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Udaya Shetty, Virginia Beach Psychiatrist, sentenced to prison for fraud

13newsnow.com https://www.13newsnow.com/ Virginia Beach Psychiatrist sentenced to prison for healthcare fraud scheme By 13News Now Staff January 16, 2020 A Virginia Beach doctor was sentenced on Thursday to over two years in prison for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, and other health care benefits programs out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Department of Justice said 64-year-old Udaya K. Shetty also agreed to pay over $1 million to settle related civil claims on top of the prison sentence. According to court documents, Shetty was a licensed psychiatrist practicing medicine at his practice, Behavioral & Neuropsychiatric Group. Starting in 2013, [...]

Jayakumar Patil

Union Leader Officials revoke license of Bedford psychiatrist; he will ask board to reconsider By Mark Hayward January 16, 2020 CONCORD — A Bedford psychiatrist with a history of problems related to his practice said Thursday that a decision by the state Board of Medicine to revoke his license is unfair and he is working with his lawyer to reverse the action. Dr. Jayakumar Patil said he had been working with a board-mandated mentor to improve his practice as the result of an early case that went to the board. But the board’s decision, signed late last week, involved a [...]

Rohan Jahagirdar

After registering a complaint of rape against a well-known psychiatrist from the city, a woman has now claimed that the cops investigating this case have been constantly harassing her. In a letter escalating the complaint to the city’s top cop, the survivor has spelt out a veritable manual of how law enforcement authorities should not handle a case of crime against a woman. The 28-year-old complainant had on November 24, 2019, registered a case against Dr Rohan Jahagirdar at Shivajinagar police station, for allegedly raping her while she was taking treatment from him for depression circa 2017-18. Now, accusing Shivajinagar [...]

Noel Sardar, Newport psychiatrist, “stalked patients with ‘creepy’ advances”

BBC Newport psychiatrist stalked patients with 'creepy' advances 14 January 2020 Dr Noel Sardar pretended to be working on call to gain access to one woman's home and bought the other alcohol, telling her he was trying to get her drunk, Swansea Crown Court heard. The woman contacted the police after he continued to call and text her. Sardar admitted stalking without fear of causing harm or distress. The 45-year-old had originally denied two counts of stalking causing harm or distress, but pleaded guilty to the two lesser charges on the second day of his trial in December. He received [...]

Clarence White, Syracuse Psychiatrist – license revoked for sex with patient

Syracuse.com Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient loses medical license January 14, 2020 By James T. Mulder SYRACUSE, NY – The state has revoked the medical license of a Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient. Dr. Clarence White, 44, was working at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca in 2017 when he entered into an inappropriate relationship with a female patient he was treating, according to the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. He asked the patient for her phone number, socialized with her, started a sexual relationship and gave her money to buy merchandise, according [...]

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Padmini Nagaraj, Kenner Psychiatrist, gets prison time

WBRZ New Orleans psychiatrist sentenced for healthcare fraud January 13, 2020 By WBRZ Staff NEW ORLEANS - Kenner psychiatrist, Padmini Nagaraj, has been sentenced to four years of probation for attempting to commit healthcare fraud. The sentencing took place Thursday, Jan. 9, when U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe assigned Nagaraj to the aforementioned four years, which also includes 250 hours of community service. Nagaraj admitted to accepting $1,500 a month from different home health agencies between September 2012 and July 2014. === Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2020 Kenner [...]

  • Psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Yale Psychiatrist Bandy Lee’s “absurd conclusions”

Gatestone Institute Yale Psychiatrist Issues Diagnosis of "Psychotic" for Defending Constitutional Rights by Alan M. Dershowitz January 11, 2020 Psychiatrist Bandy Lee A Yale professor of forensic psychiatry has diagnosed guess who -- your truly -- as suffering from "psychosis" for expressing legal views that happen to be on the Constitutional rights of President Donald Trump. Dr. Bandy Lee has never met me, never examined me, never seen my medical records, and never spoken to anyone close to me. Yet she is prepared to offer a diagnosis of "psychosis" which she attributes to my being one of President [...]

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Omar Hasan, Beckley psychiatrist, suspended

The Register-Herald Suspension of psychiatrist's license is in effect By Jessica Farrish January 9, 2020 Omar Hasan - Psychiatrist A Beckley psychiatrist who West Virginia Board of Medicine cited for having an inappropriate relationship with a patient in 2013 and 2014 began a one-year license suspension on Thursday, WVBOM website published. The WVBOM had suspended Dr. Omar Hasan's license in 2017 due to an improper sexual relationship with a patient. Hasan's attorneys appealed the decision to Kanawha Count Circuit Court and then to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Both courts sided with WVBOM, with the [...]

Svetlana Anic, UCLA Psychiatrist, resisted arrest, taken to Twin Peaks sheriff’s station

Mountain News Doctor Must Have Needed that Valium December 8, 2016 Things were popping at the Rite Aid store in Blue Jay on Nov. 23 when an out-of-town doctor apparently was unable to pop the pills of her choice and she allegedly jumped the counter in the pharmacy. A caller informed the 9-1-1 dispatcher at 6:22 p.m. that the female subject was being escorted out of the store by security. A second caller said the subject was “trying to bite and hurt the manager” at the location. The subject was identified as a licensed doctor of medicine, Svetlana Anic, 51, [...]

