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  • Psychiatrist David Lelio

David Lelio, Charlotte Psychiatrist, arrested in Florida for illegally distributing pills

WEARTV Report: US Marshals arrest doctor, wife in NWFL for illegally distributing pills by Kristie Henderson November 15th 2019 Psychiatrist David Lelio SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A couple has been arrested in Santa Rosa County after an affidavit states the husband wrote prescriptions for his patients, but only if they split it with his wife. The investigation was first launched when authorities responded to a death investigation in Virginia on February 14th. While inside the home, authorities found syringes containing a liquid substance, sterile alcohol pads, and prescription bottles of Oxycontin for both the deceased man [...]

  • Psychiatrist Nathan Thuma

Nathan Thuma, St. Helena Psychiatrist – placed on probabation “after he did not contest accusations of unprofessional conduct, incompetence, negligence, excessive prescribing and other charges”

Napa Valley Register St. Helena psychiatrist placed on probation By Jennifer Huffman November 14, 2019 Psychiatrist Nathan Thuma A St. Helena doctor has been placed on four years’ probation after he did not contest accusations of unprofessional conduct, incompetence, negligence, excessive prescribing and other charges, according to the Medical Board of California. Nathan H. Thuma, MD, of St. Helena, works as a psychiatrist. According to a Nov. 8 order from the Medical Board of California, Thuma is also prohibited from supervising physician assistants and advanced practice nurses. The accusations include care of five patients from 1998 to 2016. [...]

  • Psychiatrist Marc Spelar

Marc J. Spelar, Cabell County psychiatrist, license revoked for federal criminal opioid charges

The Herald-Dispatch Milton doctor loses license after admitting to opioid charges By Courtney Hessler November 12, 2019 Psychiatrist Marc Spelar HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County psychiatrist has lost his license after admitting in both a Lawrence County, Ohio, and federal court to drug usage and writing illicit opioid prescriptions. According to the order signed Nov. 4 by members of the West Virginia Board of Medicine, former Dr. Marc J. Spelar, a psychiatrist of Milton, had his West Virginia medical license revoked earlier this month. The ruling came after Spelar was arrested and charged in federal court earlier this [...]

  • Indian Psychiatrist Shamsundar

Indian Psychiatrist Shamsundar, 83, arrested for shooting dog with an air gun

The Hindu Psychiatrist arrested for firing at stray dog Special Correspondent November 11, 2019 A psychiatrist, who retired from NIMHANS, was arrested by the Jayanagar police for allegedly firing at a stray dog on Monday morning. The accused has been identified as Dr. Shamsundar, 83. The police said he shot at the dog with an air gun thrice. Passers-by found the dog lying in a pool of blood and alerted animal right activists. Based on the complaint, the police conducted inquiries before arresting Shamsundar under various sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Considering his age, the police recorded [...]

  • Psychiatrist Omar Hasan

Omar Hasan, Beckley psychiatrist – WV Supreme Court affirms discipline for an improper relationship with a patient

The Register Herald State Supreme Court upholds decision in Beckley psychiatrist case By Jessica Farrish Psychiatrist Omar Hasan West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine that imposed disciplinary actions on Dr. Omar Hasan, a Beckley psychiatrist. The original case was decided in Kanawha County Circuit Court in July 2018 after Hasan appealed a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine to discipline him for an improper relationship with a patient. Hasan alleged the board had erred by failing to adopt recommended finding of facts by its [...]

  • Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne

Timothy Byrne, Isle of Man Psychiatrist, faces further allegations of sexual relationship with Patient

Univadis Psychiatrist accused of inappropriate relationship with vulnerable patient By Dawn O'Shea November 7, 2019 Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne The medical practitioners tribunal inquiry into a psychiatrist accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable patient is set to resume before the end of the month. Dr Timothy Byrne (GMC reference number 4138295) previously appeared before the tribunal in July. The hearing was adjourned on 18 July, having been part heard. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) has announced that the hearing will re-commence on 28 November 2019 and is expected to run until 5 [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ugbo

