Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Posted on 07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; co; colorado; coloradoshooting; education; fenton; jamesholmes; lynnefenton; medication; medicine; pills; prescription; psychiatrist; psychotherapy; rx; schizophrenia; shooting
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-56 next last
Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Cincinatus' Wife
2005? I think the real story starts and ends here: University of Colorado.

It's an ultra-liberal bastion for the likes of Ward Churchill. When reality lands near them, they blame conservatives or guns for everything.

2 posted on 07/29/2012 1:47:30 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

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


3 posted on 07/29/2012 1:48:51 AM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow, she had bad handwriting in 2005. What a scoop.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 2:09:44 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime; Nifster

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/27/us/colorado-theater-shooting-psychiatrist/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

“....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.”....


5 posted on 07/29/2012 2:11:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember; All

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-colorado-shooting-20120728,0,5891418.story

.........”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.”....


6 posted on 07/29/2012 2:18:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

First I’m hearing about drinking - did his blood results come back or something? I read his file is closed to the public.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 2:22:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember

Making light of a someone not following proper procedures and being reprimanded for it is very liberal.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 2:27:12 AM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 2:50:31 AM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name
....Can’t help but wonder if the students are being used as guinea pigs .....

Makes one wonder, doesn't it?

10 posted on 07/29/2012 2:54:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

Where does the confidentiality clause end? If she knew his intentions and did nothing she is just as responsible.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 3:11:07 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 3:26:49 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
SHE IS GUILTY:
Ugly Ugly Ugly
I see lawsuits in her future and possibly some jail time.
She has nothing to fear from ANY male prison guards.
13 posted on 07/29/2012 3:40:52 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
She currently has a grant to study effects of certain drugs to treat schizo patients. All sorts of drugs with side effects that are dangerous.

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?

14 posted on 07/29/2012 3:48:49 AM PDT by DainBramage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
"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."

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.

15 posted on 07/29/2012 4:00:02 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Bird

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.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 4:00:36 AM PDT by Carborundum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Bird
"I’m not defending her transgressions, but it’s a shame she must answer once again for her crimes because of this."

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.

17 posted on 07/29/2012 4:06:21 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
From a similar article on Fox News:

A 1998 Denver Post article quotes a Colorado acupuncturist named Lynne Fenton discussing how acupuncture could be used to enhance women's busts

18 posted on 07/29/2012 4:14:05 AM PDT by Zakeet (Liberalism - Ideas so good that you have to be forced to accept them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1_Rain_Drop

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.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 4:19:30 AM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime

“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.”


20 posted on 07/29/2012 4:19:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

did the acupuncture work on her? we need before and after photos of her.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 4:28:55 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

———graduated from UC Davis -——

That’s all you need to know.

Moonbat


22 posted on 07/29/2012 4:34:48 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DainBramage
....What sort of research is the University of Colorado up to?

...."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.”....

Link in Post #6.

23 posted on 07/29/2012 4:41:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

Yep one of their lab rats whigged out. Better put that in the report doc. Such and such combo is a bad mix.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 4:43:37 AM PDT by csvset
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ronnie raygun
Where does the confidentiality clause end? If she knew his intentions and did nothing she is just as responsible.

If he made specific threats ie. "I am going to shoot John Doe this weekend" vs. "I hate the world and want to destroy it."

If the threats are specific to a person or place then the Doctor must report it.

25 posted on 07/29/2012 4:44:41 AM PDT by verga (Every single cult leader has believed in Home schooling, think about it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: 1_Rain_Drop
Take a pill, it'll fix everything.

Charles Whitman, who killed 14 people from the Texas Tower in 1966, was on valium and amphetamines prescribed by a psychiatrist at the time. (He hadn't shown up for appointments in several months.)

26 posted on 07/29/2012 5:10:50 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime

Would the authorities have already done bloodwork on the shooter? Sure would be interesting to know what he had been taking.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 5:20:49 AM PDT by fso301
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: csvset

Remember, she was reprimanded for not keeping paperwork, etc. up to date. What are the odds she would be the person who was to ‘supposedly’ help him. The gov’t sure knows how to pick them.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 5:23:23 AM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Bird

I agree. Let’s not hang this woman. I doubt the nutjob let on exactly what he was doing.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 5:48:03 AM PDT by rbg81
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime

For those with a taste for conspiracy, here’s a scary work of fiction...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/false-memory-dean-koontz/1100266268


30 posted on 07/29/2012 6:12:24 AM PDT by kanawa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rbg81; Mr. Bird

Asking questions and reviewing someone’s history isn’t “hanging them” or “making them pay again for crimes.”

