Behind The Curtain of Oz

We have done blogs on Dr. Oz before.  And yes, I have called him a big douche.   Still believe it, too.   That being said, he is a smart dude and with an impressive pedigree.  This story in the New Yorker is extensive and very detailed about his history.  They give him his due but also are very critical of some of the things he does.  He wields a lot of power so he needs to be careful, which unfortunately he seems to forget.   They call it “Medutainment” in the article and that is exactly what you get.  Face it, proven facts are boring.  The show would be stale if Oz didn’t bring out the freaks and then put them on the freak show.  I get it.  What Oz doesn’t get is that he can’t have it both ways in life.  It is either doctor or talk show host.  Sanjay, I am sure, is going through the same struggle.   I was blown away to read that Dr. Oz’s mentor states in the article that he would not send him a heart patient.  Ouch. The New Yorker author himself is astonished when Oz says, “You find the arguments that support your data and it’s my fact versus your fact.” That basically says it all.   Oz needs to be an entertainer and not pretend to be what he was.

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]

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  1. Richard Mondak says:

    He is an entertainer who has an extensive and somewhat impressive “en carte” Curriculm Vitae. On the other hand, you are a REAL Clinician who incidentally, is enertaining.

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