douglas farrago MD


Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va.  He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee.  He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice.  He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver, and its knock-offs, are worn by many major league baseball catchers.  He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers.

Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books.

From 2001 – 2011,  Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years.  Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times.

Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years.

DPC Video with Dr. Farrago on Reason TV

Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity

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  1. June 25, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Will miss Placebo Journal greatly. Now I must confine my entertainment to the “great ZdoggMD.” Meanwhile, I continue at Health Train Express however developing some new social media concepts at G+ hangouts. Now there is a place you can entertain. G+ +Gary Levin or +Digital Health Space


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