"I am one of the most fortunate people I know. I found something I really love to do every day and plan to continue for many more years to come. I read and not only keep up, but help advance the cause of science by writing in the medical literature and training new doctors both here and in China. Some people love golf, others sailing- my hobby is medicine and teaching and meeting new people. I have no plans for retirement and love working with my colleagues and partner." Dr. Lanier is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the Conjoint Board of Medicine and Pediatrics of Allergy Immunology. Dr. Lanier is a Clinical Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has authored over 60 original contributions to the medical literature in peer reviewed journals, has written 2 textbook chapters in allergy and is active in the cutting edge of respiratory research through his firm North Texas Institute for Clinical Trials, being best known for his work on monoclonal anti-IgE. He has given over 300 presentations for Medical grand rounds in universities in this country, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America in the last three years and is widely known for his dynamic, technologically advanced, and entertaining style. Dr. Lanier and his wife Sandy and their two children arrived in Fort Worth in 1977 with the completion of military service. Together they have worked to the benefit of people with AIDS and other community efforts. Dr. Lanier is the son of a union organizer and a school teacher who grew up in the refinery towns of south east Texas. He experienced an extended childhood illness causing him to spend several years at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston where he would later attend medical school. Home schooled because of his illness, Dr. Lanier attended public school full time first in the seventh grade, and eventually graduated as a co-valedictorian. Dr. Lanier worked as a laboratory technician from high school through residency. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont where he was recognized as a distinguished graduate, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he received his MD degree. He has appeared on "Ophra", several times on "Nightline with Ted Koppell", the "Today Show ","Nightly News with Tom Brohaw", "Good Morning America", "Good Morning South Africa" and "Radio Zulu". Dr. Lanier founded the National Association of Physician Broadcasters. Dr. Lanier also served as an NBC television network correspondent from 1982-1985 after which time his television segments were internationally syndicated daily to over 100 television markets and heard in over 250 radio stations in this country and worldwide through the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network. Dr. Lanier founded the National Association of Physician Broadcasters. He was honored in 1995 by the American Medical Association with the Education and Research Foundations award for public communications. Dr. Lanier stood for public office ( Congressional District 12) in 1989 and was defeated by Rep. Pete Geren . Dr. Lanier co-chaired the successful Congressional campaign of Representative Kay Granger. Dr. Lanier is a passionate fisherman, photographer, and sports writer .His articles and photographs have appeared in in-flight and sports magazines. He has written over 400 articles on sports fishing for magazines such as Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Parks and Wildlife and American Sportsman. Dr. Lanier is also a computer programmer and currently served as a consultant for the American Medical Association for website development and computer related ethical issues. His hobby is technology – he is a die hard gadgeteer.
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Dr. Lanier's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Board certified in Allergy & Immunology and Pediatrics
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Allergy & Immunology
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Allergy & Immunology
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lanier's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
Toxic Effect of Venom
Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
Allergy Skin Testing
Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
Blood Allergy Testing
Drug Allergy Testing
Drug or Food Challenge
Environmental Allergy Testing
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School | Graduated 1970
University Of Texas Medical Branch
Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
Willford Hall Usaf
Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
University Of Texas Medical Branch
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Top Doctor: Texas Monthly, 2000-2011
Tarrant County Community Service, 1990
AMA Recognition for Public Service, 1994
Media & Publications
KCBI Radio, 1992-2001
Syndicated Medical Reporter for NBC, 1981-2001
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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