Here's the first battle you'll read about here at Age of Autism in the war against parental choice, pediatrician choice, and thoughtful vaccination schedule planning for those who choose an alternative schedule, including no vaccination. We will support and share the stories of any and all providers who are punished by Public Health and medical boards owned lock stock and barrel by pharma and the CDC. You can always email me [email protected] for assistance.
Earlier this year, Dr. Bob Sears, a California pediatrician whom millions of Americans know as a member of the AskDrSears.com family and one of the rare doctors who has actively treated patients with autism, was disciplined for exercising caution and providing medical care for a young patient. The "treatment?" He granted a medical exemption for vaccination. In California, vaccine exemptions now verboten for all intents and purposes thanks to Senator Richard Pan's SB277 which effectively eliminated exemptions. Dr. Sears took a risk. He put patient ahead of profit. And he is paying dearly. It's disgusting.
Imagine the stress of being a military parent. You give birth alone as your husband is overseas serving our country. Stability is fleeting with move after move. So when you find a good doctor for your child, you're more than grateful. When you find Dr. Bob Sears, you're incredibly blessed with one of the few pediatricians who really understands and helps treat developmental delays and diagnoses including autism and who respects that every child can not be fully vaccinated with the bloated CDC AAP schedule. Dr. Bob Sears is a lot like our military men and women. He fights for freedom. His freedom to practice "First do No Harm" as is the tenet of his calling as a doctor. Last week, his fight cost him much of his practice and livelihood.
Please join us in supporting him and taking action.
CALL: Health Net Federal Services, Tricare West 844-866-9378 and (politely) tell them you support Dr. Sears.
My dear patients who serve our country in the military:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I announce that Tricare military insurance, with whom I have been contracted for the past 20 years, has ended my contract to provide medical services to military families - effective retroactively back to July 27, 2018, with no grace period.
As you all know, having an office right next to Camp Pendleton has allowed me the privilege to provide pediatric care to thousands of military families over the years. I currently am serving about 500 such families, and seeing you all has been one of the greatest honors I will ever have as a pediatrician.
It is standard procedure for all insurance companies to cancel contracts when a doctor goes on probation with a state medical board, as I have. Health Net/Tricare had the option to continue my contract, but they have decided not to. No one deserves dependable covered medical services more than military families, and I am disappointed I will no longer be able to do this in a way that is covered by your insurance. I will, of course, continue to welcome all of you into my office, but I won’t be able to bill Tricare for you, and Tricare will no longer cover any services I provide to you. In addition, I won’t be able to provide referrals for therapies or specialists anymore, or do anything else that requires an in-network doctor. Health Net/Tricare’s decision is final, and there is no appeal process available to me.
My brother, Dr. Jim Sears, is contracted with Health Net/Tricare, and he is very happy to welcome you into his practice (Sears Family Pediatrics). You can contact Tricare about switching.
If we saw you between July 27, 2018, and the date we were finally notified of this change (Oct 4, 2018), don’t worry about any charges. It was my greatest privilege to serve you.
With Love and Prayers,