Bassam Awwa, New London psychiatrist, agrees to pay $3.3 million settlement to feds for overbilling drug tests

The Day New London psychiatrist to pay $3.3 million for overbilling of urine drug screen tests March 15, 2019 By Karen Florin New London area psychiatrist Dr. Bassam Awwa, and his medical practice, Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates, have agreed to pay a $3.3 million settlement to the federal and state governments for overbilling Medicare and […]

Eugene Redmond, former psychiatry professor at the Yale School of Medicine, sexually harassed a student

Yale Daily News I SAW WHAT I SAW: On this island, a Yale professor sexually harassed a Yale student. Did the University do enough? By Jever Mariwala, Alice Park, & Marisa Peryer March 5, 2019 A Yale student endured serial sexual harassment during a summer internship. The perpetrator — a School of Medicine professor — […]

Erum Shahab – Psychiatrist Fined $60,000 for Not Keeping Track of Drugs on her Shelves

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist Reprimanded In Treatment Of Opiate Addicts July 15, 2014 By Josh Kovner An Ellington psychiatrist who has paid $60,000 in state and federal fines to settle violations in the way she dispensed medication to treat opiate addicts was reprimanded Tuesday by the Medical Examining Board, ending discipline in the case. Dr. Erum […]

Harry Brown, Connecticut Psychiatrist – “He has a bad track record” State Medical Board wants stiffer discipline

Hartford Courant State Medical Board Disciplines 3 Doctors By Kate Farrish August 21, 2018 +++ Excerpt … Also on Tuesday, the board rejected a consent order that would have imposed a $25,000 fine against a Weston psychiatrist who let his secretary sign prescriptions for controlled substances for herself and for patients he had not examined.The […]

Abhishek Shah, Connecticut Psychiatrist, Gets off Easy on Accusation of Sexual Assault but Gives up License to Practice

The Hartford Courant Psychiatrist Pleads No Contest To Unlawful Restraint Sex Charge Dropped By Christine Dempsey December 2, 2013 Psychiatrist Abhishek Shah [/caption]HARTFORD — A psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting a woman in West Hartford a year ago was sentenced to probation Monday after he pleaded no contest to reduced charges. Abhishek Shah, 32, who […]

Donald Pet, Connecticut Psychiatrist, license suspended, allegedly had sexual contact with four patients

Hartford Courant (Connecticut) PSYCHIATRIST’S SEX CASE SENT BACK TO TRIAL COURT By Lynne Tuohy March 8, 1994 The appeal of Dr. Donald Pet, whose medical license was suspended in 1989 after he allegedly had sexual contact with four patients, became even more complicated and protracted Monday, when the state Supreme Court sent his case back […]

Juan Sosa, Connecticut Psychiatrist, Charged with evading responsibility – left scene of fatal car accident

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist Wants Accelerated Rehabilitation In Deadly Hit-And-Run By Dave Altimari July 12, 2017 A Middletown psychiatrist who drove a car that struck and killed a 76-year-old woman crossing the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield in 2016 and then left the scene says he should be granted accelerated rehabilitation because police determined the woman […]

Conn. Psychiatrist Anton Fry Reprimanded – knowingly billed Medicare for “telephone counseling”

Hartford Courant State Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors KATE FARRISH Conn. Health I-Team Writer August 15, 2017 The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records. Begin Excerpt The board also reprimanded a Danbury psychiatrist in connection […]

CONN Psychiatrist LJUDMIL KLJUSEV sentenced to prison – drug offenses and fraud

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 Milford Psychiatrist Sentenced to 26 Months for Illegal Drug Distribution, Health Care Fraud Offenses Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LJUDMIL KLJUSEV, M.D., 52, of Fairfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge […]

Psychiatrist Ljudmil Kljusev Convicted – sold prescription drugs to those who did not medically require them

New Haven Register Milford psychiatrist pleads guilty to federal narcotics charges By Anna Bisaro, New Haven Register November 30, 2016 HARTFORD – A Milford-based psychiatrist was convicted Wednesday through a plea agreement in federal court of selling prescription drugs to those who did not medically require them. In a hearing before U.S. District Judge Alvin […]

Avi Mitra, Connecticut Psychiatrist – restricted by Department of Public Health to protect the public

Connecticut med board revokes 1 doctor’s license; declines to lift order on Hamden psychiatrist By Kate Farrish, Conn. Health I-Team Writer November 16, 2016 Excerpt… The board also refused to lift state orders that Dr. Avijit Mitra, a Hamden psychiatrist, be barred from prescribing controlled substances for himself and his wife and that he be […]

Anton Fry, Connecticut Psychiatrist, investigated for providing “services” to patients over the telephone

NewsTimes Danbury psychiatrist settles Medicare fraud allegations By Dirk Perrefort July 28, 2016 DANBURY — A local psychiatrist and his practice, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Care, have agreed to pay federal officials more than $36,000 to settle allegations of Medicare fraud. According to a statement released from the U.S. Justice Department, Dr. Anton Fry and CPC […]

Hamilton Hicks, Yale Psychiatrist, Arrested for Crack Cocaine Possession

Hartford Courant Mauled Woman Dies, Dogs Scheduled To Be Put Down By Christine Dempsey June 28, 2016 NEW HAVEN — A 53-year-old woman who was mauled by two dogs last week has died, and the pets have been scheduled to be put to death, police said. No charges related to Jocelyn G. Winfrey’s death are […]

Psychiatrist Ashwini Sabnis must pay $400,000 settlement for fraudulently billing government

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist To Pay $400,000 Settlement In False Claims Lawsuit By Nicholas Rondinone July 12, 2016 HARTFORD — A couple will pay a $400,000 settlement following a lawsuit from the state’s attorney general in which it was alleged they submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program. According to the attorney general’s office, Dr. […]

