Steven R. Conway, D.C., Esq.
Laying Down the Law
Protecting the Profession
Chiropractic is still in its formative years and, like any developing entity, it must withstand challenges to its very existence and learn to adapt. Without the intervention of a passionate and dedicated attorney (George McAndrews), it is doubtful that chiropractic would have survived the organized attack mounted by the political monopoly yesterday’s AMA sought to hold over healthcare in America.
Legal expertise with an understanding of and passion for chiropractic is as important today as ever. Chiropractic still comes under assault by those who wish to change the most fundamental aspect of chiropractic: that it is “done by hand.” As its very name makes evident, chiropractic was designed to effect improvement as a drugless, non-surgical healing profession using a hands-on approach. There is no shortage healthcare providers who supply patients with pharmaceuticals; becoming another such outlet would not fulfill chiropractic’s Vitalistic scope and vision.
Those who are called to be chiropractors are also called to be vigilant in maintaining the natural, vitalistic focus of their profession. These defenders are active in their state associations, state legislatures, and licensing boards. They are working in our nation’s capital and in our nation’s courtrooms, as needed, to ensure the chiropractic profession remains true to its origins as a safe, non-invasive, low-cost means of improving spinal function and overall health.
Today’s Chiropractic Leadership wishes to acknowledge Dr. Conway for his intensive efforts on so many levels in keeping chiropractic accessible to patients by working to remove the excessively restrictive interference to its practice. Dr. Conway’s commitment to chiropractic is so extraordinary – and the assaults on his profession’s foundation so extreme – that he obtained a second professional degree in order to better (and very effectively) serve the chiropractic profession as a lawyer, as well as a chiropractor.
TCL: For which professional achievements will you most want to be acknowledged?
Conway: I’m very proud of starting a new state chiropractic association in Wisconsin. I’m also very proud of achieving the goal of protecting our great profession through the use of my law degree.
TCL: What project are you working on now that excites you and you want more people to know about?
Conway: The National Medicare project, which I’m working on along with Dr. Michael Jacklitch of North Dakota. Dr. Michael and I are working to change the relationships between all Medicare MACs and chiropractic. The other exciting project is being the executive director of the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin and working with our amazing team of dedicated chiropractors and CTs.
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