• California Dr. Bob Sears Faces Medical Board Discipline for Writing Medical Vaccine Exemption

    The mainstream media is widely reporting that California medical doctor Bob Sears is facing discipline by the California state Medical Board after he wrote a medical exemption for vaccines on behalf of a 2-year old patient who experienced adverse reactions from earlier vaccines. The Orange County Register reports: "According to the board documents, the toddler was seen by Sears for the first time in April 2014. His medical record notes that his mother said after his 2-month shots his bowels and bladder “shut down” for 24 hours. After the baby’s 3-month shots, she said, he was limp for a day and didn’t act like himself for a week." Dr. Sears is a well-known pediatrician nationally, and he is not anti-vaccine. He administers vaccines in his practice, but allows for a more individualized approach to vaccines, such as staggering them, or when necessary due to the health of his patients, forgoing some vaccines. He is the author of a very popular book, "The Vaccine Book." Dr. Sears was also an outspoken critic of California's mandatory vaccination bill SB277 that removed philosophical and religious exemptions to vaccines. Only medical exemptions are now allowed under this new bill. Dr. Sears favors "informed consent" and parental rights. Since Dr. Sears is a medical doctor and can legally write medical exemptions for vaccines, why is the state Medical Board investigating him for writing a medical exemption?

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  • California Dr. Bob Sears Faces Medical Board Discipline for Writing Medical Vaccine Exemption

    Hi. I think it would be helpful to the reader if you included some factual bullet points to include in the letter pertaining to legal rights to a Medical Exemption. Language from SB277 that refers directly to the ME allowance and a Nexus to Dr. Sears situation would also be compelling to include.

    People, while interested to help, are busy, and anything you can do to make it easier for them to write the letter (a.k.a. spoon-feeding) may get more letters written. Just my two cents.

    Also, include HEDIS next time in your article. They will penalize doctors who don't have high enough compliance rates to the vaccine schedule, and possibly cause them to lose malpractice insurance. Scary times for doctors, in my opinion.