Dr. Robert Sears

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      Laura Giardina
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Board-certified pediatrician
    • Organization:Colief Infant Drops
    • Area of Expertise:Colic and transient lactase deficiency
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Colic and transient lactase deficiency
      Summary of expertise:
      Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician and is an expert on excessive, unexplained infant crying. He can speak to how an infant's excessive crying can impact a family and the infant, in both the short and long term. He can also offer insight into clinically proven reasons for the crying and solutions.

      Dr. Sears is in full-time private practice in Dana Point, Calif. Dr. Bob, as he likes to be called by his little patients, provides a unique blend of mainstream and integrative medical care. He is a leading expert on colic and Transient Lactase Deficiency, an under-discussed cause of colic in about 40% of cases.
      Blog/Web site: www.colief.com
      Twitter: www.twitter.com/colief
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/coliefinfantdrops
      Books/articles published:
      Dr. Sears' colic expertise has been quoted in numerous media outlets. He is a co-author of six books to date in the Sears parenting library, including “The Baby Book” and “The Portable Pediatrician,” and is the author of “The Vaccine Book,” “The Autism Book,” and “Happy Baby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months.”
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Dr. Sears is a member of the Colief Colic Council. He is a also on the medical advisory board for various organizations, including Talk About Curing Autism, Autism Care and Treatment Today, SafeMinds, and Kaplan University Department of Health Sciences. Dr. Bob also edits and contributes to AskDrSears.com and The Huffington Post.
      Prior media experience:
      Dr. Sears is frequently quoted in the media regarding colic issues. He has appeared on “Dr. Oz,” “The Doctors,” CNN, “CBS Early Show,” “Fox Morning News,” and “Dr. Phil” to discuss parenting advice and pediatric health issues, and is a frequent speaker at parenting conferences. He is on the medical advisory board for various organizations, including Talk About Curing Autism, Autism Care and Treatment Today, SafeMinds, and Kaplan University Department of Health Sciences. Dr. Bob also edits and contributes to AskDrSears.com and The Huffington Post.
      Educational background:
      Dr. Sears received his medical degree in 1995 from Georgetown University and completed his pediatric training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1998.
      Interests:
      Dr. Sears is interested in offering his perspective on colic and welcomes interview opportunities regarding the condition and Transient Lactase Deficiency, an under-discussed cause of colic in about 40% of cases.

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