The NOT So Good Old Days

This came in from a loyal reader, Ana Gratacos, after she read this article entitled Walmart to Offer Heath Screening Stations:

I am an old fashioned person, at the same time I embrace technology, but this one I really dislike, especially when it says:

  • But SoloHealth’s backers do have larger plans. The Duluth, Ga.-based company aims to expand its kiosk offerings to teach people how to quit smoking, test whether they are at risk for diabetes, and even enroll them in health coverage.
  • Technology “has become a new arm of the healthcare delivery system,” says Jay Sanders, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, a consulting firm in McLean, Va. “You need to bring the exam room to where the patient is, not where the doctor is.”
 Makes me feel sick. Getting back to the not so good old days.
Yup, Ana, gets it.

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] 

  1 comment for “The NOT So Good Old Days

  1. Pat
    February 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Reminds of the time years ago when the parents of a toddler asked me to go out to their SUV to examine their child, because he was busy watching a movie and was “so happy out there.” Mercifully, the nurse intervened before I had a chance to talk to these idiots.

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