Angel Doctor


Here is a really nice story about an American doctor who has lived and worked in Ethiopia since 1990.  Dr. Rick Hodes is medical director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, founded in 1914, which is a Jewish humanitarian assistance organization that provides needed services in more than 70 countries. Hodes is based in Ethiopia and his medical team served an estimated 70,000 so-called “Felas Mora” Ethiopians of Jewish ancestry before they emigrated to Israel. Hodes also serves the predominantly Orthodox Christian Ethiopian population. But he does so much more.  Along with setting up and sending Ethiopian boys and girls to the United States and Ghana for surgery, Hodes also oversees and delivers comprehensive medical services, including immunization, nutritional support, family planning, and community health for these extremely poor people.  It’s time to give credit to the good guys/docs and Hodes is one of them.   That’s authentic medicine!



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]

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2 Responses

  1. twaw says:

    ahem, scott, diane, brian…there IS something going on besides the weather, bombings and government corruption.

  2. Pat says:

    Good story!

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