James Ugbo, Suffolk Psychiatrist, Suspended over Sexual Misconduct

East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk-based psychiatrist suspended over sexual misconduct Emily Townsend November 17, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ugbo A psychiatrist working at the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been suspended after a tribunal found his behaviour amounted to misconduct. Share article from East Anglian Daily Times on facebookTweet article from East Anglian Daily Timespost article from East Anglian Daily Times on redditemail article from East Anglian Daily TimesShare Dr James Ugbo behaved in an inappropriate and sexually motivated way, without consent, towards four female colleagues while working at a mental health hospital in Havant near Portsmouth, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Marc Spelar

Marc Spelar, West Virginia Psychiatrist – convicted in 2017 for drug activity – now more criminal drug charges

Ironton Tribune Doctor caught in crackdown: Spelar was convicted in 2017 for drug activity By Sarah Simmons April 18, 2019 Psychiatrist Marc Spelar A doctor who was arrested at an Ironton hotel in 2017 for possession of drugs and trafficking in drugs is now in trouble with the federal authorities who did a seven-state crackdown against medical professionals who were over-prescribing medications. On Wednesday morning, Attorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, announced in Cincinnati that they had charged 60 defendants in 11 federal districts including Ohio, Kentucky, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Mahir Shah

Mahir Shah, Fort Mill Psychiatrist, charged with forging prescriptions

WSOCTV.COM Fort Mill doctor accused of forging prescriptions By Greg Suskin November 1, 2019 Psychiatrist Mahir Shah FORT MILL, S.C. - A Fort Mill doctor was arrested Wednesday and charged with forging prescriptions for patients at his psychiatry practice. Dr. Mahir Shah, 52, is facing multiple charges, including forging prescriptions and violating state drug laws. Shah owns Integrity Behavioral Health off Highway 160. An employee at his office said Shah was at work Thursday after being released from jail on a $1,000 bond. Channel 9's South Carolina bureau reporter Greg Suskin sorted through more than 20 separate warrants [...]

  • Psychiatrist Greg Lydall

Greg Lydall, ‘Abhorrent and disgusting’ Guernsey Psychiatrist jailed for indecent images of children

ITV 'Abhorrent and disgusting' psychiatrist jailed in Guernsey for indecent images of children October 31, 2019 Psychiatrist Greg Lydall Former States psychiatrist Greg Lydall has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for four counts of possessing indecent images of children and seven counts of making indecent images of children. The 44-year-old had pleaded guilty to the offences earlier this year, which involved nearly 5000 indecent images of children. More than 4000 pictures were ‘pseudo images’, which are computer generated images and more than 700 were described as ‘live’ images, which means real images of children. The court [...]

  • Psychiatrist Valerie Augustus

Valerie Augustus, Memphis psychiatrist who used riding crop on patients now faces new charges

Tennessean Memphis psychiatrist who used riding crop on patients now faces new charges By Brett Kelman October 27, 2019 Psychiatrist Valerie Augustus A Memphis-area psychiatrist whose license was suspended last year for using a riding crop on patients could now lose her license again due to an ongoing dispute with state health licensing officials. Dr. Valerie Augustus, who runs Christian Psychiatric Services in the suburb of Germantown, was forced to close her clinic last June after a medical discipline trial proved to the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners that she had used a riding crop or a whip [...]

  • Psychiatrist Zinia Thomas

Zinia Thomas, St. Louis-psychiatrist, under investigation by Missouri State Highway Patrol – her clinic, the Cannabus, has been accused of selling marijuana

Missourian Columbia patients visit the Cannabus, a clinic shrouded in controversy By Libby Stanford October 27, 2019 Psychiatrist Zinia Thomas St. Louis-based psychiatrist Zinia Thomas thinks allegations that her rolling medical marijuana clinic is actually selling the drug are the result of “confusion on social media.” Since it started offering physicians’ certificates for medical marijuana patients in June, Thomas’ clinic, the Cannabus, has been accused of selling marijuana. Capt. John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told the Missourian in a Friday email that the agency is “looking into the Cannabus.” The allegations haven’t stopped the black [...]

