The Bike Doctor

Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral has a lot of explaining to do.   I have blogged before how some doctors lose their ethics when “stars” get in their eyes.  Dr. Moral may be another perpetrator of bad deeds as this article in the WSJ explained.  The chain smoking doctor “worked in a small room in back of the Postal team bus that followed the team along the course. Behind a set of sliding doors, the former riders say, he injected riders with drugs or performed blood transfusions that are banned in the sport.”  So, to summarize, García del Moral was popular for aggressively promoting an undercover regimen of banned drugs and medical procedures.  So, basically, Dr. Moral had no morals.  I think it was old Bill Shakespeare (or Felix Unger) who said:

Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!

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] 

  2 comments for “The Bike Doctor

  1. big picture doc
    July 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Yes, the problems of our planet boil down to the lust for money and power. The solution will come when we figure out how to speed up the process of evolution.

  2. July 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

    OK, I know I have a fixation, but isn’t this another example of how the blind pursuit of money corrupts everything, including medicine?
    Competitive biking is big business, and profit preempts every other value for some/most of those involved. It’s not as obscene as collegiate and professional football and basketball, which turned schoolboy games into casinos and created monsters like the Paterno/Sandusky gang, but it’s bad enough.

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