Hi Dr. Farrago,
You provide a valuable service to both the public and to members of your profession. Keep up the great work and put me on your mailing list. Blessings, best wishes, and Godspeed.
Good luck with your crusade - not as funny as PJ, but unfortunately
My husband subscribes to you and I am one of your biggest fans. The more cynical you get, the more Bill and I say “He is really right on”. The public expects police officers to be cynical but they would probably be shocked to their toes to know how cynical everyone in the medical profession gets. I’m a wife but have also worked in the office for years and know close up virtually everything you talk about. What always makes me laugh is when you admonish doctors to stay out of the drug cabinet.
Keep up the good work.
Impressed that a lot of teachers are reading this material. Your site is the Writing on the Wall. Keep it coming!
I enjoy your site. I appreciate your heartfelt concern for patients and your irritation at the “solutions” suggested/mandated by outsiders (e.g. politicians). I don’t always agree with you (I’m adamantly for universal/single payer healthcare), but I appreciate your struggle. Keep up the good work.
Just a quickie to let you know that what you do is very appreciated amongst the masses of us frustrated physicians, especially those of us who have seen the practice of medicine gradually morph from an honorable, respected profession to one a being tarnished by an overwhelming, protocol-spewing bureaucracy that is threatening to choke us all. You provide a great outlet to us.
I did laugh and cry over this issue. Every single, last topic was great, and spot-on.
How can we help get the message out other than telling our colleagues and forwarding your emails?
I've followed your writing via email for years now, I suppose. It's time to say thank you for all the heart and soul you have put in to entertaining and educating so many of us. Thank you.
I've been receiving your information for many years ... most enjoyable.
I’ve been following you for years (as a biomedical researcher), and your
candor always strikes home. I wanted to quickly send you an email saying that your new format makes a
world of difference. Very excellent work. Thanks for all you do.
Every week I look forward to your latest Gazette and for several years have intended to let you know how great they are. I forward it to many other family members and friends who for whatever reason don't subscribe, but like my forwards (or so I think).
Your latest Gazette exemplified my sentiments so accurately (and humorously) I am now finally contacting you. Keep up the great job!
Don't you ever dare to stop being The Voice of Reason!
Thinking person's blog, whether you are in medicine or not. I'd rather
have someone who thinks, whether its "right" or "wrong" then what I'm
Finally, one of us has stepped forward to confirm that indeed, the emperor has no clothes. So many docs are so busy being “providers” that they cannot see what is being lost day by day. You are accelerating the “wake-up” point and may just be the catalyst to doctors seeing through the veil that keeps them moving into this madness. May you be guided to continue this important work, inspire other doctors to find the courage to listen to their higher wiser self, and to take action to restore the dignity and sacredness of the doctor/healer-patient relationship.
Keep up the good work. You brighten every Wednesday.
I am a doctor in Australia. Your expertise is in the American system, and it helps me cope with the crap in the Australian system.
Thank you, Doug, for validating our voices.
The new site looks great so far. I actually like the black and white look too - reminiscent of "old" medicine! I've always enjoyed the PJ, sent to me a few years ago by a friend. Keep it up, please.
Great job, Doug! Blessings on your efforts, Doctor!
Thank you for your continuing good works. I always enjoy hearing from you, and plan to visit your new site often!