Paul Fox, Sandy Hook School Shooter’s Psychiatrist, Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Another Patient

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist Who Treated Adam Lanza Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patient By David Moran April 22, 2016 BROOKFIELD – A former psychiatrist who treated Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza when he was a teenager was arrested this week and charged with sexual assault after police say he carried on a sexual relationship with a […]

Leela Panoor, Conn. Psychiatrist, must pay $404,798 to settle lawsuit over false Medicaid claims for payment

State of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen March 8, 2016 AG Jepsen: State Enters Settlement with Tolland Psychiatrist Resolving False Claims Allegations A Tolland psychiatrist will pay $404,798 to settle a civil False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that she submitted false claims for payments to Connecticut’s Medicaid program. The resolution stems from a lawsuit and […]

Ljudmil Kljusev, Conn. Psychiatrist, Stays in Jail, Judge says he’s a Flight Risk – Kljusev Planned to run for Prime Minister of Macedonia – was Arrested earlier this month for Money Laundering and Distribution of Narcotics

New Haven Register Milford-based psychiatrist charged in federal narcotics case found to be a flight risk By Anna Bisaro November 17, 2015 NEW HAVEN – A Milford-based psychiatrist charged in a narcotics case will remain in federal detention after U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Merriam Tuesday found him to be a significant flight risk. Ljudmil Kljusev, […]

Ljudmil Kljusiv, Conn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – Money Laundering and Distribution of Narcotics

New Haven Register Milford psychiatrist charged with illegal distribution of drugs, money laundering By Register Staff November 12, 2015 NEW HAVEN A Milford psychiatrist and an employee of his office were charged Thursday by federal authorities with distribution of narcotics and money laundering, according to the U.S. attorney. Ljudmil Kljusiv, 51, was arrested in Fairfield […]

Avijit Mitra, psychiatrist at Connecticut Valley Psych Hospital, improperly prescribed drugs to himself, his wife and others

New Haven Register Hamden psychiatrist must hire monitor; Stamford psychiatrist fined By Kate Farrish May 19, 2015 The state Medical Examining Board placed the medical license of a Hamden psychiatrist on probation for a year Tuesday and ordered him to hire a psychiatrist to supervise his practice. The psychiatrist, Dr. Avijit Mitra, who has an […]

Anna Binder, Conn. Psychiatrist, disciplined for using hospital letterhead to create fake medical reports

Binder is also licensed in the State of Florida. These two addresses are listed for her: Psychiatrist Anna Binder, Connecticut Discipline Records Hartford Courant Two Psychiatrists Disciplined By Medical Examining Board By Kate Farrish HARTFORD — —BEGIN EXCERPT In the first case, Dr. Anna Binder must also complete course work in professional ethics and patients’ […]

Psychiatrist Paul Fox who Treated Adam Lanza Years Ago Gave up his license last year over Sexual Misconduct with a Patient

The Hartford Courant Lanza’s Psychiatrist Later Surrendered License After “Sexual Relationship” With Patient By JOSH KOVNER December 30, 2013 A psychiatrist who treated Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza as a teenager surrendered his medical license several years later because of a “consensual sexual relationship” with a female patient, state health records indicate. Facing allegations of […]

Patient Sues Connecticut Psychiatrist Ljudmil Kljusev: “things were getting stranger and stranger”

Connecticut Post Woman sues Milford psychiatrist By Daniel Tepfer October 11, 2013 BRIDGEPORT — Things went well during a female patient’s initial sessions with a Milford psychiatrist and she found him to be a great doctor. But “things were getting stranger and stranger,” she claims in a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court against Dr. […]

Skirt Chaser Psychiatrist Ljudmil Kljusev Reprimanded – Connecticut

Hartford Courant Medical Board Fines Milford Psychiatrist, Suspends Watertown Doctor’s License For 20 Years By KATE FARRISH September 17, 2013 The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday fined a Milford psychiatrist $15,000 for sending personal texts to a patient and suspended a Watertown doctor’s medical license for 20 years for violating her probation. In addition […]

High Use Of Antipsychotics In Nursing Homes

Connecticut Health Investigative Team [C-HIT] By: LISA CHEDEKEL | January 30, 2013 The Westside Care Center in Manchester is ranked among the best nursing homes in Connecticut, receiving a ‘five-star’ rating for overall quality under a federal rating system. At the same time, Westside has the state’s highest percentage of residents who receive antipsychotic drugs, even though they […]

Psych License Revoked – Sex with Patient – Blames Brain Injury New London, CT State fines East Lyme doctor for lapses in care By Kate Farrish, Conn. Health I-Team Writer 12/20/2012 Excerpt: In other business Tuesday, the board revoked the Connecticut medical license of Dr. Michael Anthony of Shrewsbury, Mass., a psychiatrist who also had an office in Putnam, CT. It took the action based […]

Psychiatrist charged with sexual assault West Hartford Doctor Accused of Online Dating Sex Assault Dec 6, 2012 The doctor allegedly met the victim in person for the first time Wednesday after communicating through the dating website, Police have arrested a West Hartford psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through an online dating site. According to […]

Peter Benet, Psychiatrist, “sacrificed his patients for money and power”

Hartford Courant EARLIER WARNING IGNORED; CRITICIZED IN 2002, PSYCHIATRIST NOW FACES 2 OTHER COMPLAINTS By Hilary Waldman August 11, 2008 On Feb. 14, 2002, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal asked Connecticut health regulators to yank Dr. Peter Benet’s license to practice medicine, calling the psychiatrist a “physician who sacrificed his patients for money and power.” But […]