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  • UK Psychiatrist Adrian Marsden

UK Psychiatrist Adrian Marsden

Bristol Live Mother's 'disgust' as psychiatrist uses stress of daughter's inquest as excuse for child sex abuse images By Tristan CorkSenior June 5, 2020 UK Psychiatrist Adrian Marsden The mother of a Bristol teenager whose death was put down to the negligence of NHS mental health workers has expressed her disgust after one of the psychiatrist's treating her used her case as an excuse for his addiction to child sex abuse images. Nicky Romero said Dr Adrian Marsden should have been jailed after he was found with almost 2,000 indecent images of child sex abuse on his phone. Marsden [...]

  • Robert Fink - psychiatrist

Robert Ivan Fink

NZME Second American psychiatrist who worked in NZ was accused of sex with US patient The Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre where two American psychiatrists worked. One was later jailed for sexual assault and the other convicted of fraud. Photo / Derek FlynnThe Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre where two American psychiatrists worked. One was later jailed for sexual assault and the other convicted of fraud. Photo / Derek Flynn Natalie Akoorie By Natalie Akoorie June 6, 2020 Robert Fink -psychiatrist A second American psychiatrist allowed to work in New Zealand had been accused of having sex with a former patient [...]

  • Adrian Marsden - psychiatrist

Adrian Marsden, UK psychiatrist, arrested – confessed he had ‘fetish” for child abuse images

Daily Mail Paedophile NHS psychiatrist avoids jail after police found vile collection of almost 2,000 child abuse images when he confessed he had 'fetish' By Ieuan Ivett June 5, 2020 Adrian Marsden - psychiatrist Dr Adrian Marsden claimed he had a 'fetish' for child abuse images when caught His drama coach told police when she found a vile image on his phone Police later found almost 2,000 sickening images on Marsden's computer He was spared jail and given an 18-month community order and £2,500 fine An NHS psychiatrist addicted to child abuse images has avoided jail after he [...]

  • Ian Anthony Martin -psychiatrist

Ian Anthony Martin, Launceston psychiatrist, notoriously had sex with his clients before hiring a violent criminal to shut one of them up

Hobart Mercury (Australia) New sex counts dropped By Amber Wilson June 3, 2020 Ian Anthony Martin -psychiatrist Disgraced Launceston psychiatrist Ian Anthony Martin, who notoriously had sex with his clients before hiring a violent criminal to shut one of them up, will no longer face court over fresh criminal allegations. The lascivious 74-year-old started a new life in New South Wales after he was struck off as a practitioner in 2005 and jailed at Risdon Prison in 2008. He was due to return to Tasmania this year to face the Supreme Court over allegations of indecent assault and aggravated [...]

  • Charles Marke psychiatrist

Charles Marke, Kamloops psychiatrist, reprimanded for sexual misconduct.

CFJC Today DISCIPLINARY ACTION Kamloops psychiatrist disciplined for inappropriate conduct with former patient By James Peters June 02, 2020 KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops psychiatrist has been formally reprimanded for sexual misconduct. In a decision released Monday (June 1), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says Dr. Charles James Marke had admitted to the misconduct by “failing to maintain the professional boundaries expected of a registrant.” The incident in question happened one month after Marke concluded treatment with a female patient. According to the disciplinary decision, Marke contacted the former patient and invited her to his home. The [...]

  • Bandy X. Lee

Bandy X. Lee, Psychiatrist – “wrong and unethical”

The Island Now Readers Write: In defense of Trump’s mental health May 19, 2020 Bandy X. Lee ... There are so many things that Mr Sobel erroneously blames Trump for, such as increased homicides, suicides, and tension in the world, I can’t go into them all. But the last ridiculous, false statement Sobel makes is when he cites Dr. Bandy Lee, a psychiatrist who held a conference that led to publication of a book titled “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.” Dr. Lee invited thousands of psychiatrists to attend this conference, including me, but only 20 showed up. [...]

