In 1998, on two occasions, [Biondi] struck [the patient] and threw her to the ground. Date convicted: February 5, 2009After receiving a complaint reporting that Blankstein had been arrested and charged with three counts of acquisition or administration of dangerous drugs (in 2015; criminal charges eventually dismissed), the records for five of Blankstein's patients were sent to a Medical Consultant for review who found that Blankstein deviated from the standard of care with regard to all five patients.Respondent breaks any rule he wishes by justifying his 'treatment' as innovative or experimental." Lastly, the documents list other aspects of Biondi's conduct which were not taken up in the Board's hearing but which the Board found "disconcerting." They include: "Having sessions at midnight; Meeting patients in his van...; Having business relationships with a patient...; The likelihood that the 'therapy' for [the aforementioned female patient] was really about more & more sessions resulting in more & more billing, sleeping over [another patient's] house [and] Accompanying [another patient] to a casino," among other things. For example, the Consultant found that Blankstein deviated from the standard of care with regard to monitoring patients to whom he prescribed controlled substances, prescribing and monitoring patients with atypical antipsychotic medication and for monitoring patients taking Depakote.In October 2004, Bershatsky was excluded from participation in federally funded health care programs (Medicaid, etc.).Gross negligence, gross incompetence, negligence on more than one occasion, incompetence on more than one occasion, willful patient abuse, failure to maintain records and moral unfitness.
Date convicted: August 1, 2005180 days prison, 3 years probation and ,196 in fines and restitution. Date convicted: March 26, 2004Pennsylvania license revoked in response to earlier disciplinary action taken against him in Ontario, Canada.
She did not contest the allegations but instead surrendered her license while still under investigation.
Date convicted: May 24, 2004He "engaged in the indiscriminate or grossly negligent prescribing of Controlled Dangerous Substances ('CDS')...." During 2015 and through 2016, Respondent was allegedly prescribing CDS to his patients including amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, and other drugs, without adequate medical justification.
After saying he would cancel all appointments, a later check found he was still seeing patients "as a counsellor" after covering up the word "psychologist" with masking tape.
Date convicted: June 9, 2016He had a sexual relationship with a patient which then continued for several years after she was no longer his patient.