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Patient: “Doc, my hip is killing me”!


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] 

  11 comments for “Fill In The Caption

  1. Marco
    November 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    We found a imbalance between your human and donkey structures.

  2. Vance
    November 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “The bad news is that your pelvis is shattered, and you’ll have bed rest for weeks, maybe months. The good news is that the interpreting radiologist has submitted a couple interesting ideas for how you can pass the time.”

  3. November 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    The good news is that it appears that you have a strong, firm, healthy third leg to take over some of the stress.

  4. wil watkins md
    November 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    you’re trying to hard not to step on your dick!

  5. November 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    “I’m not an orthopedist, but from your x-rays, I’d say it’s a case of referred pain.”

  6. Mitch Prywes
    November 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    “Looks like referred pain to me.”

  7. Nick
    November 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Positioning, collimation, and exposure time are adequate to visualize the head and the shaft…and I’m not talking about the femur!

  8. Nick
    November 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Patient: “Doc, my hip is killing me”!

    Doctor: Well, it appears I was mistaken when I said it would only be a tiny prick.

  9. DrWally
    November 13, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Anyone remember Throck-Morton?

    • Richard W. Mondak
      November 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      I always thought that ironic (in that you do have a greater than 50% chance of finding the ipsalateral source of the problem) and iconic diagnostic sign was spelled as a single word, but it does sound more medically scientific when hyphenated.

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