Administribbles II

In the past, I have showed you a graph noting that there are 5 administrators to one physician in this country.  Here is where I blogged first about Administribbles.  Check that out and then analyze this new graph that once again explains a major reason health care costs so much.

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] 

  6 comments for “Administribbles II

  1. Richard W. Mondak
    July 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Concur with this most accurate definition!

    “Poorly differentiated” because they seem to be impervious to all stains.

  2. Richard W. Mondak
    July 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Clipboards and clicking *heels…

    They scare me, they annoy me and wield presumed authority through the power of the Inuendo Matrix.

    *gender non-specific

  3. big picture doc
    July 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Really enjoyed the above creative comments and so true!
    That’s what private sector medicine is all about.
    Did you hear about the guy in the year 2030 that was shopping in the brain store to get his brain transplant?
    The brains of deceased engineers and doctors went for a million bucks but the brain of the hosp admin went for 20 million. When questioned, the brain store manager said “Well, you understand, the brain of the hosp admin was hardly used!”

  4. Bill
    July 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    now come on, would you deny all those nice people the right to make a six figure income just because they provide no value ?? it’s un-American. can’t blame that on the ACA !

  5. July 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Hooray for Administrators!!! They won.
    Many years ago, at a hospital staff meeting, one of the senior physicians arose from his seat and remarked, “I remember this place when there were more doctors than administrators.” Everyone looked at him in awe.
    Personally, I often think the janitor mopping the patient floor plays a more direct and important role in healthcare since they help prevent infection.

  6. July 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    A poorly differentiated, aggressive tumor mass.

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