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Dr. Brian Thornburg

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Natural Awakenings - Dr. Brian Thornburg
swfl.naturalawakeningsmag.com, 1 Aug 2007 [cached]
Dr. Brian ThornburgNatural Awakenings - Dr. Brian Thornburg
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As a pediatrician who's chosen to practice an old-fashioned approach to modern medicine, Dr. Brian Thornburg gets to experience up close and personal the "24/7 phenomenon of childhood."He sees all its wonderment as well as its many communicable diseases.
In practice locally for four years, this compassionate graduate of the Medical College of Georgia opened his private practice, Thornburg Pediatrics, to serve southwest Florida in 2006.Also a father of four daughters, ages four months to four years, the good doctor now spends his days, and some evenings, providing health care for children ranging from infancy to age 18.
Children's medicine first grabbed Thornburg's attention in the early days of medical school."Pediatrics came at me out of left field," says Thornburg."I thought I was going to be a surgeon, but then I discovered that I loved working with children more than any other population of patients."
Thornburg's choice to practice the new brand of customized on-call "concierge medicine" has afforded him, his patients and their families a more leisurely sense of time to develop the kind of doctor-patient relationship that has long been missing from contemporary medicine.Thornburg's more hands-on practice, which even includes answering his own phone, is designed to restore two-way respect to the doctor/patient relationship and to help parents nurture the whole child so that they become healthy, happy and well-adjusted individuals.
"Parents are literally shocked the first couple of times they call me," says Thornburg.
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Typically Thornburg sees five to 10 patients a day and makes house calls.He makes sure, for example, that all newborns get house calls.After all, he quips, "Mom isn't in a position to jump in the car and drive 20 minutes to my office."Other house calls depend on circumstances.
If the annual enrollment fee of $1,500 (paid monthly, annually or semi-annually) for Thornburg's personalized services seems pricey, the valuable things it affordsâ€"allowing parents and children to enjoy a sense of familiarity, security and comfortâ€"are priceless.The cost of a visit is a separate charge and the enrollment fee is not covered by insurance.
During home or office visits, parents are encouraged to ask questions.They find themselves listened to like valued clients.Thornburg explains that with the concierge approach to medical care, parents are happier and the doctor doesn't face burn out from an overwhelming caseload.
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"Many families feel pressured and confused after reading diverse pro and con positions posted on the Internet," advises Thornburg."One of the biggest controversies involves thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used in vaccine production.Immunizations produced for children younger than 7 (except for the influenza vaccine) are federally mandated not to contain this additive.Several years ago thimerosal was added to most vaccines, but it is now used in a more limited way as a preservative in flu vaccines.Thimerosal-free vaccines are available but cost a few dollars more."
Acknowledging the existing controversy regarding the possible connection between autism and the Mumps Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, Thornburg says that there is compelling information present on both sides of the argument.He points to a 2002 article in the New England Journal of Medicine that concluded there is "strong evidence against the hypothesis that MMR vaccination causes autism."However, the journal did not initially disclose that 88 percent of the authors worked for or had financial ties to the vaccine industry and/or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.Questioning this data, the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published in 2004 that the 2002 article did in fact show a statistically significant association between the MMR vaccine and autism if an age-adjustment is made.Basically, this raises the question as to when a vaccine stops having the potential ability to create an adverse effect.Thornburg agrees to treat children who are not vaccinated, but only after parents explain their position and sign a release form.
This forward-seeing kid's doc helps supervise the health of his patients during a time when their bodies are experiencing their greatest growth, development and maturation.All the while he is working to ensure that the good results reach far beyond young adulthood, the time when it's his turn to relinquish influence.
Feeling Good About Dust Bunnies, Pet Hair and Other Critters | Florida Injury Lawyer Blog
www.searcylaw.com, 9 Nov 2010 [cached]
"Bacteria in our digestive system are essential to digestion and also serve to educate our immune system," comments Dr. Brian Thornburg, a pediatrician in Naples, FL. "Since children have less exposure to these organisms these days, they miss out on the opportunity to have these bugs teach our immune system on how to react to strange substances which is key in the development of a child's immune system."
Dr. Brian Thornburg, a ...
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Dr. Brian Thornburg, a Naples pediatrician, has started to see patients in Ave Maria on an as-needed basis. Dr. Thornburg will perform examinations and see sick children at the parents' home during the daytime. To register with Dr. Thornburg, call his office at 239-348-7337. More information is at his website here.
"I'm telling my patients it has ...
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"I'm telling my patients it has not been tested adequately," said Dr. Brian Thornburg, a Naples pediatrician. "Whether for the nasal spray or injectables, all studies are in phase two."
The estimated timeframe for when all four normally required stages of clinical studies will be completed is next June, he said.
"The public is becoming the test subjects," Thornburg said.
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Thornburg, the Naples pediatrician who says the H1N1 vaccine hasn't been sufficiently tested, said the bulk of parents for his 300 patients in his pediatric concierge practice are saying they won't vaccinate their children.
"Most of my parents have decided to decline but I do encourage those (whose children) have asthma to get it because with the majority of deaths there have been some chronic underlying condition," he said.
FDA | Florida Injury Lawyer Blog – Searcy Law Firm – Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys
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Dr. Brian Thornburg, pediatrician in Naples, Fla., recently submitted an article cautioning those receiving the H1N1 vaccine. He cites the National Institute of Health's website which says the H1N1 vaccine is still undergoing safety trials and the vaccine is only in the phase two stage out of four phases. So what do we really know about the safety of this vaccine and why is the government continuing to distribute it while they are still studying its effectiveness?
Dr. Thornburg also states that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim the H1N1 vaccine and its side effects are "just like the regular seasonal flu shot.
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