VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ – An unfortunate reality of Canadian health care is that long wait times that have characterized it for years have made us come to accept delayed treatment as the norm.
In October 2015, I wrote an article entitled, "Business is Life," which outlined the oversaturation of chiropractors in Ontario and some of the academic business deficiencies new graduates are facing once they leave chiropractic college.
Fifteen years ago my husband and I – with our one-year-old toddler in tow – immigrated to Canada, full of hope and anticipation for what we could bring to this country and what this country could offer us. Now with two teenage boys, who have their whole futures ahead of them, we are proud to call this country our home and its people, our people.
All across Canada provincial governments are grappling with ever growing healthcare demands in the face of shrinking resources. Our enviable publicly funded health system is now well into a downward spiral of unenviable disrepair. As patients are becoming more knowledgeable about their own care, and as doctors develop a wider array of options available to treat diseases, the costs are increasing.
Patient-centred care is currently dominating many discussions in the chiropractic community and promises to continue to be a hot topic of conversation among health professionals. It was certainly the theme for many health care conferences I’ve attended this past year.
Today marks the 6th year of the Bell Let's Talk Day, a national campaign to raise awareness about mental illness and get people talking about this invisible disability that affects one in five Canadians.
VANCOUVER/ Troy Media/ – A few weeks ago, the Fraser Institute released its annual report measuring wait times across Canada. Much has already been said about the national results – that we've seen no improvement over the past three years, that this year's wait is almost twice as long as it was in 1993, and that physicians are consistently telling us that their patients are waiting longer than clinically reasonable.
If a recent national U.S. survey is any indication, things might be looking up for the chiropractic profession.
Is it not puzzling to see how few people use chiropractic considering how effective it is?
Thank you, thank you, Dr. Wickes, for your response and for taking the time to write a letter to the editor. Students and practicing chiropractors need to hear from our leaders and I'm delighted that we have your attention.
In the last few months Canadians have been subjected to political debates, catchy sound bites, media ads and social media bickering – all for the purposes of scoring political points and winning votes.
The September 2015 column by Dr. Anthony Lombardi, "Business is Life" is a poor attempt to address an important issue in chiropractic - the question of supply and demand for chiropractic care.
A fundamental difficulty chiropractors have is grasping a deep understanding of what business is, and the role it plays in our society.
The recent celebrity endorsement of a prescription drug for morning sickness made national news and spread like wildfire on social media this week.
Last year we launched the first ever Canadian Chiropractor Inspire Awards, a program that recognizes exceptional chiropractors from across Canada who are making a big difference in their communities.  
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