Quote of the Week

Good morning, ladies and germs.  The ambulance stopped with a jerk, and I got off.

Hawkeye Piecre



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] 

  9 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. Larry Sargent
    July 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for taking good care of me for 14 of your WILD 18 years in Maine! Good luck in Virginia.

    • Doug Farrago
      July 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      No problem! And thanks for tolerating me.

  2. July 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Dr. Doug! Pls consider yourself More Than Welcome to Stop On by any (or all!) of all us Dept of Health & Human Services (HHS) agencies that you will be passing on your way down to ole Virginny. Southern hospitality starts here in Maryland (CMS; SAMHSA; AHRQ; FDA; PSC; HRSA; NIH; I.H.S.), and carries on into DC (OS; OGC; ONC; CFBNP; all the Asst Sec’trs). Then, cross the Potomac and you will be in Virginia, Birthplace of Presidents. JUST DO NOT FORGET TO TAKE NOTE OF ALL THE HUMOROUS, HILARIOUS THINGS YOU HEAR AND SIGHTS YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY! We all are looking forward to more Authentic Medicine: Virginia-style!

  3. Richard W. Mondak
    July 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

    You will find Virginia to be like Maine — only different.

  4. Adam Smith
    July 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    So long Doug, I trust great things are in store.

    Pepere and I will miss you.

  5. steve
    July 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Your last day in Maine… Now, welcome to the 21st Century!

  6. Jeff Mack, MD
    July 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Good luck on the move, Doug. Change is usually a good thing. It keeps us from becoming too complacent.

  7. Stella Fitzgibbons MD
    July 4, 2012 at 7:55 am

    God bless Alan Alda and all those involved with this show, which produced an entire generation of doctors with a deep distrust of authority and a conviction that our job is what’s good for the patient.

    • Kurt Savegnago
      July 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Best of luck and somehow I don’t think you’ll miss it.

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