Quote of the Week

The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness.

Chinese Proverb

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] 

  3 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. big picture doc
    May 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    See number 6 above. We will have “Grandaids” because most primary care doctors do no prevention, but sit on their fat butts writing fat prescriptions that cause more harm than good.

  2. Palaginghuli
    May 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Oh, yeah? So now I have to precribe antibiotics to a child because he was exposed to the parent who had “bronchitis”? “To nip it in the bud,” as parents would say.

  3. May 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Wasn’t that the basis for Medicare withholding payments for In-house UTI’s, pneumonias, and anything else presumed to be iatrogenic?

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