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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 “Quote of the Week

  1. Ken Dryden
    June 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

    How loyal are patients to their doctors? Our last insurer was playing hardball with the hospital group which employed several of our doctors, threatening to make them “out of network.” It is easier to change insurance companies than doctors (we like ours a lot and recommend them often), so we dumped United Health Care (a company we had been very satisfied during our time with them) and chose Cigna, which has proven to be even better. The funny thing is a settlement was reached between United and the hospital group on the very day my wife had to choose our insurance provider for the coming year.

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