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  • Armchair Psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee – Tabloid Psychiatrist

Armchair Psychiatrist Bandy Lee The Federalist What Happens When Psychiatric Abuse Begins To Affect Politics By Stella Morabito July 16, 2019 --BEGIN EXCERPT Political abuse of psychiatry has a sordid history. Sadly, history seems to be repeating itself. A group of activist psychiatrists that dubs itself the “World Mental Health Coalition” is planning a July 23 town hall on Capitol Hill at which they intend to present a psychiatric “analysis” of President Trump based on the special counsel report. At the behest of House Democrats, they will recommend Trump be removed from office. According to an interview with [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

Swakopmund psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen rape trial scheduled for November

Namibian Psychiatrist's rape trial to continue in November by Werner Menges July 16, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen THE trial of a Swakopmund psychiatrist charged with having drugged and raped one of his patients near the end of 2015 is scheduled to continue in the Windhoek High Court in November. Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen's trial was postponed to 11 November on Thursday last week, after the husband of the woman he is accused of having raped completed his testimony as a state witness in the psychiatrist's trial. Van der Westhuizen (62) denied guilt on three counts [...]

  • Kota Damansara Thomson Hospital psychiatrist

Malayasian Psychiatrist fired after patient files sexual harassment complaint

The Star Hospital fires psychiatrist after patient files sexual harassment complaint July 17, 2019 Kota Damansara Thomson Hospital psychiatrist PETALING JAYA: The Kota Damansara Thomson Hospital has terminated the services of a consultant psychiatrist after he was accused of sexually harassing a patient. In addition, the hospital said in a statement that the case had been referred to the police and the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) for further action. According to the hospital, it initially suspended the psychiatrist on July 6 pending an internal inquiry following a complaint from the patient. After the inquiry was conducted, the management [...]

  • Opelika psychiatrist James Edwards

Opelika psychiatrist James Edwards subject of lengthy investigation – arrested for overprescribing drugs

Opelika-Auburn News Opelika psychiatrist was under investigation for more than a year By Sara Palczewski July 15, 2019 The Opelika psychiatrist facing federal drug charges previously was punished by the state medical examiners board for excessively dispensing stimulant medication, according to records obtained by the Opelika-Auburn News. Dr. James Edwards III was being investigated by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners for more than a year prior to his arrest in connection to over-prescribing stimulant medications, according to a May 2018 "Order to Show Cause" filed by the board. Edwards was arrested Thursday and is charged with unlawful distribution of [...]

  • Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne

Timothy Byrne, Isle of Man Psychiatrist, in hot water – sex with a patient in his office

Daily Mail Married psychiatrist had sex with a patient in his office and gave her a handkerchief doused in his aftershave so she would have a 'piece of him' during two-year affair, tribunal hears By Amie Gordon July 10, 2019 Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne A married consultant psychiatrist had sex with a patient in his office and kissed her during home visits as they had a two-year-long affair, a tribunal heard today. Father-of-one Dr Timothy Byrne gave the woman a handkerchief doused in his aftershave as a 'piece of him' and 'keepsake' of their romance, telling [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Edwards

James Edwards, Opelika, Alabama psychiatrist, Arrested, Office Raided by Feds

WRBL BREAKING: Opelika psychiatrist arrested; office raided in federal drug case By Elizabeth White July 11, 2019 OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – An Opelika psychiatrist is facing federal drug charges as his office is searched by agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Thursday morning, DEA agents began conducting search warrants at the office of Dr. James H. Edwards III located off Executive Park Drive in Opelika. The sign next to the front door reveals Dr. Edwards is a psychiatrist and child psychiatrist. Doug Howard, a spokesperson with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montgomery confirmed the search warrant and arrest with News [...]

  • Psychiatrist William Vicary

William Vicary, LA Psychiatrist, in hot water again – surrenders license.

