WATCHDOG: Psychiatrist and OBGYN Accused of Bad Practice

2012 in review: in Mission Viejo, a psychiatrist was punished for dating a patient, and a gynecologist was dinged for a medical mishap.

Professionals are expected to behave a little better than everyone else. They are put in positions of trust, so when they screw up, the public is supposed to know.

But how many people would have heard about these professional missteps if Patch hadn't reported it? Here are two professionals that got dinged for negligence and bad behavior in the line of work.

Psychiatrist Punished for Dating Patient

Scott Ispirescu, who practices at 27401 Los Altos, was punished for asking a female patient on a date and telling her to start seeing a new psychiatrist back in 2010, according to an allegation submitted to the state medical board.

But there are no notes saying he referred her to another psychiatrist or stopped treating her, according to the accusation. 

Gynecologist Accused of Robotic Surgery Mistakes

A Mission Viejo doctor was accused in August of major mistakes during two robotic surgeries. The accusations could cost him his medical license.

During one surgery, Dr. Aram Bonni is accused of removing a cyst discovered while he operated on a 78-year-old woman's vaginal hernia in 2010.


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