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What I Tell Parents About Vaccines

My Biography I was born and raised in a small town in Arkansas. When I was young my family was poor. Things were better by the time I got to high school and I skipped my senior year to go on to college in 1975. My wife, Stacy, and I married in my junior college year,...

Why Vaccine Mandates Won’t Stop Measles In The US

The recent outbreaks of measles have caused a great divide within the ranks of parents with young children over vaccinations. There is an alarming trend in Pediatric offices toward strong-arming parents into vaccinating their children. Some offices are even giving...

Our New MMR Vaccination Policy

As some have seen in the news, there is an alarming trend in Pediatric offices toward strong-arming parents into vaccinating their children and giving them their marching orders to find a new Pediatrician. Those who know me will tell you that I’m a strong...

Sensibility About Measles Vaccination

History of Vaccines The first vaccine was aimed at Polio, a virus which can render children and young adults permanently crippled or wheelchair bound or even ventilator dependent. Our experience in America is rife with the images of iron lungs, and even growing up in...

Its Just Chickenpox, Right?

I’m always very careful not to lambast parents who choose not to vaccinate. The reason is that I want to persuade rather than force. This is supposed to be a free country and even if I think otherwise about vaccines, I do think we ought to respect the right to...