James Neubrander was born on October 29, 1949 in Ashland, Ohio. He is divorced and has two adult children.
Neubrander Graduated from Southern College, Collegedale, Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1972. Neubrander earned his Medical Technologist Degree in 1972 from Southern college in association with Memorial Hospital in Collegedale, Tennessee. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1975 with a Doctorate of Medicine Degree.
Neubrander is currently licensed in New Jersey, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Neubrander is a professional member of:
- Defeat Autism Now
- Autism Y Axis Rating Scale Project Design
- US Autism and Asperger Association
- International Hyperbaric Association
- MIND institute research trial focus group
He is an occupational specialist in Iselin, New Jersey. He opened his clinic called Road to Recovery Clinic in 2005. He opened his clinic after he “accidentally: discovered methyl b12 injections in May 2002. He believes that autistic people need these injections. He tried it first on a 4 year old. “He was not there.” He was on a 6 week long treatment.
Before he started his clinic he was doing a “special kind of allergy shot” and he knew nothing about autism. He didn’t want to know anything bout autism. He had a practice that was “set up for normal people.” He had 25 families of autistic children who were coming to him to be seen. Since he did not know about autism he gave them a “special kind of treatment.” He said they “ruined my office.”He complains about dead fish and ruined fishtanks as if they were more important than the children.
His clinic offers:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Methyl B12 injections (claims it works on 80% of autistic kids)
Biting objects or increased PICA, Stimming increased.“Parents don’t want this.”Behavior worsenedWasn’t he trying to correct this?
- Heavy Metal testing
- methylation testing and treatments
- gastrointestinal issues treatment
- dietary recommendation (think quack diets)
- anti folate auto antibody testing and treatment
- mitochondrial “disorder/distress” screening and treatments
- prenatal consultations
- comprehensive laboratory testing
Big surprise, this clinic does not take insurance because insurance will not pay for this quackery.
“The Road To Recovery Clinic does not take any insurance and is considered “Out of Network”. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company before committing to our program in order to determine the exact policies of your insurance plan. We will provide all of the documentation required by your insurer so that you may get reimbursement if possible, but since many of the treatments are considered off-label or not the “usual standard of care,” there is no guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you for any of our treatments. Please note that if you choose to submit our invoice to your insurance company, telephone consults generally are not covered by insurance.”
Dr. Neubrander is recommended by Autism Hope Alliance. He was interviewed by them in 2011.
Study of Methyl B12 on Autistic Children
According to American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, B12 injections for autism sho no sign of benefit. In 2006, AACAP conducted a study with B12 injections on autistic children. They showed no sign of significant benefit according to Dr. Lesley Deprey of University of California at Davis. They put together the study because of the “anecdotal reports of remarkable clinical improvements.” There have been no supporting published studies. They conducted the study based on the idea it shows improvement for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers who were involved with the study reported no significant benefits. The study included 14 patients and they completed a three month double blind study. There was no significant differences with active versus placebo treatment. Diagnosis of autism was confirmed using several clinical evaluations. They were not permitted to have any additional treatments or medications during the study.
Neubrander want to rewrite the scientific method
Neubrander claims that studies of alternative medicine treatments have failed on autistic children because “it is not a condition conductive to study using traditional randomized control trial methods.” He wants to change science to accommodate his quackery.
He values anecdotal evidence over empirical evidence. He says that a better way to assess progress for an autistic child is to involve everyone who is involve with the child. This includes parents, bus driver, pediatrician, teaches and others. This way all the sources would be able to record instances where the child performed a task and said something they haven’t before. That way the anecdotal evidence would be recorded.
Neubrander’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Study
FDA is Trying to Ban Methyl B12 and He has Something to Say
Results of the FDA Meeting