Areas of expertise: Vaccines, Autism, Colic, Natural treatments for ear infections and sinus infections, Picky eaters, general pediatric topics.
Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician and co-author in the Sears Parenting Library, including the latest and most comprehensive Sears book yet, The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Health (also an App on Itunes). "Dr. Bob", as he likes to be called by his little patients, earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995. He did his pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, finishing in 1998. Dr. Bob is the proud father of three active boys, Andrew, age 18, Alex, age 15, and Joshua age 9. He and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Dana Point, CA.
Dr. Bob enjoys a very unique approach to pediatrics by providing a combination of alternative and traditional medical care. He has a passion for healthy natural living and incorporates this knowledge into a style of disease treatment and prevention that you won't find in most doctors offices. By limiting antibiotic use, using science-based natural treatment approaches whenever possible, and focusing on good nutrition and immune system health, Dr. Bob takes preventative medicine to a whole new level. His commitment to breastfeeding success for all his patients also helps babies get a right start in life. He has a particular interest in helping parents understand the pros and cons of childhood vaccinations and guiding parents through this confusing decision. He is author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child. Dr. Bob is also a Defeat Autism Now! physician who guides families through biomedical treatments for autism. He is author of The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention. Dr. Bob has appeared on Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, CNN, Fox Morning News, The CBS Early Show and others.
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