The official story
The following comes from an obituary published May 19 in UT San Diego.
Phillip Rand MD, 94, peacefully passed away May 16th at Mercy Scripps Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends.… After being stationed in the Navy in San Diego, he married Florence ‘Tamara Teacher and remained there for the rest of his life. He loved practicing medicine and delivered over 40,000 babies. He was a superlative physician whose reputation was unprecedented. He loved being with friends and family more than anything. He had a passion for reading and watching the news and sports, and doing the crossword puzzles….
Poster man for Texas law
The following comes from a 2013 story in the Orange County Weekly, which cited Phillip Rand as providing good reason for the new Texas law restricting abortionists without admitting privileges to nearby hospitals,
Angela was twenty weeks pregnant when she walked into a dingy abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California, on August 7, 2004. Her abortion was completed in five minutes with little or no pain relief by an 84-year old abortionist, Phillip Rand, who rotated his time between several clinics throughout Southern California.
When he was done with Angela’s abortion, he got in his car and began the three-hour drive on congested California freeways to another abortion clinic in Chula Vista, near the Mexican border, where he had more patients waiting. But when Angela started bleeding heavily, the two medical aids, who were the only ones left in the clinic, didn’t know what to do. One called Rand and asked him to return to the clinic to help the hemorrhaging women, but Rand refused. He was already an hour or so away and didn’t want to go back and risk losing business in Chula Vista. He told them to call 911 if she got any worse.
Angela did get worse – much worse. By the time paramedics arrived, it was too late. They found her in a pool of her own blood. There was no oxygen or no crash cart at the clinic, but it is doubtful that the two minimally-trained aids would have know how to operate them if they had been available. Angela was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
One paramedic was so incensed by how he found Angela that he reported Rand to his supervisor who, in turn, notified the Medical Board….
First wife killed by mob
The following comes from a June 22, 1989 story on murder victims in the San Diego Reader.
Tamara Rand, 54, Bandini Street, Mission Hills, November 10, 1975
The victim, a real-estate broker and the wife of a wealthy physician, was found sprawled on the floor of her kitchen, a cup of tea untouched on a nearby countertop. She had been neatIy shot five times: once through the back, once through the ear, and three times under the chin. A few months earlier, she had sued Allen Glick, 33, La Jolla financier with Las Vegas gambling interests, for fraud stemming from a land deal.
In his biography of Jimmy “the Weasel” Fratianno, author Ovid Demaris reports that the slaying was the work of the mob:
“‘Jimmy, this broad was going to drag Glick through a lot of shit,’ [Frank] Bompensiero [a reputed mobsterJ said.” They were in the cocktail lounge at the San Francisco Hilton, and Jimmy was pumping Bompensiero on the Rand murder.
” ‘So you’re still working?’ Jimmy said. ‘Where’d you get the silencer?’
“‘Hey, not so fast,’ Bomp said, chomping on his cigar. ‘No shit, now, Jimmy, I’m an innocent bystander. I just took Tony [Spilotro] and showed him her house.'”
Only the good die young.
How was it, “Doctor” Rand, when you opened your eyes to Paradise? Did you see Christ right away? Was he happy to see you?
Did you two get to review your “superlative” reputation as a doctor, and the joy of your 40,000 deliveries? Did you also get to meet Angela? Your First wife, Tamara?
Was Christ impressed with your “several [abortion] clinics throughout Southern California”? You made great wealth. Happy to learn that you lived to 94, and died “peacefully”. It is likely that you found an entirely new experience in the Hereafter.
He peacefully passed away. Not so for the babies he killed.
If he did not repent prior to death – he is in HELL for eternity.
This MONSTER would tell young black and Spanish females a false stories such as they had a cyst on a ovary and if they didn’t get it removed it would burst and poison them. Instead while under, he would perform hysterectomies, yes sterilize them, with the so called cyst ovary still in place and still intact.
I am a victim of a botched abortion by Dr. Rand in 1997. I was 19 at the time. I was upset and he held my legs down & yelled “Stop crying! The sooner you let me do this the sooner it will be over”. He got frustrated & stopped mid- procedure. That evening I hemoraged at home and was found in the hall in a pool of blood by my Mother. She called 911 and I was transported to Scripps hospital for emergency D&C to remove the 75% of tissue he knowingly left in my uterus. I received a blood transfusion and nearly died. I have repented for my Sin. I pray for the other women who had similar experiences & the unfortunate ones that resulted in death, and all the precious lives lost.
I would not attempt to contradict others’ stories and I’m glad they are told. I can add that I worked with Dr. Rand in the late 80’s. By then he worked 7 days a week, and slept little, often catching a nap in a chair at Sharp hospital. Many said his workaholism stemmed from sadness from losing his wife. (The story was always that she stood her ground with the mob.) By the late 80s most of his patients had Medi-Cal or no ins. I often heard him tell patients not to worry that they couldn’t pay. He also unfortunately sometimes gave people jobs they weren’t qualified for – I remember his biller not billing much insurance – at that point I don’t think he was making a ton of money. He both attended births and performed abortions for many years because he believed both were a woman’s choice – many patients already had several children. He also provided many other gyn services. I’m not defending or accusing, just adding more info/context.
Cara – if you are a Catholic, I cannot understand how you, in good conscience, could have continued working for a doctor who performed abortions. The context you mention is absolutely material because it was not just simply ob/gyn cases but much, much worse. By neither defending nor accusing Dr. Rand, you end up supporting him by default.
Dr. Rand delivered 3 of my 4 sons. 1961,1962, and 1964. He even made a house call when I had problems when pregnant with my first born. During those years he was compassionate and dedicated to his patients. Years later he delivered a grandchild of mine. It’s so sad to read how his life changed in his later years. I choose to remember him in his earlier years.
This is silvia davis curently but my name was castro back in the 60s .iwas his patient.i went for a physical check up iwas having female problems but nothing serious at the time.he gave me a d.&c from that moment on i was hemorrhaging lost alot if blood .dr rand took upon himself to do a hysterectomy which i knew i didnt need. I was very animic. .wgat i needed was a blood transfusion .which i got cause i was very weak. By the way i was only. 20yrs old back in the 60s .. Im 74 & very blessed to have lived this long.he was very harsh with very mean words .& yes i always felt that he didnt care about us women much.ive. allways know that he gad some kind of mental problem. Im surprised he worked that long . ive dealt with alot of disapointment.over the fact that iwas not able to have. Anymore kids because of his decisions he made. The dr rand.yes i pray that he asked god for forgiveness
Dr Philip Randdelivered my husband and then delivered my three children he was always kind to me and I liked him very much I’m saddened to hear how everybody portrays him he’s really not that monstrous of a guy.
Dr. Rand was a great doctor! He delivered my daughter in August 1989. He was very compassionate the entire time that he was my doctor. I always felt comfortable with him, and appreciated how he treated me. I’m sorry to hear that people didn’t experience his care like I did.