Truth in Advertising

Maybe it was the billboard that had a picture of a woman in a white coat saying that this “doctor does house calls” (she had a doctorate in nursing)?  Maybe it was all those chiropractors offering services they are not qualified to give?  Who knows?   But finally the AMA is trying to fight back.  We all should.  As the linked article said:

Nonphysicians who deliberately or passively allow patients to believe they are physicians when they really aren’t are abusing that well-earned trust and impugning the good work they and their colleagues are capable of doing.

Yes!  We need to push back on those who are parasitically living off our reputation because, well, it’s wrong!  Unless of course you are Dr. Rick Marshall from Land of the Lost.  Then it would be okay.

“If you don’t make it, it’s your own damn “vault.” That’s a bitch slap of truth right there.”

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]