Psych Crime Reporter

July 12, 2018

Are You a Former Patient of Capstone Academy – Detroit Behavioral Institute?

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Are you a former Capstone patient or the parent/guardian of a former patient?

Did you receive less-than-acceptable or less-than-humane treatment?

Were you harmed or injured while you were a patient at Capstone?

Did Capstone neglect your health or any injuries?

Did a loved one die while hospitlized at Capstone?

If you would like to discuss your experience and file a report, please contact Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

CCHR will keep your information completely confidential and may be able to assist you take action.

Please contact Steve Wagner at swagner@cchr.org

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Are You a Former Employee of Capstone Academy – Detroit Behavioral Institute?

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Did you leave employment there because of policies or practices that were in conflict with your professional and/or moral integrity?

Do you want to see the right thing done for the sake of the patients?

If so, please contact the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). They will listen to your concerns and keep them completely confidential. CCHR may be able to help you with regard to Capstone.

Please contact Steve Wagner at swagner@cchr.org

May 14, 2018

6 Patient Overdose Deaths: Psychiatrist Edwin B. Hall Surrenders License

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On April 2, 2018, the New Mexico Medical Board issued an Agreed Order for Voluntary Surrender of License While Under Investigation, on psychiatrist Edwin B. Hall.

The Board had suspended Hall’s license on an emergency basis in October 2017, citing “evidence indicating that you pose a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety if you continue to practice medicine.” This Summary Suspension order specified that Hall “allowed an unlicensed individual to treat patients in your practice and then billed ther services…under your Medicaid ID.” It further stated that the unlicensed individual “also had adverse licensure action taken against him by the Georgia Medical Board for prescribing issues.”

The current Order for Voluntary Surrender adds additional information, including:

  • Hall prescribed controlled substances and combinations of medications in a manner that posed a threat to the health of his clients–six of whom died as the result of overdose.
  • The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy identidied Hall as as “high-risk prescriber.
  • Hall signed patient applications for medical marijuana after his license was summarily suspended.
  • The aforementioned unlicensed individual had actually had his license revoked for engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with a female patient.

Hall may not seek reinstatment and may not otherwise practice medicine in the state of New Mexico.

Source: Agreed Order for the Voluntary Surrender of License While Under Investigation, in the Matter of Edwin B. Hall, License No. 75-161, Before the New Mexico Medical Board.

April 26, 2018

Dr. Mani Pavuluri of University of Illinois

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PavuluriIt’s recently been revealed that psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri, the Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois, Chicago, was suspended in 2013 from conducting any further clinical studies at the University.

Pavuluri’s continous and serious violations of safety requirements for human study subjects put this children in her studies in increased danger. For instance, she enrolled children under age 13 in a pediatric lithium study though she knew that the drug was not FDA-approved for younger children. She failed to warn the childrens’ parents about the real risks of her study. And she falsified study records to cover her misdeeds.

The National Institute of Mental Heath, which funded Pavuluri’s study, to the tune of more than $3 million found that her non-compliance with requirements ultimately rendered the study results worthless.

If you were a subject in this study and would like to make a report, please contact Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

April 6, 2018

State Yanks Psychologist James Medina’s License for Sexual Misconduct

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On September 14, 2017, the California Board of Psychology revoked James Medina’s license.

The Board’s Order of Decision states that Medina treated a female patient from July 2008 until summer 2014. The patient was 27 years old at the start and had disclosed to the Medina that she was an adult survivor of child sexual abuse.

The Board concluded that Medina had engaged in gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, unprofessional conduct, and sexual misconduct in his treatment of the patient. Further, he kept inadequate and inaccurate records for the patient, among other violations.

The document describes Medina’s sexualized behavior toward the patient, including personal emails, texts, and social media comments relative to her appearance, sex-related advice, expressions of sexual desire, and unwanted physical contact, such as hugs and rubbing of the back, waist and sides of breasts, and angry expletive-laced texts.  Medina also engaged in social activities with the patient and her friend, gave the patient money on a few occasions, purchased the patient’s television, among numerous other treatment and record-keeping violations.

