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  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Newburyport Psychiatrist Keith Ablow – harassment prevention order compels him to stay away from his former assistant

The Salem News Ablow hearing on harassment order suspended By Dave Rogers Staff September 18, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow NEWBURYPORT — Former Fox News contributor and local psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow was in Newburyport District Court on Wednesday afternoon hoping a judge would not extend a harassment prevention order taken out against him by a former assistant in late August. The Aug. 29 order, which compels Ablow to stay at least 25 yards away from his former assistant, was set to expire Wednesday unless a judge extended it for up to a year. The same order bans him [...]

Anand Madhukarro Choudhary, Caloundra Psychiatrist, forged prescription so he could get two boxes of erectile dysfunction drugs

Daily Mail Embarrassed doctor struggling with a lack of libido forged colleague's signature to prescribe himself 96 erectile dysfunction tablets By Kelsey Wilkie September 17, 2019 A highly respected doctor who was having problems in the bedroom was caught forging his colleague's signature to prescribe himself erectile dysfunction tablets. Dr Anand Madhukarro Choudhary, 45, pleaded guilty to fraud, attempted fraud and stealing in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The consultant psychiatrist had been working at a health clinic in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast when his pride drove him to steal two scripts from another doctor. A highly respected [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gavin Meany

Gary Meany, Twin Cities psychiatrist arrested – faces charges after being accused of having sex with a patient who sought help for past sexual assaults

Pioneer Press Patient says Apple Valley psychiatrist ‘abused’ her; he’s charged with criminal sexual conduct By Nick Ferraro September 17, 2019 Psychiatrist Gavin Meany A Twin Cities psychiatrist faces charges after being accused of having sex with a patient who sought help for past sexual assaults. Gavin Patrick Meany, 38, of Apple Valley, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct last week in Dakota County District Court. Gavin Patrick Meany (Courtesy of Dakota County Sheriff’s Office) A woman reported to Burnsville police on Aug. 27 that she had been “abused” over the last five [...]

Charles Stewart, Brunswick psychiatrist, ordered to stop treating women

Press Herald Brunswick psychiatrist ordered to stop treating women The order issued to Dr. Charles Stewart comes after complaints by 2 female patients. By Dennis Hoey September 11, 2019 A Brunswick psychiatrist has been ordered to stop treating women for 30 days after complaints by two patients. The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine issued the immediate partial suspension against Dr. Charles Stewart, the board said in a news release. Board members said that their actions were “based on a preliminary finding that the actions of Dr. Stewart constitute an immediate jeopardy to the health or safety of a person.” [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Edwards

Alabama Psychiatrist James Edwards – “pharmacists lodged complaints against Edwards to sound the alarm on his reportedly excessive prescribing habits.”

WTVM Case against Lee County psychiatrist charged in pill mill investigation expands By Jennifer Horton September 16, 2019 Psychiatrist James Edwards MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A federal grand jury returned a five count superseding indictment against Lee County psychiatrist James Edwards. Edwards was arrested in July in an ongoing federal pill mill investigation. The indictment states Edwards was prescribing dangerous amounts of controlled substances to patients outside the usual course of medical care. At the time of Edwards' arrest, he was operating practices in Opelika and Gulf Shores. Court records indicate a doctor and multiple pharmacists lodged complaints [...]

  • Psychiatrist Sten Levander

Sten Levander, well-known Swedish psychiatrist “has not acted in accordance with science” according to Health Board

machine translation: hd.se Sten Levander loses medical credentials - is "obviously unsuitable to pursue his profession" By Jessica Ziegerer & Sara Wizén September 6, 2019 Psychiatrist Sten Levander Sten Levander is one of the country's most well-known forensic psychiatrists. Now he loses his medical credentials. He has prescribed too many drug-classified drugs and has proven "obviously unsuitable to practice his profession," writes the Health Board's responsibility board. He is a professor emeritus in forensic psychiatry in Lund, as an expert witness in several noted crime cases and often debated in the media. But now, the Health Board's responsibility [...]

