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  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." 
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 . 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."  I do not believe that is true .
Sebring has been disciplined four times by the Texas Medical Board and is facing new charges:
- In 2002, he entered into in informal settlement agreement in which he agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $5,000 to settle a charge that he had failed to provide adequate informed consent or maintain an adequate record of his care for a patient whom he had diagnosed with "Wilson's Syndrome."  Wilson's syndrome—also called Wilson's temperature syndrome—is not recognized as valid by the scientific community. Its originator, E. Denis Wilson, M.D., lost his Florida medical license in the early 1990s for treating patients with unnecessary and inappropriate dosages of thyroid hormone .
2005, Sebring signed a consent order in which he agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $500 for advertising that he was board-certified in "anti-aging medicine." This violated a board rule because the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, which is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, does not meet Texas standards for certifying boards .
In 2010, the board issued an order imposing an administrative penalty of $1,000 for "false and/or misleading advertising." The order stated that in 2009, in the Austin Monthly magazine, Sebring had advertised unsupported and unproven treatment modalities that included "bio-identical hormone therapy,
non-surgical urinary leakage repair, reverse aging skin, and proven natural solutions for heart
disease, thyroid, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, which cannot be readily verified and/or
proven scientifically." The board also objected to a claim that he was "certified by the Texas Medical Board in Family Medicine," because the board provides no such certification .
- In 2014, the board issued an order imposing an administrative penalty of $3,000 and requiring Sebring to complete certain continuing education course and to pass the board's medical jurisprudence examination. The order stated that he had made false statements in a local publication that the board considered advertising that (a) the cause of breast cancer is the bra, (b) the majority of patients die of chemotherapy not cancer, (c) chronic disease(s) in humans began with the introduction of grains in the diet, and (d) vitamin C is considerably more effective than most chemotherapy drugs at ridding the body of cancer .
- In 2016, Sebring was charged with violating the standard of care in his management of a patient who had sought help for depression and other problems. The board's complaint charges that Sebring had failed to perform a full history and physical exam, failed to establish evidence-based diagnoses, failed to obtain proper informed consent, and prescribed non-therapeutically .
- Home page. Sebring Clinic Web site, Nov 9, 2013.
- Nutritional services. Sebring Clinic Web site, Nov 9, 2013.
- Sebring Clinic in Wimberly, TX (video), viewed Nov 1, 2013.
- Reversing heart disease: Making stents and cardiac bypass a thing of the past. Sebring Clinic Web site, Nov 9, 2013
- Green S., Barrett S. Chelation therapy: Unproven claims and unsound theories. Quackwatch, Nov 9, 2013.
- Agreed order. In the matter of the license of Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Dec 13, 2002.
- Barrett S. Naturopath penalized for unprofessional conduct. Quackwatch, Nov 23, 2001.
- Agreed order. In the matter of the complaint against Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Aug 26, 2005.
- Order imposing administrative penalty on Lane Sebring, M.D. Texas Medical Board, Aug 27, 2010.
- Agreed order. In the matter of the license of Lane Sebring, M.D. Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Jan 23, 2014.
- 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.