After Dr. Raul Capitaine was accused of having a sexual relationship with a psychiatric patient and was forced to voluntarily give his medical practice certification by the Texas Medical Board, the doctor tried to have another psychiatrist take over his office which serves more than 4,000 psychiatric patients in the Corpus Christi area.
On November 15, 2021 Dr. Raul Capitaine was ordered to cease practicing after his then patient/girlfriend Elasha Pilgrim went to the Texas Medical Board and complained.
The heated breakup began between the couple after Dr. Captaine says Elasha Pilgrim stole more than $3,000 from his credit card in which he filed a police report after. The complaint was followed to the Texas Medical Board thereafter and the Board asked Dr. Capitaine to voluntarily retire or have his license suspended. Dr. Capitaine sent a letter to the Board accepting the complaint as is therefore causing the Board to force retirement.
The thousands of psychiatric patients are now left without Dr. Raul Capitaine and have began to knock on his office door and call the disconnected office telephone number. Dr. Capitaine has than been hospitalized after his health has declined following forced retirement. On November 15, 2021 Dr. Capitaine told the Crónica that he was searching for another doctor to take over his practice but since then his health has declined and has disrupted his effort to put another doctor. His doctor office door sits with notes on the door and people crying and screaming for help at this time.
We spoke to Dr. Capitaine while he was hospitalized to get an update on when will another doctor take his place to help continue the psychotropic medications to those patients, but Dr. Capitaine says “I’ve tried to find a doctor and everyone is too busy, I can’t do anything”. The doctor has also denied any further questions from the Crónica due to health issues and legal ramifications from a cease and desist letter that was sent to Capitaine refraining him from talking about medical information.
Dr. Raul Capitaine in Italy with Elasha Pilgrim.