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Guam Psychiatrist Abner Pasatiempo accused of inappropriate touching has resigned

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist accused of inappropriate touching has resigned Anumita Kaur January 6, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A psychiatrist accused of inappropriately touching patients was suspended by Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center as soon as complaints were received last month, according to the center's director. Dr. Abner Pasatiempo has since resigned from Behavioral Health and withdrawn his re-licensing application with the Guam Board of Medical Examiners, Director Theresa Arriola said. Pasatiempo's Maryland medical license was suspended in 2006 after he had sex with a patient. Pacific Daily News reported on Sunday that the board [...]

Israeli Pychiatrists accused of giving drugs to students to curb their sexual desires

The Times of Israel Doctors accused of giving drugs to yeshiva students to curb their sexual desires By TOI Staff December 9, 2019 The Health Ministry will reportedly investigate four psychiatrists after a television report said they had prescribed drugs to ultra-Orthodox students, including minors, to inhibit their sexual desires. In an expose aired over the weekend, Channel 12 sent two formerly ultra-Orthodox men undercover to seek care from the prominent mental health professionals — Prof. Omer Boneh, the head of the psychiatry department at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital; Prof. Abraham Weizman of Tel Aviv University; Dr. Michael Bontzel [...]

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Abner Pasatiempo, Guam Psychiatrist “guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct”

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist under investigation; previously disciplined in Maryland By Jerick Sablan January 5, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A Behavioral Health and Wellness Center psychiatrist whose Maryland medical license was suspended after he had sex with a patient is under investigation by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners. The board knew about Dr. Abner Pasatiempo's troubles in Maryland when he applied for a license here, but the Guam license was granted in April 2018 because of an extraordinary need to fill the position at Behavioral Health, said Dr. Nathaniel Berg, Board of Medical Examiners chairman, [...]

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Alexander Neumeister, Psychiatrist, Engaged in Research Misconduct

Medscape Psychiatrist Engaged in Research Misconduct, Says Gov't Watchdog Ellie Kincaid and Ivan Oransky, MD December 30, 2019 Psychiatrist Alexander Neumeister A former New York University School of Medicine, Langone Medical Center psychiatry researcher faked clinical data for research with federally funded grants worth millions of dollars, according to the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI). In studies of anorexia, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Alexander Neumeister, MD, "misrepresented the characteristics of the subjects entered in the research" using tactics such as "combining data from multiple subjects to represent single subjects to justify financial payments" and "changing [...]

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Yale Psychiatrist Bandy Lee, “cereal box prize college degree”

Washington Times Yale anti-Trump psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee gives psychiatry bad name By Cheryl K. Chumley December 27, 2019   Yale psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee, in an interview with Salon, called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “submit” President Donald Trump “to an involuntary evaluation” — giving Americans, in one fell swoop, one big weighty reason to regard the entire field of mental health therapy with at least a modicum of suspicion. Another reason is that psychiatrists, since Donald Trump’s political rise, have been diagnosing him long-distance as unfit for office. Anther reason is that dozens of psychiatrists and mental [...]

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow – license suspended in Massachusetts

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow New York Times What It Took for a Fox News Psychiatrist to Finally Lose His License By Ginia Bellafante Dec. 20, 2019 Late in 2009, a 28-year-old woman not long out of graduate school found herself in a stressful job at a Bronx hospital and decided it would be useful to talk to someone. Searching online, she came across the name of a psychiatrist, Keith Ablow. Dr. Ablow was familiar to her from his writing, both his journalism and the best-selling thrillers he turned out — “Denial,’’ “Projection,” “Compulsion,’’ “Murder Suicide.’’ She had read all [...]

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Peadar O’Grady, Irish Psychiatrist, loses challenge

Irish Examiner Psychiatrist loses challenge aimed at lifting his suspension from work By Ann O'Loughlin December 19, 2019 Psychiatrist Peadar O’Grady A Midlands-based consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who challenged his suspension from his job has lost his High Court action aimed at allowing him to return to work. Ms Justice Miriam O'Regan in dismissing judicial review proceedings brought by Dr Peadar O'Grady said it was not appropriate for the courts to interfere with the consultant's suspension at this time. Following complaints against him, Dr O'Grady was the subject of an investigation, undertaken by Acrux Consulting Limited on [...]

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Riaz Mazcuri, Texas Psychiatrist, owes $23 Million for Psych Medicare Fraud

Bloomberg Law Doctor Owes $23 Million for Psychiatric-Related Medicare Fraud December 16, 2019 Psychiatrist Riyaz Mazcuri A doctor must pay $23 million after his conviction in Texas for Medicare fraud related to the improper treatment of dementia patients, the Fifth Circuit affirmed Dec. 16. Doctor Riaz Mazcuri, also known as Riyaz Mazkouri, was the attending physician at two partial-hospitalization programs at the Riverside General Hospital, which provided outpatient psychiatric services to their patients. Mazcuri admitted large numbers of patients to his programs without proper evaluations and also billed Medicare for services never performed. In particular, however, he was [...]

