Perspective

“The practice of medicine will be very much as you make it – to one a worry, a care, a perpetual annoyance; to another, a daily job and a life of as much happiness and usefulness as can well fall to the lot of man, because it is a life of self-sacrifice and of countless opportunities to comfort and help the weak-hearted, and to raise up those that fall.”

Sir William Osler MD

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 “Perspective

  1. big picture doc
    February 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Sir Willy was indeed highly respected because he was a good out-of-the-box thinker, as well as a very compassionate doc. He learned acupuncture from returning missionaries from China, and he used to sterilize lady’s hat pins and use them for acupuncture to treat low back pain. So much better than the narcs/steroids immediately rx’d at today’s emergency rooms and from too many PCPs.

  2. steve
    February 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Sir William never met Obama.

  3. Theodore Bacharach
    February 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Having been allowed the privilege of 60 years of medical service, I feel truly rewarded and grateful,

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