  • Psychiatrist Nikolai Kaklyugin

Nikolai Kaklyugin, Krasnodar Psychiatrist, arrested on drug charges

Meduza Corrupt former cop and anti-Maidan doctor face off against rehab expert accused of cultism in latest Russian drug controversy October 22, 2019 -- Excerpt Psychiatrist Nikolai Kaklyugin Psychiatric drug expert Nikolai Kaklyugin was arrested on the evening of October 19, 2018, in Rostov-on-Don. Journalists reported that between 10 and 15 grams of the synthetic cannabinoid K2 were found in his possession, and Kaklyugin was soon charged with large-scale attempted drug distribution. His father, Vladimir Kaklyugin, told Kommersant that investigators claimed they initiated the case against his son following an anonymous tip. -- End Excerpt

  • Psychiatrist James Ugbo

James Ugbo, UK Psychiatrist, “kissed and cuddled female colleagues in unwanted touchy-feely contact”

Daily Mail NHS psychiatrist, 57, 'kissed and cuddled female colleagues in unwanted 'touchy-feely' contact over two years they worked together at mental hospital' By Joe Middleton October 22, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ugbo A NHS psychiatrist kissed and cuddled female colleagues whilst subjecting them to two years of unwanted 'touchy feely' contact at the hospital they worked at, a tribunal heard today. Dr James Ugbo, 57, was said to have given workmates 'the creeps' after he repeatedly touched the arms and hands of women for 'lingering periods,' planted kisses on their cheeks and showered them with compliments. He told [...]

  • Psychiatrist Omar Sabadia

Omar Sabadia, South Africa Psychiatrist, wife killer – released from prison

IOL Wife killer Omar Sabadia granted parole release October 12, 2019 By Sameer Naik Psychiatrist Omar Sabadia Johannesburg - After serving less than half his sentence for kidnapping and killing his young wife, convicted murderer Omar Sabadia is now a free man. The Department of Correctional Services confirmed this week that the former Johannesburg psychiatrist has been released from prison on parole after serving just 21 years of his 50-year sentence at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional facility in Pretoria. “Mr Sabadia is now a parolee,” said department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo. “He was placed on parole on May [...]

  • Psychiatrist Soo Shuenn Chiang

Soo Shuenn Chiang, Singapore Psychiatrist – conviction voided in confidentiality breach case

The Straits Times High Court quashes conviction of NUH psychiatrist Soo Shuenn Chiang over confidentiality breach October 18, 2019 By Salma Khalik Psychiatrist Soo Shuenn Chiang SINGAPORE - The Court of Three Judges has thrown out the second case that the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) had asked it to review this year, after the deadline for appeal had passed. It found National University Hospital (NUH) psychiatrist Soo Shuenn Chiang had done no wrong in releasing confidential information about a patient, in a medical emergency, to a man he had not verified was her husband. The man had called [...]

Philippe Jouin, French Psychiatrist, suspected of sexual assault: 5 years in prison. “You are a psychiatrist, not a gynecologist!”

Machine translation: la Nouvelle Republique.fr Child psychiatrist suspected of sexual assault: 5 years in prison in Poitiers October 17, 2019 The prosecution of Poitiers has required 5 years in prison for "staggered acts, unnecessary to the pathology of patients" against the expert in child psychiatry, Philippe Jouin, tried Thursday, October 16, 2019 in the Criminal Court of Poitiers for five alleged sexual assault "by person abusing the authority conferred on him by his office", between September 2010 and January 2014. The expert has carried out nearly 10,000 expertise for the Vendée judicial institutions for more than thirty years. Is he [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gurdeep SIngh

Gurdeep Singh, Malaysia Psychiatrist, accused of uttering offensive words to a former female patient – punishable by a jail term of up to five years

Malaymail Former private hospital psychiatrist charged over rape victim’s sexual harassment complaint By Ida Lim October 18, 2019 Psychiatrist Gurdeep Singh PETALING JAYA - Former consultant psychiatrist Dr Gurdeep Singh was charged today with allegedly insulting the modesty of a former patient and rape victim using sexually-charged words. Dr Gurdeep, 41, pleaded not guilty when the charge under Section 509 of the Penal Code was read out to him at the Magistrate's Court here. He is accused of uttering the offensive words to a former female patient at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara at around 4.30pm on February 12, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Matthew Okeke

Matthew Okeke, Las Vegas Psychiatrist – “failing to redirect a female patient ‘away from his personal and physical space’ when she began to touch him inappropriately”

Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas psychiatrist reprimanded for unprofessional behavior By Mary Hynes October 14, 2019 Psychiatrist Matthew Okeke The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners has publicly reprimanded a Las Vegas psychiatrist for failing to redirect a female patient “away from his personal and physical space” when she began to touch him inappropriately. A complaint filed by the medical board in May 2019 against Dr. Matthew Okeke states that a patient in December 2017 used her smartphone to videotape an encounter with the psychiatrist without his consent during an office visit. The video, recorded as the cellphone [...]

