Robert Dragert, New Jersey Psychiatrist, suspended, fined $30K – “overprescribed opioid medications with reckless abandon”

The Trentonian Princeton doctor overprescribes opioids, must pay $30K fine and serve 2-year suspension By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman October 18, 2018 TRENTON — Dr. Robert J. Dragert had the hallmarks of a great career: Elite certifications, upward mobility and no shortage of patients. But the good doctor turned bad, overprescribing opioid medications with reckless abandon and […]

Robert Jarmon, New Jersey Psychiatrist, license suspended – patient said the two had sex during office visits

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) N.J. lifts medical license of therapist Psychiatrist’s patient alleges trysts in office By Carol Ann Campbell February 21, 2002 State officials have suspended the medical license of a Spring Lake psychiatrist after a patient said the two had sex during office visits. State documents say Robert G. Jarmon, known for […]

Lyda Monte, New Jersey Psychiatrist, pleads guilty to Fraud – faces up to five years in prison, and a possible $250,000 fine

Courier Post Camden psychiatrist pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case By Kim Mulford May 14, 2018 CAMDEN – A psychiatrist for Nueva Vida Behavioral Health Center admitted Monday that she signed fake treatment plans meant to mislead New Jersey Medicaid inspectors, announced U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Dr. Lyda Monte, 78, of Bellmawr, pleaded guilty before […]

Russell Ferstandig, New Jersey Psychiatrist – patient claims Ferstandig sent him out to buy cocaine

The New York Times RICHARDSON ACCUSES DOCTOR May 7, 1987 Michael Ray Richardson, the talented but troubled playmaker who was suspended from the National Basketball Association because of repeated cocaine use, charged yesterday that a New Jersey psychiatrist treating him for addiction last year once sent him out to buy cocaine. ”He sent me to […]

Dinesh Patel, New Jersey Psychiatrist, kept patient on lithium for more than a decade resulting in kidney failure

CNN Drugmaker paid doctors with problem records to promote its pill By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates December 4, 2017 — Excerpt New Jersey psychiatrist Dinesh Patel appeared to have an untarnished record until he came under investigation by the state in March last year, and was found to have inappropriately kept a […]

NJ Psych James Cowan, licensed since 1972, gets license revoked a week after he pleaded guilty to prescribing Adderall Ridgewood psychiatrist gets medical license taken by state medical board By Keldy Ortiz December 8, 2017 A Ridgewood psychiatrist who worked from a home office had his license revoked, a week after he pleaded guilty to prescribing Adderall, officials said Friday. Dr. James Cowan Jr.’s license to practice medicine was taken from him by […]

New Jersey Psychiatrist Joel Glass willfully fanned the flames of a deadly epidemic

Burlington County Times State officials: Evesham psychiatrist’s license revoked By Rose Krebs November 16, 2017 A Burlington County psychiatrist’s medical license has been permanently revoked after he prescribed massive doses of opioids, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday. Joel B. Glass, 74, who had a practice […]

Joel Glass, South Jersey Psychiatrist, license suspended over prescriptions S. Jersey psychiatrist’s license suspended over opioid prescriptions By Julie Shaw May 24, 2017 A South Jersey psychiatrist’s medical license has been temporarily suspended after authorities accused him of prescribing painkillers to two patients without first checking their prescription histories as required by state law, authorities announced Wednesday. Joel B. Glass, 74, who had […]

Theodore Jasper, NJ Psychiatrist – “World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist” – License Revoked

South Passaic Daily Voice Clifton’s ‘World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist’ Loses License For Sex With Patient By Jerry DeMarco CLIFTON, N.J. — A Clifton psychiatrist who had sex with a patient in his office and at her home — for which she gave him gifts that included a “World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist” pin — had his license revoked […]

NJ Psychiatrist Chowdhury Azam suspended for 5 years, overprescribed drugs Four Central Jersey doctors punished for overprescribing drugs By Mike Deak March 2, 2017 FRANKLIN (Somerset) – A township psychiatrist, who previously had his medical license suspended for inappropriately touching a female patient’s breast, and three other Central Jersey physicians were among 31 physicians sanctioned last year by the state for allegedly overprescribing painkillers […]

Thomas Newmark, Cherry Hill psychiatrist, Investigated for Prescribing Dangerous Drugs – Surrenders License

Courier Post South Jersey doc gives up license amid drug probe By Kim Mulford November 7, 2016 NEWARK – The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners has filed disciplinary actions against a South Jersey doctor for allegedly prescribing highly addictive narcotics to patients without a legitimate medical purpose, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and […]

James Cowan, NJ Psychiatrist, allowed wife to write psych drug prescriptions

The Record Ridgewood psychiatrist accused of allowing wife to see patients, write prescriptions By Lindy Washburn July 1, 2016 A 72-year-old Ridgewood psychiatrist who practiced from his home office allowed his wife, a clinical social worker, to see patients and write prescriptions he had signed in advance while he was too sick to work and […]

Saquib B. Sayed, NJ Psychiatrist, Suspended, licensing board labeled him “chronic alcoholic” who had been arrested six times after drinking Psychiatrist’s license is suspended over recurring problems with alcohol By Kathleen O’Brien January 06, 2016 A psychiatrist whose disciplinary record shows a long battle with alcohol has once again agreed to an indefinite suspension of his medical license. In a consent order filed by the N.J. Board of Medical Examiners on Dec. 24, Saquib […]

Chowdhury Azam, NJ Psychiatrist, Suspended – Inappropriately touched Patient’s Boobs – says the patient’s claim and subsequent board actions “ruined my livelihood” and “destroyed” his life.