  • Psychiatrist Bob Sammons

Bob Sammons, Colorado Psychiatrist, reveals the failure of his profession

Psychiatrist Bob Sammons The Daily Sentinel Psychiatrist to shutter outpatient practice By Joe Vaccarelli December 13, 2019 Excerpt:  "'I’ve lived my life taking care of people who only have a 7% chance of getting better when they come to see me,' Sammons said, referencing the odds of finding a suitable prescription after a patient has already failed to respond to four other medications." +++ This article goes on to state that Sammons will now use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which "stimulate normal brain function".

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Marc Spelar, Milton Psychiatrist, sentenced to prison after admitting to writing illicit opioid prescriptions for his own gain

The Herald-Dispatch Milton doctor gets 3 months in illicit prescription scheme By Courtney Hessler December 13, 2019 Psychiatrist Marc Spelar HUNTINGTON — A former Milton psychiatrist has been sentenced to three months in prison and will be given the opportunity to continue to address his substance use disorder after admitting to writing illicit opioid prescriptions for his own gain. Marc Spelar, 37, previously pleaded guilty in the Southern District of West Virginia to one count of illegal drug distributions related to an April 2017 prescription written for Dextroamphetamine, a scheduled II drug. Spelar was one of 60 individuals, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Amina Rafi

Amina Rafi, UK psychiatrist, suspended for lying about her age and having

Daily Mail Doctor, 25, is suspended after lying that she had cancer to her bosses at Broadmoor Hospital where patients include the Yorkshire Ripper By Lara Keay December 12, 2019 Psychiatrist Amina Rafi A junior doctor at Broadmoor Hospital who lied about having breast cancer has been banned from treating patients. Trainee psychiatrist Dr Amini Rafi, 25, told colleagues at the maximum security hospital she had the disease, was four years older than she was, and that she was a member of the Royal College of Physicians. Ms Rafi, of Reading Berkshire, claimed she told the lies because [...]

Latina Italy Psychiatrist, arrested for issuing fake mental-health certificates

ANSA Psychiatrist arrested for fake gun certs Also attested fake illnesses to get people out of jail December 10, 2019 (ANSA) - Latina, December 10 - A psychiatrist was arrested in Latina south of Rome Tuesday for issuing fake mental-health certificates for people applying for gun licenses. The man was also charged with attesting to fake mental illnesses to get people released from jail. Eleven people including a lawyer were arrested in connection with the racket.

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Pieter van der Westhuizen, Swakopmund psychiatrist, accused of rape

Namibian Second patient accuses psychiatrist of rape By Werner Menges December 9, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen A SWAKOPMUND-BASED psychiatrist who is being prosecuted over allegations that he raped one of his patients is now fighting to keep evidence about similar claims made by a second woman out of his trial in the Windhoek High Court. A former patient of psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen contacted the police in July, after the start of his trial on rape charges, and claimed that she, too, had been sexually assaulted by him, acting judge Eileen Rakow has been informed [...]

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Theodore Goodman, Sacramento Psychiatrist, Sold Body parts

California Board of Medical Quality December 21, 1982 Psychiatrist Theodore Goodman On or about June 8, 1981, in the case entitled United States of America v. Theodore A. Goodman, Case No. 81-0330-N-Criminal, pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, respondent was convicted of the unauthorized sale of Government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. 641 (felony) to wit: "On or about May, 1977, through November, 1979, in the Southern District of California, defendant THEODORE A. GOODMAN, M. D., unlawfully, willfully and knowingly did without authority sell, convey, and dispose of things of [...]

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Arvind Shah, Waterbury psychiatrist, slapped 10-year-old patient

Republican American Police: Waterbury-based psychiatrist slapped 10-year-old patient By Jonathan Shugarts November 27, 2019 Psychiatrist Arvind Shah WATERBURY — A psychiatrist with a city-based practice is facing a felony charge in connection to allegedly slapping a young patient in his office, according to documents obtained Wednesday. Dr. Arvind Shah, 70, was charged earlier this month after an investigation of his interaction with a 10-year-old boy, according to police. Police say they were called to Shah’s office on Nov. 7 at about 3:40 p.m. The child’s mother and her husband were with the boy, who was suffering from “several [...]

Hudson County psychiatrist bribed “in exchange for steering patients to fill prescriptions”

NorthJersey.com Paramus man pleads guilty to cheating medical insurance companies By Keldy Ortiz November 25, 2019 A Paramus man who previously owned a pharmacy in West New York admitted in federal court to cheating medical insurance companies out of millions of dollars and bribing a psychiatrist, authorities said. Eduard Shtindler, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and paying illegal bribes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement. Shtindler was arrested in August. Empire Pharmacy, which opened in 2012 and was owned by Shtindler, had enticed doctors to use the business [...]

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