  • Psychiatrist Duong Huu Nguyen

Duong Huu Nguyen, Little Rock psychiatrist, license suspended, accused of “sex or a romantic relationship” with a patient or a former patient

Arkansas Democrat Gazette Little Rock psychiatrist's license suspended By Kat Stromquist September 12, 2019 Psychiatrist Duong Huu Nguyen The Arkansas State Medical Board has temporarily suspended the license of a Little Rock psychiatrist who is accused of having had "sex or a romantic relationship" with a patient or former patient. At a special teleconference meeting Monday, the board voted to issue an emergency order of suspension for the medical license of Dr. Duong Huu Nguyen, pending a hearing. According to the order, Nguyen is accused of potential violations of the state's Medical Practices Act after the board received [...]

  • Psychiatrist Rajiv Anand

Rajiv Anand, Lokhandwala Psychiatrist, accused of molesting patient

Mumbai Mirror Psychiatrist accused of molesting his patient By Sharmeen Hakim September 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Rajiv Anand A well-known psychiatrist from Lokhandwala was recently accused of molesting a 34-year-old patient, an architect from Kandivali. The complainant was suffering from post-partum depression. She accused him of touching her inappropriately during a session. The Versova police booked Dr Rajiv Anand under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code; early on August 30, after the woman and her architect husband approached them. On his part Anand, 67, who shares the Lokhandwala clinic with his daughter, admitted treating the woman and the [...]

  • Psychiatrist Michael Rater

Michael Rater, Mass. psychiatrist, “committed libel when he told company an employee was unfit to return to work”

Law360 Psychiatrist Retaliated After Legal Threat, 1st Circ. Told By Aaron Leibowitz September 4, 2019 Psychiatrist Michael Rater A psychiatrist committed libel when he told Atrius Health an employee was unfit to return to work, the employee's attorney told the First Circuit on Wednesday, saying the psychiatrist was illegally retaliating after he learned the employee might sue him. Even though Dr. Michael Rater was protected by so-called conditional privilege when he was contracted to evaluate Alan Zeigler's ability to continue working at Atrius, Rater acted maliciously and therefore can still be held liable for defamation, said Chip Muller [...]

  • Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas

Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Melbourne psychiatrist, jailed for sexual assault faces second allegation

The Guardian Psychiatrist jailed for sexual assault faces second allegation Health regulator is investigating complaint against Prabakar Rajan Thomas, already sentenced to 14 months in jail By Lisa Martin September 3, 2019 Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas A former Melbourne psychiatrist sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting a female patient is facing a further investigation from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Prabakar Rajan Thomas, 69, received a 14 month non-parole jail sentence in March for abusing a patient. The county court was told he had put his hands in the victim’s bra, asked about her [...]

  • Psychiatrist Greg Lydall

Greg Lydall, States of Guernsey psychiatrist, has pleaded guilty to making thousands of indecent images of children

ITV NEWS Former States of Guernsey psychiatrist admits making indecent images of children August 29, 2019 Psychiatrist Greg Lydall A psychiatrist formerly employed by the States of Guernsey has pleaded guilty to making thousands of indecent images of children. Dr Greg Lydall pleaded guilty to 11 charges at Guernsey Royal Court. The court heard that some of the images found fell into the most severe category. He will be sentenced on 31 October. The Committee for Health and Social Care wants to reassure the public that Dr Lydall did not come into contact with minors during his employment [...]

  • Psychiatrist Eugene Redmond

D. Eugene Redmond, Yale Psychiatrist, accused of horrific sexual assaults at Caribbean research facility

New York Post Yale professor accused of horrific sexual assaults at Caribbean research facility By Joshua Rhett Miller August 21, 2019 Psychiatrist Eugene Redmond A retired Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility in the Caribbean and conducted sickening “medical exams” of three other students, according to a scathing report by a former federal prosecutor. A 54-page report commissioned by Yale released Tuesday found that Dr. D. Eugene Redmond — who retired from Yale School of Medicine last summer after 44 years at the university — assaulted five students at a research facility [...]

  • Psychiatrist Aliveni Ramanujam

UK Psychiatrist Aliveni Ramanujam copied material from Wikipedia to gain qualification

Shamed Birmingham medic copied material from Wikipedia to gain qualification By Jonny Greatrex June 26, 2012 :46, 24 OCT 2012 Psychiatrist Aliveni Ramanujam A PSYCHIATRIST copied material from Wikipedia and stole ideas from a student’s academic paper to gain the professional qualification she so badly wanted. Shamed medic Aliveni Ramanujam was suspended after being caught out TWICE while doing a distance learning course at the University of Gloucestershire. Dr Ramanujam, who worked with mental health patients in Birmingham and Solihull, was called in by her tutors who were concerned by the shoddy essay she submitted. They warned her [...]

