Monday, October 08, 2007

More Psychiatrists In Hot Water

There are now over 1700 entries on the public records page:

State suspends Vero Beach psychiatrist's license after NYC charges revealed

By James Kirley
October 5, 2007
Vero Beach

The Florida Department of Health issued an emergency suspension of a Vero Beach psychiatrist's medical license this week after learning the doctor pleaded "not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect" to charges that he tried to kidnap a 2-year-old from his mother in New York City last year.

The doctor later told a court he thought the mother was from outer space. Dr. William John Johns III, 35, has been incarcerated in New York since his arrest in July 2006. "He believed he was a character in a movie and that other people were actually actors observing him," the order reads. Some time later, Johns reportedly drove to New York City. Along the way he tore a medication patch from his arm, heard voices and thought he was Jesus Christ, the order states

Psychiatrist Reprimanded!?!? in 2002 Drug Intoxication Death

Dr. Charles Dack of Lakeland must pay a $6,000 fine and attend classes.
By Robin Williams Adams
October 6, 2007
The Ledger - Orlando

A Lakeland psychiatrist brought before the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday after one of his patients died of "multiple drug intoxication" will get a reprimand, pay a $6,000 fine and attend classes intended to prevent similar situations.

Dack treated a woman for seven years for depression and back pain. Before her death in March 2002, the state's administrative complaint said, she was on 1,300 milligrams of morphine a day and on 300 milligrams a day of Elavil, an antidepressant that also can be used to treat chronic pain. In addition to those drugs, Dack also prescribed other medicines.

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