Medical Practice by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

Note the term as shown demonstrates a humility on the role of the physician. Note the physician practices on a daily basis. We once were honest enough to let our patients know that we do the best we can but practicing and experience still play a role. If this were not the case and our diagnoses were infallible and all diagnoses were like textbook presentation we would not need the extensive schooling and training physicians elect to get. Specialization has permitted some physicians to limit their view of the patient. The family physician and internist while on the bottom rung of the compensation scheme still provide the cohesion we need when treating a typical complex human being.

It should not be so painful for the specialist to remember his roots and once in a while consider that the system he specializes in is not necessarily the only one afflicting the patient who is referred to him. Try to remember we were all physicians before we embarked on specialty training.

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]

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