Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Psychiatrist’s Ex-Wife

The Associated Press February 22, 1984 A psychiatrist accused of subjecting his ex-wife to bizarre experiments, including injecting her with her own urine, has been ordered by a jury to pay her $6.5 million. Ann C. Sleeper’s malpractice suit against Dr. Harold Sleeper, medical director of Willow View Hospital, a local private mental facility, alleged […]

South Carolina Psychiatrist/Burglar Ian Gale Sentenced

The Associated Press December 3, 1979 Psychiatrist-Burglar Sentenced to 15 Years A psychiatrist was sentenced by a judge Monday to 15 years in prison on one count of housebreaking and larceny for carrying out a series of burglaries that netted about $300,000 worth of property from homes in fashionable neighborhoods. Dr. Ian Gale was ordered […]

Psychiatrist Sergio Marti Accused of Medicaid Fraud

The Miami Herald DADE PSYCHIATRIST ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING MEDICAID February 7, 1984 By George Stein A socially prominent psychiatrist with a large Medicaid practice has been charged with defrauding the program of more than $3,000. Charged was Dr. Sergio Marti, 53, of 77 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, who has offices at 1330 Coral Way. The […]

Wisconsin Psychiatrist Alice Dean Convicted of Fraud

The Associated Press August 13, 1980 Psychiatrist Sentenced to India for Medicaid Fraud Wisconsin’s attorney general is unhappy with a Milwaukee judge’s decision to send suburban psychiatrist Alice Dean to India to serve an alternative sentence for Medicaid fraud. Ms. Dean, convicted of obtaining $13,285 in fraudulent payments, has been directed to spend three years […]

Jeffrey Shapiro, Psychiatrist, Disciplined in 2 states – “serious threat to public health”

The Associated Press May 24, 1999 State medical board suspends Andover psychiatrist Dateline: Boston A doctor disciplined by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine also has been suspended in Massachusetts, state officials said Monday. The state Board of Registration in Medicine announced it had suspended Dr. Jeffrey S. Shapiro, a psychiatrist and neurologist from Andover. […]

David Houlihan, Wisconsin VA psychiatrist, reassigned, will not see patients nor prescribed medication during federal investigation

LaCrosse Tribune Medical center director: ‘We had already taken steps’ By Chris Hubbuch January 27, 2015 TOMAH, Wis. — As the VA launches an investigation into media reports of overmedication of patients at the Tomah VA, the director of the medical center says he wouldn’t have done anything differently. Director Mario DeSanctis said in an […]

Arnold Hutschnecker, 89-YEAR-OLD Psychiatrist, sued for Sex with a patient – under the guise of psychiatric treatment

Newsday (New York) Therapist, 89, Accused of Seduction By Anthony M. DeStefano January 30, 1988 She was in her thirties. He was her octogenarian psychiatrist. Was what they had together love or was it therapy? That is the question to be answered in an unusual medical malpractice action now winding its way through State Supreme […]

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 […]

Harold Goldberg, Massachusetts Psychiatrist, suspended, 11-year sexual relationship with a patient

The Boston Globe Center suspends director; Psychiatrist admits sexual relationship with private patient By Dolores Kong June 2, 1989 The director of the state-run West-Ros-Park Mental Health Center has been suspended without pay after admitting he had an 11-year sexual relationship with a patient he was treating in his private psychiatry practice. Dr. Harold L. […]

Margaret Bean-Bayog, Massachusetts Psychiatrist, accused of sexual misconduct, psychiatric malpractice and wrongful death

The Boston Globe Written records cover case notes, letters, fantasy By Don Aucoin April 6, 1992 The case of a Lexington psychiatrist and the patient she is accused of driving to suicide has unfolded publicly to an unusual extent because of a voluminous written record that includes three major groups: case notes, sexual fantasies, and […]

Stanley Kanter, nationally known Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, surrenders medical license – allegations of sex abuse

The Boston Globe Psychiatrist accused of abuse agrees to shut down practice By Alison Bass, Globe Staff July 15, 1992 A nationally known Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, already charged with sexually abusing one female patient, has agreed to stop practicing medicine in the wake of three new allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Dr. Stanley […]

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 […]

Psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan Sentenced to Death – Faces Years and Years on Death Row

Los Angeles Times Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sentenced to death for Ft. Hood shooting By Molly Hennessy-Fiske August 28, 2013 FT. HOOD, Texas — A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to death in connection with the mass shooting at this central Texas Army post four years ago that killed 13 and wounded […]

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, […]

Psychiatrist Aubrey Levin’s Wife Convicted for Attempting to Bribe Juror in his Sexual Assault Criminal Case

CBC News Erica Levin found guilty in juror bribing case Wife of psychiatrist Aubrey Levin found to have obstructed justice by trying to bribe jury member in his trial October 09, 2014 A Calgary woman has been found guilty of trying to bribe a juror in the sexual assault trial against her husband. Erica Levin, […]

Syed Azhar Rizvi, Canadian Psychiatrist, Guilty of Sex with Patient – Suspended for Two Years – Thereafter chaperone must be present at all times when around female patients

The Telegram Psychiatrist found guilty of misconduct, having sex with patient October 21, 2015 A St. John’s psychiatrist has been found guilty by an adjudication tribunal of professional misconduct by engaging in sexual activity with a patient. The decision of an adjudication tribunal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador says […]