Los Angeles Times Doctor agrees to yield license; Psychiatrist;who altered clinical notes in Menendez trial faces new allegations. By Leila Miller July 9, 2019 Psychiatrist William Vicary A psychiatrist who caused an uproar in the 1990s when he admitted altering clinical notes in the infamous Menendez brothers' murder trial has agreed to surrender his medical license over new allegations of wrongdoing, according to the Medical Board of California. The decision, which became effective last month, came after the state accused Dr. William Vicary of gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, prescribing without an appropriate exam, excessive prescribing and inadequate record keeping. The complaint, [...]

Maninderpal Singh Dhillon, Michigan Psychiatrist – alcohol related escapades

Maninderpal Singh Dhillon, Michigan Psychiatrist - alcohol related escapades East Lansing Police Department State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs -- Excerpt 3. On September 5, 2015, law enforcement responded to an accident involving Respondent's vehicle. Upon investigation it was determined that the vehicle left the road way at a high rate of speed and crashed into a residence resulting in damage to the resident's fencing, air conditioning unit, and external siding, as well as extensive damage to Respondent's vehicle. Respondent fled the scene and was not present when law enforcement arrived. Later that day, Respondent reported in [...]

UK Psychiatrist Shekhar Chandra – Sex with Patient in 2005, now allowed to “practice” again

BMJ Tribunal reaffirms decision that psychiatrist who was struck off can practise again By Clare Dyer July 5, 2019 --Excerpt A doctor who was struck off the UK medical register in 2008 for engaging in sexual acts with a vulnerable patient has been allowed back on the register, despite a successful General Medical Council appeal to the courts against the decision allowing him to resume practice. Shekhar Chandra was a senior house officer in psychiatry working on the Isle of Wight in 2005 when he twice met a vulnerable patient at her home, engaging in oral sex on the second [...]

  • Psychiatrist Christopher-Doyle

Christopher Doyle, Mississauga psychiatrist, loses in attempt to regain his license

Toronto Sun Three strikes and Mississauga psychiatrist is out By Michele Mandel July 2, 2019  Psychiatrist Christopher Doyle There were warning signs from the start. And now, after his third round of trouble, a Mississauga psychiatrist has lost his court bid to have his medical licence reinstated. Dr. Christopher Doyle was stripped of his licence last year by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for incompetence and professional misconduct, including sending a troubled woman to hospital in a suicidal state after abruptly firing her as a patient. Doyle had argued that his punishment was too [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

Pieter van der Westhuizen, Swakopmund psychiatrist, rape trial begins

Namibian Psychiatrist denies rape charges By Werner Menges July 2, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen (62) pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, a charge of indecent assault, and a charge of attempted murder, alternatively using drugs to overpower a woman so that he could have unlawful intercourse with her, at the start of his trial before acting judge Eileen Rakow. In a 31-page plea explanation that the leader of his defence team, senior counsel Stephen Farrell, read out in court, Van der Westhuizen stated that he was “devastated and saddened” [...]

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Massachusetts Psychiatrist Keith Ablow settles sexual misconduct lawsuits

The Salem News Keith Ablow settles sexual misconduct lawsuits By Julie Manganis June 26, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow SALEM — A series of lawsuits alleging that celebrity Newburyport psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow had taken advantage of patients, including engaging in sexual behavior with them, inappropriately prescribing drugs and other "boundary violations," have been settled, court records show. Terms of the settlements were not disclosed in court filings late Tuesday in Salem Superior Court. Ablow, 57, of Newbury, has also had his medical license suspended in Massachusetts and New York. Ablow's attorney, Paul Cirel of Todd and Weld, said [...]

  • Psychiatrist Surendra Johri

New Hartford psychiatrist Surendra Johri found guilty of sex abuse

Observer-Dispatch Former New Hartford psychiatrist sentenced in sex abuse case By Jolene Cleaver June 21, 2019 Psychiatrist Surendra Johri UTICA — A former New Hartford psychiatrist was sentenced Friday to probation for multiple sexual abuse convictions in Utica City Court. Surendra Johri, 62, was found guilty after a February trial of forcible touching and sexual abuse related to an April 15, 2017 incident involving a former patient as well as one count of sexual abuse related to a Nov. 11, 2017 incident involving a another patient. The abuse occurred during psychiatric patient sessions at Community Health and Behavioral [...]

