Mani Pavuluri, Illinois Psychiatrist, “clinical trial on lithium had gone off track”; “put vulnerable children at risk”

The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Illinois at Chicago Missed Warning Signs of Research Going Awry, Letters Show By Jodi S. Cohen March 20, 2019 For a year, the University of Illinois at Chicago has played down its shortcomings in overseeing the work of a prominent child psychiatrist who violated research protocols and put […]

Ajit Trikha, Illinois Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Defrauding Medicare $1.755 million

Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois) Belleville psychiatrist sentenced to more than two years for fraud By Beth Hundsdorfer April 3, 2008 A Belleville psychiatrist received a 30-month prison sentence today after he admitted to defrauding Medicare of $1.755 million. Ajit Trikha, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of health care fraud in June by overbilling Medicare and […]

Zabrin Inan, Chicago Psychiatrist, charged with felony child abduction

CBS Chicago Psychiatrist Charged With Abducting Kids March 3, 2011 CHICAGO (CBS) — A Gold Coast psychiatrist was arrested at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday, after she allegedly took her two children across state lines without the consent of their father. Dr. Zabrin Inan, 43, of the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive, was charged […]

William Kafin, Illinois Psychiatrist, accused of immoral conduct

Chicago Tribune State suspends license of suburban psychiatrist because of alleged relationship with patient By Alexandra Chachkevitch February 1, 2013 The license of a psychiatrist practicing in Glenview and Skokie has been suspended for at least three years because of an alleged sexual relationship with a 19-year-old female patient more than 10 years ago, according […]

William W. Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, “immediate danger to the public”, sex with patient, his license was previously revoked in Wisconsin – sex with patient

ROCKFORD (WREX) Rockford psychiatrist suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct By Audrey Moon January 27, 2015 A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to a notice of temporary suspension from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional […]

Riaz Baber, Illinois Psychiatrist – records of over 10,000 patients found in his unsecured basement – “It has their birthdate, their social security number, what’s wrong with them, what they’re being treated for, and what medication,”

NBC Chicago Thousands of Medical Records Left Unsecured–So Who’s Investigating? By Phil Rogers July 23, 2018 Federal medical privacy rules, known as “HIPAA laws”, are designed to keep your medical information confidential. They can be aggravating, stopping you from getting even basic information about a sick relative, or earning a good scolding if you don’t […]

Chicago Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein Gets Prison Time for Kickbacks from Drug Firm

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist gets 9 months for accepting kickbacks from drug firm March 11, 2016 A Chicago psychiatrist was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday for taking nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for prescribing a certain drug to patients. Dr. Michael J. Reinstein, 72, of Skokie, pleaded guilty last year to […]

University of Illinois at Chicago ordered to repay $3.1 million by National Institute of Mental Health over psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri’s misconduct in drugging kids with lithium

Propublica The $3 Million Research Breakdown How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk. by Jodi S. Cohen April 26. 2018 For nearly two decades, the University of Illinois at Chicago has touted child psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri as one of its stars: She founded a […]

Brian Barash, Kansas Psychiatrist – sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois

Kansas City Star HEALTH CARE Doc was sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois. He’s in ‘good standing’ in Missouri By Andy Marso March 25, 2018 Excerpt: In the case of Gladstone psychiatrist Brian Barash, The Star found that his Kansas license page has no information at all about a public reprimand he got from […]

Mani Batchu, Illinois Psychiatrist – got prison time for child rape – “sophisticated predator took advantage of girl’s age and learning disability”

The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) November 19, 2011 Saturday Sex with minor brings 30 years By Stephanie Barry SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge on Friday sentenced an adolescent psychiatrist from Chicago to 30 years in prison for luring teen girls into sexual relationships over the Internet. His victims included a 15-year-old from South Hadley – who […]

Jules Masserman, former President of the American Psychiatric Association – sued by six women for sexual misconduct

Chicago Tribune Trust betrayed Sex abuse by therapists prompts ethical debate By David McCracken September 27, 1992 The American Psychiatric Association’s Ethics Committee held its annual confidential meetings this month in Washington as a former patient renewed her accusations of rape and drug abuse against a past president of the group. Last year the APA’s […]

