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The Sun Chronicle
Psychiatrist given board reprimand
By David Linton
January 15, 2015

Psychiatrist Christopher Palacios

Psychiatrist Christopher Palacios

ATTLEBORO – A psychiatrist at Arbour-Fuller Hospital has been given a reprimand by the state Board of Registration in Medicine as a result of his arrest in 2012 on domestic assault charges.

Dr. Christopher M. Palacios was arrested in 2012 following an altercation with his then wife, and subsequently admitted sufficient facts to charges of misdemeanor assault and battery in 2013. The charges were dismissed last year after Palacios completed a court-ordered anger management course, the board announced.

The board reprimanded Palacios “for engaging in conduct that undermines the public confidence in the integrity of the medical profession.”

Palacios, who was then working at Salem Hospital, was arrested after an altercation in Marblehead with his estranged wife.

He was charged with pushing, kicking and sexually assaulting the woman, the Daily Item in Lynn reported at the time. Palacios denied any sexual assault, and that charge was subsequently dropped.

Palacios is a 2000 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He has been licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts since 2005 and is currently affiliated with Arbour Fuller Hospital, according to the board.

The board licenses more than 40,000 physicians, osteopaths and acupuncturists.

Christopher Palacios