  • Psychiatrist Robert Perez

Orange County Psychiatrist Robert Perez sentenced to Prison on drug charges

Orange County Register OC psychiatrist sentenced to prison for prescription drug sales scheme By Sean Emery June 17, 2019 1420 E EDINGER AVE STE 123, Santa Ana, CA 92705 SANTA ANA — A Santa Ana-based psychiatrist who illegally gave out prescriptions for opioids and other drugs was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison. Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez, 56, of Westminster, as part of a plea agreement admitted earlier this year to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Perez during his sentencing hearing Monday at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana apologized to U.S. District [...]

  • Psychiatrist Jacob McClean

Jacob McClean, South Florida Psychiatrist Arrested for illegally dispensing and using methamphetamine

local10.com South Florida doctor arrested after dispensing meth to patients, DEA says Dr. Jacob McClean faces federal drug charges By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter June 17, 2019 Psychiatrist Jacob McClean MIAMI - A South Florida doctor has been arrested on federal drug charges. Dr. Jacob McClean, 36, appeared in federal court Monday in Miami. The Pembroke Pines psychiatrist was arrested Friday by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Federal authorities said McClean was illegally dispensing and using methamphetamine. "Doctors are not supposed to prescribe methamphetamine under any circumstances (to) patients," DEA spokeswoman Anne-Judith Lambert [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ryan

James Ryan, Psychiatrist – suspended in two states – (Mesa, Arizona & San Diego, CA) – sexual misconduct with patients

East Valley Tribune EV psychiatrist runs afoul of 2 medical boards By Jordan Houston June 16, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ryan The way the medical boards of California and Arizona saw it before suspending him this month, East Valley psychiatrist Dr. James Matthew Crowley Ryan had other things in mind when three different women came to him for psychiatric care. Investigators for the California Attorney General's office said: When one woman told the Gilbert resident, then practicing in the San Diego area, that she had had an extramarital affair, he "told her that she should have more affairs" - then had [...]

  • Psychiatrist Philip Bird

Aussie Psych Philip Bird disciplined over ADHD treatment

w3livenews.com Queensland doctor disciplined over ADHD treatment By Daily Mercury June 14, 2019 Psychiatrist Philip Bird A Sunshine Coast psychiatrist has been disciplined for prescribing a potent drug, after diagnosing three people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. An expert found insufficient evidence for Philip Bird to diagnose ADHD and prescribe the stimulant dexamphetamine for a "complex mental health patient'' in his mid-40s. The man remained on the drug of dependence for more than eight years, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard. The Medical Board of Australia originally brought disciplinary proceedings against Dr Philip Bird in 2014, in relation [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pradeep Mathur

Psychiatrist Pradeep Mathur, Poland (Ohio) pleads guilty in drug case

WFMJ Poland psychiatrist sentenced after making plea deal By Mike Gauntner June 14, 2019 Psychiatrist Pradeep Mathur A Poland psychiatrist who was indicted for allegedly lying to obtain prescriptions for a family member has been sentenced after pleading guilty to reduced charges. Sixty-one-year-old Dr. Pradeep Mathur pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted deception to obtain and dangerous drug, attempted violation of drug database laws, and attempting the illegal processing of drug documents, which are all first degree misdemeanors reduced from felonies. Mathur was placed on probation for six months and fined $3,000. According to the indictment, Dr. Mathur allegedly [...]

  • Psychiatrist Anatta Nergui

Anatta Nergui, UK Psychiatrist, suspended, ordered his staff to tell his patients he had died

Derbyshire Live Derby doctor who smoked weed and told staff to tell patients he had DIED has suspension increased By Eddie Bisknell June 13, 2019 Psychiatrist Anatta Nergui A doctor who admitted smoking cannabis – and ordered his staff to tell his patients he had died – has had his suspension extended AGAIN. Dr Anatta Nergui, an adult psychiatrist for Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been suspended from the medical register for a further nine months. This is after he ran an online psychiatry service but failed to refer patients to professionals, putting them at “significant risk [...]

