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 […]