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 […]

Lenton Morrow, Sacramento psychiatrist, sexually abused patient and overdrugged five others

Sacramento Bee Sacramento psychiatrist ordered to surrender license in sex abuse complaint By Cathie Anderson December 11, 2017 The California Medical Board ordered that Dr. Lenton Joby Morrow, who practiced at a Sacramento psychiatric hospital, surrender his medical license on Nov. 28 after investigating complaints that he had sexually abused one patient and overprescribed drugs […]

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 […]