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Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist faces new accusations

July 26, 2011 |  2:42 pm


A Beverly Hills psychiatrist who treated model Anna Nicole Smith shortly before her death has been accused by the California medical board of dishonest acts, creating a false record and unprofessional conduct.

The accusations filed July 13 do not appear to be related to the psychiatrist’s treatment of Smith.

Dr. Khristine Eroshevich filed psychiatric reports stating that she had examined two patients for workers' compensation and disability claims that she did not actually examine, according to the accusations by the Medical Board of California.

The first patient, identified only as L.S., was a Los Angeles County employee examined by Eroshevich’s colleague in 2004, while the second, identified as T.P., was examined by her colleague and staff in 2006, according to the accusations.

Eroshevich could not be reached for comment.

Her lawyer, Bradley Brunon, said he planned to file a response to the accusations refuting the claims, which he said were filed “way too late.”

“This is an effort by the medical doard to accomplish through administrative proceedings that they could not do in court,” Brunon said.

Eroshevich was convicted of two felonies in the drug trial surrounding Smith’s death, including obtaining medication under a false name.

But in January, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge tossed one felony conviction and reduced the other to a misdemeanor, saying he believed the psychiatrist wanted to help Smith.

Eroshevich was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation and a $100 fine. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is appealing the judge's decision, said spokeswoman Jane Robison.

At the time, Eroshevich said she felt "redeemed."

"I can admit my mistakes and move on," she said.

Brunon, who also represented Eroshevich in the criminal trial, said the latest accusations were a last-ditch effort by investigators.

“The goals they set out to accomplish they didn’t achieve, so they have unearthed these previous cases,” he said.

Robison declined to comment on the new accusations, which were brought by the California attorney general's office.


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Photo: Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, a psychiatrist who treated model Anna Nicole Smith before her death, speaks to the media outside Los Angeles Superior Court in January. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times