Gomathinayagam Kandasami, Singapore psychiatrist, sued

Gomathinayagam Kandasami ASIAONE Parents seeking $3.3m from psychiatrist and IMH over son's suicide By Selina Lum January 12, 2023 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE – In a lawsuit seeking an estimated $3.3 million in damages, the parents of a 31-year-old man who took his own life have accused two psychiatrists of being negligent in treating their son, which they say led to his suicide. Mr Steven Joseph Arokiasamy, 67, and Madam Tan Kin Tee, 66, are suing Dr Nelson Lee, a psychiatrist in private practice, and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for the actions of its senior consultant, Dr Gomathinayagam Kandasami. [...]

Nelson Lee. Singapore Psychiatrist, Sued for $3.3 Million

Nelson Lee ASIAONE Parents seeking $3.3m from psychiatrist and IMH over son's suicide By Selina Lum January 12, 2023 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE – In a lawsuit seeking an estimated $3.3 million in damages, the parents of a 31-year-old man who took his own life have accused two psychiatrists of being negligent in treating their son, which they say led to his suicide. Mr Steven Joseph Arokiasamy, 67, and Madam Tan Kin Tee, 66, are suing Dr Nelson Lee, a psychiatrist in private practice, and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for the actions of its senior consultant, Dr Gomathinayagam Kandasami. [...]

Trial of Humanity vs Psychiatrist Ernst Rudin

Ernst Rudin The European Times Trial of Humanity vs Psychiatrist Ernst Rudin as part of the UN 2023 Holocaust Remembrance and Education program By Newsdesk December 28, 2022 -- Excerpt Tuesday, 31 January 2023 – International Mock Trial on Human Rights 3:00 p.m. EST, United Nations Headquarters The International Mock Trial on Human Rights is the culmination of a year-long programme organized by The Social Excellence Forum (SEF) for a diverse group of 20-30 young leaders, ages 15-22 years, from several countries. The students will interrogate the actions and responsibilities of Ernst Rudin, the so-called father of Nazi Racial Hygiene. [...]

Anil Tambi, India Psychiatrist, arrested

Anil Tambi The Times of Truth Main Metropolis Psychiatrist Arrested By Ncb | Jaipur Information By Admin December 22, 2022 -- Excerpt Jaipur: Main psychiatrist Dr Anil Tambi was arrested by Narcotic Management Bureau (NCB) in a narcotic case on Wednesday. A senior drug management official mentioned that Tambi was discovered concerned in alleged irregularities within the stocking and sale of medicinal medication within the metropolis. The authorities had discovered about Tambi’s involvement in an unlawful drug stocking and sale community, the place some medication have been allegedly procured and bought with out correct monitoring. The NCB groups had [...]

Jason Stamper, Pikeville Psychiatrist, charged

Jason Stamper The Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky) Kentucky doctor charged with possessing methamphetamine is barred from prescribing By Bill Estep December 19, 2022 -- Excerpt State medical regulators have barred a Kentucky doctor from prescribing drugs after he was charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of methamphetamine. The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued the emergency restriction against Dr. Jason N. Stamper effective Dec. 16. Stamper, 51, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Pikeville. He was licensed in Kentucky in 2003 after attending the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, according to board records. Police arrested Stamper [...]

Antonio Metastasio, UK psychiatrist, paid porn star patient for sex

Antonio Metastasio The Telegraph Leading Cambridge psychiatrist paid porn star patient for sex December 16, 2022 By By Telegraph reporters -- Excerpt A psychiatrist who lectures at the University of Cambridge paid a porn star patient for sex, then asked her not to tell anyone in case he was "#Me Too'd". Dr Antonio Metastasio, who also holds senior roles in the NHS and on Harley Street, arranged to meet the woman at a hotel after he stopped treating her. The Italian consultant, who called himself ‘Mari”' on an adult website, poured the model a glass of Prosecco then paid [...]

Vasish Seewoobudul, Brown-Sequard hospital psychiatrist, arrested

Google translation Vasish Seewoobudul The Daily Challenge Dismantling of a psychotropic drug trafficking network: a psychiatrist arrested for issuing a prescription December 9, 2022 Since last weekend, the Divisional Support Unit (DSU) of the Central Division has been working to dismantle a network of trafficking in psychotropic drugs. The investigation led to the arrest of psychiatrist Vasish Seewoobudul on Monday. This 43-year-old doctor practices at the Brown-Sequard hospital but also does consultations in a pharmacy in Curepipe. It is in this pharmacy, according to the police, that he would have issued prescriptions having been used to supply traffic... After [...]

Singapore Psychiatrist, Chan Herng Nieng, suspended

Singapore Psychiatrist The Straits Times Longer suspensions for 2 doctors who tried to exploit patient for sex By Selina Lum Senior Law Correspondent December 2, 2022 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE - Two doctors who colluded to exploit a patient, with one introducing his patient to the other so that the latter could have sex with the woman, had their suspension periods increased on Friday. Colorectal surgeon Julian Ong, who sent contact details of his patient to psychiatrist Chan Herng Nieng and told him, “Feel free to play your game”, was ordered to be suspended from practising medicine for two [...]

