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Subject: Help in locating forensic psychiatrist for risk assessment
Category: Health
Asked by: easmam-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 08 Sep 2006 07:42 PDT
Expires: 13 Sep 2006 11:53 PDT
Question ID: 763392
I am trying to locate a forensic psychiatrist who would be willing to
perform a mental health evaluation on me for the purpose of
re-applying for a Massachusetts license to posess firearms that was
revoked because I voluntarily sought treatment in a mental health
facility in 2001.  According to Massachusetts law in order to be
considered for reinstatement a sworn affidavit must be obtained from a
physician stating an individual has no disqualifying mental health
issues.  I would be willing to travel anywhere in New England.
There is no answer at this time.

The following answer was rejected by the asker (they received a refund for the question).
Subject: Re: Help in locating forensic psychiatrist for risk assessment
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 09 Sep 2006 14:14 PDT
Rated:2 out of 5 stars
Hi easmam,

I have collected a list of 10 forensic psychiatrists who could help
you with your evaluation.


*Dr. Donald Meyer

Dr. Meyer is Associate Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard
Medical School, Boston, MA
Address correspondence to: Donald J. Meyer, MD, 124 Mount Auburn
Street, Suite 440 South, Cambridge, MA 02138. E-mail:



Harold J. Bursztajn, MD - Medicine & Psychiatry

Harvard researcher and leading forensic psychiatrist

96 Larchwood Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 492-8366
Fax: (617) 441-3195

According to this website:

Dr. Bursztajn is available for phone and email consultation. He is one
of the most highly regarded forensic psychiatrists in the world.


Dr. Vladimir Coric
Firm Name: New Haven Forensic Consultants, LLC
1440 Whalley Avenue, #244
New Haven, Connecticut 06515

Tel: (203) 773-0478
Fax: (203) 245-3968


Cambridge Forensic Consultants

A national practice with offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut

675 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway
Number 254
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Telephone: (617) 953-9154
Facsimile: (801) 439-9820


1131-O Tolland Turnpike
Suite 282
Manchester, Connecticut 06042

Phone (860) 693-9599
Facsimile (801) 439-9820
Robert Mendoza, Psy.D., Partner
Telephone: (617) 953-9154

Tali Walters, Ph.D., Partner
Telephone: (617) 899-5825


F&P Forensic Associates

Robert Prentky, Ph.D.
63 Main Street, Suite #6
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Phone: (508) 697-2744
FAX: (508) 697-2738

Martin Kafka, M.D.
McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: (617) 855-3191
FAX: (617) 855-2272

Barbara Schwartz, Ph.D.
63 Main Street, Suite #6
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Phone: (508) 697-2744
FAX: (508) 697-2738


Forensic Consulting Associates of New England

Charlie Walsh
Chief Executive Associate
Forensic Consulting Associates of New England LLC
P.O. Box 6008
Manchester, N.H. 03108

Toll Free: 1-877-FCANE00
Phone: 603-661-0890
Fax: 603-218-6330

Drew Webb
Chief Operation Associate
Forensic Consulting Associates of New England LLC
PO Box 6008
Manchester, NH 03108

Office Phone: 603-898-6235
Cell Phone: 508-662-4900
Fax: 603-251-0392


Psychological Consulting Services, Incorporated

(978) 740-3100  ?  FAX (978) 740-5656


Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Providence, Rhode Island

Ali Kazim , M.D.
Primary Office 	RIH Dept. of Psychiatry
593 Eddy St.
Providence , RI 02903
  	phone: 401-444-4779    fax: 401-444-7464
Expertise  	Forensic Psychiatry

Joseph V. Penn , M.D.
Primary Office 	RIH Dept. of Psychiatry
593 Eddy St.
POB -122
Providence , RI 02903
  	phone: 401-444-8907    fax: 401-444-7018
Other Office 	RIH Child and Family Psychiatry
Rhode Island Training School
Cranston , RI 02910
  	phone: 401-462-7230    fax: 401-462-0211
Other Office 	Kent County Mental Health Center
Warwick , RI 02888
  	phone: 401-732-5656    fax: 401-738-8634
Specialty: forensic psychiatry


Barry Wall, MD
184 Waterman St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 273-1010

Phone: +1 401 273 1010
Clinical Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Wall is on the faculty of Brown University, but he is also the head of
psychiatry at Eleanor Slater Hospital and has his own private


Dr. Diane H. Schetky, MD
Dr. Diane H. Schetky
10 Summer Street,
Rockport, Maine (ME)

Dr. Schetky has a private practice in Rockport specializing in forensic psychiatry.





"The Department of Psychiatry practices in a variety of settings: two
general psychiatric inpatient units on the Medical Center Campus; an
acute care unit at the Vermont State Hospital (VSH); a crisis
intervention service operated in conjunction with the area's community
mental health services; an outpatient psychiatry clinic for adults and
children; partial hospitalization program (Seneca Center); general
hospital wards of the Medical Center Campus for consultation work;
substance abuse treatment facilities including a new methadone
treatment facility; and several departmental research units. The
Department is an active collaborator with a number of other health
systems, including the Vermont Department of Mental Health, and a
variety of community-based services in mental health and substance

Below are the department's two main Fletcher Allen based sites: 

Inpatient Psychiatry
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Medical Center Campus
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Admissions:  802-847-5069

Outpatient Psychiatry
Fletcher Allen Health Care
UHC Campus
1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Front Desk:  802-847-4560"

Margaret Bolton, MD

MARGARET BOLTON, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Staff Psychiatrist UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing, Student Health
Center,  Subspecialty in Forensic Psychiatry.  Clinical Interests:
Adolescent Psychiatry, substance abuse, eating disorders.

