Doug Farrago

The Big Three Save The Healthcare System?

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are going to create an independent health care system.  This sounds good and they have a lot of power, which will be needed to fight off the insurance companies.  I am all in on this if it lets the free market work.  This NY Times article gives some of…

Quote of the Week: John Lennon

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”…

The CVS Minute Clinic Post

I am going to pull down the CVS Minute Clinic post.  This site (Authentic Medicine) was created to fight the big guys and I truly believe we need to fight the dilution of training occurring in medical schools, NP schools, etc.  I blocked the kid’s pic and identifiers so that he would not be attacked.…

Burnout Studies

This comes from the latest Family Practice Smartbrief: Systemic issues at root of physician burnout, experts say A Medscape survey found clinician burnout is widespread, with 42% of physicians reporting burnout, and the causes are complicated and systemic, say researchers from the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience in a…

ABIM & ABFM Have Become Resistant Strains by Pat Conrad MD

The Twitterverse this week provided an interesting ripple when some physicians I follow expressed more than some mild outrage over the latest pro-MOC campaign from the ABIM.  The ABIM – you know, the ones who make millions by extorting doctors via their Maintenance of Certification shakedown – are now intimating that the MOC saves lives:  “New…

Crappa Cola

Here is an interesting idea that we thought of first.  This article from the WSJ discusses Japan Coca-Cola Plus, “which features a government-approved laxative ingredient, hoping it would help their bodies absorb less fat from the slices”. WTF you say? I know.  So I guess they think the fat-absorption properties of dextrin will make them…