• Psychiatrist Bob Sammons

Bob Sammons, Colorado Psychiatrist, reveals failure of psychiatry

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".

  • Psychiatrist Marc Spelar

Marc Spelar, Milton Psychiatrist, gets prison in illicit drug scheme

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.

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

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 [...]

  • Psychiatrist Theodore Goodman

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 [...]

  • Psychiatrist Arvind Shah

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” 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 [...]

New Zealand Psychiatrist pressures vulnerable patient to sell her his house Psychiatrist pressures vulnerable patient to sell her his house By Emma Russell November 25, 2019 A New Zealand psychiatrist has been found in breach for convincing her mentally unwell patient to sell his house to her. Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report which found a psychiatrist and a nurse failed to maintain professional boundaries with their patient. A man - who cannot be named for privacy reasons - was admitted to a public hospital for a five-day medical detoxification programme in June 2017. His clinical notes showed he was facing challenges including a marriage breakdown and [...]

  • Psychiatrist Emad Bishai

Emad Bishai, Texas Psychiatrist, “arrested on charges related to 4 overdose deaths”

KHOU11 The Woodlands doctor arrested on charges related to 4 overdose deaths By Cory McCord November 19, 2019 Psychiatrist Emad Bishai MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — A Montgomery County doctor has been suspended amid a slew of charges related to the overdose deaths of four patients. Emad Mikhail Tewfik Bishai's medical license was suspended "after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare," according to the Texas Medical Board. Several warrants were issued for Bishai's arrest earlier this month. He's facing four felony charges of prescribing controlled substances for other than medical [...]

  • 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 [...]

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