Christian TN Psychiatrist, Dr. Valerie Augustus, Accused of Whipping Patients, Comparing them to Mules

Dr. Valerie Augustus
Dr. Valerie Augustus

A psychiatrist in Memphis is accused of striking at least 10 patients with whips and/or riding crops.

Dr. Valerie Augustus is with Christian Psychiatrist Services.

A report from the Tennessee Department of Health alleges that she used a riding crop on a patient in 2015.

Investigators added that Augustus also made contact with other mental health patients with a riding crop, whip or other object and ‘compared her patients to mules.’

The board has suspended her medical license for no less than 60 days.