Psychiatrist Satyendra K. Diwan surrenders license for sexual exploitation of female patients

June 11, 2012

On November 16, 2011, the psychiatrist Satyendra Kumar Diwan permanently surrendered his license to the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. According to the Board’s Consent Agreement and Order Diwan engaged in unprofessional conduct by sexual exploitation of three female patients. Diwan admitted to an investigator from the State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) that:

He treated patient L.W. from about 1988 through 1991 and that during that time, he engaged in inappropriate touching, kissing, exposing himself and, on one occasion, ejaculating on L.W.

On or about 1988, he began treating patient R.S. for marital and sexual abuse issues. Diwan admitted placing his hands inside of R.S. bra and pants and that he exposed himself, as well as placed her hand on his exposed penis.

That beginning in June 2009, he began treating patient J.S. and on three consecutive session in July 2010, he asked J.S. unrelated sexual questions. On or about August 5, 2010, he kissed J.S. and touched her right breast.

Diwan admitted to BEI that he still has the urge for such contact with patient and continues to kiss patients.

Source: Consent Agreement and Order, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs vs. Satyendra Kumar Diwan, M.D., Docket No. 1261-49-11, File No. 11-49-01746.

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT A PSYCHIATRIST, PSYCHOLOGIST, MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY OR ITS EMPLOYEES COMMITTING FRAUD, YOU CAN REPORT IT TO CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, WHO CAN ASSIST YOU IN FILING REPORTS, COMPLAINTS, ETC.  PLEASE CONTACT STEVE WAGNER, PUBLIC ADVOCACY SECRETARY AT swagner@cchr.org

Comments
Ankathreen Hoffman
2012-07-26 19:34:43
I was a patient of the good doctor for almost 10 years. This does not surprise me at all. He made sexual remarks to me. I thought that it was some kind of a test. He also perscribed medication that truly brought me to my knees. I told him I didn't want to take it and he said that he would fire me as his patient.. I actually could not function. He conviced me I was ill. I know at one point I was depressed. Finally my husband and I decided that I should leave his practice. I could never figure out what I was suppose to be doing, or what I was doing that made him think I needed so much medication. Until I read this report I was very confused as to why he would say somethings and think I needed so many meds. After leaving and not taking the medication I am very happy with myself and my life. He was very manipulative, I can see this now. To think that I would advise my children to see him makes my blood run cold. I wish I could take out an add in the paper and expose him. After reading this report I have such a feeling of relief.

A
2012-12-04 16:57:06
I knew he was a creep. He'd always hug me goodbye and at the last appointment he kissed me on the cheek. I refused to go back. He'd ask about my orgasms and the intensity of them. He also told me my husband was not good and I shouldn't be with him (he never met the guy). Creep.

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