  • Psychiatrist Aliveni Ramanujam

Aliveni Ramanujam, UK Psychiatrist, struck off for serious misconduct

Times & Star Failings that led to the downfall of Mind in West Cumbria By Lucy Jenkinson August 26, 2019 Psychiatrist Aliveni Ramanujam The true extent of failings within a West Cumbrian mental health charity which has been forced to close have now been revealed. A child sex offender and a shamed former doctor who had been struck off by the General Medical Council were among those involved with Mind in West Cumbria. It has also been claimed that complaints were not dealt with appropriately by the charity’s former chairman Dr Brian Campbell. Lee Visick of Workington, a [...]

  • Psychiatrist Mark Beale

Las Cruces psychiatrist Mark Beale indicted for alleged sexual assaults of 9 patients

KVIA Las Cruces psychiatrist indicted on 23 counts for alleged sexual assaults of 9 patients By Jim Parker August 15, 2019 Psychiatrist Mark Beale Las Cruces psychiatrist indicted on 23 counts for alleged sexual assaults of 9 patients LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A Las Cruces psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting nine of his patients has been indicted by a grand jury on 23 counts of criminal sexual contact, prosecutors said Thursday. Dr. Mark Beale, 72, was first arrested back in April on allegations he assaulted six patients. Since then, authorities said the number of victims discovered has [...]

Anthony Slowiaczek, Green Hills psychiatrist, “engaging in sexual relationship with a ‘vulnerable female’ patient” – guilty of professional misconduct

Maitland Mercury Former Green Hills psychiatrist disqualified over affair with patient By Meg Francis August 14, 2019 A former Green Hills psychiatrist has been found guilty of professional misconduct, and disqualified after engaging in sexual relationship with a "vulnerable female" patient. NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Anthony Slowiaczek guilty of professional misconduct for the "improper and sexual relation" with a female patient, identified as Patient A, between 2012 and 2016. Dr Slowiaczek was a specialist psychiatrist practising at the Maitland Specialist Centre, attached to the Maitland Private Hospital. Patient A had a history of childhood sexual abuse and sexual [...]

  • Psychiatrist Scott McMahon

Scott McMahon, Clifton Park Psychiatrist, accused of misusing Ritalin prescriptions… “issuing them in the names of children without exams”

Post Star Saratoga County doctor charged in drug case Don Lehman August 13, 2019 Psychiatrist Scott McMahon ALBANY — A doctor from Clifton Park has been charged with a federal felony for allegedly handing out drug prescriptions without proper medical exams and with the intent of splitting drugs with patients, officials said. Scott McMahon, 50, was arrested Monday after a multi-agency federal and state investigation that he wrote prescriptions "for no legitimate medical purpose" to children and others, taking "kickbacks" of drugs in exchange for the prescriptions, according to federal prosecutors. He was charged with distributing controlled substances [...]

  • Psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf

Isaac Herschkopf, New York Psychiatrist – Patients allege misconduct

Bloomberg New York Levels Allegations Against Shrink Next Door Doctor The New York Department of Health lays out details of alleged misconduct from two of Dr. Isaac Herschkopf’s former patients ahead of a September hearing. By Joe Nocera August 6, 2019 Psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf New York health officials posted a series of allegations concerning Isaac Herschkopf, the psychiatrist who was the subject of the Bloomberg podcast The Shrink Next Door, accusing him of exploiting patients for his own financial gain. The allegations and attendant charges were accompanied by a “Notice of Hearing” that had been sent to Herschkopf [...]

  • Psychiatrist Soon K. Kim

Soon K. Kim, Southfield Michigan Psychiatrist, targeted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit

Psychiatrist Soon K. Kim Ventura County Star Jury asked to give $30 million-plus in Vista del Mar sexual misconduct trial Tom Kisken August 7, 2019 Three women who allege they were victims of sexual battery at Aurora Vista del Mar Hospital should together receive more than $30 million in damages, a lawyer said in closing arguments. The women are suing the Ventura psychiatric hospital, parent company Signature Healthcare Services and the hospital’s former mental health worker Juan Valencia. They allege Valencia committed sexual acts with each of them in 2013 before he was fired by Vista del Mar. [...]

