David Singer (chiropractor)
David Singer, DC, is a chiropractor, a Scientologist, and the founder, in 1981, of the consulting firm now known as David Singer Enterprises. Singer is an accomplished speaker primarily engaged in training chiropractors to increase the efficiency and profitability of their practices. The firm and its predecessor Singer Consulting, however, have also brought hundreds of new members into the Church of Scientology, triggering a nationwide controversy among chiropractors over concerns that it may be, largely or in part, a proselytizing front group for the church. Since the 1980s, Singer has held seminars throughout the United States promoting Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's business methods, which revolve around management by statistics.
David Singer Enterprises
Singer has had a major impact on the approaches taken by chiropractors to building their practices. Singer offers one-on-one consulting programs, media products, and practice expansion seminars. The Singer System was developed "to help natural healthcare providers achieve their personal and practice goals, despite managed care and other influences."
Singer Consultants was once licensed by Scientology's World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) to sell Hubbard's management techniques, before merging with another Scientology management company in 1988 to form Singer Enterprises, itself a member of WISE since 1992. Singer Consulting was once ranked as one of the fastest growing private businesses in the United States, and was twice named among Inc. Magazine's Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies. In 1987, officials of David Singer Consultants said that 20 percent of the chiropractors who sign up for management consulting also wind up in Scientology courses.
- Sappell, Joel; Welkos, Robert W. (1990-06-27). "Church Seeks Influence in Schools, Business, Science". Los Angeles Times. p. A1:1. Retrieved 2007-09-14. "It brought hundreds of new members into the church and triggered a nationwide controversy among chiropractors over its links to Scientology." Additional convenience link at .
- Koff, Stephen (1987-09-29). "Chiropractors seeking advice find Scientology-influenced seminars". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2007-09-14.
- Our-Home.org - 'I am a Scientologist: Support Religious Tolerance' David Singer’s personal web site
- DavidSingerEnterprises.com - 'David Singer Enterprises: "Rated the top consulting firm to natural healthcare professionals for over 20 years" (Singer Enterprises' home page)
- ChiroWatch.com - 'Spin Doctors: The Chiropractic Industry Under Examination', Paul Benedetti, Wayne MacPhail
- ChiroWeb.com - 'A Bad Precedent' (letter to the editor), Dynamic Chiropractic, vol 9, no 15 (July 19, 1991)
- LermaNet2.com - 'Reaching into Society: Converting the Business World', The Los Angeles Times (June 27, 1990)
- WhyAreTheyDead.net - 'Scientology front group WISE: first hand accounts of harassment and recruiting in the workplace: A series of newspaper articles detailing the abuse of workers by scientology employers and managers
- WorldChiropracticAlliance.org - 'D.C. consultant addresses Washington conference', The Chiropractic Journal (February, 1988)