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Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had told her about Sears and his book. "I'm vegan," she said, and in her circle, word of Sears "sort of traveled through the grapevine." That same day, Karissa and Richard Sandoval of Corona showed up at the pediatrician's office with 2-month-old twins Andrew and William. "You don't find too many alternative-friendly doctors where we live," Karissa said. In the seven years since "The...

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