12 Jul 2007 12:43 am

A Response from Disc Decompression of Delaware

Well, seems I received an email from the good folks at Disc Decompression of Delaware concerning the mystery email I received from them last week. According to them, it was not a deliberate attempt to deceive me.

Here is Dr. Pat Wendel’s explanation of what happened:

My patient base in Claymont, Delaware consists of an older clientele, many of whom do not have computers or access to the internet. Last week, a patient asked me my opinion of your advice and what your credentials were. I read briefly through your radical opinions and was amazed at your seemingly personal axe to grind. Before that time, I was not even aware of your existence, let alone your scathing opinion of chiropractic.


Back to the point, our office allows our patients to access the web on our laptop in the waiting area. Usually patients use it to look up drug interactions and information relative to their particular health conditions. Apparently, one gentleman sent you an e-mail.

So, mystery solved.

If this is what happened… perhaps in the future they will rethink their policy of allowing patients to have free and unsupervised access to their business accounts. After all, they gave this person permission to use their computer, and by so doing, they gave their consent to be a party to anything he chose to do on it.

Under the circumstances, they are responsible for any email sent in their name whether they like it or not.

I wonder if I’ll ever receive an apology?

Maybe if I hold my breath.

– Dean


BTW, any of you doctors have expensive laptop computers in your waiting rooms?


The Continuing Saga:

Dumb Day, Part 3: Whatever Happened to Courtesy?


4 Responses to “A Response from Disc Decompression of Delaware”

  1. on 12 Jul 2007 at 8:59 am 1.Rob said …

    ah, No. Perhaps I should start decompressing some discs.

  2. on 13 Jul 2007 at 6:01 am 2.#1 Dinosaur said …

    Ah, yes: your “radical” opinions about chiropractors. You mean stuff like they’re full of shit and their education is a joke (carefully and thoroughly documented, too.) Frankly, I was impressed at how objectively your views of the chiropractic “profession” were expressed. If anything, I got the sense that personally, you were disappointed at your discoveries about them over the years.

  3. on 13 Jul 2007 at 3:55 pm 3.Dean said …

    Hi Dr. Rob and Dr. Dino,

    Thanks for your comments.

    Yes, I’ve been disappointed with virtually every aspect of the chiropractic profession that I’ve seen so far… from the 10 years of useless treatments I received back in the 90’s… to the unprofessional conduct and lack of common courtesy with which they treat me today.

    They’ve done nothing but reinforce my opinion of them every step of the way. Even now, I’m preparing a post on the “conduct and courtesy” question that I hope to have ready to publish shortly.

  4. on 13 Jul 2007 at 11:42 pm 4.thestoryofhealing said …

    I’m just glad to click on to this blog. I’m just quite interested about “the back” as I quite have this persevering back pain. Anyway, thanks for the good read! May I add you in my blogroll? All the best!

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