Hopefully, James Holmes parents are asking the college A LOT OF QUESTIONS.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: livius

How much do you wang tibet me that was the case with Holmes?


32 posted on 07/29/2012 7:19:38 AM PDT by libstripper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Its fine to ask questions, but the person ultimately responsible for what Holmes did is Holmes.


33 posted on 07/29/2012 7:39:29 AM PDT by rbg81
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: SamuraiScot

Seems like another doc one who was bad at record keeping and following up.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 7:43:05 AM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

It appears she was writing prescriptions for herself and family members. In NC this might involve loss of license depending on the medication. This is not sloppy record keeping.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 8:10:59 AM PDT by Greg223
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: libstripper

I’m sure it was. The doctor sounds like she may have been careless (or at least in the past) but there’s also not a lot they can do.

I remember a paranoid schizophrenic in CA, at the height of “deinstitucionalization” (unfortunately promoted by then Governor Reagan) who pleaded not to be released. He was good in the hospital, but he said he felt “like a puppy on the freeway” when he was out in the world.

They released him, and shortly thereafter he killed a teenage girl and then killed his grandmother, barbecued her and ate her.

I think some of these people can’t stand the stimuli and stress of regular life, and they need to be kept out of it.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: 1_Rain_Drop
“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”

Holmes lawyer will get a hold of those sealed documents, it will come out in the Trial.

37 posted on 07/29/2012 8:41:53 AM PDT by DAC21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife; nuconvert
Thanks for the clarification. As a former Colorado resident, I should have caught the Denver/Boulder difference. MY BAD!

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.

CW: Do you get the feeling that her efforts may have been spread out? Are those the same 15-20 students, or are there eighty or so on a monthly rotation? There are lots of numbers here, which may lead to a lack of focus; maybe not.

38 posted on 07/29/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I believe in ‘98 she was in TX.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime

So THAT’s where he got his vicodin


40 posted on 07/29/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT by Scotswife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime

I’m not sure but this is fairly clear.

Post #6:

“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.”....


41 posted on 07/29/2012 8:46:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: bert
“graduated from UC Davis”

“That's all you need to know”

You mean she's a Veterinarian pretending to be a Psychologist? LOL

(for many that don't know UC Davis puts out a lot more Vets than Shrinks)

42 posted on 07/29/2012 8:47:44 AM PDT by DAC21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: DAC21
Don't you find it amazing that every “private file of personal documents” leaks like a sieve other then Zero's!
43 posted on 07/29/2012 8:51:01 AM PDT by Reily
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Drugs and violent video games: bad mix


44 posted on 07/29/2012 8:54:06 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime

“Fenton completed a residency in psychiatry at the university in 2008 before becoming an assistant professor and medical director of the student mental health service at the university’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora”

And that’s the problem. The CU medical school and hospital system has a systematic inbreeding problem. It’s essentially a closed system. A typical trajectory is to accept an undergraduate student from a CU school, they then graduate CU medical school, then do their residency at Anschutz, then do post-graduate work there too, and then become a Professor of Medicine at CU.

While I’m sure that the CU medical system must have pockets of excellence, but my own attempts to get help there have been dismal. The last time I attempted to get help there, the soon-to-retire head of the Endocrinology Department got so angry that he was turning red, clinching his fists, and advancing towards me in a way that I was convinced he was going to lose control and hit me!


45 posted on 07/29/2012 9:29:20 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Greg223

Couldn’t that be kind of like a mechanic working on his own car?


46 posted on 07/29/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT by Western Phil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

It was comments from people who drank in a bar with him ( he had been drinking a bunch over the last month or so) AND the things found in his apartment. Time will tell. I am only going by what I have read in the local news reports and tv and radio bits.


47 posted on 07/29/2012 1:21:51 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

And that is one reason I cited John Nash who though brilliant suffered from an onset of schizophrenia that destroyed his ability to do mathematics. I believe you and I are really on the same page. IF Holmes was being treated for a psychiatric disorder (and certainly schizophrenia is that) he was most likely on heavy duty psych tropic drugs....none of which are compatible with the ingestion of any amount of alcohol


48 posted on 07/29/2012 1:24:37 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

Gotcha. Thanks. I do remember one report where someone was having lunch or whatever with him on Wednesday and he said he appeared fine. It was in the beginning I read it (Saturday?) and nothing since. Perhaps it was a bar, it didn’t say or I didn’t notice. The appearing fine was my focus and thought he could flip that quick?


49 posted on 07/29/2012 1:27:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: catnipman

Maybe a patient of the busy doctor?


50 posted on 07/29/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-56 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson