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I have been a patient of Jack Taylor’s for more than 14 years at Pittsburgh Healthworx and I am certain the allegations against Mr. Taylor are not based in fact (“3 Charged with Illegal Prescriptions in Rostraver,” Jan. 18). The scene at the magistrate’s office on Jan. 17 seemed to be a dog-and-pony show orchestrated by the commonwealth to be a media event.

When a patient came to the facility, the care plan was detailed to him or her prior to being seen by a chiropractor or a medical doctor. The plan detailed that there would be chiropractic exams and treatments (after X-rays) to treat/​correct the problem that was causing pain, with the ultimate goal of the patient not needing pain medication any longer.

There were patients who did not want to comply with the treatment plan and only wanted to see the M.D. for pills, but those patients were not patients at Healthworx for very long before being removed from the clinic. Pittsburgh Healthworx was never a pill mill, as alleged by the state attorney general’s office.

As far as Mr. Taylor coming back to work full time while on disability after his terrible motorcycle accident, that did not happen either. After being unable to come in for about a year, he came in for an hour or so once or twice a week to treat his 12 most-seriously injured patients. I know because I was one of those 12.

Mr. Taylor is a very dedicated, gifted and caring health care provider, and he has never been anything else. There are many of us who enjoy an improved lifestyle and improved health overall due to his skilled chiropractic care/​treatment and his loving and caring nature.


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