UK Psych Valerie Murphy suspended – “impaired conduct”

The Guardian Psychiatrist suspended for 12 months after man drowned in epileptic fit By Josh Halliday February 21, 2018 A senior psychiatrist has been suspended for 12 months following the death of a vulnerable teenager who suffered an epileptic fit and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit. Dr Valerie Murphy was the […]

New Zealand Psychiatrist Bruce Spittle’s License revoked – sexually assaulted mentally unwell patient while parked on a side street

Stuff Doctor struck off after being found guilty of sexually assaulting patient By Craig Hoyle February 21 2018 A Dunedin psychiatrist found guilty of sexually assaulting a mentally unwell patient has been struck off. Bruce James Spittle repeatedly molested the woman in 1999, when she was suffering from a number of mental health disorders. The […]

Siew Hin Chin, Singapore Psychiatrist, Suspended – failed to properly evaluate patient’s condition before giving him drugs

Straits Times Psychiatrist suspended, fined for irresponsible drug prescription By Linette Lai February 21, 2018 SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old psychiatrist has been suspended for six months and fined $15,000 for prescribing medication to a patient, despite knowing that he was at risk of abusing it. Dr Siew Hin Chin also failed to carry out a […]

John Dimock, Ottowa Psychiatrist, ordered to anger management after accusing colleagues of stealing his keys which were later found on the floor of his car

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa psychiatrist suspended, ordered to take anger management By Andrew Duffy February 20, 2018 An Ottawa psychiatrist has been suspended for four months and ordered to take anger management after labelling one of his patients a “terrorist,” and accusing two colleagues of plotting against him and stealing his keys. Dr. John Dimock later […]

Eugene Dordoye, Ghana Psychiatrist – removed as head of Ankaful Psychiatry hospital – Workers rejoice

Ghana Guardian Ankaful hospital workers pleased with Medical Director’s removal February 19, 2018 Workers at the Ankaful Psychiatry hospital in the Central Region have jumped to the happy news after the removal of the Medical Director Dr Eugene Dordoye. The staff at the hospital have complained bitterly about the kind of relations they get from […]

Mani Batchu, Illinois Psychiatrist – got prison time for child rape – “sophisticated predator took advantage of girl’s age and learning disability”

The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) November 19, 2011 Saturday Sex with minor brings 30 years By Stephanie Barry SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge on Friday sentenced an adolescent psychiatrist from Chicago to 30 years in prison for luring teen girls into sexual relationships over the Internet. His victims included a 15-year-old from South Hadley – who […]

Gregory Lombardo, NY Psychiatrist – “convicted of driving while impaired by drugs”

The Journal News (Westchester County, New York) December 7, 2012 Friday Psychiatrist cited for DWAI case Dr. Gregory T. Lombardo, a psychiatrist in Pound Ridge and New York City, has had his license to practice medicine suspended for five years, with the suspension stayed, and was sentenced to professional probation for five years and a […]

Michael DeLain, Wisconsin Psychiatrist, convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenage patient

Green Bay Press-Gazette February 11, 2003 No new trial for therapist convicted of misconduct By Andy Nelesen Brown County Circuit Court Judge Richard Dietz Monday rejected a bid for a new trial from a therapist convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenage patient. Michael DeLain, 40, had petitioned Dietz for post-conviction relief arguing that there […]

Nestor Garcia, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced to Prison – Billed federal government for “services” he had not provided

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) Doctor sentenced for government fraud April 8, 1998 A Miami Shores psychiatrist has been sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to repay Medicare and Medicaid $ 1.7-million in phony claims, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa said. Nestor A. Garcia, 43, had provided recreational activities at adult care […]

William Cone, Missouri Psychiatrist, Sentenced to 133 in prison – claimed “moral insanity” caused him to sexually abuse two patients

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri) PSYCHIATRIST GETS 133-YEAR TERM FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF TWO PATIENTS By The Associated Press February 12, 1998 Dateline: LEXINGTON, MO. A psychiatrist who said “moral insanity” caused him to sexually abuse two patients was sentenced to 133 years in prison. Dr. William Cone was convicted in December of 19 counts of […]

Jason Evans, South Texas psychiatrist – license suspended – thousands of opioid prescriptions – “presents a continuing threat to the public”

Caller Times Questionable opioid prescriptions cost South Texas doctor his license By Eleanor Dearman February 1, 2018 A South Texas psychiatrist has temporarily lost his license after an investigation found he issued thousands of opioid prescriptions over a year, according to Texas Medical Board records. The Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the license of Jason […]

Clifford Jacobson, NY Psychiatrist, Loses license – sold drugs for “recreational use”

Democrat & Chronicle Brighton doctor avoids prison for selling prescriptions Associated Press February 10, 2018 A Brighton psychiatrist will avoid prison but lose his medical license for selling prescriptions. Dr. Clifford Jacobson was sentenced Friday to one year of probation that will include four months of home confinement. He also must surrender his license to […]

Muhammad Kaleem Arshad, Louisiana Psychiatrist, Charged with Health Care Fraud

The Indian Express Indian-American doctor charged with health care fraud By PTI February 9, 2018 An Indian-American doctor and two others in the US have been charged in an indictment filed for their alleged participation in a health care kickback scheme. 60-year-old Indian-American doctor Padmini Nagaraj, Muhammad Kaleem Arshad, 62, and Joseph A Haynes, 61, […]

Mark Goldsmith, Westerville Ohio Psychiatrist, accused of turning crash landing into an insurance swindle

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) DEPUTIES SAY EQUIPMENT THEFT FAKED; WESTERVILLE PSYCHIATRIST ACCUSED IN CRASH SWINDLE By Don Baird March 5, 1998 A Westerville psychiatrist is accused of turning a 1996 crash landing at the Madison County airport into an insurance swindle by saying thieves broke into his damaged aircraft there. Dr. Mark E. Goldsmith, 53, faked […]

William Hosfield, Minnesota psychiatrist, overstepped boundaries while treating an adolescent female patient

Saint Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota) U PSYCHIATRIST AMONG 4 DOCTORS DISCIPLINED BY STATE; $3,500 FINE LEVIED FOR HIS ACTIONS IN DRUG STUDY AT U By Tom Majeski May 26, 1998 …the board fined a Golden Valley psychiatrist $10,000 and restricted his license… The Golden Valley psychiatrist, Dr. William B. Hosfield, 56, was disciplined for unprofessional […]