Dale Giolas, Illinois psychiatrist, sued by patient for improper sexual activity

Business Insurance Insurer must cover defense of psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct By Judy Greenwald November 9, 2017 A federal court has ruled a medical malpractice insurer has a duty to defend a psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual activity with a patient, while also holding he is entitled to obtain independent counsel in the underlying […]

Blaise Wolfrum, Illinois Psychiatrist, “danger to the public”, “violated boundaries with a young patient”

WGN9 Suburban psychiatrist’s license suspended after claims of inappropriate contact with patient October 18, 2017 By Meghan Dwyer SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A Schaumburg psychiatrist has had his medical license suspended after state regulators said he had inappropriate contact with a young patient and was not following the rules for prescribing controlled substances. The state said […]

Psychiatrist Marek Walczyk of Chicago Fined $100,000 – Immigration Fraud

LAW360 Doc Giving Citizenship Test Waiver Gets Probation, $100K Fine By Jessica Corso May 22, 2017 A Chicago psychiatrist was sentenced to three years probation and a $100,000 fine Monday by a judge who questioned why it took the federal government so long to indict him for trying to procure a U.S. citizenship test waiver […]

Abdi Tinwalla, Illinois psychiatrist, prescribed antipsychotic to inmate who unknowingly took it – Judge says this is medical battery

LAW360 7th Circ. Nixes Ill. Prison Doc’s Medical Battery Claims Win By Hannah Meisel May 1, 2017 EXCERPT: The Seventh Circuit on Friday nixed a quick win to a psychiatrist in an Illinois detention facility accused of allegedly causing an inmate to take the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for more than a month without the man’s […]

Psychiatrists in California, Florida and Illinois diagnosed immigrants with fake mental disorders

CHICAGO SUN TIMES February 24, 2017 Doctors gave fake medical opinions to help win citizenship Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show. An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone […]

Josip Pasic, Chicago Psychiatrist – License Suspended – Overprescribed Drugs and Sexually Molested Patients

abc7chicago.com REGULATORS: DOCTOR MOLESTED PATIENTS, OVERPRESCRIBED DRUGS December 15, 2016 CHICAGO — Regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a Chicago psychiatrist accused of overprescribing narcotics and sexually molesting mentally ill patients. Dr. Josip Pasic engaged in sexual conduct with mentally ill patients to whom he also prescribed opioid painkillers and other drugs, according to […]

Conrad Melton Swartz, TOP Shock Treatment Psychiatrist, Threatens PsychSearch

Conrad Swartz is one of two psychiatrists who are corporate officers of Somatics, LLC – “the leading manufacturer” of electroconvulsive machines worldwide. He ordered us to “Cease and Desist”. Start from the bottom. 🙂 Best Regards, Ken Kramer PsychSearch.net Make this psychiatrist complaint form well-known: http://www.psychsearch.net/complaints/ “It is a simple and deadly formula. Less steps […]

Georgia Davis, Illinois Psychiatrist, Disciplined for excessive prescribing, Florida now taking action

By Joel Voss April 6, 2016 On April 18, 2014 the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation disciplined psychiatrist Georgia Ann Davis for prescribing excessive amounts of controlled substances to a patient of her practice. She was placed on indefinite probation and as of today is still on probation. She was fined $10,000.00 as […]

Conrad Swartz, Psychiatrist and Owner of Shock Treatment Machine Manufacturer, Somatics, LLC

Conrad Swartz is one of two psychiatrists who are corporate officers of Somatics, LLC – “the leading manufacturer” of electroconvulsive machines worldwide. His company recently moved to Venice, Florida, one hour south of Clearwater. But he resides in Vancouver, Washington and also works at the Lutheran Community Services, 3600 Main Street, Suite 200, Vancouver, WA […]

Duttala Reddy, Illinois psychiatrist, license suspended two years, engaged in “boundary violations” with a patient

State Journal-Register By Dean Olsen December 3, 2015 Dr. Duttala Obula Reddy, a psychiatrist from Chatham, was suspended from the practice of medicine for at least two years, retroactive to Dec. 30, for engaging in a “boundary violation” with a patient of his practice. The suspension was connected with Reddy’s temporary suspension in January while […]

