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Dynamic Chiropractic Canada – January 1, 2009, Vol. 02, Issue 01
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By Editorial Staff

The Role of the Chiropractor

Dear Editor:

Just wanted to drop a quick note to you regarding your excellent article in the DC Canada magazine ["Chiropractic Collaboration and the Doctor Shortage," by Dr. David J. Brunarski, www.dynamicchiropractic.ca/mpacms/dc_ca/article.php?id=53499]. Integration into the larger health care paradigm, a pipe dream at one time, now seems like a logical and natural progression for the profession. The survival of the profession as a whole may depend on a positive movement in this direction. I think we could extrapolate even further and project a total integration of chiropractic into the medical mainstream. Perhaps a medical curriculum taught at chiropractic colleges would aid in this transition. I hope you are working on this at CMCC and within the OCA structure.

The ongoing doctor shortage in Canada could be easily resolved by allowing doctors of chiropractic to upgrade their present licence and requalify as MDs. This may be as simple as taking some post-grad pharmaceutical courses. Of course, there will be those in the profession who will fight such an integration. This group of luddites could continue using the designation of chiropractor and the mainstream profession could simply adopt the MD designation. This would certainly help to eliminate ambiguity and confusion over the role of the chiropractor.

Keep up the good work. Love the new magazine.

Bruce veltri, DC
Simcoe, Ontario

Letters to the editor should be e-mailed to with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject field. We receive considerable correspondence from the profession and try to publish a variety of perspectives as space allows.

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