I Guess Dehydration Is Not A Serious Medical Condition


Good thing this PBM is helping save money for the insurance companies.   Here they temporarily allow…WATER.

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 Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  10 comments for “I Guess Dehydration Is Not A Serious Medical Condition

  1. Daniel
    March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I have actually had experiences with serious dehydration (as a sequela to a variety of other causes) which caused syncope, a pseudo-seizure, vomiting upon drinking water (hence its seriousness), and other significant consequences. Getting IV treatment was essential.

    I find this to be funny, but dehydration *can* be a very serious condition.

  2. Richard W. Mondak
    December 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm


    May cause sodium depletion, drowning, micturition at inconvenient intervals and personal electronic equipment failure as well as unseemly spots on expensive garments and accoutrement.

  3. David Devonis
    December 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Water, that’s fine. Now how ’bout some AIR?

  4. Kristin (mildly annoyed scientist)
    December 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Wow, what an oppourtunity, I bought my house and it has these three chrome things, and get this they deliver this stuff at the turn of a knob or lever hot or cold. I understand this stuff actualy bubbles out of the ground somewhere further up the mountain and some enterprising group has laid pipes to feed it right to my house, sure they want $30 a month for about all I can use but it got me to thinking there is an enterprising local that fills jugs of this stuff and sells them to ‘city folk’ for like $10 a jug! Now if I was to put it up in 12 ounce jars I could get $2/jar for it that would be like $40/jug hot damn I going to get rich! Not as rich as those medico folks cause I bet they charge the guberment $10 a jar for their non-formulary equivelent. I bet if I just added some slick marketing term like + or MK III to the jars I could get $15/jar.

  5. December 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I would love to read the letter but it is impossible. I tried enlarging several ways and it is a total blur. Can you resend?

  6. December 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    How many phone calls were needed from the prescribing doctor’s office to get this approved?
    Just wondering.

  7. Larry Kutner
    December 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Is it off-patent? Did they only approve the generic version of H20? Inquiring readers want to know!

  8. ruth barrett
    December 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Thank goodness someone will put this into perspective.

  9. December 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Totally interested. Definitely needed

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