The Oregon Medical Board has suspended the license of Portland Dr. Paul Thomas, citing a number of instances wherein he allegedly didn’t adequately vaccinate sufferers, together with one involving a baby who contracted tetanus and required hospitalization.
Based on final week’s order, the medical board can quickly droop a medical license with no listening to when it has proof that a health care provider’s continued follow constitutes an instantaneous hazard to the general public, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
The medical board wrote: “The Board finds that Licensee’s conduct has breached the usual of care and has positioned the well being and security of lots of his sufferers at critical danger of hurt.”
Thomas, who practices within the Portland space, had a historical past of deceptive dad and mom, the board discovered.
The Oregonian/Oregon Reside reported that Thomas’ workplace, Integrative Pediatrics on Barnes Highway, didn’t reply to a request for remark. His workplace additionally didn’t reply to an e-mail and cellphone name searching for remark from The Related Press.
Thomas printed an “various vaccination schedule,” the order stated, which “fraudulently asserts that following his vaccine schedule will forestall or lower the incidence of autism and different developmental issues.”
Research have proven no hyperlink between vaccines and autism.
Thomas promotes his “Dr. Paul authorised” vaccine schedule, which might go away youngsters uncovered to “a number of doubtlessly debilitating and life-threatening sicknesses,” in accordance with the board.
The order stated Thomas repeatedly misled dad and mom about vaccines. In a single instance, “Affected person A’s mom requested polio and rotavirus vaccinations for Affected person A in accordance with CDC Suggestions, however Licensee didn’t have these vaccines within the clinic.”
Thomas then questioned the girl about why she wished the polio vaccine and “regularly linked vaccines (not particular) with autism” and “requested her how terrible she would really feel if Affected person A obtained autism and he or she may have prevented it,” in accordance with the order.
The board additionally cited the case of a boy who was hospitalized with tetanus and was “fully non-immunized.”
“Affected person D sustained a big, deep scalp laceration at residence in a farm setting on August eight, 2017,” the order stated, “and was handled with colloidal silver and together with his dad and mom suturing the wound independently.”
The boy developed such a extreme case of tetanus he required “intubation, tracheotomy, feeding tube placement and an virtually two-month ICU keep at Doernbecher Youngsters’s Hospital,” the order stated. “Licensee’s care positioned Affected person D at critical danger of hurt and constitutes gross negligence.”
Thomas has the precise to request a proper listening to in writing to contest his suspension, in accordance with the order.