Peter T. Simonson, MD, PLLC

Obstetrics and Gynecology

September 7, 2023

Dear Patient,

I have been practicing as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Rockland County since 1991, first in a group practice and then on my own since 2003. While I will certainly continue to see patients in my Suffern office for both problem and well gynecologic visits, I have decided to stop practicing obstetrics effective February 1, 2024. I will definitely miss delivering babies in the next phase of my career, but I will continue to work full-time as a gynecologist, hopefully for many years to come! 

For patients currently pregnant with due dates after January 18, 2024, I will ask that you find another obstetrical provider for the remainder of this pregnancy and for delivery. Once you have decided where you are to complete your prenatal care, please fill out our request for records form and we will gladly forward the records via fax or by email to you or to the practice that you designate. If you require a printed chart there will be a printing fee along with a postage fee if the chart is to be mailed.

I have enjoyed practicing obstetrics for these past 32 years and I thank you for the privilege of participating in your prenatal care. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide you with up-to-date, compassionate, gynecologic care. Feel free to contact my office if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

Dr. Peter T. Simonson 


December 20, 2022

Dear Patient,

       As you can imagine, being a solo OB/GYN in a busy practice is quite challenging. I am on-call most of the time, but on some weekends, holidays, vacations, and 1-2 nights per week I sign out to another physician to cover my practice. I am fortunate that the doctors of the OB Hospitalist Group have agreed enthusiastically to cover my practice those days that I am “off.” These physicians are board-certified OB/GYNs, and are talented, energetic, compassionate, and experienced. I have had the opportunity over the past few years to work closely with them, and I have been extremely impressed with their level of expertise. I have, in fact, learned many practice pearls from them; we work very well together. Furthermore, these physicians are always present on the Labor and Delivery ward, thus making “labor checks” and after-hours problem evaluations seamless.  

     While it is highly probable that I will be present at your very special time, the birth of your child, it is possible that the OB Hospitalist Group may oversee your care when I am not available. During such periods of coverage, I know that you will receive expert, up-to-date care from extremely respected, honored, and experienced physicians. Of course, at all other times, you will be stuck with me! 

     You can schedule both routine and "problem" gynecologic appointments with me as well as with our experienced nurse-midwife, Rebecca McCracken, CNM. Rebecca brings to our team many years of experience in Women’s Healthcare, and she has special interests in menopause management, teen care, contraception, routine health maintenance, and obstetrical antepartum and postpartum care. Obstetrical patients will be scheduled to see both of us throughout your pregnancy.

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Peter T. Simonson, MD, FACOG

Rebecca McCracken, CNM