Gavin P. Meany, Twin Cities psychiatrist, gets more time

Gavin P. Meany Star Tribune Former Twin Cities psychiatrist who appealed term for raping patient gets more time at resentencing He is expected to serve slightly more than 6 3⁄4 years in prison. By Paul Walsh November 25, 2022 A onetime Twin Cities psychiatrist who won an appeal of his initial sentence for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient in trauma therapy was given an even longer term the second time around. Gavin P. Meany, 41, was sentenced Wednesday by Dakota County District Judge Timothy McManus to a term of 12¾ years after pleading guilty to four counts of [...]

Franco Sicuro, Chesterfield Psychiatrist, pleaded guilty

Franco Sicuro PRESS RELEASE Chesterfield Psychiatrist Admits Conspiracy Linked to Health Care Fraud Tuesday, November 15, 2022 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS – A psychiatrist from Chesterfield, Missouri on Tuesday pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk to a felony conspiracy charge and admitted that Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers lost more than $3.8 million based on fraudulent reimbursement claims submitted by clinical laboratories that he owned. Dr. Franco Sicuro, 67, has also agreed to forfeit $3.1 million from various sources. Sicuro ran, owned, served as the medical director [...]

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Thomas Wyatt, Georgia psychiatrist, arrested

Thomas Wyatt WSVN Georgia doctor accused in late 1970s child rape case takes plea deal; victim speaks out By Craig Stevens November 14, 2022 -- Excerpt SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Georgia psychiatrist has taken a plea deal in a decades-old case of sexual battery involving several children. Dr. Thomas Wyatt is set to receive 17 years of probation for two counts of sexual battery on a minor. Police arrested the 66-year-old in Southwest Miami-Dade in 2021. Gentry Fry was one of three victims who came forward to accuse Wyatt of molestation when he was just 8 years [...]

Muhamad Rifai, Easton Psychiatrist, charged

Muhamad Rifai PRESS RELEASE Lehigh Valley Psychiatrist Charged With Stealing From Medicare Through Improper Billing Scheme Monday, November 14, 2022 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Muhamad Aly Rifai, 49, of Easton, PA, was charged by Indictment with four counts of healthcare fraud stemming from his alleged scheme to improperly and fraudulently bill the federal Medicare program for services not provided, or not provided at the level which was claimed. According to the Indictment, the defendant was a licensed psychiatrist who was the sole owner of [...]

Gregory Wigington, Nebraska Psychiatrist, suspended

Nebraska Examiner Omaha psychiatrist regains medical license, but can’t treat female patients By Paul Hammel November 11, 2022 -- Excerpt LINCOLN — The medical license of an Omaha psychiatrist has been reinstated — with the condition that he not treat any female patients. The license of Dr. Gregory Wigington was suspended for six months beginning in April for unprofessional conduct after he admitted having sexual relations with two female patients, including one woman he eventually married. An investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and State Department of Health and Human Services also found that he had sent an [...]

Paul Glass, Mass. Psychiatrist, Office now closed

Paul Glass The Berkshire Eagle A text and a voicemail were all patients got when a Lenox psychiatrist's office closed By Meg Britton-Mehlisch November 8, 2022 -- Excerpt LENOX — Late last month, a Lenox psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Glass III, sent a text to patients letting them know his office on Church Street was closed due to an emergency. Later that day, patients heard a message on the office line telling them to seek other care. “Dr. Glass’ office is now closed indefinitely,” the message said. “Dr. Glass cannot provide medical care or prescribe medication. We sincerely apologize for the [...]

Sarah Romans, Wellington psychiatrist, apologises

Sarah Romans Wellington psychiatrist to apologise for sending fundraising letters to patients in ‘clear breach’ of Privacy Act By Vita Molyneux November 8, 2022 -- Excerpt An experienced psychiatrist will apologise after sending letters to patients asking them for money..., saying she now realises it was a “clear breach” of the Privacy Act... Dr Sarah Romans, a highly experienced senior academic psychiatrist with more than 40 years’ experience... In an effort to assist in raising the cash, Romans sent brochures for the centre to her patients – as well as a cover letter asking them to donate... [...]

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Douglas Robinson, Seattle psychiatrist, “under review”

Douglas Robinson KING5 State-paid doctor under review by licensing agency following KING 5 investigation By Susannah Frame November 3, 2022 -- Excerpt SEATTLE — The Washington Medical Commission has four open investigations into a Seattle psychiatrist who worked for the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) for four decades. On Nov. 1, the KING 5 Investigators reported Dr. Douglas Robinson was never held accountable by L&I, or any other agency that received complaints about the doctor’s behavior, despite a pattern of complaints alleging “inappropriate,” “unprofessional,” and “sexually intrusive” lines of questioning during state-paid exams. The following day, Nov. 2, three [...]

