Sunday, October 13, 2002

Jeffrey A. Spina, D.C. - Another Spamming Doctor -- Don't do business with spammers

It seems that this is the week for Doctors Who Spam(tm)! As with
the spam from Dr. Jay H. Schwartz, D.C, this looks like Jeffrey A. Spina, D.C. has signed up with marketing company that uses Unsolicited Commercial Email/Unsolicited Bulk Email.

Friday afternoon I gave Jeffrey A. Spina's office a call and talked to the receptionist who told me the doctor was too busy and took down my name, email and phone number. No call back yet.

This spam from
looks remarkably similar to the
spam. See
for yourself

Did you get this spam too? If so give him a call (try collect) and politely explain why spamming is not a good way to drum up business. Here is the contact info from

Middletown Health Online
54 Dolson Ave.
Middletwon, NY 10940 (Yes, they misspelled the name of the town, Middletown)
Jeffrey A. Spina, D.C. - Editor
Phone: (845) 342-0000
Fax: (845) 342-0000

Please remember that the only reason people spam is because some small fraction of the recipients actually respond to the ad. Please don't do business with spammers. Thanks!

Here is the spam I received twice. Be aware that I live about 4 hours from where Jeffrey A. Spina, D.C. practices and have never signed up for any sort of medical mailing list.

From Fri Oct 11 16:01:29 2002
Return-path: <>
Delivery-date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 16:01:29 -0400
Subject: Middletown Health Online
Message-Id: <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 16:08:53 -0400 (EDT)
Lines: 286

Middletown Health Online: All kinds of healthy "stuff"

"Just keep banging until someone opens the door."

Middletown Health Online, as a free community service,
broadcasts health information to many thousands
of local residents to help improve quality of life
and to provide assistance when having to make
important healthcare decisions.

We apologize if you received this e-mail in error. To unsubscribe
simply click

Jeffrey A. Spina, D.C. - Editor





1. Family Tips - Laughing away the pain
2. Light & Easy - Beating the blues with exercise
3. Just the facts - Eye Safety
4. Question-of-the-month - Doctors keeping you waiting?
5. Feature Article - Growing up with orthotics
6. Late Breaking Consumer & Natural Health News
7. If selling your home - It's all about curb appeal
8. Health Department Updates
9. Community Calendar - Wazzup 'round town?


1. Laughing has got to be good for you!
A new study indicates laughter may reduce pain as much as 40%.
Can something that make you feel good stop you from feeling bad?
UCLA Medical Center researchers continue testing this in their
pain labs. How about working there?

Apparently kids are asked to submerge their hands in ice water.
Those watching "funny videos" where able to keep their
hands submerged 40% longer.

The notion that humor might produce healing enhancing changes
in the body is gaining respect. Regardless, we can all laugh a little
more, and that has to be good.

Excerpts reproduced with permission from
Chiropractic Wellness & Fitness Magazine