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Illinois psychiatrist’s license suspended for alleged sexual misconduct

A male psychiatrist in Springfield, Illinois recently had his professional license suspended after he was accused of having sex with one of his female patients, an article by Modern Healthcare reported on January 5.

Reports said Doctor Duttala Obula Reddy, 64, was temporarily suspended from practicing his profession due to allegations that he had sex with a female patient several times, at his office and elsewhere. The female patient, whose name was withheld, was prescribed anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressant medication by Reddy. The doctor, who did not comment on the issue, may contest his suspension in a hearing scheduled this month.

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Plea deal offered in psychiatrist’s prescription drug case

A former psychiatrist at the Canton-Potsdam hospital was offered a plea deal to settle the claims against him, according to the St. Lawrence County District Attorney. The doctor has been charged with over-prescribing medications including clonazepam and Ativan, as well as falsifying patient records from January 1, 2008 to November 2009.

The doctor has pleaded not-guilty of the charges and although he resigned his post in Canton, is still working in New York City and has his medical license. Attorneys for the defendant say that they are happy that the prosecutors took another look at the case, but they are not yet ready to agree to the charges issued in the plea deal.

Criminal charges can have a serious impact on your professional livelihood, and may result in the suspension or revocation of your professional license. If you have been accused of a crime, contact the medical license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995 to discuss your legal options.