The Elusive Medical Home

The supposed savior of family medicine is the “medical home”.  Hold on, I can’t stop laughing. Okay, the medical…….wait, still laughing… a method to rename what we already do so a lucky few of us can get paid the same.  Alright, there is another definition somewhere but it is truly irrelevant.  Here is some news on the program.  Three-quarters of multispecialty groups would meet criteria of the National Committee of Quality Assurance (alphabet soup crew).  Only half of solo and partnership practices would meet those standards.  What will happen to them?  Yup, market forces will make them go away.  In an era of diminishing primary care doctors our brilliant leaders are devising plans that leads to this demise.

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]