Tag Archives: Office of Professional Medical Conduct

How to Complain: Blame the Physician, Dammit!


Drugs don’t damage people; physicians who prescribe them do.  Yesterday I read several messages that focused my attention on the fact that we’re blaming the drugs, not the physicians who prescribe them.  Seroquel, Xanax, lithium and all those other things … Continue reading

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How to Complain: About CPEP


Today’s mail brought this message from Ms R:  “I would like to learn how to complain. My child and I had a three-day ordeal with Stonybrook CPEP, Long Island, NY, in which I am trying to draft a letter to send … Continue reading

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Anna the Embed: How I Got Diagnosed with Narcissism (Part III)


            The Embed doesn’t want to hear it.  If I am alone, it is my fault.  It is not the fault of a parachute that didn’t open, a doctor who didn’t know what she was doing, or wisdom that caused … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part V)


            I was repeatedly admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of suicidal depression.  Several times in the decade that had elapsed since Dr. Rich had poisoned me, I had approached her while I was an inpatient.  Each time she told … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part III)


I seldom had enough energy to travel the two hundred seventy miles to where my family lived.  My family did not come to visit me.  Two of my sisters and my father were randomly angry at me for being unable … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psychiatric Services: Dr. Roger Levine, Part One


Psychiatry is an undisciplined sport, played with equal verve by the wise man and the charlatan.  The brilliant diagnostician, the experienced psychopharmacologist, and the compassionate healer have practices no larger than the calloused geriatric, the sexual pervert, and the careless … Continue reading

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Jane Kou, M.D.


Complaint to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, NYS Dept. of Health: I was hospitalized at Hutchings Psychiatric Center for suicidal depression for about three weeks; the attending psychiatrist was Jane Kou.              I only recall seeing Dr. Kou four … Continue reading

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