Quote of the Week

“Seven? Yeah, I guess I could see it. Seven. Seven periods of school, seven beatings a day. Roughly seven stitches a beating, and eventually seven years to life. Yeah, you’re doing that child quite a
service.”
– Jerry Seinfeld, in “The Seven” episode

PLEASE COMMENT ON THE WORST OR MOST STUPID PATIENT NAMES YOU HAVE COME ACROSS.

 

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]dicine.com 

  18 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. DrWally
    April 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    How could I have forgotten….
    Tylan Hall…..I’m waiting for Abe Profen.

  2. cgknoxmd
    April 11, 2013 at 2:01 am

    An 86 y/o man named Flatus! And a mentally retarded child named “Very Special Lamb Of God,” nickname: Special for short. Check out the very latest Freakonomics podcast for an interesting discussion on naming.

  3. Mel
    April 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Crystal Shanda Leer
    Dr. B.M. Heine(Louisville, KY)
    Dr. Weiner (urologist, Pembroke Pines, FL)
    Richard Richards (Louisville)

  4. Sheryl
    April 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    James Edward Hill Junior, III

    True newborn’s name…

  5. ˝Lawrence Sweet
    April 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Twins–Syphilus and Gonorrea. So named because that was what mother saw written on her chart.

  6. Gomez
    April 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Majestic Hightower, Melena

  7. Gerald Patterson DDS
    April 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Stupid names:
    Lavoris ( kid was named after a brand of mouthwash)
    Placenta

  8. J. R. Johnson
    April 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Le-ah. Pronounced “Lee Dash Ah”.

  9. April 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Seaman Glasscock. 🙂

  10. April 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Seaman Glasscock. Best name ever! 🙂

  11. RJ
    April 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

    heaven leigh paradise
    pajama (pronounced pa ja ma)

  12. Ron McGregor MD
    April 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Nosmo King From the sign on the delivery suite door.

  13. DrJ
    April 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Spittissue

    Shimer-Breaz (pronounced Shimmer Breeze)

    Precious Jewel Diamond (“PJ”)

    Unique Divine

    Jourmajesty

  14. Liz
    April 10, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Meconium.

    (Not my patient–a friend’s sister encountered this unfortunate newborn during her anesthesiology residency.)

    • DrHockey
      April 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

      I also had a patient named Meconium while I was medical student rotating at the county hospital. He was 22 years-old, admitted for SBE from IV drug abuse. Poor kid, he never had a chance.

  15. DrBert
    April 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Bunion.

  16. Dr Phil
    April 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Drew Peacock, yes parents names him Andrew but he likes Drew.

  17. DrWally
    April 4, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Aquanet, Nevus, Emeritus.

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