Quote of the Week

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge

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] 

  4 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. Joseph Hough
    September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Regarding #2 – The hospital I work for just implement this “Provider Based Billing”, the “provider” being the hospital. I find the charges excessive and unethical, but since I’m “just an employee”, I too, have no say. I feel this charge system which charges exhorbitant hospital fees for office calls, devalues the physician because the “physician portion” of the bill is much less than we previously charged. Ultimately, I think it will be one more way for the hospital to decrease our salaries.

  2. David Bertoncini
    September 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    What does this mean…”Remember, each AM Gazette comes out on Wednesday (except today)”. Is this an ironical joke that I don’t get?

    • Doug Farrago
      September 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm


  3. Jared
    August 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Let them eat persistence is what the insurers say about physicians each and every day. Let then rat only their persistence.

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