Dr. Peter Rosi places blame on some p...

Dr. Peter Rosi places blame on some parents for their babies' d...

There are 17 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 21, 2009, titled Dr. Peter Rosi places blame on some parents for their babies' d.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Dr. Peter Rosi, the longest-serving physician in Mayer Eisenstein's practice, says he is proud that he approaches medicine "the way obstetrics was taught 50 and 100 years ago." The fact that he has been a defendant in 10 medical malpractice cases in Cook County and was criminally prosecuted in Alaska is just proof, he said, that others are out to ...

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No Guinea Pig

Ottawa, Canada

#1 May 22, 2009
Rosi said: "Women coming in from child home birth are often abused by doctors in the hospital," he said. "They do immediate C-sections on them."

"Eighty percent of complications in childbirth are psychological," he said. "Babies can be killed by a mother's attitude."

Wow! Just totally amazing. And this guy is allowed to practice medicine? Yup, it sure is abuse of a woman to save a child's life. And the second quote just smacks of refrigerator mother.

I wonder if the reason that the Homefirst practice has no autistic patients is because any parent with an autistic toddler knows they will be blamed for their child's diagnosis, and immediately goes elsewhere for medical services.
skepticalsurfer

Elk Grove Village, IL

#2 May 22, 2009
Now I've heard everything. A doctor says that being a defendant in 10 malpractice cases in Cook County and being criminally prosecuted in Alaska "...is just proof that people are out to get him". If people (like those in the Illinois Dept of professional Regulation) are not out to get him (ie to revoke his license), then something serious is wrong. When a person is dead wrong about how he got himself into trouble and believes that all the trouble is due to people plotting against him, we call that paranoid schizophrenia. Someone like that should be decommissioned or taken out of service quickly because their mistakes hurt the reputation of other competent doctors. Driving a mom; with a home childbirth that went wrong, all the way from Mundelein to Weiss Hospital, passing seven good hospitals along the way; is a serious mistake. Are the people questioning that kind of behavior out to get the doctor, or are they out to save the public?

“More human than human.”

Since: Jan 09

North Suburbs of Chicago

#3 May 22, 2009
note to self: do not solicit medical advise from Dr Rossi or anyone in Mayer Eisenstein's practice.
hptom

Marshall, VA

#4 May 22, 2009
Apparently the only thing Dr Rosi seeks to duplicate from "the way obstetrics was taught 50 and 100 years ago" is the high infant mortality rate from previous generations. To drive a woman in the last stages of labor from Mundelein to Chicago isn't simply poor judgement. It is criminal behavior.
ARH

Oak Park, IL

#5 May 22, 2009
What does Dr. Rosi have to do with the Autism treatment? This is pure slander.
AbsolutePower

United States

#6 May 22, 2009
ARH wrote:
What does Dr. Rosi have to do with the Autism treatment? This is pure slander.
ARH, do you even know what slander is? Printing factual matter about Rosi (I will not refer to him as doctor as that would be unfair to all of the good and competent doctors out there) is not slander. You may question its relevance to the main article, but it is not slander.

BTW - the relevance of this piece to the main article is that Rosi, who, in my opinion, is a menace to the public who should have lost his license to practice medicine a long, long time ago, is the longest tenured "doctor" in Eisenstein's practice group. That tells you everything you need to know about Eisenstein and his practice group.

Thanks for the article, Trib. This is the type of information the public needs to read. I would suggest a follow-up expose on just exactly how the medical profession investigates and disciplines doctors. As another poster already said, it is hard to believe Rosi still holds a license to practice medicine in this state or anywhere.
lemming

Chicago, IL

#7 May 22, 2009
ARH wrote:
What does Dr. Rosi have to do with the Autism treatment? This is pure slander.
It's not slander if it's true. This is the kind of practice Eisenstein runs.
eva

Edwardsburg, MI

#8 May 22, 2009
Glad to hear Dr. Rosi approaches pediatric medicine the way it was practiced 50 to 100 years ago. Of course, back then we didn't have antibiotics, MRI or CT-scans, dialysis and a host of other "new-fangled tools" that these "no-good modern" docs are using to help them diagnose and treat children.

Why hasn't the state licensing board put this fellow out of business?
beatrice

Lake Forest, IL

#9 May 22, 2009
A friend of mine had a homebirth attended by HomeFirst doctors. I don't think she knew any of this information - it's terrifying. What a bunch of posturing predators!
Jacoma

Springfield, IL

#10 May 22, 2009
Dr. Rosi:

You need to get out of the medical profession, if they have not thrown you out already. Why don't you become a butcher instead?

You blame everyone but yourself, which means you are in denial.

Do humanity a favor & get out as fast as you can.
ARH

Oak Park, IL

#11 May 22, 2009
Dr, Rosi is my doctor he deliver my son at home. I think I can offer a fair judgement of the man considering I know him well. The original article concerning Dr. Rosi's practice was an Autism treatment which made no mention of Dr. Rosi. It is unfair to unearth his past malpractice troubles and link it to an issue he had nothing to do with. Look, it's part of the reality of being an OB.
Have you ever been to their office did Dr. Rosi attend your home birth? It is unfair to write a sensational article without presenting proper data on malpractice law suits in general. This is very biased and does not present the other side of the story. The truth is Dr. Rosi is an incredibly caring and attentive doctor. And I would say the same about Homefirst as a practice. I will continue to use Homefirst for my family and will continue to deliver my babies with them. Let this be the other side of the story you don't hear!

