Plastic Surgeon in Hot Water

Michael Salzhauer, a Miami plastic surgeon, is getting some heat about a video he produced.   The piece is about rhinoplasty and it is called “Jewcan Sam”.   Dr. Salzhauer, the band and the video director are all Orthodox Jews but the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is still going ahead with an investigation into whether Salzhauer violated the group’s code of ethics to “uphold the dignity and honor of the medical profession”.  Are you kidding me?  First of all, plastic surgeons is not the specialty group ANYONE would use as an example to uphold the dignity and honor of the medical profession.   That being said, some people need to lighten up.   I am more amazed that this video caused any controversy with all the crap I pulled over the years with the Placebo Journal.   I am almost jealous of him now.

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 “Plastic Surgeon in Hot Water

  1. Richard Mondak
    March 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Looks like someone got their nose in a snit… maybe they all should can that snit-fit, look in the mirror and consider if they need to see a good Rhinoplastologist with a sense of humor and self-deprecation.

  2. March 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Here’s the difference: you really like people, and treasure members of H. sapiens in all their variations. Heavy-handed, or maybe “heavy-prosed”, as you are, there is actually an innocence in your candor and cynicism. You proceed from hopefulness and a “one day… maybe… with a little humor… perhaps a bit of reframing and an epiphany, with or without alcohol…. c’mon folks, we can try again….” perspective.

    You remember old Eric Berne, MD – who, by the way, had a great schnoz. You start off with, “I’m OK, you’re OK.” Others…. not so much. For them, it’s “I’m OK, You WOULD be OK if only you….” Fill in what you like. Then try that one on your lover or children. See if they remember your birthday.

    Physicians – real doctors – do not teach or exemplify or practice contingent moral obligations to those who come to them in pain. Which is why we are not executioners (although we see the inevitable). You take care of Rick Santorum, you take care of Vladimir Putin. You patch them up, and you send them back out onto the street to resolve their differences. If you’re a doc, you’re a fucking doc. Period. It ain’t what you do. It’s who you are. That’s what the Society of Plastic Surgeons are saying. Even a neurologist knows that.

    A resourceful physician, when approached by that unhappy schmuck in the video, would simply have congratulated him on that nose: one MORE way to pleasure the unsuspecting schiksa maiden far more deeply than she has ever known.

    You might choose not to print this, of course.

  3. bp
    March 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    oops. sorry, missed the h-link

  4. bp
    March 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    so make with the video!

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