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By James Edwards, DC

Dr. James Edwards graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1977 and practiced in Kansas for 24 years. Currently, he serves as the Texas representative assemblyman to the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). Dr. Edwards was appointed to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts by two different governors, serving for eight years; served on the Kansas Chiropractic Association board of directors for 15 years; and served as the state association's PAC treasurer for 23 years. He served seven years as American Chiropractic Association (ACA) district VI governor, representing nine states; two years as ACA chairman and American Chiropractic Foundation president; and two years as ACA treasurer. He also served as ACA State Delegate representing both Kansas and Texas. In addition, Dr. Edwards served as chairman and treasurer of the ACA-PAC; chairman of the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund, state delegate to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and delegate to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. In recognition of his service, he has been honored with more than 50 awards, including Kansas "Doctor of the Year" in 1991; Dynamic Chiropractic's "DC of the Year" in 2000; and "ACA Chiropractor of the Year" in 2004. He practices in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Chiropractic Center with his wife, Dr. Cynthia Vaughn.

Previous Articles

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Time We Stand and Fight
     October 1, 2017 (Vol. 35, Issue 10)
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
     May 15, 2015 (Vol. 33, Issue 10)
CCE Finally Takes a "Baby Step" Toward Reform
     September 15, 2014 (Vol. 32, Issue 18)
Immunizations by Colorado DCs: Really?
     August 15, 2014 (Vol. 32, Issue 16)
The Drug Issue: Dead and Buried
     January 15, 2014 (Vol. 32, Issue 02)
Texas Medical Association Denied
Texas diagnosis ruling: the "fat lady" has finally sung.
     August 1, 2013 (Vol. 31, Issue 15)
SOAP Notes: It's Time for a Cleaning
     May 15, 2013 (Vol. 31, Issue 10)
Court Defends DC Scope in Texas Again
     January 1, 2013 (Vol. 31, Issue 01)
The Subluxation Complex Saves Diagnosis in Texas
     June 3, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 12)
Primary Care: Be Careful What You Wish For
     April 9, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 08)
The Death of the CCE Cartel
     February 12, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 04)
What Happens in Texas Won't Stay in Texas
     January 1, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 01)
Drugs and Chiropractic: Exposing the Red Herring and the Trojan Horse
     September 23, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 20)
Seeing Around the Corner: Drugs Will Harm Your Practice
     August 26, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 18)
Exposing the CCE Charade
     April 9, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 08)
Will the Political Power Shift Put the Brakes on Obamacare?
     January 15, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 02)
The Profession Has Spoken ... But Will the CCE Listen?
     December 2, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 25)
What Is the CCE Trying to Pull?
     October 21, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 22)
ACA Reaffirms Drug-Free Position
     May 6, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 10)
State Board Bullies: Lessons Learned
     February 26, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 05)
When Asked to Give an Adjustment, Sometimes You Have to Say No
     October 21, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 22)
You Heard It Here First: Sleep Wellness
     August 26, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 18)
"My Aircraft"
Time to Take Control of the Plane
     July 1, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 14)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Hits Below the Belt
Downgrades chiropractors in Federal Employee Program.
     May 6, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 10)
Decompression Facts, Myths and Hyperbole, Part 5
Accept Insurance or Collect Cash?
     March 12, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 06)
News Flash: Obama Victory Could Result in Full-Scope Chiropractic
     January 15, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 02)
Decompression Facts, Myths and Hyperbole, Part 4
Seven Marketing Landmines to Avoid
     November 4, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 23)
Decompression Facts, Myths and Hyperbole, Part 3
     September 23, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 20)
Decompression Facts, Myths and Hyperbole, Part 2
Which Decompression System Should You Choose?
     July 15, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 15)
Decompression Facts, Myths and Hyperbole
Standing Up to the ACN Bully
     June 3, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 12)
Sacrifice Deserves Gratitude
     January 29, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 03)
Spinal Decompression Coding: Are Insurers Being Fair?
     November 19, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 24)
An Open Letter to ICA Leaders: The ACA and ICA Need to Merge
     July 30, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 16)
One Last Time: Keep Your Paddle Down!
     April 23, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 09)
United Healthcare: Here They Go Again
     April 9, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 08)
Spinal Decompression 101
     February 12, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 04)
"Thanks for What You Do!"
     December 17, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 26)
$3.5 Million Makes Me Love My Job!
     October 12, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 21)
Fighting for Your Practice, Your Patients and Your Profession
     September 1, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 18)
NBCE Delegates: The Beating of Hearts, the Beating of Drums
     June 20, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 13)
Do the Right Thing: Keep Your Paddle Down!
An Open Letter to NBCE State Delegates
     April 24, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 09)
The Fight Continues
     March 12, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 06)
Congress Mandates Chiropractic at 11 Air Force Bases
     February 13, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 04)
The VA Committees: Mission Accomplished!
     January 15, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 02)
The Latest on ASH and ACN
     December 17, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 26)
ACN: The First Shot in a Long War
     October 24, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 22)
Are Your Patients Being Harmed by Chiropractic Managed Care Networks?
     September 1, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 18)
DoD Personnel Need Your Help
     July 2, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 14)
It Just Keeps Getting Better and Better!
     May 7, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 10)
Teddy Roosevelt and the ACA Lawsuits
     January 15, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 02)
The Truth Is on the Way!
     September 13, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 19)
C.J. Mertz and Terry Rondberg: Is There Any Difference?
     July 15, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 15)
Golfing With C.J.
     May 20, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 11)
Who Represents the Mainstream of Chiropractic?
     March 25, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 07)
Dodging Landmines and Achieving Victory
     January 29, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 03)
B. J. Would Be Proud!
     November 30, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 25)
Scoring Touchdowns From the 5-Yard Line!
     October 20, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 22)
WCA Legislation: Will It Harm Us and Help the AMA?
     September 13, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 19)
Legislation and Landmines
     August 16, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 17)
The Medicare Maze
     July 14, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 15)
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
     June 16, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 13)
Insider's Insight
     May 5, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 10)
Is a Level Playing Field Too Much to Ask?
     October 8, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 21)
Taking It to the States
     July 29, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 16)
It's Our Watch
     October 22, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 22)
Ending Chiropractic's Tower of Babel
     July 16, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 15)
ACA and ICA: It's the Same Thing!
     March 6, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 06)
The Four BIGGEST Lies in Chiropractic
     December 1, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 25)
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