Orange County, Florida jail psychiatrist Arturo Hernandez-Pena fired after arrest on fraud charges

Sun Sentinel Records show Arturo Hernandez-Pena, 52, was fired last week By Jeff Weiner December 9, 2010 A psychiatrist who used to see inmates at the Orange County jail was fired after his arrest last week on insurance-fraud charges, records show. Arturo Hernandez-Pena, 52, was arrested while working at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 1. Records […]

Mohamed Saleh, Jacksonville, Florida’s “Most Bizarre Shrink”

Folio Weekly Strange Days By Susan Cooper Eastman June 21-27, 2011 Jacksonville’s eccentric “Dr. Detox” has a run-in with regulators over abandoned medical records and equipment The last time Folio Weekly wrote about Jacksonville psychiatrist Dr. Mohamed Saleh (“Searching for Dr. Detox,” May 10), we noted he was both the city’s “most high-profile” and “most […]

Huberto Merayo, #2 on Florida’s Top Psych Drug Prescriber List, Now sits in a Federal Penitentiary and Agrees to Never Apply for a License in Florida Again

PsychSearch.net PsychSearch Bags Another Psychiatrist By Ken Kramer November 24, 2015 You probably by now are getting tired of us preaching “Documents – Where’s the ?#@*&%! documents? If you don’t have the documents – you don’t have squat!” So, more on documents! PsychSearch discovered documents that identified the top prescribers of psychiatric drugs in the […]

Ramaro Makkena, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested on prostitution charges

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) Kissimmee fraud, sex stings lead to arrests By Henry Pierson Curtis June 14, 2011 +++ Excerpt: A local psychiatrist was arrested along with more than a dozen others in an Internet sex sting run by Kissimmee police last week, records show. Dr. Ramaro Makkena, who has a child-and-adolescent practice on West Vine […]

Luis Byrne, Florida Psychiatrist, duped by addicts into giving them drugs – gets one year of probation, during which he may not prescribe any narcotic drugs and a $ 1,000 fine

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) April 4, 1987 Three doctors get reprimands from state By Carol Gentry +++ Excerpt The Tampa psychiatrists who received reprimands were Drs. Cesar L. Ruiz and Luis O. Byrne. Ruiz was accused of submitting bills to Medicaid for patient visits he didn’t make. After Medicaid caught the discrepancy, Ruiz was sent […]

Herman Zeidman, Florida, 50 years as a psychiatrist, busted for “hypnotizing” an undercover cop and fondling her breasts

The Miami Herald POLICE SAY PSYCHIATRIST FONDLED UNDERCOVER COP By Donna Leinwand Herald Staff Writer June 5, 1993 A 77-year-old psychiatrist who allegedly hypnotized his female patients so he could fondle their breasts was arrested Friday by an undercover police officer who pretended to fall under his spell. Pompano Beach police charged Dr. Herman Zeidman […]

Emanuel Falcone, Florida State Prison’s former psychiatrist loses his license – sex with patient

Florida Times Union Supporters defend his work at Raiford, but a state board cites improprieties in New York. By Jeremy Cox December 5, 2009 ORLANDO – A Florida State Prison psychiatrist who resigned this week amid revelations of a sexual relationship with a former patient can no longer practice medicine in Florida, a state panel […]

Evan Zimmer, Florida psychiatrist, indicted as part of a suspected brothel

Miami Herald Miami Beach psychiatrist linked to prostitution bust; A Miami Beach doctor is facing racketeering charges after he was linked to a prostitution ring run out of a West Miami-Dade house. By David Ovalle December 10, 2008 A Miami Beach psychiatrist has been indicted as part of a suspected brothel discovered earlier this year […]

Florida Psychiatrist Patricia Lynn Hough being pursued by U.S. Government for $11 million in income tax fraud

Tampa Bay Business Journal March 28, 2018 Wednesday Government pursuing Sarasota psychiatrist for nearly $11 million in income tax fraud By Frances McMorris The United States government is looking to collect more than $10.8 million from a Sarasota psychiatrist stemming from her conviction for concealing the income she made from the sale of two medical […]

Nestor Garcia, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced to Prison – Billed federal government for “services” he had not provided

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) Doctor sentenced for government fraud April 8, 1998 A Miami Shores psychiatrist has been sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to repay Medicare and Medicaid $ 1.7-million in phony claims, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa said. Nestor A. Garcia, 43, had provided recreational activities at adult care […]

Ronald Malave, Florida psychiatrist – license revoked – sex with patient

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) STATE REVOKES PSYCHIATRIST’S MEDICAL LICENSE October 6, 2002 The Lake Mary psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient suffering from multiple-personality disorder lost his medical license on Saturday. The Florida Board of Medicine permanently revoked Dr. Ronald Malave’s license at a meeting in Miami. Malave, whose patient said he was having […]

electroshock

  PsychSearch.net Shock Treatment in your Neighborhood By Colin Taufer December 2017 You might think the barbaric psychiatric “treatment” of applying electricity to the temples and passing it through the brain to produce grand mal seizures is obsolete. You might think that a “treatment” that causes brain damage in patients would not be tolerated by […]

Gregg Friedman, Florida psychiatrist, was charged with felony grand theft

CNN Drugmaker paid doctors with problem records to promote its pill By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates December 4, 2017 … Begin Excerpt State prosecutors accused Florida psychiatrist Gregg Friedman of billing the Medicaid program more than $1 million, for example, saying that much of the money was for patient visits that never […]

Ely Pelta, “Sugar Daddy” Miami Psychiatrist, history of sexual misconduct

Miami Herald Doctor’s license suspended after he texted female patient ‘You need a sugar daddy’ By Daniel Chang September 29, 2017 The text messages from the psychiatrist to his new patient began with offers to help her find another job, after she had come to him for help with work-related anxiety and depression. The patient […]

Sibyl Simon, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested in hit-and-run crash; Trooper found her car spray painted

WPTV Dr. Sibyl Simon: Coral Springs psychiatrist arrested for hit-and-run crash on Turnpike Troopers found her damaged car spray-painted By Jennifer Tintner August 2, 2017 FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Coral Springs psychiatrist turned herself into Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Fort Pierce for fleeing from a crash on Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County, […]