Is That a Doctor in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

The WSJ recently published an article which once again predicts how technology will make us live longer and healthier   David Agus MD wrote the piece and he is a professor of medicine and engineering at USC.  Oh, and he is also a co-founder of two personalized medicine companies so you have to take that into account.  I found what he said very interesting.  Individualized medicine with intense monitoring is very intriguing and could be very helpful.  It also could make a person (and the doctors who manage them) crazy with all these possible inputs of information.  Also, I am very suspicious where this information would  go and how it would be used.   Insurance companies would be licking their chops for this stuff. Agus calls this the “End of Illness” which is hors%t but he does makes some good points.  What he forgets is that people are people and most still don’t want to do what needs to be done to take care of themselves.

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]