  • Notorious Psychiatrist Paul Fox

Notorious American psychiatrist Paul Fox loses license in New Zealand

NZ Herald Complaints made about psychiatrist Paul Fox to Waikato DHB months before he resigned By Natalie Akoorie 16 May, 2020 Notorious Psychiatrist Paul Fox A former patient of a notorious American psychiatrist claims he alerted hospital staff to the doctor's de-registration in the United States eight months before it came to light. Dr Paul Fox was employed by Waikato District Health Board in 2012, the same year he surrendered his psychiatry licence in New York and Connecticut amid controversy over an affair with a teenage patient. After the Herald revealed in January 2014 that Fox was not [...]

  • Texas Psychiatrist Sharon Iglehart

Texas Psychiatrist Sharon Iglehart denied release from prison

law360 No Early Exit For $158M Medicare Fraudster Amid COVID-19 By Hannah Albarazi May 14, 2020 Texas Psychiatrist Sharon Iglehart A Texas federal judge denied a request for compassionate release of a Houston psychiatrist serving a 12-year prison sentence for her role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme, ruling Thursday that the bid stems from a "generalized fear of contracting COVID-19" while lacking any "extraordinary and compelling reason." U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. denied the request for the compassionate release of Sharon Iglehart, whom a jury convicted in 2015 of charges related to health care fraud [...]

  • Bernard Murphy -psychiatrist

Bernard Murphy, Psychiatrist of Banteer, Cork – crossed “professional boundaries” with a patient

The Irish Times Psychiatrist censured at High Court for crossing professional boundaries The doctor was the subject of complaints by a former patient of six years By Aodhan O'Faolain May 1, 2020 A consultant psychiatrist has been censured at the High Court, with conditions attached to his registration, after he was found to have crossed professional boundaries with a patient. Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds on Friday confirmed the censure and conditions decision by the Medical Council arising from findings of professional misconduct and poor professional performance against Dr Bernard Murphy, of Banteer, Cork. Dr Murphy was the subject of complaints [...]

  • Prakash Bhatia - psychiatrist

Prakash Bhatia, San Diego Psychiatrist, agrees to pay $145K to settle overprescription allegations

San Diego Union Tribune Psychiatrist agrees to pay $145K to settle overprescription allegations The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Dr. Prakash Bhatia prescribed drugs without legitimate purpose and outside the course of his practice By City News Service April 30, 2020 Prakash Bhatia - psychiatrist A local psychiatrist has paid $145,000 to resolve allegations that he over-prescribed opioids to patients over the course of several years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Dr. Prakash Bhatia, who previously owned and operated Progressive Health and Wellness in El Cajon, wrote prescriptions for hydromorphone, morphine, methadone, oxycodone, fentanyl and oxymorphone between March [...]

  • Clayton Chau - Psychiatrist

OC Psychiatrist Clayton Chau received at least $149,000 in speaking fees from pharmaceutical companies

Voice of OC Questions Surround County Doctor’s Speaking Fees By Thy Vo and Tracy Wood July 23, 2013 Clayton Chau - psychiatrist Dr. Clayton Chau, a former county Health Care Agency psychiatrist who is now a high-ranking CalOptima official, received at least $149,000 in speaking fees from pharmaceutical companies in recent years, including $84,250 in apparent violation of an agency policy against accepting such payments, according to a Voice of OC investigation. Most of the payments to Chau came from London-based AstraZeneca, which manufactures a top-selling antipsychotic drug that is on the formulary of the Health Care Agency or [...]

  • Clayton Chau - Psychiatrist

Clayton Chau, Orange County Psychiatrist, failed to disclose lucrative Big Pharma speaking fees

Voice of OC Newly Appointed Orange County Public Health Official Hired to Tackle Coronavirus Once Was Fined By State For Failing to Report Pharmaceutical Payments By Norberto Santana Jr. April 27, 2020 Clayton Chau - psychiatrist Orange County’s newly-appointed Health Care Agency Director Clayton Chau – a well known clinician and public health executive known for his mental health expertise with immigrant communities – was fined by state authorities back in 2014 for failing to disclose lucrative drug company speaking fees from AstraZeneca and other pharmaceutical companies from 2009 to 2012 while he worked as a top psychiatrist at [...]

