ethics and prescribing practices after she allegedly prescribed more […]

Ahmed Haggag, California psychiatrist, settled Sexual Misconduct lawsuit for $50,000

Sacramento Bee From hidden cameras to crotch-watching: California pays out millions for sexual harassment By Marjie Lundstrom January 26, 2018 Excerpt: Alice Conteh, a female psychiatric technician for the Department of State Hospitals, said that a male staff psychiatrist, Dr. Ahmed Haggag, cornered her at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, restrained her by […]

Joel Dreyer, California psychiatrist, taken into custody by FBI agents, federal drug charges

City News Service By Paul Young March 12, 2008 A Murrieta psychiatrist accused of violating federal drug laws for allegedly prescribing pain medications without performing the required medical exams is scheduled to be arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Joel Stanley Dreyer faces federal narcotics distribution charges for allegedly making prescription opiates like […]

Rand Ritchie, Pismo Beach, California, psychiatrist – disciplined twice for alcohol abuse and multiple convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol

Propublica EXAMINING MEDICARE Some Doctors Still Billing Medicare for the Most Complicated, Expensive Office Visits By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones December 27, 2017 — Excerpt Also on the list is Dr. Rand Ritchie, a Pismo Beach, California, psychiatrist. He billed 1,475 visits at the highest level, or 97 percent of his Medicare office […]

Robert Perez, Orange County Psychiatrist Ordered to See a Psychiatrist – “rude, unprofessional, very sarcastic and condescending”. “I am a doctor, I am the one that knows. Assholes! Bastards! I’m going to sue them assholes!”

OC Weekly Psychiatrist Dr. Robert T. Perez Ordered to See a Psychiatrist by Medical Board By Matt Coker December 26, 2017 A Santa Ana psychiatrist’s license to practice has been placed on probation for 35 months due to his ill treatment of patients, family members, an Orange County judge and a Medical Board of California […]