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The Evidence-based Poem

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SOURCE:   Dynamic Chiropractic

Louis Sportelli, DC

As I sit to write this verse,
I think of the blessing and the curse,
That we may climb this slippery slope,
Between rational thought and offering hope,

To make the care our patients receive,
Based on more than just what we “believe,”
To search for the best approach to care,
And all the decisions doctors/patients share,

The gentle touch, the caring hand,
Coupled with knowledge to clinically expand,
As patients recognize the new approach to health,
The rewards will be measured by more than wealth,

A changing paradigm, refocused on need,
Making patients our interest and eliminate greed,
The world will see chiropractic anew,
And patients will believe in what we say and do,

For up to now a profession torn,
By silly disputes old and worn,
By refocusing on patients’ needs,
Chiropractic will be certain to succeed.

About the Author:

I was introduced to Chiro.Org in early 1996, where my friend Joe Garolis helped me learn HTML, the "mark-up language" for websites. We have been fortunate that journals like JMPT have given us permission to reproduce some early important articles in Full-Text format. Maintaining the Org website has been, and remains, my favorite hobby.


  1. Delmar Dishaw December 31, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Hi i read your blog often and thought i would say all the best for the New Year!

  2. Marco J. La Starza, D.C. January 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    When the voice on the inside is greater than the opinions on the outside, then you build your destiny!

  3. seattle chiropractic November 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    So powerful! Giving of yourself raises you up along with those who’s lives you touch. When you give and expect nothing in return you reach a point where any problems that you may have no longer carry the weight that they once did. And when your load is lighter…so is your spirit!

    Please consider mentoring a chiropractic student or recent graduate. It is a great way to give back to a profession that has given us all so much.

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