  • Psychiatrist Jason Stamper

Jason Stamper, Pikeville Psychiatrist, accused of showing patient nude pictures of men he’s had sex with

Psychiatrist Jason Stamper Lexington Herald Leader Pikeville psychiatrist accused of showing patient nude pictures of men he’s had sex with By Mike Stunson August 5, 2019 A Pikeville psychiatrist has been accused of showing a patient nude photos of men during a session earlier this year. As a result, the medical license for Jason Stamper has been restricted by the state’s Board of Medical Licensure for an indefinite period of time. Stamper practices at the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Pikeville. The mother of the patient, a permanently disabled adult, filed a grievance to the board in May [...]

  • Psychiatrist Spiro Kassis

Psychiatrist Spiro Kassis, Plymouth Township, charged with distributing dangerous and addictive drugs

Philadelphia Inquirer Montco doctor’s ‘pill mill’ traded cash for powerful narcotics, feds say by Vinny Vella August 2, 2019 Psychiatrist Spiro Kassis A Plymouth Township psychiatrist accused of operating a “pill mill” now faces federal charges, prosecutors said Friday. Spiro Y. Kassis, 66, was charged with 14 counts of distributing “dangerous and addictive opioids" that were medically unnecessary, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney William McSwain. Kassis sold the prescriptions at $200 each to people who would arrange clandestine meetings with him at his offices in East Norriton and Scranton, McSwain said. He often would prescribe “dangerous [...]

Michael Robertson, Anchorage Psychiatrist faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison

KTVA Alaska doctor pleads guilty to health care fraud in $200K drug conspiracy By Elizabeth Roman July 30, 2019 After losing his medical license, an Alaska doctor has pleaded guilty to spearheading a drug conspiracy involving overprescribing dozens of patients, nonexistent records for a handful of others and nearly $200,000 worth of opioids. Michael Don Robertson, 67, reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit controlled substance fraud as well as health care fraud while practicing in Alaska. According to the plea agreement, Robertson intentionally distributed controlled substances "without a legitimate medical purpose" [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Edwards

Fairhope psychiatrist, James Edwards, 72, accused of writing illegal prescriptions

AL.com Indictment of Fairhope doctor says he wrote fake prescriptions An Alabama doctor has been indicted on three counts of writing illegitimate prescriptions for his patients. By Tyler Carter July 30, 2019 Psychiatrist James Edwards A Fairhope psychiatrist accused of writing illegal prescriptions has been indicted, according to U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. Dr. James Henry Edwards III, 72, of Fairhope, appeared in court on Tuesday for to be arraigned after being charged with drug distribution offenses. Until his arrest on July 11, 2019, Edwards was a practicing psychiatrist with offices in Opelika and Gulf Shores. Edwards [...]

  • Adelaide Psychiatrist Richard Thompkins

Richard Thompkins, Adelaide Psychiatrist, suspended for having sex with patient

The Advertiser Psychiatrist Dr Richard Birrell Thompkins suspended for a year for having sex with patient By Mitch Mott July 28, 2019 An Adelaide psychiatrist has been banned from taking on new female patients and suspended for a year after continuing to treat and prescribe drugs to a vulnerable woman who he was in a sexual relationship with. Dr Richard Birrell Thompkins also prescribed the woman, who suffered from severe mental illness and was addicted to medication, highly addictive benzodiazepines. He continued to prescribe the drugs to her even when a specialist doctor recommended she be admitted to hospital and [...]

Queens Psychiatrist John Halkias – in hot water again

New York Post State orders shrink to treat only men after violating ‘boundaries’ Women will no longer be allowed on this shrink’s couch. By Melissa Klein October 23, 2016 Dr. John Halkias, who practices in Queens, is forbidden from treating female patients, a unique punishment handed down by the state Office of Professional Medical Conduct. The state charged the psychiatrist “violated professional boundaries . . . on more than one occasion” with a patient he treated in 2012 and early 2013, records show. Halkias, 61, reached a consent agreement with the OPMC, the state Health Department branch that disciplines doctors, [...]

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