  • Pramod Pilania -psychiatrist

Pramod Pilania, Lehigh Valley psychiatrist, claimed he saw 120 patients in 1 day, feds say

lehighvalleylive.com Lehigh Valley psychiatrist claimed he saw 120 patients in 1 day, feds say By Sarah Cassi April 22, 2020 Pramod Pilania - Psychiatrist A psychiatrist at the Lehigh Valley Community Mental Health Centers who claimed he was able to see more than 120 patients in one day at Valley and Philadelphia clinics has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors. Dr. Pramod Pilania said he was able to see that many patients and traveled between clinics at the Northeast Community Mental Health Centers in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Community Mental Health Centers locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, [...]

  • Chan Herng Nieng - psychiatrist

Chan Herng Nieng, Singapore Psychiatrist, allegedly took advantage of vulnerable female patients

The Business Times Doctors accused of having sex with patients agree not to contact female patients outside of work April 22, 2020 Chan Herng Nieng - psychiatrist [SINGAPORE] The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has asked the two doctors accused of taking advantage of vulnerable patients for sex to refrain from contacting their female patients outside of work. A woman had complained to the SMC, the medical watchdog, in June 2018 that psychiatrist Chan Herng Nieng and surgeon Julian Ong had taken advantage of vulnerable female patients and colleagues "to satisfy their immoral desires". Dr Ong, whose private practice is [...]

Enrique Tello-Silva, Hamden Psychiatrist Disciplined

Enrique Tello Silva full document CTwatchdog.com State Fines Three Doctors, Disciplines Two Others By Lisa Backus April 21, 2020 The state Medical Examining Board disciplined two physicians with $5,000 fines for failing to adequately inform and monitor patients while prescribing opioids or anti-anxiety medications... The board also agreed to issue a $5,000 fine and one-year probation to a Hamden psychiatrist who failed to withdraw a patient from the use of Xanax on a safe schedule, according to documents. Dr. Enrique Tello-Silva, of Hamden, discontinued the patient’s use of Xanax in October 2018, after the patient had been [...]

  • Tim Valko - Psychiatrist

Tim Valko, Toledo Psychiatrist – accused of over-prescribing medication to youth

WTOL Toledo psychiatrist's license revoked, accused of over-prescribing medication to youth Dr. Tim Valko is accused of prescribing one patient nearly 10 times the recommended amount of medication. By Emma Henderson April 15, 2020 Tim Valko - Psychiatrist TOLEDO, Ohio — Dr. Tim Valko of Toledo's Valko and Associates has had his medical license permanently revoked. The order was sent down from the Ohio Medical Board and made official March 26. The Ohio Medical Board found that he mistreated 15 patients and that there was a "failure to employ acceptable scientific methods in the selection of drugs or [...]

  • Psychiatrist Allan Seltzer

Allan Seltzer, Sudbury Psychiatrist, admits to sexually assaulting patient

Sudbury Star Sudbury court: Psychiatrist with no licence admits to sexually assaulting patient By Harold Carmichael February 18, 2020 Psychiatrist Allan Seltzer A Sudbury man who was practising psychiatry even though he was not registered to do so pleaded guilty to sexual assault following a relationship with a female patient. Allan Seltzer, 69, was scheduled to start a four-day Superior Court of Justice trial Tuesday on one sexual assault and three fraud charges arising from incidents in 2016. Instead, he pleaded guilty to the sexual assault charge. Since the court ordered a pre-sentence report, Seltzer, who acted [...]

  • Psychiatrist D. Ewen Cameron

Donald Ewen Cameron, Montreal Psychiatrist – his grueling experimentation funded by CIA

WBUR Endless Thread Returns With Special Investigative Series On April 3 March 13, 2020 Psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron Psychiatrist Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron led the Allan Memorial Institute, a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, in the 1950s and 60s. Cameron was at the top of his field at the time, leading both the American Psychiatric Association and the World Psychiatric Association. Little did the families whose loved ones were sent to Allan Memorial know that Cameron's patients would be subject to grueling experimentation involving long periods of induced sleep and heavy use of electroshock therapy and psychedelic drugs. [...]

