Skip to comments.Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board
Posted on 07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' WifeEdited on 07/29/2012 4:34:17 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.
Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.
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Sounds like this druggie managed to get this young man hooked up as well....and he was drinking on top of it. Just damn.....Holmes may well be one of those brilliant folks that like John Nash just lost it. But with all that drinking on top of psych meds.....bad things happen
Wow, she had bad handwriting in 2005. What a scoop.
“....Fenton is the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and an assistant professor, according to a resume posted on the school’s website.
As director, a position she’s held since 2009, Fenton sees between 15 and 20 graduate students per week for medication and psychotherapy, coordinates a team of four mental health clinicians, supervises some residents who treat students, and lectures. She also serves as a psychiatrist for between five and 10 patients, the resume states.
University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Friday the school had no immediate comment.
Fenton has held many jobs over the years. She worked as a physician in private practice in Denver from 1994 to 2005, and was chief of physical medicine with the U.S. Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, in the early 1990s, according to the resume. Since 2008, she’s won various grants and contracts to study schizophrenia.”....
.........”Most students receive combined treatment of psychotherapy and medications from a single provider” at the center, according to a center brochure, and the center staff “consults with [medical school] staff regarding students of concern.”
Fenton is also listed as a member of the faculty at the medical school’s Schizophrenia Research Center and has received grants to study the effects of various drugs on schizophrenics.
On May 30, Fenton helped make a presentation at the psychiatry department called “World of Warcraft: The Use of Archetypes in Psychotherapy.” World of Warcraft, a popular multi-player role-playing video game, was among those Holmes played, according to a former roommate at UC Riverside.”....
First I’m hearing about drinking - did his blood results come back or something? I read his file is closed to the public.
Making light of a someone not following proper procedures and being reprimanded for it is very liberal.
Thanks for posting this. Can’t help but wonder if the students are being used as guinea pigs and they create a monster out of it.
Makes one wonder, doesn't it?
Where does the confidentiality clause end? If she knew his intentions and did nothing she is just as responsible.
I think this story is out of line. The implication is that this woman is a poor physician, and if she had been a better one, Holmes wouldn’t have done what he did. That’s crap, and everyone knows it.
I’m not defending her transgressions, but it’s a shame she must answer once again for her crimes because of this.
Im betting this is one reason the case is sealed. Dont want the gubmint being responsible for gun running and mass murder in the same year.
What sort of research is the University of Colorado up to?
Sounds like she's overworked. Has too much on her plate thus is negligent. 20 graduate students plus 10 patients that's 30 hours. 10 hours left over for lectures supervising and coffee breaks. Then there's overtime work.
Her patients and students should be reevaluated by someone else just to make sure they are not becoming batty and over medicated.
As a physician and psychiatrist, she must have been aware of her obligations under the Tarasoff decision. The question will be whether Holmes made explicit threats that she was aware of and ignored. If no such threats were made, their communications are clearly covered by HIPAA, and she would be barred from disclosing any information to outside individuals without his written permission, under penalty of substantial fines and sanctions.
LOL @ her crimes again.
She's not a foot therapist. She deals with brains. That is a large responsibility. Perhaps she became a bit too full of herself with all those grants and such and became neglectful to minor warning signs in her patients.
Take a pill, it'll fix everything.
A 1998 Denver Post article quotes a Colorado acupuncturist named Lynne Fenton discussing how acupuncture could be used to enhance women's busts
Sadly, a lot of our psychotic mass-murderers have been under treatment at the time or until fairly recently before their acts, especially the young ones.
I think the threshold for notification and action may be a little too high. In some cases, the families of the young men were even trying to get them committed to residential care because they knew something was about to break...but the psychiatrists would say, “oh, he’s just fantasizing,” and refuse.
“It’s an ultra-liberal bastion for the likes of Ward Churchill.”
That is CU-Boulder.
The shooter and this Dr. are in Denver >
“The University of Colorado Denver became an autonomous campus in 1974.”
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