If They Only Spoke The Truth

I laugh every time I see it.

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] 

  3 comments for “If They Only Spoke The Truth

  1. Kristina Berger, MD
    February 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    It is so true. I once had a morbidly obese patient, 38 years old, who wanted me to fill out a form for her to get a handicapped placard for her car so she wouldn’t have to walk so far. She said her knees hurt and she felt short of breath. I told her absolutely not, what she needed to do was park as far away as possible to get some exercise. I tried explaining to her that if she exercised, stopped eating sweets, etc, she would loose weight and not have these problems. What did I get for my honesty: she decided that she wanted to see the other provider in our office from then on.

  2. William Bodenheimer, MD
    February 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Finally, a little honesty and realism from Washington.

  3. big picture doc
    February 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Laughter is the best medicine!

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