Quote of the Week

“…you could, in time, develop into the flower of our calling–the cultivated general practitioner. May this be the destiny of a large majority of you! Have no higher ambition! You cannot reach any better position in a community; the family doctor is the man behind the gun, who does our effective work. That his life is hard and excting; that he is underpaid and overworked; that he has but little time for study and less for recreation–these are the blows that may give finer temper to his steel, and bring out the nobler elements in his character.”
William Osler in “The Student Life”

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] 

  3 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. Sarah goodman
    November 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Love your osler quotes. Keep them coming.

  2. Kurt
    October 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    wonder how hed like the BS MOC stuff. I might drop out of the AAFP because I’m running out of CME money. Can’t afford to pay the dues since I’m not able to see more patients due to EMR. Gotta cut costs somewhere.

  3. October 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Wonder what Willie Os. Would have said when his 99214 was down-coded because the decimal place was wrong and because the turtle bite was miscoded as “subsequent” rather than “initial”?

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