As you are well aware, the Chiropractic Association of Arizona and the Arizona Chiropractic Alliance recently merged into the Arizona Association of Chiropractic. This merger was the result of hard work, compromise, and diligence on the part of the boards of directors of both organizations.
In a recent issue of MPI's Dynamic Chiropractic, a "Letter to the Editor" (article) by Dr. Alan Immerman was published. While I agree with the general sentiments of Dr. Immerman and appreciate his statements as to the importance of working from within an organization to make needed changes, certain statistics were provided which been have called into question by some members. This is a problem which has also occurred in the past and is certainly not limited to Dr. Immerman's letter.
The printing of statistics or other information without proper documentation is an area which is of concern to me and to other statewide organizations as well. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you would make, as a general policy, the verification of statistics with either the president or executive director of each state prior to publication. I believe this would alleviate certain problems which result within statewide chiropractic organizations.
Thank you for your consideration of my request. Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to let be know.
Robert E. Dahl, B.S., R.Ph., D.C.
President, Arizona Association of