Battle of the Kitchener-Waterloo
Sherman vs. Winchester
In a response to the attack by Jeff Winchester
on the medical and pharmaceutical industry, this brave Kitchener area chiropractor
dukes it out in the newspaper. Unfortunately for the "type-setter",
the letter to the editor was titled:
MD didn't speak for profession
(We all know that the "M.D." should
have been "D.C.".)
I read with
disbelief a Dec. 29th letter to the editor, written by a Waterloo chiropractor.
The article was concerning drug company propaganda an dhis opinions concerning
His opinions do not represent the feelings of
One important issue to address in this case is
scope of practice. The issue of vaccination does not fall within the scope
of practice of chiropractors. As a primary care health care professional,
it is mandatory that we be able to diagnose or at least recognize a wide
variety of health concerns from cancer to dermatological disease, and that
appropriate referral follow.
It is also important to understand medical procedures
and be able to discuss these with our patients for their benefit.
It is not within my scope of practice to denounce
certain medical procedures, particularly with a public statement. Are we
to believe that the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children and various other
institutions are reommending vaccinations to fulfill some secret agenda?
Are we to believe that a Waterloo chiropractor
is an authority on vaccination?
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. When given
in the media, this opinion is often taken to be the opinion of a profession,
which it is not.
Dr. Daryl Sherman
January 4, 1999
Dr. Daryl Sherman should get a gold medal for
courage. He should also speak with his colleagues in the K-W Chiropractic
Association about Jeff Winchester who remains an embarrassment to not only
his profession, but to his community as well.
Did any K-W area chiropractor complain about Jeff
Winchester about his meningitis sign in 1997?
Did anyone in that profession ask David E. Reinhardt,
the chiropractor for the Good Life Club in Kitchener's Market Square location
who had the nerve to place on the door of his office that indicated that
he might be a sports physician, not a chiropractor?
Did anyone complain
about Jennifer Heick who manipulates animals, without the supervision
or direction of a Veterinary doctor?
What the hell is wrong with the chiropractic community
Are they too busy to care about their fellow professionals?
We call on all K-W chiropractors to wake up. We
ask that in order for them to preserve their professional reputation that
they (like my grandmother used to say), should basically shit or get off
Blow the whistle on crooked practitioners before
they eat a big hole into the the shrinking pot that is OHIP. Return the
chiropractic profession to a caring profession rather than one that is
stuck on the trail to self-destruction.