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The Doctor's Corner


NVIC’s The Doctor's Corner is a place for enlightened physicians to publish articles and stimulate conversation about vaccination and health. The discussion on The Doctor’s Corner will examine the relationship between acute and chronic disease and vaccination and how early childhood experiences with infectious disease and vaccines can influence health.

In the 21st Century, more people are looking for intelligent, open minded, compassionate and courageous doctors, who remember the physician’s oath to “first, no no harm” and respect the informed consent ethic. Since 1982, the National Vaccine Information Center has advocated for the forging of a new, more enlightened and equal partnership for health care decision-making between physicians, patients and parents.

NVIC’s The Doctor’s Corner features articles by holistic health pioneers Joseph Mercola, D.O. and Julian Whitaker, M.D. and pediatricians Lawrence Palevsky, M.D. and Edward Yazbak, M.D., all of whom demonstrate respect for patient safety and the informed consent ethic in medicine.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (Family Practice)

Dr. Joseph Mercola Dr. Mercola is a New York Times best-selling author. He has been featured in TIME magazine, Fox News and Today’s Show, and many other major media resources. In November 2009, Huffington Post has named him the Top Ultimate Wellness Game Changer, an honor that pays tribute to “100 innovators, visionaries and leaders, who are harnessing the power of new media” to make a difference in the world.

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky (Pediatrics)

Lawrence B. Palevsky, MD, FAAPDr. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987. He completed a three year pediatric residency in 1990 at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, and a one year fellowship at Bellevue Hospital-NYU School of Medicine in the pediatric outpatient department and emergency room..


Dr. Julian Whitaker (Family Practice)

F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAPSince opening the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, in 1979, Dr. Whitaker and his staff have successfully treated more than 40,000 patients with his unique program of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and noninvasive therapies. Dr. Whitaker is the author of the monthly newsletter Health & Healing, which has reached more than 2.5 million households over the past 19 years, and 13 books including Reversing Diabetes, Reversing Heart Disease, and The Whitaker Wellness Weight Loss Program. He has appeared on national television and radio programs and lectured all over the United States on issues of health and the political forces within the medical profession.

Dr. Edward Yazbak (Pediatrics)

F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAPF. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP practiced pediatrics and was a school physician in Northern Rhode Island for 34 years. Dr. Yazbak served as Pediatric Director of the Child Development Study and an Assistant Member of the Institute of Health Sciences at Brown University. He was the Assistant Clinical Director for infectious diseases at the Charles V. Chapin Hospital and the Director of Pediatrics at the Woonsocket Hospital in Rhode Island.


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