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August 28, 1996 | DAN WEIKEL and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Robert H. Gerner, a renowned West Coast psychiatrist on the cutting edge of his field, is so skilled, acquaintances say, that doctors regularly referred him patients when all else failed. Those he has managed to pull back from the abyss of mental illness have called him "God." His protege, Nomi J. Fredrick, a respected physician in her own right, graduated from medical school after a promising career as an artist.
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August 28, 1996 | DAN WEIKEL and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Robert H. Gerner, a renowned West Coast psychiatrist on the cutting edge of his field, is so skilled, acquaintances say, that doctors regularly referred him patients when all else failed. Those he has managed to pull back from the abyss of mental illness have called him "God." His protege, Nomi J. Fredrick, a respected physician in her own right, graduated from medical school after a promising career as an artist.
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December 3, 1996 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles psychiatrist under investigation on charges of overprescribing drugs to the late filmmaker Don Simpson was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Dr. Nomi J. Fredrick was taken into custody by Los Angeles police Saturday afternoon after hitting two cars in less than four hours.
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April 3, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after the overdose death of Hollywood producer Don Simpson, the state medical board has gone to court to force two Westside doctors who treated the late filmmaker to turn over his medical records. The move follows eight months of unsuccessful efforts by the board and the state attorney general's office to obtain records from Simpson's former psychiatrists, Dr. Nomi J. Fredrick and Dr. Robert H. Gerner.
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April 22, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last doctor who prescribed drugs to the late filmmaker Don Simpson has been accused by the family of a former patient of destroying evidence. The family of Marcia Ann Roth, who died of a morphine overdose, sued Dr. Michael Lawrence Horwitz, the former director of chemical dependency services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit, filed last year, contended that Horwitz negligently prescribed medications in 1996 that directly caused Roth's death.
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March 26, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A doctor who prescribed drugs to the late filmmaker Don Simpson shortly before his death has been accused of medical malpractice and negligence in an intent to sue letter filed by the family of a former patient who died of a morphine overdose. The brother of Marcia Ann Roth contends that Dr. Michael Lawrence Horwitz, former director of chemical dependency services at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, negligently prescribed and dispensed medications last year that caused or contributed to Roth's death.
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July 3, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two and a half years after the overdose death of Hollywood producer Don Simpson, two Westside doctors who treated the filmmaker have been ordered to surrender his medical records to authorities. The order, issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David A. Horowitz this week, comes after the California Medical Board sought unsuccessfully for a year to force psychiatrists Dr. Nomi J. Fredrick and Dr. Robert H. Gerner to turn over Simpson's medical records.
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October 9, 1996 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles psychiatrist under investigation for allegedly overprescribing drugs to the late filmmaker Don Simpson was sued Tuesday by a former patient who contends that she was subjected to electroshock therapy against her will. The medical malpractice and battery lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by onetime Playboy centerfold Melissa Holliday, alleges that Dr. Nomi J.
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July 31, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighteen months after the overdose death of Hollywood producer Don Simpson, the state Medical Board on Wednesday subpoenaed records from 15 doctors who treated the late filmmaker, law enforcement sources said.
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August 25, 1993 | TOM ROSENSTIEL, Tom Rosenstiel, based in Washington, writes about the media for The Times and is the author of "Strange Bedfellows: How Television and the Presidential Candidates Changed American Politics, 1992" (Hyperion Press).
The weeks of press coverage, talk-show punditry and editorializing surrounding the suicide of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster have revealed a sad isolation that consumes too much of our public dialogue. Like narcissists, the media and Washington in general have become overly fascinated by their role and their power to shape events.
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January 28, 1986 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
He is a psychiatrist, one fairly well-known in his field, yet he has suffered severe, debilitating depressions every winter for the last 35 years, with virtually no relief. The man even rearranged his medical career to compensate for this embarrassment. In the 1950s, he enrolled in summer quarters at his Ohio medical school--so he could skip winter quarters. Then he took an internship in Honolulu (which helped some) and turned down a residency at Harvard University in favor of one at UCLA.
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