Marek Walczyk, Chicago Psychiatrist, Busted by Feds in Illegal Immigration Scheme

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 3, 2015 Psychiatrist and Counselor Indicted for Falsifying Medical Reports to Help Applicants for U.S. Citizenship Bypass Testing Requirements CHICAGO — A psychiatrist and counselor in a Chicago medical practice were arrested today on charges they falsely diagnosed individuals as […]

Anil K. Ramachandran, Illinois Psychiatrist, Was disciplined for Sexual Misconduct with a Patient, Now disciplined for “breaching boundaries with a psychiatric patient”

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Anil Ramachandran, Libertyville – physician and surgeon license (036-124150) and controlled substance license (336-085923) indefinitely suspended for breaching boundaries with a psychiatric patient of his practice. Previous Discipline Anil K. Ramachandran

Muhammad Choudhry, psychiatrist, routinely billed for 20 hours per day, Ohio permanently revoked his license. Now Illinois is investigating him for providing group therapy sessions to more than 100 Medicaid patients every other day in 2010 and 2011

Reuters Banned from Medicare, still billing Medicaid By M.B. Pell and Kristina Cooke April 29, 2015 NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – A doctor who took kickbacks from a Pennsylvania hospice involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. An Ohio psychiatrist who billed for treating no-show patients. A Georgia optometrist who claimed he conducted 177 eye exams in one […]

Orest Wasyliw, NY Psychiatrist – Judge Throws out his “circular and redundant” report for a 2nd time – Prosecutor calls his conclusions “speculative”

mySuburbanLife.com Psychatrist’s report not allowed in Crest Hill murder trial Second judge rejects PTSD claim By Brian Stanley March 4, 2015 JOLIET – A judge has banned a psychiatrist’s report for a second time in the trial of a Crest Hill man accused of stomping his wife to death. Judge Dave Carlson decided Wednesday the […]

Psych Michael Reinstein Going to Prison – Must Pay $3.79 million – Took Pharma kickbacks for anti-psychotic drugs

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist pleads guilty to taking kickbacks for anti-psychotics February 13, 2015 By Luke Wilusz A now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients. In addition to the guilty plea, 71-year-old Michael […]

Illinois Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein will plead guilty – Took kickbacks from Psych Drug Maker

ProPublica Huge Prescriber of Risky Antipsychotic Drug to Plead Guilty to Taking Kickbacks by Charles Ornstein February 6, 2015 Dr. Michael Reinstein has been the subject of two ProPublica investigations. For years, even while under federal investigation, he prescribed more of the drug clozapine than any other doctor in the United States. A former Chicago […]

Duttala Reddy, Illinois Psychiatrist, had Sexual Misconduct with Suicidal Patient; Another Psychiatrist, Kripakaran Puvalai engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with same patient at same clinic

State Journal Register Springfield psychiatrist suspended for ‘sexually inappropriate’ conduct By Dean Olsen January 1, 2015 A Springfield psychiatrist who took over the care of a female patient victimized by “sexually inappropriate” conduct at the hands of another psychiatrist in the same clinic was disciplined by the state this week for sexual misconduct with the […]

Michael Reinstein – Illinois Psychiatrist Suspended – Illegal Payments from Psych Drug Maker

ProPublica Illinois Suspends Medical License of Leading Prescriber of Antipsychotic Drugs by Charles Ornstein August 11, 2014 Illinois medical regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of psychiatrist Michael Reinstein, who prescribed more of the most powerful and riskiest antipsychotic drug clozapine than any other doctor in the country. The decision by Illinois’ Department of […]

Anil Ramachandran – Psychiatrist – License Suspended – Under Investigation for Sex with Patient – DNA Evidence

Chicago Sun-Times July 4, 2014 Sex assault allegations prompt suspension of doctor’s license; State’s attorney’s office, Waukegan police review the case for criminal charges By Ruth Fuller Prosecutors said they have not yet decided whether they will criminally charge a Libertyville psychiatrist who has been sued civilly for two alleged cases of sexual assault, one […]