A close friend who grew up in Odessa,TX came from a long family line of Dentists. His father was highly critical of the profession of chiropractor. Dad claimed that anybody could become one and there was no real rigor or quality control in the way chiropractors were trained. His father also believed that some chiropractors around town were quacks/charlatans who should have their license to practice suspended or terminated, but I know of folks all over the United States who have been successfully treated by chiropractors.
Some of my friends who work at ENMU in Roswell,NM strongly disagree with the view that chiropractors are not qualified medical professionals. I was reminded of one of them that I have not seen in a while when I drove by the medical practice of Dr. Dennis D. Knoche, P.A.
I am a little confused about the P.A. designation on his shingle which I thought stood for Physician’s Assistant and the fact that Chiropractic Physician appears just below his name. Maybe P.A. stands for professional association? Compared with the term Chiropractor which has a negative connotation to many from generations past, Chiropractic Physician sounds like a medical professional who made it through the demands and challenges of medical school.
In any event, I know that many people in the Roswell area are completely satisfied with the results of Doctor Knoche’s treatments. I believe he accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance which should quiet any critics as major health insurance companies scrutinize the competency and reliability of doctors within their network.