In this series of posts, I focus on the accused Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) Perpetrators – Provider Types in the Justina Pelletier case. In my first few posts, I describe the main person accused – Dr. Alice Newton – and draw a parallel between her and Dr. Roy Meadow, who was not charged with criminal activity but actually went through the British court system for professional misconduct, ultimately being found not guilty.
Here, I talk about the other two accused doctors in the Pelletier case: Jurriaan Peters and I. Simona Bujoreanu. I argue that from the available evidence online, I think Dr. Peters was probably bullied into this behavior by Drs. Newton and Bujoreanu – but you make your own judgment.
Who is Dr. Peters?
His online profile at the Harvard Computational Radiology Laboratory says he completed his training as a child neurologist in the summer of 2012. Dr. Peters appears to be liked by his patients; his rating on HealthGrades is 4 stars as of this writing.
This means he is early in his career (HealthGrades says he’s aged 41), and has little power to defend himself against the MSbP Perpetrator – Provider Types of the world. I am guessing, given his background, he was responsible for doing the imaging of Justina Pelletier. If I were to guess, I would guess that he was bullied into misrepresenting the results of the images by Dr. Newton’s team, who was focused on trying to gain false evidence against Pelletier’s family.
Who is Dr. Bujoreanu?
Certainly, this person is NOT Dr. Peters.
Here is a breakdown of her 32 responses on Healthgrades on February 27, 2016, and her two reviews from Yelp are reprinted here:
SHE IS A NAZI. REVOKE HER LICENSE AND DEPORT HER IMMEDIATELY. I followed very closely the tragic and horrific case of Justina Pelletier, who was abducted and imprisoned by this Nazi hospital. This woman is an evil Nazi and should be serving life without parole for kidnapping/child abduction and false imprisonment. As long as she and “Doctor” Jurriaan Peters are still employed at this evil, Nazi hospital, I cannot understand why ANYONE would bring their child to this “hospital.” It should be bulldozed so it can never again imprison children in a psych ward who come for needed medical treatment and then do not receive it and are denied the ability to see their family and friends for months or years.
Do NOT take your child to this doctor. She is an ego maniac that specializes in Somatoform disorder, basically a fancy way to say it is “all in their head”, even if other respected medical doctors do not agree, resulting in your child being taken away and locked in a psych ward. PLEASE google Justina Pelletier and Elizabeth Wray…these children are just the tip of the iceberg!!
Recommendations from the Proxy Project:
- First, rule out MSbP Perpetration – Provider Type with Drs. Newton and Bujoreanu. They appear to have the most evidence in the public domain of engaging in this behavior.
- Next, investigate Dr. Peters as a victim of bullying by MSbP Perpetrators – Provider Types, and rule that out. In a parent type MSbP case, the parental perpetrator bullies radiologists and others into misrepresenting findings so the child can have more unnecessary medical care. We need to make sure that did not happen here, only with Drs. Newton and Bujoreanu being the bullies.
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Image of x-ray from the US CDC.