Source: Order of Decision In the Matter of the First Amended Accusation Against James Medina, Ph.D., California Board of Psychology, October 9, 2017.

Psychologist Sookyung Chang Loses License for Financially Exploiting Patient

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On October 30, 2017, the California Board of Psychology revoked Los Angeles psychologist Sookyung Chang’s license.

The Board’s Accusation states that in 2006, a husband and wife who were seeking to separate sought services from Chang to help them divide their assets. In the process, the couple shared with Chang information about their properties and investments.

After the conclusion of the psychologist-patient relationship, Change remained in contact with the husband. In 2007, she borrowed $300,000 from the man to purchase a property and except for a payment of $25,000, never repaid him.

In 2011, when the man was in danger of losing his home, Chang offered to purchase the property from him. They agreed that Chang could live on the property as a tenant. Chang and a co-investory purchase the home.

In 2014, Change stopped paying rent. In November of that year, the man successfully filed an action to have Chang evicted for non-payment of rent. She was evicted and, while out of the country, had movers come to move her furniture and belongings off the property. However, she did not pay them enough to move everything so they left behind numerous boxes of patient records, unsecured. She made no efforts to retrive the files after she’d vacated the premises. Additionally, as described in the Board’s later order, she removed fixtures from the property, including french doors and stained-glass windows. The man discovered that there were partially-buried dogs in the back yard and that the pool water was black because it was full of dog feces.

The Board found that Chang engaged in a financial relationship with the man and that she used financialy information she’d obtained during the husband-wife counseling to exploit him financially.

In addition to the revocation of her license, the Administrative Law Judge that heard the case awarded the Board $22,235 in investigative and prosecutions costs, to be paid by Chang.

Source: Decision and Order In the Matter of the Accusation Against Sookyung Chang, Ph.D., California Board of Psychology, November 20, 2017 and Accusation In the Matter of the Accusation Against Sookyung Chang, Ph.D., California Board of Psychology, December 13, 2016.

April 3, 2018

To Residents of Southeast Kentucky

Re: Cumberland River Comprehensive Care/Cumberland River Behavioral Health

Do you or did you go to public school in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle or Whitley county?

As a student, did you receive counseling or other services from a mental health counselor at your school and/or outside of school?

Were you pressured to be involved in these services?

Did you disagree with having to participate in these services?

Did you disagree with your diagnosis?

Do you feel that your education, health, reputation, or quality of life has been affected by having had to receive these mental health services?

If so, and you’d like to discuss what happened and what you might be able to do about it, we recommend that you contact Steve Wagner at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at swagner@cchr.org

 

 

February 21, 2018

Dr. Ravinder Goswami

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Was Ravinder Goswami ever your psychiatrist?

GoswamiDuring your treatment with Dr. Goswami, did anything occur that you were not comfortable with?

If you would like to discuss your experience with someone who understands, and find out what might be done about it, please make a report to Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

Your report will be kept in complete confidence.

CCHR was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatrist violations of human rights.

February 6, 2018

Timothy Brewerton, M.D. of Medical University of South Carolina

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Was Timothy Brewerton your psychiatrist–or is he now? Brewerton, old photo

During your sessions with Dr. Brewerton, did anything happen that you feel is/was not right?

If you would like to discuss it with someone who understands, Brewerton ptand can tell you what might be done about it, please make a report to Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) here.

Your report will be kept in complete confidence.

CCHR was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatrist violations of human rights.

http://www.cchrint.org

 

September 22, 2017

Did you get electroshock treatment at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL?

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Did you receive electroshock treatments Unity Point Methodist Hospital?

Did you experience bad results such as persistent impaired memory?

Has it affected your ability to work and earn a living?

Was your treatment supervised by any of the following individuals:

  • Matthew Preston, M.D.
  • Peter Alahi, M.D.
  • Andrew Lancia, M.D.

If you answered “yes” to these questions, Citizens Commission on Human Rights would like to hear from you. We may be able to assist you to file complaints and take action against this abusive practice.

Please contact reportabuse@cchr.org

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