Pure Greed

There are bad apples in all professional.  This dude is one of them.   A “New York City cardiologist with offices on Fifth Avenue and in New Jersey admits he intentionally misdiagnosed up to 80 percent of his patients with heart problems so he could collect millions in extra Medicare money.”  How much money?  Well, about $19 million.  Talk about a lowlife.

By the way, when I was googling him I found that his Healthgrades showed great patient satisfaction ratings!

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 “Pure Greed

  1. Eric Marsh
    April 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    This is the continuation of another story from this time last year. A non-licensed graduate of an unaccredited foreign medical school worked at this same practice from 2004 to 2008.

    http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/141616273_Man_charged_with_posing_as_doctor_crime.html

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