Ronald Rubin, psychiatrist, treated underage girls without parent’s consent

Fox 6 News, Milwaukee (WITI) “Shocking accusations and penalty” one doctor faces By Meghan Dwyer October 15, 2014 I’m Fox 6 investigator Meghan Dwyer. Coming up Sunday Fox 6 News at 9:00. We’re doing a follow-up story on Doctor Ronald Rubin. You may remember he is the doctor who was accused of prescribing amphetamines to […]

Leo D’Souza – Cincinnati psychiatrist accused of sexually touching the genitals of eight young male patients

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) Doctor’s career on the line By Kimball Perry May 26, 2008 D’Souza accused of sexual impropriety with boys Born and raised in India, Leo D’Souza became a medical doctor and child psychiatrist before building a respected practice over the last 20 years in the Cincinnati area. Now, he’s fighting for his […]

Montana Psychiatrists James Peak and Nathan Munn, Sex Offenders, Want Licenses Back

Billings Gazette Billings psychiatrist seeking return of medical license will have to wait By Cindy Uken January 17, 2014 A Billings psychiatrist’s quest for a second chance to practice medicine has stalled temporarily. Dr. James H. Peak, 51, sought reinstatement of his license from the state Board of Medical Examiners on Friday but the board […]

Carla Rodgers, Psychiatrist, Testifies in Defense of Psychiatrist Who Felt Boobs to Check Blood Pressure

Courier Times Expert testifies that Doylestown psychiatrist used proper procedure By Hayden Mitman October 10, 2014 A medical expert called to defend a Doylestown psychiatrist charged with fondling eight female patients said she believed the doctor had acted properly when he checked the women’s heart rate and blood pressure. Testifying Thursday in Bucks County Court, […]

Kiddie Porn Psychiatrist Surrenders License

Wisconsin State Journal Psychiatrist charged with child porn possession gives up medical license March 05, 2013 By David Wahlberg A Madison psychiatrist charged last week with two counts of possession of child pornography has surrendered his medical license. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board on Tuesday accepted the surrender of Dr. David Israelstam’s license after he […]

Surendra Chaganti – St. Louis Psychiatrist Reprimanded

St. Louis Post Dispatch Reprimand against psychiatrist Chaganti will stand after four-year battle By Blythe Bernhard August 2, 2014 A state reprimand against Dr. Surendra Chaganti, a St. Louis psychiatrist accused more than four years ago of unprofessional conduct and negligence, will stand, a Cole County judge has ruled. Last November, Chaganti received a reprimand […]

Psychiatrist Sharon Iglehart, Houston, Arrested in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme – “false claims for mental health treatment”

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs Houston Doctor Indicted for Her Alleged Role in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 17, 2013 A Houston doctor has been arrested on charges related to her alleged participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. Acting […]

Cold War Russian Psychiatrist Yan Goland Uses Hypnosis to “Cure” Gays

BuzzFeed This Russian Psychiatrist Will Cure Your Gayness Through Hypnosis “Distinguished Doctor of the Russian Federation” Yan Goland started “curing” gays, lesbians, and transsexuals when gay sex was outlawed in the Soviet Union, and is still at it today. By Max Seddon August 13, 2013 Meet Dr. Yan Goland, a psychiatrist in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. […]

Sue Sisley – Psychiatrist Canned by University of Arizona

Medscape Psychiatrist Fired as ‘Payback’ for Marijuana Research? Deborah Brauser July 21, 2014 A psychiatrist and researcher from the University of Arizona claims the school fired her because of her advocacy on behalf of a controversial, federally approved study investigating marijuana as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. News of the […]

Ellis Schwied – Orange County Psychiatrist’s License Suspended – gross negligence – developed relationship with patient’s mother, diagnosed patient with social anxiety and general anxiety disorder without an “adequate basis”

Orange County Register Laguna Niguel psychiatrist disciplined for dispensing meds without prescription By Jenna Chandler September 29, 2014 Laguna Niguel-based psychiatrist Ellis Michael Schwied had his license suspended by the California Medical Board after he was accused of giving a patient samples of a depression medication without a prescription. According to the medical board, Schwied […]

Silly Arizona Psychiatrist Michael Yasinski says “Affluenza” Exists

But the folks who popularized the term says it is social criticism, not psychiatry and are appalled by the Court Decision See here KPHO Valley psychiatrist says ‘affluenza’ a real condition Dec 13, 2013 By Greg Argos PHOENIX (CBS5) – A judge in Texas sentenced a 16-year-old to 10 years probation instead of jail time […]

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 […]

Psychiatrist Thomas Sachy Jailed – charged with contempt

Jones County News Psychiatrist jailed for contempt of court by Debbie Lurie-Smith February 7, 2010 A local psychiatrist who alleged corruption of the Jones County’s Sheriff’s Department and Superior Court system now resides at the Jones County Law Enforcement Center as a result of a contempt charge. Dr. Thomas H. Sachy was ordered incarcerated by […]

Sledgehammer and Stabbing attack on NYC Psychiatrist Michael Weiss

New York Post $1.5M life-insurance policy may have triggered sledgehammer and stabbing attack: sources By Rebecca Rosenberg August 19, 2013 Authorities are probing whether a $1.5 million life-insurance policy fueled a brutal sledgehammer and knife attack on a psychiatrist in his Upper West Side office last year, sources told The Post. Just four days before […]