Quote of the Week

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.  ~Thomas Edison

He was right but, alas, we are not there yet.  Obesity is spreading like wildfire and along with it goes chronic diseases.  It’s tough to get patients interested.  We did force people to upgrade Edison’s incandescent light bulb to a crappy compact fluorescent one, though.  So we have that going for us, which is nice.

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] 

  4 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. big picture doc
    March 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Google Prevention Magazine and “Dirty Electricity” and you will come up with a great article regarding the “dirty electricity” put out by CFLs and other devices we use every day. CFLs are not green. It’s much healthier to use LEDs.

  2. Michelle Wolfe MD
    February 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

    That is nice until it comes time to dispose of the light bulbs (sooner than advertised in most cases, I find) or one breaks and then we have a mercury cleanup problem.

  3. Dr. Talks Alot
    February 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    “Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.”-Plato

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”-Mark 8:36

    “We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”-Winston Churchill

    February 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Educating our patients and making them aware of the hazards they come in contact with and the possible preventative measures that are available should be an essential part of the service we provide our patients. Unfortunately HMOs Insurance companies and the other sources of remuneration for the physician do not pay for this type of service.

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