The Record Discipline is spotty for abusive doctors in N.J. By JEAN RIMBACH October 24, 2015 One doctor won his medical license back after he served time in prison for sexual crimes against female patients. He is a registered sex offender on lifetime parole supervision. Another physician accused of sexual impropriety is restricted from having […]

“World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist”, Theodore F. Jasper, Loses License After Sex With Patient

Wayne Patch ‘World’s Sexiest Psychiatrist’ Loses License After Sex In Passaic County Office With N.J. Patient By Tom Davis October 26, 2015 A New Jersey psychiatrist lost his license after having sex with a patient in his office and elsewhere, according to a state Attorney General’s Office release. The complaint alleges that Theodore F. Jasper […]

Claudio Dicovsky, NJ Psychiatrist, “Sentenced” to lame “house arrest” for accepting $200,000 in Bribes

Bergen Dispatch Fort Lee Psychiatrist Sentenced to One Year of House Arrest and Three Years’ Probation By Staff January 05, 2015 Claudio Dicovsky, 52, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, a doctor with a practice in Paterson, New Jersey, was sentenced today to three years’ probation, which includes one year of house arrest with electronic monitoring, […]

Debra Koss, NJ Psychiatrist vs. NJ Psychologists – A Fight to Drug More People N.J. psychiatrists launch website to defeat bill giving psychologists Rx rights By Susan K. Livio December 05, 2014 TRENTON — Psychiatrists in New Jersey have launched an online campaign they hope will torpedo “risky” legislation that gives psychologists the authority to write prescriptions. The New Jersey Psychiatric Association unveiled a new website,, that […]

Priscilla Ilem – 85 year-old Psychiatrist – Pleaded Guilty to Illegal Prescriptions

The Star-Ledger N.J. psychiatrist pleads guilty to illegal prescriptions By Jason Grant September 15, 2012 CAMDEN — An 85-year-old psychiatrist who recently practiced medicine from her home in Wayne admitted Friday to illegally selling prescriptions for a powerful pain medication as part of her practice, authorities said. Priscilla Ilem, who reportedly practiced psychiatry for 40 […]

New Jersey Psychiatrist Ranajit Mitra Suspended – Without Examing Patients He Negligently Wrote Prescriptions for Powerful Painkillers

The Star-Ledger Rahway psychiatrist’s license temporarily suspended over painkiller prescriptions By Tom Haydon October 15, 2013 RAHWAY — A Rahway psychiatrist has agreed to a temporary suspension of his medical license over claims he negligently wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers without examining patients, state officials said today. Dr. Ranajit Mitra has been temporarily prohibited from […]

Another Army Psychiatrist – This One In Prison for Attempted Murder

The Star-Ledger N.J. appeals panel upholds conviction in case that led to sweeping new eyewitness testimony standards By Christopher Baxter August 21, 2013 TRENTON — In a case that helped lead to sweeping new standards for eyewitness testimony in New Jersey, a state appeals panel has upheld the 2006 conviction of a former U.S. Army […]

New Jersey Psychiatrist Claudio Dikovsky Guilty of Accepting Bribes Paterson psychiatrist pleads guilty to accepting bribes for directing blood work to Parsippany lab July 17, 2013 BY JIM NORMAN A Paterson psychiatrist and two other New Jersey physicians pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for sending blood samples to a Parsippany-based diagnostic medical laboratory, U.S. […]

Police accuse psychiatrist Ashraf M. Amin of masturbating in front of girl Police accuse New York psychiatrist of masturbating in front of Dumont girl The Record A New York psychiatrist has been charged with sexual assault, accused of masturbating in front of an underage female in Dumont in May, authorities said. Authorities arrested Ashraf M. Amin, 42, of East Elmhurst, N.Y., on Thursday after learning he […]

Psychiatrist (Chowdhury Azam) accused of fondling female patient

The Star-Ledger Psychiatrist accused of fondling female patient by Jim O\’Neill A psychiatrist has been arrested on a charge of fondling a female patient during a counseling session in his office in Edison last week, Middlesex County authorities said today. Chowdhury Azam, 54, of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, was charged with a […]

Ira Morganstern, psychiatrist, faces 20 years if convicted on drug charges

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Doctor indicted on drug charges 2 allegedly dumped marijuana on tracks By Ralph R. Ortega March 13, 2008 A psychiatrist and another man, both accused of dumping marijuana along railroad tracks in Hunterdon County, are facing 20 years in state prison if convicted on drug charges filed against them in […]

Psychiatrist Joseph Traverso arrested – sexual assault of a patient

The Record (Bergen County, NJ) By Raghuram Vadarevu Doctor accused of sex assault A Paramus psychiatrist has been accused of coercing a patient to commit a sex act during therapy sessions at his former office in Fair Lawn in 2001. Dr. Joseph Traverso, 56, was arrested Tuesday night at his new Paramus office and charged […]