Psych Crime Reporter

May 17, 2012

State yanks license of Los Angeles psychiatrist Ruby Siddiqui

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 1:52 pm

On May 8th, 2012, the Medical Board of California issued an Interim Suspension Order, suspended the medical license of West Hollywood, California psychiatrist Ruby Siddiqui. An Interim Suspension Order is a safety measure to protect the public until the Medical Board has come to a full administrative determination of a health care practitioner’s fitness to practice.

According to the state’s document, the Board became concerned about Siddiqui when she telephoned them in June 2011 to report to them an attempted lawsuit against her for sexual harassment. Licensed health care practitioners are required to report legal actions against them to the Board. On the call, Siddiqui is reported to have spoken in an illogical, disjointed and confusing manner, an admitted to conduct that violates the state Medical Practice Act.

Dr. Siddiqui freely admitted all kinds of wrongdoing to a state investigator; the state found it unsafe to allow her to continue practicing.

The Board initiated an investigation of Siddiqui.

A Board investigator interviewed Siddiqui in her home on July 26 and 27, 2011 and noted that her home was in disarray, cluttered, and smelled strongly of cat urine. Siddiqui lives with 22 cats. The investigator established that Siddiqui’s disorganized and illogical speaking patterns were widespread. It was found that Siddiqui engaged in sexual relationships with patients. Additionally, it was found that she does not keep medical records although she treats patients. Further, it was found that she prescribes drugs without conduct any examinations and at times freely prescribes based solely on patient requests. Lastly, Siddiqui bills patients’ insurance companies for weekly visits, regardless of whether she sees them.

An evaluator appointed by the Board found Siddiqui to be unsafe to practice medicine.

A final order will be forthcoming.

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10 Comments »

  1. I am so happy to hear this devil of a woman is finally loosing her license. My brother reached out for help. Instead he met this predator. She kept him full of all kinds of pills and engaged in a sexual relationship with him. In order for them not to go after her, she convinced him to marry her. They divorced this past March after my brother spent almost two year in treatment recovering from her impact. Marriage records are public record if you think this story is made up.
    http://psychcrimereporter.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/state-yanks-license-of-los-angeles-psychiatrist-ruby-siddiqui/

    Comment by Kat — July 5, 2012 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

    • I definitely don’t think you’re making it up. It’s a crime in the state of California for a therapist to exploit a patient for sex. Marriage doesn’t change that. But it’s only a crime if your brother wants to press the charge and, judging from what you’ve said, it’s likely too much time as elapsed.

      I appreciate the post, as it “puts a face” on the story.

      Sue

      Comment by Psych Crime Reporter — July 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

      • @Sue I always wanted him to press charges, but his focus was on recovery once he got away from her. Thanks for the reply. Please help spread the word anyway you can.

        Comment by Kat — July 7, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

      • I testified against Ms. Siddiqui to the Medical Board. The interview lasted hours. And, yes, I did testify about your brother. What happened, how she treated him, the tactics she used, and the others who knew better and were involved.”
        When the interview was over and the tape recorder was off, all I could think was “how different would my life had been if any other doctor on my insurance company’s list had picked up the phone?” After taking my medical records elsewhere, I now know that what my symptoms were, was in fact, an ulcer during some acute times of stress. The “medications” made the ulcer go away since I stopped eating after being drugged so heavily. This woman convinced me I was severely mentally ill in order to exploit my insurance (up to three times per week) and turn me into one of her ongoing “slaves”, as she called us.
        I believe “T” is Siddiqui too. Siddiqui believes nothing she does is wrong and that there are different rules for her and “the more enlightened”. Much like your brother, Kat, it is now taking years to rebuild my life after Siddiqui came in and did her damage. I wish him all the luck in the world. At least we didn’t fare as bad as MP or GM. What she did to us was a crime. What she did to their lives for big insurance payouts- that is a crime only a firing squad could ever resolve. I still sit in the mess of the life this woman destined me for with her misdiagnosis and her aims on greed and I hope only that keeping her disgusting cat feces filled condo was worth it. Yes, Siddiqui, as you once claimed to me once you are like “one of those out of the box female serial killa types”. We are all so proud of you. My only joy in this matter was helping bring your reign to an end. With all the evidence I collected over the 5 years and turned over to the medical board, this is not just an investigation- this is the end.

        Comment by EOZ — August 16, 2012 @ 12:45 am

      • Thank you for posting that!

        Sue

        Comment by Psych Crime Reporter — August 21, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    • Must be magic pills to deprive someone of their freewill to the extent of submitting to a marriage. Was the subsequent “treatment” more magic pills? This sounds like a sad and private affair and I don’t think such matters should be aired in public as obviously the “devil” is the detail. WIthout the full facts it is very easy these days to character-assassinate in public.

      Comment by T — July 15, 2012 @ 3:00 am | Reply

      • The expression is actually “The Devil is IN the details.” The meaning of the expression is that “It is often the small details of something which make it difficult or challenging.” In other words, “It sounds uncomplicated but then you find out there’s quite a bit more too it.”

        I am not sure how that would apply to the case of Ruby Siddiqui. What you probably mean is that there is more to the story which the reader should know in order to not judge Siddiqui too harshly.

        However, the California Medical Board document of charges against her states that she freely admitted to sex with patients, prescribing without conducting examinations and more. So, if anyone is painting a bad picture of Siddiqui, it’s Siddiqui herself.

        Comment by Psych Crime Reporter — July 16, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

      • Dear Readers: please be weary of @T. I believe this person is the predator herself. The language and defensive nature of the comment sound exactly like Ruby.

        Comment by Kat — July 16, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

      • Sorry and thank you for the correction re phraseology. I meant that obviously there is more to interpersonal relationships than third parties are aware of. Semantics aside, my serious point is that it is all too easy to cast aspersions which are based on personal opinions. This seems to be an acceptable form of behaviour but I do question the ethical position. After all what is written above the comments is just a comment itself on an ongoing investigation by the Board? I am amused that I am judged to be a predator, or indeed, THE PREDATOR. I am just an observer delivering my opinion that people should refrain from crucifying others in such a free-for-all manner, particularly when they are not personally concerned in the case in question.

        Comment by T — July 18, 2012 @ 9:15 am

      • As stated earlier:

        “…the California Medical Board document of charges against her states that she freely admitted to sex with patients, prescribing without conducting examinations and more. So, if anyone is painting a bad picture of Siddiqui, it’s Siddiqui herself.”

        Nobody’s crucifying Siddiqui on this site. She nailed herself up, fair and square. So, uh…gimme a fat effin’ break, will ya?

        Sue

        Comment by Psych Crime Reporter — August 21, 2012 @ 8:38 pm


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