  • Kings Mill

Ashok Kumar Singh, King’s Mill Psychiatrist, cleared of making sexual phone call to patient

Chad Former King's Mill doctor cleared of making sexual phone call to patient at tribunal By Danielle Andrews October 10, 2019 Kings Mill A doctor has been cleared of telephoning a vulnerable patient and telling her to 'check her breast and vagina for lumps'. Dr Ashok Kumar Singh faced a medical practitioners misconduct tribunal having been accused of sexually motivated actions against the woman. Dr Singh also allegedly telephoned the patient at home and told her to check her breasts and vagina for lumps when she saw him almost 20 years ago. Dr Singh told the tribunal he [...]

  • Psychiatrist Ashok Singh

Ashok Singh, Eaton Psychiatrist, cleared to practise after sexual misconduct allegations

Eastern Daily Press Norwich doctor cleared to practise after four-year ordeal under sexual misconduct allegations By Dominic Gilbert October 8, 2019 Psychiatrist Ashok Singh A four-year ordeal for a Norwich doctor suspended after accusations of sexual misconduct has come to an end after a tribunal cleared him to practise. Dr Ashok Singh, of Eaton, was cleared of 10 counts of sexual assault against four different women after a trial at Norwich Crown Court in 2016. But despite the psychiatrist and trainee GP saying three years ago he wanted to "move on" with his life, he remained under investigation [...]

Kypros Loucas, London Psychiatrist – “disturbing allegations”

Independent Doctor broke rules in Broadmoor By Sharon Kingman December 6, 1992 THE GOVERNMENT took no action for four years over disturbing allegations that a consultant psychiatrist at Broadmoor Hospital had consistently breached the terms of mental health legislation. The case, raising serious questions about the Department of Health's conduct - and secrecy surrounding special hospitals - is to be raised in Parliament. It is alleged that a consultant psychiatrist, Dr Kypros Loucas, repeatedly breached the Mental Health Act 1983, which is designed to protect patients' rights. The Act puts limits on how far individual doctors can go in treating [...]

  • Psychiatrist Michael Haslam

Michael Haslam, Crayke Psychiatrist, “three year prison sentence” – “four convictions of indecent assault”

Harrogate Advertiser Former doctor's rape conviction 'unsafe' May 21, 2004 Psychiatrist Michael Haslam A RETIRED consultant psychiatrist who was found guilty last year of raping a patient in a hospital photocopying room in North Yorkshire in 1988 has had his conviction quashed. Dr Michael Haslam, 70, of Crayke, had been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of rape and four charges of indecent assault. But yesterday, the Court of Appeal ruled the rape conviction was "unsafe", although the four convictions of indecent assault were upheld. Dr Haslam will serve a three-year prison sentence instead of seven [...]

  • Psychiatrist Robert Morgenthal

Robert Morgenthal, Orlando Psychiatrist, sentenced in sexual misconduct case

The Ledger Polk psychiatrist pleads to sexual misconduct involving a patient By Suzie Schottelkotte September 30, 2019 Psychiatrist Robert Morgenthal BARTOW – A former psychiatrist at Peace River Center who surrendered his state medical license in February 2017 on allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a patient has pleaded no contest to a criminal charge of sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist. Circuit Judge Neil Roddenbery sentenced Robert Morgenthal, 69, on Friday to two years’ probation, mirroring the terms of plea agreement with prosecutors. The charge, a second-degree felony, carries up to 15 years in prison, but under state [...]

  • Psychiatrist Richard Farmer

Richard Farmer, East Memphis psychiatrist, “was accused of prescribing hydrocodone and alprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship.”

Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis woman forged names to obtain opioid prescriptions, authorities say By Phillip Jackson September 25, 2019 Psychiatrist Richard Farmer A Memphis woman was indicted and a local physician pleaded guilty in an Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force investigation, federal officials announced Tuesday. Erin Pealor, 35, attempted to obtain methylphenidate and amphetamine by filling out prescriptions with fake patient names and signed the signature of the physician, according to court documents. Pealor had filled out at least nine names describing them as patients from Nov. 7, 2017, to Feb. 13, 2018, according to court documents. [...]

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