Quote of the Week

Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.

Hippocrates 460-400 B.C.


Three cheers for the good old days.

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]

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  1. Gary Gaddis says:

    OK so I visited the island of Kos in Greece last September. We went to the Aesculapium or whatever the place is called. (We also visited his plane tree or a descendant of that tree). The most interesting thing I learned was that in Hippocrates time, the patient would be counseled to have a correct type of dream, and if the patient failed to recover, the conclusion was that they were not having the proper type of dream to get well. They were basically told to dream better the next night, the onus was on them.

    As Dave Barry would say, “..and I am NOT making this up.”

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