  • UnNamed Toowoomba psychiatrist

Toowoomba psychiatrist accused of raping a female patient – jury deliberating

The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Queensland) Rape trial set to conclude June 14, 2019 UnNamed Toowoomba psychiatrist THE Toowoomba District Court jury in the trial of a former Toowoomba psychiatrist accused of raping a female patient is expected to retire to consider a verdict today. The 48-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape of the same woman patient which the Crown claims occurred in 2013. The court has heard the relationship between the pair went beyond that of doctor/patient and the couple had engaged in a consensual sexual affair in 2013. However, the Crown case was [...]

Boudewijn Chabot, Netherlands Psychiatrist – 2nd thoughts on euthanisia

WND TEEN GIRL EUTHANIZED FOR 'INSUFFERABLE' LIFE 'After years of battling and fighting, I am drained' By Art Moore June 4, 2019 Noa Pothoven Explaining that the pain of a childhood rape was “insufferable,” a 17-year-old Dutch girl took advantage of the Netherlands’ assisted suicide law and was euthanized on Sunday. In her autobiography, “Winning or Learning,” Noa Pothoven recounted her battles with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia after being molested and raped as a young child, reported News.com.au. She wrote in an Instagram post the day before she died that “after years of battling and fighting, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Paul Fox

Waikato Psychiatrist Paul Fox guilty of sexual assault

NZ Herald Psychiatrist Paul Fox, who treated Adam Lanza and Waikato patients guilty of sexual assault By Natalie Akoorie June 8, 2019 Psychiatrist Paul Fox An American psychiatrist who was employed by Waikato District Health Board after surrendering his licence in the US amid controversy over an affair with a young patient, has pleaded guilty to her sexual assault. Dr Paul Fox is facing 18 months in prison in his native country after pleading guilty in Danbury, Connecticut, to sexually assaulting the teenager in 2011. The 66-year-old is infamous for treating a teenaged Adam Lanza - who went on [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ketchum

James Ketchum, psychiatrist, 87 – Obituary – Conducted Mind-Altering Experiments on Soldiers

Washington Post Obituaries James Ketchum, who conducted mind-altering experiments on soldiers, dies at 87 By Harrison Smith June 4, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ketchum James S. Ketchum, an Army psychiatrist who studied the effects of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs on American soldiers, overseeing classified Cold War-era experiments that spurred a debate on medical ethics, died May 27 at his home in Peoria, Ariz. He was 87. His wife, Judy Ketchum, said she did not know the cause. As American scientists raced to develop new missile systems in the 1960s, vying to outpace the Soviet Union in battlefield advances, Dr. [...]

  • Psychiatrist William Belfar

Manhattan Psychiatrist William Belfar sentenced for prescribing Oxycodone for cash

New York Daily News Crooked shrink who criticized Lindsay Lohan’s doctor as an enabler is sentenced to 5 years probation for prescribing Oxycodone for cash By Stephen Rex Brown June 03, 2019 Psychiatrist William Belfar A Manhattan shrink who shamelessly criticized Lindsay Lohan’s doctor for turning her into a drug addict received a five-year probation sentence Monday for prescribing Oxycodone for cash. Disgraced psychiatrist William Belfar was all smiles after the lenient sentence was imposed in Manhattan Federal Court. Judge Andrew Carter said he credited Belfar’s cooperation with the government and the psychiatrist’s own mental illness as reasons for [...]

  • Psychiatrist Paul Fox

Paul Fox, Psychiatrist of Sandy Hook School Shooter, Guilty of Sexually Assaulting teenaged female patient

Connecticut Post Adam Lanza’s psychiatrist pleads guilty to sex assault By Daniel Tepfer May 31, 2019 Psychiatrist Paul Fox DANBURY - Adam Lanza’s psychiatrist is facing 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenaged female patient. Paul Fox, 66, who previously had an office in Brookfield, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge William Lavery to one count of second-degree sexual assault under the state statute forbidding psychotherapists from having sex with their patients. Under the plea agreement the judge said he would impose seven years, suspended after Fox serves 18 months and followed by [...]

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