Virginia Psychiatrist Alberto Cervantes Sentenced to Prison – Insurance Fraud

WJHL Southwest Virginia psychiatrist sentenced to prison for healthcare, wire fraud By Olivia Carey January 9, 2019 ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) – Psychiatrist Alberto Cervantes was sentenced to 7 months in prison on Wednesday. Cervantes pleaded guilty to defrauding Virginia Medicaid and United Healthcare by billing insurance programs while carrying out a sexual relationship with one […]

Robert Sack, Maryland Psychiatrist, surrendered license – “romantic relationship” with a former patient

USA TODAY NETWORK Doctors who surrender medical license in one state still practice in others More than 250 doctors who surrendered a medical license were able to practice in another state, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA TODAY and MedPage Today found. By John Fauber and Matt Wynn November 30, 2018 —Excerpt Secretive […]

Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions

New York Times By ALAN SCHWARZ February 2, 2013 VIRGINIA BEACH — Every morning on her way to work, Kathy Fee holds her breath as she drives past the squat brick building that houses Dominion Psychiatric Associates. It was there that her son, Richard, visited a doctor and received prescriptions for Adderall, an amphetamine-based medication […]

Anada Chellappan, Virginia Psychiatrist, Surrenders to Police

TIMES-DISPATCH Henrico psychiatrist faces new patient sex charge STAFF REPORTS January 24, 2013 Henrico County police have filed a new sex charge against a psychiatrist accused of having inappropriate contact with patients. Lt. Linda N. Toney said Dr. Anada Chellappan surrendered Wednesday and was booked on a charge of sexual battery for an incident that […]

Sridhar Yaratha, Virginia VA psychiatrist, in hot water In three states, Suspended in West Virginia and Iowa amid allegations of alcoholism and sexual misconduct – in Virginia involved in violence against patient

Virginian Pilot State doctor arranged for one mental health patient to attack another, federal judge rules By Scott Daugherty August 6, 2018 A doctor at a state mental hospital arranged for one patient to attack another at least three times, a federal judge has ruled. In return, according to court testimony, the attacker was rewarded […]

John George Phocas III, Virginia Beach Psychiatrist, license suspended for “relationship” with patient and failing to document drug treatment

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA.) Psychiatrist, accused of relationship with a patient, loses license indefinitely By Elizabeth Simpson February 20, 2010 The license of a Virginia Beach psychiatrist has been suspended indefinitely after he was accused of having a romantic relationship with a patient and improperly prescribing narcotics. Dr. John George Phocas III agreed to the […]

Craig Krause, Virginia Psychiatrist, License suspended, in his office Police found 3,000 videotapes and 10,000 photographs of patients’ feet

INSIDENOVA Psychiatrist’s license suspended over feet pics, drug allegations January 23, 2018 The Virginia Board of Medicine suspended a Gainesville doctor’s medical license Jan. 18 based on multiple violations. Craig Charles Krause, a psychiatrist, is accused of engaging in sexual contact with patients; lewd, offensive behavior toward patients; keeping 3,000 videotapes and 10,000 photographs of […]

Timothy Bunton, Virginia & Mass. Psychiatrist – now a registered sex offender – went to Harvard, worked at VA hospital

The Enterprise Former Brockton VA doctor now registered sex offender By Marc Larocque October 6, 2017 BROCKTON – A former Brockton VA campus doctor pleaded guilty to using a computer to solicit a minor, and he is now losing his right to practice medicine in Massachusetts. Timothy J. Bunton had already voluntarily agreed not to […]

Craig Charles Krause, Virginia Psychiatrist, Arrested in Xanax Pill Distribution Investigation

NBC4 Virginia Psychiatrist, Others Arrested in Xanax Pill Distribution Investigation Charges include the distribution of narcotics, money laundering and related weapons charges, police said. By Pat Collins A Prince William County, Virginia, doctor was arrested for continuing to prescribe medication to patients who were knowingly selling the drugs to others, according to the Prince William […]

Waldo Ellison, Virginia Beach Psychiatrist, settles $2 million lawsuit by parents of man who committed suicide after being prescribed escalating doses of Adderall. Ellison retired November 1, the day his license was suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginian Pilot Lawsuit against former Va. Beach psychiatrist resolved out of court By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot July 6, 2015 A lawsuit against a former Virginia Beach psychiatrist that was set to begin next week has been resolved out of court, according to a lawyer who represents the parents of Richard Fee, a Virginia Beach […]

Psychiatrist Waldo Ellison Gives Up License After Patient Committed Suicide

The Virginian-Pilot Va. Beach psychiatrist’s license to be suspended Sat. By Elizabeth Simpson October 27, 2014 The medical license of a psychiatrist who played a leading role in the treatment of a Virginia Beach man who committed suicide in 2011 will be suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine on Saturday. Virginia Beach psychiatrist Dr. […]

Charles Parker – Psychiatrist prescribed escalating doses of Adderall – patient later committed suicide

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA.) An Increased Dosage. A Suicide Victim. Lots of Questions By Elizabeth Simpson July 26, 2014 Two psychiatrists who prescribed escalating doses of Adderall to a Virginia Beach man who later committed suicide are being asked to defend allegations against them by the state Board of Medicine, casting new light on a […]

Virginia Psychiatrist Jeffrey K. Lightner Falls for the ol “the Chicken Coop collapsed on my Xanax Pills in My Lunch Pail” line State penalizes former local psychiatrist BY CHELYEN DAVIS November 12th, 2013 A former Fredericksburg psychiatrist has lost the ability to renew his medical license for allegedly improperly prescribing pills to patients in Harrisonburg. In a ruling early this month, the Virginia Board of Medicine suspended Jeffrey K. Lightner’s ability to renew his license, which […]

Virginia Psychiatrist Anandababu Chellappan License Revoked – six separate incidents of sexual contact with patients

Richmond Times-Dispatch Henrico psychiatrist’s license revoked BY BILL McKELWAY October 30, 2013 A longtime Henrico psychiatrist and surgeon had his license revoked by the State Board of Medicine after acknowledging multiple incidents of inappropriate sexual contact with patients. In an order entered Oct. 25, Dr. Anandababu Chellappan consented to revocation of his license, according to […]

Psychiatrist Gets 10-day in the Pokey for Touching Patient’s Breasts

Richmond Times-Dispatch Henrico psychiatrist fighting charges He receives 10-day jail sentence for touching victim inappropriately BY BILL McKELWAY July 2, 2013 A Henrico County psychiatrist whose license was suspended by the state Board of Medicine in January was convicted of a reduced charge Monday stemming from his inappropriate touching of a female patient. Henrico General […]

Virginia Beach psychiatrist Mohammed Soori agrees to license suspension

The Virginian-Pilot By Bill Sizemore VIRGINIA BEACH July 1, 2009 A Virginia Beach psychiatrist has agreed to an indefinite suspension of his medical license by the Virginia Board of Medicine, which accused him of inappropriately prescribing powerful narcotics to patients with chronic pain. Dr. Mohammed Soori is the second Virginia Beach doctor in the past […]