More On Employed Docs

Scott Gottlieb says a lot of the things that  I have been saying for years in his WSJ piece entitled “The Doctor Will Not See You Now”.  He blames ObamaCare for a bunch of it but that may or may not be true.    It surely won’t help the situation, however.  I recommend the read.    What he really talks about is “industrialized medicine” vs. “authentic medicine”.    I trademarked the the latter term but not the former one.  Why?   It seems that when you own the language, you own the argument.  And I wasn’t letting some government mouthpiece or insurance company own “authentic medicine”.     They can own industrialized medicine, but sadly, we all own it now.

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 “More On Employed Docs

  1. Kurt
    March 20, 2013 at 10:11 am


    You are the appropriate caretaker of the A.M. term.
    Let the Insurance Companies have the I.M. one! 🙂

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