Disciplinary Actions against
Lane Sebring, M.D.

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Lane Sebring, M.D., practices in Wimberly, Texas. In 2013, the home page of his clinic Web site [1] stated:

Welcome to The New Medicine!

Dr. Lane Sebring, a primary care and integrative anti-aging physician provides his patients with the clinical experience of 20 years, and his practice that has been absolutely nutritional - Paleo Diet based for 13 of those years. He has served for seven years as a Board Examiner for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. . . .

Dr. Sebring founded Sebring Clinic in 1996 in the Texas Hill Country. Tucked away on 15 acres, it has been deemed by patients as "the hill country's best kept secret." His specialty is treating the people that modern medicine has failed, respecting their membership in the human race and our shared genetics.

Dr. Sebring has new answers to treating and reversing chronic disease such as Heart Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety, Depression, Auto-Immune Disease, and Heavy Metal Toxicity.

The clinic's new-patient intake form stated that Sebring "specializes in Alternative and Anti-Aging Medicine, which is viewed as elective and is therefore not covered by health insurance policies." He also operates the Paleo Pharmacy, which, according to the clinic Web site, sold BioMolecular Health and Nutraceutical supplements products that are "synergistically designed to intervene at cellular level to correct imbalances which cause or perpetuate disease conditions." [2]

In videotaped interviews, patients have said that Sebring spends a great deal of time getting to know them and their health problems and encourages a healthy lifestyle, and that his office staff is unusually caring and friendly [3]. However, some of his articles claim too much. For example, has claimed that studies have shown that chelation therapy and various supplements can reverse and clean out calcium deposits in arterial walls and that "virtually 100% of people with angina (chest pain) have their symptoms relieved." [4] I do not believe that is true [5].

Sebring has been disciplined four times by the Texas Medical Board and is facing new charges:

References

  1. Home page. Sebring Clinic Web site, Nov 9, 2013.
  2. Nutritional services. Sebring Clinic Web site, Nov 9, 2013.
  3. Sebring Clinic in Wimberly, TX (video), viewed Nov 1, 2013.
  4. Reversing heart disease: Making stents and cardiac bypass a thing of the past. Sebring Clinic Web site, Nov 9, 2013
  5. Green S., Barrett S. Chelation therapy: Unproven claims and unsound theories. Quackwatch, Nov 9, 2013.
  6. Agreed order. In the matter of the license of Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Dec 13, 2002.
  7. Barrett S. Naturopath penalized for unprofessional conduct. Quackwatch, Nov 23, 2001.
  8. Agreed order. In the matter of the complaint against Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Aug 26, 2005.
  9. Order imposing administrative penalty on Lane Sebring, M.D. Texas Medical Board, Aug 27, 2010.
  10. Agreed order. In the matter of the license of Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Jan 23, 2014.
  11. Complaint. In the matter of the license of Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Aug 31, 2016.

This page was revised on October 24, 2016.

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