  • Louisville Psychiatrist Peter Steiner

Louisville Psych Peter Steiner Pleads Guilty To Distributing Drugs Without A Medical Purpose

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Kentucky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Louisville Psych Peter Steiner Louisville Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty To Distributing Controlled Substances Without A Medical Purpose LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville psychiatrist Dr. Peter Steiner has pleaded guilty to intentionally distributing schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances, without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice, announced United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “This is a crystal clear example of the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting a doctor turned drug dealer; not an attempt to insert itself into the [...]

  • Psychiatrist Francesco DiLeo

Psychiatrist Francesco DiLeo, Maryland, did hallucinogenic drugs with patients

  Quartz Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem By Olivia Goldhill March 3, 2020 ...Sexual abuse is an old problem in psychedelic therapy. The pattern was evident in the early 1980s, before the substance was made illegal as a schedule 1 drug in the United States. In cases well-known among psychedelic practitioners, two psychiatrists who gave their clients MDMA, Richard Ingrasci and Francesco DiLeo, were separately sued by former patients who accused them of abusive sexual behavior. Ingrasci allegedly told one patient that sexual contact would help cure her cancer, while DiLeo said that touching a patient was [...]

  • Richard Ingrasci - Psychiatrist

Richard Ingrasci, Mass. Psychiatrist, allegedly told patient “sexual contact was necessary to cure her cancer”

Quartz Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem By Olivia Goldhill March 3, 2020 Richard Ingrasci - Psychiatrist ...Sexual abuse is an old problem in psychedelic therapy. The pattern was evident in the early 1980s, before the substance was made illegal as a schedule 1 drug in the United States. In cases well-known among psychedelic practitioners, two psychiatrists who gave their clients MDMA, Richard Ingrasci and Francesco DiLeo, were separately sued by former patients who accused them of abusive sexual behavior. Ingrasci allegedly told one patient that sexual contact would help cure her cancer, while DiLeo said [...]

  • University of Iowa psychiatrist Scott Stuart

Iowa psychiatrist Scott Stuart didn’t report side business

The Gazette Audit: UI psychiatrist didn't report side business By Vanessa Miller March 04, 2020 IOWA CITY — A recently retired University of Iowa Health Care psychiatrist and part-owner of a private psychotherapy institute for years didn’t disclose the conflict and failed to properly report at least 1,024 hours of leave he took for reasons outside his UI obligations, a state audit requested by the university found. Scott Stuart, a professor in the UI Department of Psychiatry, told his supervisor Aug. 30 that after 28 years he was retiring and that his last day would be Aug. 31. The notice [...]

  • Scott Stuart - psychiatrist

Scott Stuart, Iowa Psychiatrist investigated

The Daily Iowan Emeritus psychiatry professor and former UIHC employee investigated Rachel Schilke March 5, 2020 Scott Stuart - psychiatrist State Auditor Rob Sand Wednesday released a report on an investigation into a University of Iowa psychiatry professor emeritus who he found did not report at least 1,024 hours in paid leave for non-university obligations while traveling. Professor Emeritus Dr. Scott Stuart failed to comply with the UI Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy when Stuart did not disclose his ownership interest with the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute LLC. to the university, the report said. The investigation covered [...]

  • Anand Pandya - psychiatrist

Anand Pandya, NYC psychiatrist, busted for meth possession

New York Post NYC psychiatrist busted for meth possession fighting for his license By Dean Balsamini February 29, 2020 Anand Pandya - psychiatrist A New York City psychiatrist who treated victims and relatives after the 9/11 terror attacks is fighting for his medical license after being busted for trying to sneak a pound of methamphetamine past security checkpoints at Newark Airport. The California Medical Board is seeking to discipline Dr. Anand Pandya — formerly of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles — for the Sept. 15, 2016 arrest, in which Customs officers said they found 16.3 ounces of [...]

  • Muhammad Arshad - Psychiatrist

Muhammad Arshad, Harvey Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Medicare Fraud

Muhammad Arshad - Psychiatrist   Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Harvey Psychiatrist Sentenced In Scheme to Defraud Medicare by Soliciting and Receiving Kickback Payments for Medically Unnecessary Home Health Referrals NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that MUHAMMAD ARSHAD, age 64, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 20, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe to three years’ probation, which includes 250 hours of community service, in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.  In [...]

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