Florida Psychiatrist Patricia Hough Gets Prison Time For Tax Evasion – Must Repay $15 Million

The Ledger Psychiatrist Gets 2-Year Sentence for Tax Evasion By SHELBY WEBB May 11, 2014 FORT MYERS | An Englewood doctor convicted last fall of filing false tax returns and conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service was sentenced Friday to two years in federal prison and three years of supervised release. Dr. Patricia Hough, […]

Florida Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, A national symbol of reckless overprescribing – Fined, Reprimanded, Must Be Evaluated for Mental Fitness

Health News Florida Board Fines ‘Flagrant Over-Prescriber’ By Carol Gentry October 4, 2013 Four years after becoming a national symbol of reckless overprescribing, a Miami psychiatrist received a reprimand and $15,000 fine from the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday. The board, meeting in Orlando, accepted the agreement between Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil and the Department […]

America’s Top Psych Prescriber under Investigation – Fernando Mendez-Villamil

Philadelphia Inquirer Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk By Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleu Sunday, May 12, 2013 This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by […]

Alan Gumer, Tamarac Psychiatrist, pleaded guilty for more than $19 million of false claims

Miami Herald MEDICARE FRAUD Two South Florida doctors, 3 others convicted on Medicare fraud charges A Miami federal jury convicted five people of Medicare-related fraud in a case involving the nation’s biggest mental-health racket. By Jay Weaver Two South Florida doctors stared in disbelief — then teared up as they turned to relatives for comfort […]

Alberto Ayala, Coral Gables Psychiatrist, convicted on Medicare fraud charges

Miami Herald MEDICARE FRAUD Two South Florida doctors, 3 others convicted on Medicare fraud charges A Miami federal jury convicted five people of Medicare-related fraud in a case involving the nation’s biggest mental-health racket. By Jay Weaver Two South Florida doctors stared in disbelief — then teared up as they turned to relatives for comfort […]

Crackhead Psychiatrist (and University of Florida Psychiatry Professor) Has Long History of Drug Abuse – Now in Hot Water over His Drug Prescribing in Patient’s Death

PsychSearch.net Florida Psychiatrist Harold Edward Smith – A Chronology By Joel Voss, CCHR Tampa November 16, 2013 Below is a record of events on psychiatrist Harold Edward Smith in the order in which they occurred going back over 25 years. All the data below was obtained from documents from the various state medical boards in […]

Feds Nab Miami Psychiatrist Barry Kaplowitz – Medicare Fraud – Judge declares: “It’s outrageous”

Miami Herald Federal agents round up South Florida doctor and others in Medicare fraud takedown By Jay Weaver May 12, 2014 When about 20 newly arrested Medicare fraud suspects appeared in Miami federal court on Monday, one stood out: Dr. Barry Kaplowitz. The Aventura psychiatrist served as the medical director of an outpatient mental health […]

John Reading

Tampa Tribune By LENNY SAVINO TAMPA – The line of women accusing former University of South Florida chief psychiatrist Anthony John Reading of groping them during therapy sessions is getting longer. Last week, a fourth patient reported that at her final session in December 2003, Reading fondled her and forced her to kiss him. In […]

Beltran Pages – Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The Miami Herald FATHER DEFENDS PSYCHIATRIST AGAINST SEDUCTION CHARGES By MIKE BOEHM December 10, 1982 A Boca Raton psychiatrist accused of seducing a patient is being made the scapegoat for her failed marriage, his father, a Miami attorney, said Thursday. Attorneys for Patrick Harrington and his ex-wife, Lynn, say Dr. Beltran J. Pages destroyed the […]

James Schaller, Florida Psychiatrist, Nationally known, pleads in gun threat case

Naples News Nationally known child psychiatrist pleads in gun threat case By Aisling Swift September 21, 2011 A nationally known Naples child psychiatrist who pointed a gun at his teenage son’s friend, then allegedly threatened his 15-year-old son, pleaded today to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to probation. Dr. James L. […]

Ronald Knaus, Largo Psychiatrist – arrested for possession of marijuana

Psych News Psychiatrist Arrested in Clearwater for Possession of Marijuana By Joel Voss Sep 20, 2011 Largo, Florida psychiatrist Ronald Knaus was arrested on July 2, 2010 in nearby Clearwater for possession of marijuana. The police initially approached him due to a handgun in his waistband, per the police report. He pleaded no-contest in open […]

Psychiatrist George Kubski defense: “MY BRAIN WAS SHRINKING”

Palm Beach Post PSYCHIATRIST GETS YEAR FOR PATIENT’S PILL DEATH By John Pacenti and Antigone Barton February 1, 2003 He killed one of his patients by prescribing more than 20,000 pills in three months. On Friday, facing 15 years in prison, Dr. George Kubski could offer no explanation. But fellow physicians testified they had solved […]

Psychiatrist Kimberly Frank, Mequon, “pleaded insanity, and the court agreed”

Fox6Now ‘It was just dropped, like it never happened:’ Child psychiatrist still practicing after psychotic episode September 12, 2018 By Bryan Polcyn and Stephen Davis MEQUON — A Wisconsin psychiatrist pleaded insanity, and the court agreed, so how is she still practicing? Her doctors blame a rare medical condition for a “one-time” incident that frightened […]

Psych Riyaz Mazcuri, (Texas & Florida), healthcare fraud, sentenced to more than 12 years, ordered to pay $20.6 million in restitution

Healthleadersmedia.com HOUSTON PSYCHIATRIST GETS 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR $155M MEDICARE FRAUD By John Commins September 5, 2018 A Texas psychiatrist was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison this week for his role in a $155 million Medicare fraud scheme that ensnared top executives and clinicians at Houston’s Riverside General Hospital, the Department […]

Edward Rossario, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Sex with Patient

Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel PSYCHIATRIST SENTENCED FOR SEX WITH PATIENT April 2, 1978 ORLANDO — A Daytona Beach psychiatrist who admitted having sexual affair with a patient was placed on three years probation yesterday by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners, which rejected a recommendation of harsher punishment. Just before board members cast […]