From the late, great Placebo Journal

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 “SUQASS

  1. Mark C
    April 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I. love. this. The best part is if you show it to a hospital administrator- they either don’t get it or think it is serious.

  2. Kris Morin
    April 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Years ago I complained to my hospital’s compliance/QI officer that our quality indicators had nothing to do with delivering quality health care. “But it’s not quality that we’re interested in, it’s the appearance of quality,” she beamed.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Precious. Will post in the Dr’s lounge….

  4. pat nagle
    April 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Once again I see depressing similarities between medicine and education. Instead of “quality”, schools are beaten over the head with demands they become “world class”. What the HELL does that mean?
    Last time I looked, the world included Bangladesh and Sweden. It’s another garbage word that politicians and business moguls use to obfuscate their own role in creating the social/economic conditions that make educating kids difficult. Sounds like nondocs use “quality” the same way.
    And don’t get me started on the other currently fashionable word “passion”. Folks used to have commitment, enthsiasm, dedication, etc. Now they have “passion”. I don’t think it’s a quality term.

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