Quote of the Week

“It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.”

Norman Cousins

Journalist, Editor, Activist

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. t mcglone
    March 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Norman was big into humor as a healthy practice. Unfortunately he succumed to his illness despite his preference for the Marx Brothers movies.

  2. Scott Macleod
    March 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    After 33 years of this job I now strongly feel there are 3 arms to medicine:
    1. Science based medicine
    2. Evidence based medicine
    3. Art based medicine
    You need all three to be effective.
    Can combine into disease approach ( specialist ) or patient focused ( primary care)!
    Only number 2 can marginally be measured.
    But no one arm on its own will end up a happy well patient.
    No administrator or overload will ever understand this as they don’t do this job.

  3. March 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

    PLEASE SUBSTITUTE PUCK615 FOR MY NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. March 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Yet to whom do pts go to find all the answers to problems of health and healing? their healthcare provider? or the Internet? When seeing Health Truth, many seem to go anywhere but THE most authoritative website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

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