Conn. Psychiatrist Anton Fry Reprimanded – knowingly billed Medicare for “telephone counseling”

Hartford Courant State Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors KATE FARRISH Conn. Health I-Team Writer The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records. Begin Excerpt The board also reprimanded a Danbury psychiatrist in connection with false Medicare […]

Leandro Anit Jr, Nebraska Psychiatrist, Sex with Patient – Public Outraged over Board’s Permissive Disciplining

Lincoln Journal Star Psychiatrist suspended, fined over relationship with patient By Lori Pilger August 11, 2017 The state has fined an Omaha psychiatrist who had worked at CenterPointe in Lincoln $10,000 and suspended his license for 30 days over an inappropriate relationship with a patient. Dr. Leandro Anit Jr. agreed to the settlement and waived […]

Squirrel Hill Psychiatrist Kenneth Stanko gets the slammer on drug charges

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 11, 2017 Pittsburgh Psychiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud, Illegally Distributing Oxycodone PITTSBURGH- A Squirrel Hill psychiatrist has been sentenced in federal court to a year and a day in prison, followed by three years of supervised release […]

Spokane Psychologists James Mitchell & Bruce Jessen to face torture trial in CIA waterboarding

  RT Contractors who created CIA’s torture program will face trial by jury August 9, 2017 The case against two psychologists who were paid over $80 million to devise the CIA’s torture program under the Bush administration will go to trial, after a federal judge in Spokane, Washington, denied their request to throw the lawsuit […]

NY Psych Marshall Hubsher, convicted of raping a patient, gets extra prison time for attempting to tamper with jury

  Newsday Former Sands Point psychiatrist gets added time for jury-tamper try By Bridget Murphy August 9, 2017 A Nassau judge Wednesday gave a former psychiatrist who had raped a patient extra prison time for donning a disguise and trying to tamper with the jury that found him guilty of the sex crime by leaving […]

How Psychiatry Labels Gifted Children for Psychiatric Drugging

  PsychSearch.net How Psychiatry Labels Gifted Children for Psychiatric Drugging By Colin Taufer July 2017 A mother and a psychiatrist are relaxing in a park, both observing the mother’s son at play. The mother feels her child may be gifted. The psychiatrist observes the boy and speculates he is suffering from ADD/ADHD and needs medication. […]

The Shrinks are Shrinking

PsychSearch.net The Shrinks are Shrinking By Colin Taufer Aug 2017 “Psychiatry is in decline and is becoming obsolete.” This statement does not come from an anti-psychiatry group or a former patient with an axe to grind or a dubious website. This quote comes from an article published by The British Journal of Medical Practitioners, a […]

J. Patrick Bertroche, Iowa Psychiatrist, Fined for Pre-Signing Blank Prescription Orders

Des Moines Register Psychiatrist fined $5,000 for pre-signing prescriptions for his staff to fill out later By Tony Leys July 27, 2017 A longtime Des Moines psychiatrist has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine after being accused of pre-signing blank prescription orders for his staff to fill out later. J. Patrick Bertroche, 50, agreed to […]

Kenneth Fattmann, Missouri & Arkansas Psychiatrist, Reprimanded for Engaging a Patient in Sexual Activity

The Kansas City Star Missouri board reprimands psychiatrist for sex with former patient By Andy Marso August 2, 2017 A Missouri medical licensing board has publicly reprimanded a psychiatrist for fostering a sexual relationship with a former patient who was contemplating suicide when they met weeks earlier. An order handed down July 27 by the […]

Sibyl Simon, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested in hit-and-run crash; Trooper found her car spray painted

WPTV Dr. Sibyl Simon: Coral Springs psychiatrist arrested for hit-and-run crash on Turnpike Troopers found her damaged car spray-painted By Jennifer Tintner August 2, 2017 FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Coral Springs psychiatrist turned herself into Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Fort Pierce for fleeing from a crash on Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County, […]

Leon Fajerman, San Diego Psychiatrist, “danger to public health and safety” license suspended

nbcsandiego.com Local Doctor Accused of ‘Groping’ Female Patient Judge says psychiatrist is a danger to public health and safety; Suspends His License By Paul Krueger July 31, 2017 A local psychiatrist accused of groping and having “sexual contact” with a female patient had his license suspended by an administrative law judge who said the doctor […]

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, […]

Psychiatrist Mark Beale, demands Google reveal identity of “one star” reviewer

The Post and Courier Libel lawsuit over West Ashley psychiatrist’s 1-star Google rating sparks First Amendment fight, more 1-star reviews By Andrew Knapp July 29, 2017 A West Ashley psychiatrist was so offended by a poor online review that he has sued the anonymous critic and demanded that Google unmask the user’s identity. What did […]

LAWSUIT – MARK BEALE, SOUTH CAROLINA PSYCHIATRIST appears to blame step father for “one star rating”

Newspaper stories here: The State and here: The Post and Courier

Mark Beale, South Carolina Psychiatrist, Sues because he got a “One-Star” Rating

The Star Google ‘spoofer’ with phony name victimized SC psychiatrist, lawsuit says By JOHN MONK July 25, 2017 When a person using a phony name posted a one-star rating – out of five stars – about psychiatrist Dr. Mark Beale on a Google Maps locator box, Beale saw it. He was not amused. In fact, […]