    Margaret A. Bolton
Email Address(es):
    Clinical Assistant Prof
Postal Address:
    300 Flynn Ave.
    Burlington, VT 05401
Primary Affiliation:
    Non Paid Faculty

PAUL G. COTTON, M.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry;
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School..
Subspecialist in forensic psychiatry.  Clinical Interests: adult
psychiatry, adolescent and adult psychopharmacology, leadership issues
in psychiatry, managed care, forensic psychiatry.

DAVID FASSLER, M.D. Clinical Associate  Professor of Psychiatry. 
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, preventive mental
health, forensic consultation, health care delivery, child and
adolescent depression, administration and program development. 
Research Interests: Clinical outcome studies in child psychiatric

BERTOLD FRANCKE, M.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Psychoanalytic Training-William Alanson White Institute, N.Y. 
Clinical Interests: Inpatient psychiatry, public psychiatry, forensic
psychiatry, personality disorders, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

JOHN F. KING, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. 
Clinical Interests: Psychopharmacology's treatment of depression and
anxiety, forensic psychiatry, community psychiatry.

CORINNE PELLETIER, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. 
Clinical Interests: Inpatient psychiatry, forensic psychiatry,
community/rural psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy.


New England Psychodiagnostics

Albert M. Drukteinis, MD, JD
New England Psychodiagnostics
1750 Elm Street, Suite 601
Manchester, NH 03104-2943

Manchester, NH
(603) 668-6436
(603) 668-1495 		
Woburn, MA
(781) 933-7768 		
Portland, ME
(207) 756-6037 		
Burlington, VT
(802) 860-2909

(603) 668-4226



In addition, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center for
Forensic Psychiatry might be a good place to contact.

Here is their contact information:

New York and New Jersey are not part of New England, but I have
included a few from there in case you are willing to travel a bit


Forensic Psychiatric Associates -
Alberto M. Goldwaser, MD, DFAPA / Hackensack, NJ
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; in General
Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. Clinical Asst. Professor: New
York University School of Medicine; Distinguished Fellow, American
Psychiatric Association.


Norman Weiss, MD - Psychiatry Expert / New York, NY
Board-certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, Graduate of
Columbia Psychoanalytic. Over 30 years experience for
Plaintiff/Defense, in criminal and civil cases. Can travel. Available
for record review and phone consultation.


John C. Shershow, MD - John Shershow, MD / Long Beach, NY
Background as a medical director of several large hospitals; surveyed
for JCAHO, the national hospital accreditation organization. Expertise
includes: hospital and physician quality, hospital and physician
disputes, medical staff credentialing, and medical staff affairs.
Available Nationwide.


Dr. A. Douglas Logue

159 Valley Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
United States of America

Contact: Dr. A. Douglas Logue
Tel: 609-921-1243, Fax: 609-921-8408


Search terms:
forensic psychiatrist massachusetts
meyer supervisory encounter
dr donald meyer cambridge
Dr. Vladimir Coric
forensic psychiatrist ma
Harold J. Bursztajn
forensic consulting associates
forensic consulting massachusetts
forensic psychiatrist rhode island
rhode island hospital providence
Eleanor Slater Hospital forensic
barry wall providence
forensic psychiatrist maine
forensic psychiatrist vermont
forensic psychiatrist new hampshire

If you need any additional help or clarification, let me know and I'll
be glad to help. Good luck!


Request for Answer Clarification by easmam-ga on 09 Sep 2006 16:56 PDT
Thanks for your research, but what I was looking for is someone who
would agree to the evaluation.  I had contacted a number of forensic
psychiatry organizations and they would not perform the evaluation.  I
have since been contacted by a doctor who is willing to do the exam so
I don't think you can do anything further.

Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 09 Sep 2006 17:19 PDT
Hi easmam,

I'm sorry that I couldn't be of more help to you. By providing such a
wide variety of forensic psychiatrists-- private practice, university,
hospitals and researchers-- I thought that you would be able to find
someone to help you. I'm glad that you found someone who could do the
examination, anyway.

All of these psychiatrists advertised their willingness to perform
evaluations for many different needs, so I saw no reason why they
would not agree to evaluate you. I'm curious as to why this would be.
Is it because of the firearm aspect?


Request for Answer Clarification by easmam-ga on 10 Sep 2006 14:59 PDT
Absolutely.  Massachusetts is a fanatically gun phobic state.  Even
with the affidavit it is far from certain I will get my permit back
but I thought I'd give it a shot (no pun intended).  I don't know how
this service works but I would like to pay you something for your
efforts. Can you tell me how I might do that or should I contact

Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 11 Sep 2006 10:33 PDT
Hi easmam,

Well, I hope that it all works out well for you. It's amazing how
states differ so much on gun laws. I have lived in states completely
on the opposite of the spectrum on this, and the people are the same,
but the laws are so different.

Thank you for wanting to pay me for the question.
When I answered the question, that automatically triggered the payment
from Google. Google should have charged your credit card, I believe.

Thanks, easmam! 

Reason this answer was rejected by easmam-ga:
I am requesting a refund because I was looking for a forensic
psychiatrist who would be willing to perform an exam so I could obtain
a firearms permit.  Before posting the question I had no problem
locating forensic psychiatrists, they just wanted nothing to do with
firearms.  I offered so much for the answer because I was hoping for
an answer from a psychiatrist himself or an individual who had the
same problem as I but found a doctor willing to do the exam.  Soon
after posting the question I found someone through my personal
easmam-ga rated this answer:2 out of 5 stars
My question was not as clear as it should have been.  While I'm sure
the researcher would have followed up I had already found what I was
looking for from another source.  This was no fault of the researcher

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