Joke of the Day

A doctor walks into his office the Monday after Thanksgiving.  He has over thirty patients already scheduled, hundreds of labs and other documents to sign off on, and thirty pressing patient calls waiting.   Then the phones get turned on from the answering service and all hell breaks loose.

You finish the rest……



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] 

  5 comments for “Joke of the Day

  1. Robert D'Agostino, MD
    December 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That is a “sick” joke!

  2. Emily Rosenberg
    November 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    He announces to the waiting room: “Go to the ER!”

  3. Richard W. Mondak
    November 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Then he notices that most of his patents are wearing international orange hats, vests, pants and smell like some wild game in estrus. Ah, the FIRST DAY of rifle hunting season… They all are in to get an excuse for missing work for a few days. “Nurse Ratched”, he says, “here is my name stamp and the School and Work Excuse pad. Get Mary Sue (the CNA) to take care of the hunters, give them 24 hours off, charge them a 99211 and then start triaging the REAL patients.” By the of the day, word has spread that Ol’ Doc Apple is “hunter friendly” and the parking lot resembles some surreal Disney abatoir. Mary Sue spends the rest of the week crying about “the horror” and Nurse Ratched has promises for enough venison to fill both her and your freezers until next year.

  4. November 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Arriving in this scenario precipitates a migraine headache. The physician tries to remedy this with an ergot. Then, while vomiting between patients, tries to ascertain if his vomiting is from the ergot alkaloid or the average BMI>45-induced intertriginous yeast infection odor permeating his waiting room and office. Pinching himself, he realizes this is not a nightmare but real life.

  5. Pat
    November 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

    …then he flips on the news to hear another politician talking about how the Affordable Care Act will provide greater access for more patients, even as it brings down costs, and the doc realizes that the sheep who bought this idiocy are now crowding his waiting room.

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