Geezer Minnesota Psychiatrist Faruk Abuzzahab accused of overprescribing, resigns

minnesota.cbslocal.com Twin Cities Doctor Resigns Medical License After Accusations Of Over-Prescription July 28, 2017 By Liz Collin MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities psychiatrist, under the microscope following a WCCO Investigation, gave up his license to practice medicine. Dr. Faruk Abuzzahab, 85, had been in trouble before for writing excessive amounts of prescriptions to patients, […]

Faruk Abuzzahab, 85-year-old Minnesota Psychiatrist, “surrounded by controversy and complaints for decades”

Minneapolis WCCO Investigation Into Man’s Death Reveals Depth Of Minnesota’s Prescription Drug Problem By Liz Collin May 30, 2017  A Twin Cities family wants answers after they believe a psychiatrist went too far in prescribing medications to their son and brother. Mike Arens died 18 months ago. WCCO found the doctor writing his prescriptions has been […]

Stephen Olson & Charles Schulz, Minnesota Psychiatrists – Reprimanded after dead patient’s private records posted online

City Pages U of M psychiatrists reprimanded after dead patient’s private records posted online May 26, 2016 By Susan Du In February of last year, U psychiatrists Stephen Olson and Charles Schulz approved the posting of a dead patient’s private health information to a public University website. The patient, Dan Markingson, was the subject of […]

Levi Chen-Wah Leong, Minnesota Psychiatrist, going to prison, court denies his appeal, had sex with depressed 23-year-old patient

Post Review Appeals court affirms conviction of psychiatrist in sex crime case By Derrick Knutson May 21, 2015 at 8:01 am The Minnesota Court of Appeals last week handed down a decision affirming the conviction of a psychiatrist who in 2011 engaged in sexual intercourse with an adult female patient in Chisago County. Levi Chen-Wah […]

Stephen Olson, Minnesota psychiatrist, Violated Patient Safety Procedures during drug trials

Minnesota Public Radio News Review finds U of M psychiatry researcher violated patient safety procedures By Alex Friedrich May 15, 2015 An outside review commissioned by the University of Minnesota has found a university psychiatry researcher made three safety procedure violations during a 2007 study — two of them serious. The report by FTI Consulting, […]

Sellmann Charles Schulz, Univ. of Minnesota Psychiatry Department Chairman, Steps Down over controversial drug trials research on human subjects

Star Tribune U of Minnesota psychiatry chief steps down after concerns about research protocols By Jeremy Olson April 9, 2015 The University of Minnesota is replacing its Psychiatry Department chairman following an external review that identified subpar safety protocols in research involving human subjects and a legislative audit that chastised the department for its recruitment […]

Judith Kashtan, Minnesota Psychiatrist, Fails to Keep Adequate Patient Records, Gets Reprimanded

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Press Releases of Board Actions, March 14, 2015 March 19, 2015 Judith F. Kashtan, M.D. #28734 825 Nicollet Avenue, #1246 Minneapolis, MN 55402-2702 Year of Birth: 1951 Date of Action: March 14, 2015 Nature of Misconduct: Improper management of medical records. Action Taken: Dr. Kasthtan’s license is conditioned as follows: […]

Minnesota Psychiatrist James Jarmuskewicz Caught Peeping Under Stalls of Men’s Restroom in Louisiana

WDAY6 Child psychiatrist from Bemidji arrested for peeping in Baton Rouge bathroom By WDAY TV May 01, 2014 BATON ROUGE, LA — LSU Police arrested a Minnesota man on suspicion of peeping under stalls of a men’s restroom on campus. LSUPD arrested James Jarmuskewicz, 56, of Wilton, Monday on peeping tom charges. Captain Cory Lalonde […]

Psychiatrist Threatens Patient: “You should be afraid of me. I am the one who is going to shock your brain with electricity”

Star Tribune State psychiatrist scolded on shock threat at Minnesota Security Hospital By PAUL MCENROE January 21, 2014 Ruling of maltreatment by Security Hospital psychiatrist is about-face. A state psychiatrist committed emotional maltreatment when he threatened a mentally ill patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital with electroshock therapy, a top state official has determined. The […]

Minnesota Psychiatrist Ali Ebrahimi Reprimanded for unethical and unprofessional conduct

Southwest Minneapolis Patch Medical Board Disciplines Three Minneapolis Providers By James Warden November 21, 2013 Excerpt: Ali Ebrahimi, a psychiatrist who practices with Associated Clinic of Psychology in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis, offers psychiatric evaluations and medication management, according to his biography. The board received a complaint in July 2011 that Ebrahimi inappropriately prescribed drugs […]

Judge Suspicious of Psych’s Records

Star Tribune Records infraction was not first for doctor fired from state mental hospital By PAUL MCENROE April 13, 2013 A psychiatrist who was fired this year for failing to properly document patient care at the Minnesota Security Hospital had been forced to resign in 2005 for exactly the same violation — yet was later […]

Dr. Dexter Whittemore allegedly made sex advances

Star Tribune State medical board reprimands 2 doctors Dr. Dexter Whittemore allegedly made sex advances; Dr. Leonard Warren cited for excessive narcotics prescriptions. November 19, 2009 A Golden Valley psychiatrist has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for allegedly making sexual advances toward a patient. Dr. Dexter Whittemore, 68, acknowledged that he […]

Thomas Folsom, Psychiatrist, Going to Prison for Sex with Patient

St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota) New Brighton / Therapist gets reduced sentence for sex with patient By David Hanners September 11, 2008 A once-prominent Twin Cities psychiatrist was sentenced to three years and five months in prison Thursday for having sex with a female patient he treated for seven years. In a hearing as sedate […]

Ex-psychiatrist Edwin Lee Johnson sentenced for sex

The Bismarck Tribune FERGUS FALL, Minn. (AP) – A former psychiatrist from Pelican Rapids has been sentenced to one year in the Otter Tail County jail for having sex with a woman he was counseling. Edwin Lee Johnson, 55, was convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Authorities said Johnson had sexual contact with the patient […]

Psychiatrist Richard George Lunzer sentenced in sex abuse case

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) By Jim Adams A St. Paul psychiatrist pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually molesting a high school boy he was treating for depression in 1990. Richard George Lunzer, 68, pleaded in Dakota County District Court to one of the three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with which he was charged a […]