Rose Moi, Norway psychiatrist, arrested

Rose Moi Journal Online P92.2-M worth of shabu seized by BOC, PDEA, NAIA-IADITG from arriving passenger at NAIA 3 By Itchie G. Cabayan October 29, 2022 -- Excerpt ... Norwegian tourist Rose Alex Moi, 59, widow, special psychiatrist and with address at Sarbuvollveien 1363, Hovik, Norway, was arrested for carrying one luggage containing 8.340 kilos of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated street value of P56,712,000, when she arrived onboard an Emirates Flight EK 0334 from Dubai from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Marc Laruelle, Yonkers Psychiatrist, Pleads Guilty

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2022 Yonkers Doctor Pleads Guilty To Illegal Distribution Of More Than 100,000 Oxycodone Pills Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARC LARUELLE pled guilty to one count of distributing Oxycodone, among other narcotics, without a legitimate medical purpose while acting outside the usual course of professional practice. LARUELLE pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Denis L. Cote. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Marc Laruelle abused his medical license and violated the oath of his profession [...]

Ramendra Kumar Singha, Bangladesh Psychiatrist, jailed

Ramendra Kumar Singha The Daily Star Crime & Justice Psychiatrist sent to jail on charges of raping patient Our Correspondent, Sylhet October 19, 2022 -- Excerpt The head of the psychiatry at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital was sent to jail on Monday on charges of raping a patient. Associate Professor Ramendra Kumar Singha was arrested at his private chamber at Labaid Diagnostic Centre in Sylhet city on Sunday night. A woman, who has been a patient of his since 2018, accused him of raping her and making false promises of marriage, said Ali Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Kotwali [...]

Patricia King, Chesapeake Psychiatrist, Reprimanded

Patricia King The Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake City Council candidate reprimanded by medical board... By Natalie Anderson October 11, 2022 -- Excerpt ... The Virginia Board of Medicine stated that Patricia “Pat” King, a psychiatrist at King-Jones and Associates on Greenbrier Circle, violated state law and medical board regulations by prescribing stimulants to a young man who suffered from a host of mental health conditions and had a history of alcohol and substance abuse. King, a member of the Chesapeake School Board who’s pursuing a seat on the City Council, declined to comment for an Oct. 3 article detailing the case and [...]

Pamela Buchbinder, NYC psychiatrist, sentenced

Pamela Buchbinder New York Post NYC psychiatrist sentenced in baby daddy’s sledgehammer attack —despite desperate attempt to withdraw plea By Elizabeth Rosner and Emily Crane October 11, 2022 -- Excerpt A Manhattan psychiatrist was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday for her role in the grisly sledgehammer attack of her baby daddy nearly a decade ago. Pamela Buchbinder, 52, finally learned her fate in the sensational 2012 love-gone-wrong case — despite a last-ditch, unhinged effort to reverse her guilty plea. The disgraced psychiatrist admitted last month to being involved in the attempted murder scheme on her ex-lover and fellow [...]

Aaron Groves, Tasmania’s chief psychiatrist – suspended

PerthNow Tasmania’s chief psych Aaron Groves suspended by regulator By Madeleine Achenza October 6, 2022 -- Excerpt The national medical regulator has suspended the licence of Tasmania’s chief psychiatrist. The Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency confirmed that Aaron Groves’ registration was suspended by the Medical Board of Australia on Monday. He will not be able to practise during the suspension. A spokesman said the agency would not be commenting further due to privacy reasons... He has previously held the role of chief psychiatrist in Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. Anthony Cidoni has been acting as the state’s chief [...]

Karen Zelas, NZ psychiatrist – her “evidence lacked balance”

Karen Zelas Peter Ellis: Convictions posthumously quashed in landmark Supreme Court decision By Hazel Osborne October 6, 2022 -- Excerpt ... In the justices' decision, read out via livestream from the court in Wellington at 2pm, they found that some evidence at Ellis' trial was unfair and should not have been admitted. This included the evidence of the Crown's expert witness, psychiatrist Dr Karen Zelas, under section 23G of the Evidence Act 1908. Zelas gave evidence that the parents who accused Ellis of abusing seven children reported behaviour that Zelas said was consistent with sexually abused children. They [...]

Zinia Thomas, Missouri Psychiatrist, faces illegal drug charges

Psychiatrist Zinia Thomas KMOV4 Local doctor known for giving medical marijuana cards could lose her license By Lauren Trager September 26, 2022 -- Excerpt ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A local doctor could lose her license because she is now facing discipline for doling out medical marijuana. Dr. Zinia Thomas is also facing criminal charges. We’ve met Dr. Thomas before. She’s a licensed psychiatrist in Missouri who runs several local businesses. But she also took her medical marijuana practice on the road and that could ultimately send her career up in smoke. In 2019, News 4 Investigates went undercover [...]

Mike McPhillips, London Psychiatrist, feared complaint

Mike McPhillips MyLondon Top West London psychiatrist took own life after an official complaint was made about his work By Adela Whittingham and Josh Bolton September 25, 2022 -- Excerpt A top celebrity psychiatrist took his own life after hearing he was being investigated by the General Medical Council. Dr Mike McPhillips, who helped celebrities including The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, feared the complaint being made public, an inquest into his death heard. Four days after receiving an email from the GMC detailing the complaint, he called police to tell them where he intended to kill himself and asked them [...]