“More human than human.”

Since: Jan 09

North Suburbs of Chicago

#12 May 22, 2009
ARH wrote:
Dr, Rosi is my doctor he deliver my son at home. I think I can offer a fair judgement of the man considering I know him well. The original article concerning Dr. Rosi's practice was an Autism treatment which made no mention of Dr. Rosi. It is unfair to unearth his past malpractice troubles and link it to an issue he had nothing to do with. Look, it's part of the reality of being an OB.
Have you ever been to their office did Dr. Rosi attend your home birth? It is unfair to write a sensational article without presenting proper data on malpractice law suits in general. This is very biased and does not present the other side of the story. The truth is Dr. Rosi is an incredibly caring and attentive doctor. And I would say the same about Homefirst as a practice. I will continue to use Homefirst for my family and will continue to deliver my babies with them. Let this be the other side of the story you don't hear!
i would say the volume of suits and his attitude blaming mothers is very relevant. He can be a very caring person, but intentions have no bearing on competence.
Lynn

United States

#13 May 28, 2009
Unfortunately the lack of objectivity in the way this story is written will probably contribute to Dr. Rosi's belief that people are out to get him.
jenny

Saint Catharines, Canada

#14 Jun 7, 2009
doctor
Wonderful physician

Montgomery, IL

#15 Feb 7, 2013
He is an amazing gifted doctor, the best I have ever been to. He is kind, patient, knowledgeable, and helped mold my family. To know the doctor is an honor and I am forever grateful for his stories, guidance, and knowledge he passed onto me. Thank you Dr Rosi!
Beth

Lockport, IL

#16 Jun 18, 2014
I love Dr. Rosi, He delivered two of my three babies and cared for them as well. If he ever strayed from pure goodness, it was under pressure of others more powerful, not because of a love for money, fame or power. He is unlike so many other people who fall into the money trap! Because his love and truthfulness has always outweighed his greed. He has a true love for mothers, their new born babies and children. Also, an extraordinary understanding of birth and health that to me is anointed because of his pure intent and great wisdom. Just for the record, Dr.Frank Strehl told me at my last visit with him, before his death," between me and you, what has happened with Dr. Rosi is a spiritual attack." I am now telling everyone because I believe it is true, because I know Dr. Rosi.(He delivered My very large baby girl. She corkscrewed out, 360 after crowning! and I know she would have been a C section in any other practice! Pulling on towels and kneeling on all 4s and I could not ever discount praying earnestly, worked a miracle! She crawled up me, all 9lbs 1 oz of beauty,(before I even delivered the placenta) and began nursing! Thanks to Dr. Rosi at my HOME. And any honest doctor would agree that sometimes, as heart breaking as it is, some babies die. And parents, people, doctors can make mistakes. I thank God that He has blessed me with my three children and for their safe delivery. I know it does not always happen that way, and it is always heart breaking. I personally know two women who lost full term invitro babies one by csection one before the csection!,( a perfect baby died in the womb on the due date). And did these women pray, probably! Does God love them and their babies, of course! Can He use all things for his glory, without a doubt! Life can be very fragile. Is it painful? Yes. And, one woman who lost full term twins. Were any of these women homefirst patients? No. Very heartbreaking none the less. And I feel for all women who loose a babies. God knows what motivates a doctor (or parent for that matter) but, thankfully God is both JUST and MERCIFUL! I hope we can be that as well. Dr.Strehl, also anointed in love and knowledge, a great doctor and person, may he rest in peace. Dr. Rosi, If you ever read this NEVER GIVE UP! You are Gods child when you trust in God and accept Jesus' work on the cross. And for all those women who lost a babies, NEVER GIVE UP, Trust in Gods work on the cross and his purpose for your life, as well. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world , against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places" EPHESIANS 6:12 "Have no anxiety. pray about everything And the peace of God will guard your heart and mind in Jesus Christ."
scientific_mind

Carol Stream, IL

#17 Aug 26, 2014
Seems karma is coming around to bite Mr. Rosi in the backside. So sad that he's still out there, inflicting his quack medicine on others.

"To those of you have worked with or known Dr. Peter Rosi: We worked together for many years at HomeFirst, I learned a lot from him about natural birth and we have kept in touch. He retired 2 years ago and moved to Montana where one of his sons lives. His wife Marilyn suffered severe fractures to her leg when they first arrived in Montana and has been living in a nursing facility. I spoke with Peter today. He told me he is going to trial tomorrow for poisoning his wife with Vitamin D3. His wife has been placed in the "Memory Care" locked unit of the nursing facility to protect her from him. If you know anyone in the media who would publicize the case it could bring to light the absurdity of the charges. Peter would appreciate your support and prayers as well. He would be happy to talk with anyone who is interested in the case, and has given me permission to share his phone number."

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