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Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:22 PM

Dr. Bob Sears, critic of vaccine laws, could lose license after exempting toddler

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-oc-vaccine-doctor-20160908-snap-story.html

"Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician and nationally known critic of vaccination laws, faces the loss of his medical license after the state medical board accused him of improperly excusing a toddler from immunization and endangering both the child and the public.

The Medical Board of California contends in legal documents released Thursday that Sears committed “gross negligence” and deviated from standard practice when he issued a letter in 2014 prescribing no more vaccines for the child.

In the six-page accusation, the medical board faults Sears for failing to obtain a detailed history of a 2-year-old patient’s vaccines before writing the letter and instead relying on the child’s mother, who described how the boy lost urinary function and went limp in response to previous immunizations.

By not providing an “evidence-based recommendation,” Sears left the child, his mother and “future contacts at risk for preventable and communicable disease,” according to the medical board’s accusation.

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It's about time something was done about this guy.

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Reply Dr. Bob Sears, critic of vaccine laws, could lose license after exempting toddler (Original post)
HuckleB Sep 2016 OP
joeybee12 Sep 2016 #1
HuckleB Sep 2016 #2
Nitram Sep 2016 #3
LeftyMom Sep 2016 #4
HuckleB Sep 2016 #5
LeftyMom Sep 2016 #9
proverbialwisdom Sep 2016 #10
HuckleB Sep 2016 #11
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2016 #6
proverbialwisdom Sep 2016 #7
LeftyMom Sep 2016 #8
HuckleB Sep 2016 #12
Codeine Sep 2016 #13
Major Nikon Sep 2016 #14

Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:24 PM

1. Good. Knr

 

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:49 PM

2. +1

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:52 PM

3. good

This is the DU member formerly known as Nitram.

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:53 PM

4. He's already caused one disease outbreak at least.

Patient zero in a measles outbreak in San Diego was one of his unvaccinated patients.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 03:20 PM

5. Wow! I didn't know that!

Sheesh!

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:40 AM

9. In 2008 one of his unvaccinated patients was taken overseas on vacation, picked up the measles,

brought them back to San Diego and spread them to at least 11 kids. Over 100 kids were quarantined. "Dr. Bob" admitted patient zero was his patient at least twice: on NPR and on Dr. Oz's show.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 10:39 AM

10. Need more info, zoom out. Did "patient zero" happen to have an older sibling with a vaccine injury?

Last edited Sun Sep 11, 2016, 01:13 PM - Edit history (1)

Read the SB277 Signing Statement by Governor Brown: https://www.gov.ca.gov/docs/SB_277_Signing_Message.pdf

George Fatheree is a Loyola law professor and Harvard College graduate. Listen to his testimony on SB277 last June.



His healthy baby boy suffered serious adverse reactions to vaccination after two appointments for routine preventive care and subsequently developed a severe seizure disorder among other conditions. In view of his infant son's experiences, his "family's belief in genetic susceptibility" to vaccine injury, and the Signing Statement by Governor Brown, Fatheree has the legal and moral right to seek a medical exemption for his daughter. Pediatrician/zealot Pan would likely decline, Dr Sears (Bob or Jim) [strike]would likely[/strike] might not.

https://www.facebook.com/JimSears.TheDoctors/photos/a.10150367551756003.349718.182903081002/10153391553341003

Ironically, the more publicity about this matter the better. The overreach will backfire.





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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 06:30 PM

11. And cue the anti-vaccine routines!

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 10:31 PM

6. Good...

 

they need to go after pharmacists who won't dispense birth control, too.

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:53 AM

7. Read this for a little context on the California Medical Board. Travesty much?

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/-251773--.html

Medical board reinstated convicted felons

Sept. 2, 2010
Updated March 18, 2015 10:22 p.m.

By COURTNEY PERKES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER


In the past 10 years, the California Medical Board has reinstated the licenses of doctors who were convicted of sexually assaulting patients, defrauding insurance companies of millions and hiring hit men to kill their wives.

Although some doctors spent as much time in prison as they did in medical school, they were most often able to show rehabilitation and given a second chance to treat patients.

"There are some things that people have done, and I don't care how remorseful you are, you shouldn't get your license back," said Julie D'Angelo Fellmeth, a San Diego attorney hired by the state in 2003 to report on the board's enforcement practices.

The Orange County Register examined records of 123 doctors who sought reinstatement in the past decade after they lost their licenses for misconduct or negligence. More than half were able to satisfy a judge and the medical board that they were fit to practice. Among the 66 who were reinstated, 16 got into trouble again.

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http://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/blogs/qa-courtney-perkes-truth-checking-medical-board%E2%80%99s-claims-one-bad-apple-syndrome

Q&A with Courtney Perkes: How California Medical Board Reinstated Convicted Felon Doctors
By William Heisel
June 11, 2010

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:29 AM

8. Only one current member of the Medical Board was serving in 2010.

She was only appointed in 2009, so the previous problems can't be laid at her feet. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/About_Us/Members/

I'm glad Governor Brown's appointees are cleaning house and getting rid of dangers to the public like Dr. Bob. He's already caused at least one disease outbreak by his own admission.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 06:30 PM

12. Anti-vaccine nonsense is a very, very big travesty, yes.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 07:06 PM

13. Your post was a travesty, all right.

 

Please take your filthy anti-vaxx nonsense elsewhere.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 07:30 PM

14. One of our resident anti-vaxxers offers superfluous information

Not surprisingly

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