Family Health Centers


Take a look at the long NY Times article about how a Louisville clinic is racing to adapt to the new health care changes.  It should make you sick.  It starts out explaining how a MBA is hired to  “coach”  and help the nonprofit clinic adapt to the demands of the federal health care changes.  He doesn’t cost much, I bet.  He is just another Administribble who produces nothing and yet takes from the system.  Anyway, here are some more highlights that will curl your genital hair even more:

  • They expect that their patient load could double, even as they struggle to recruit doctors and other staff members. 
  • Doctors working full time at Family Health Centers earn about $127,000 a year, far less than many of their counterparts in private practice.
  • In the last year alone, the clinics lost five doctors, including one who moved, one who retired and one who took a higher-paying job at a hospital. Nurse practitioners are filling the void. They now make up 60 percent of the medical staff at the seven clinics, and their role will continue to grow.

This is what will happen everywhere.  Welcome to The Show.

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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  1. Ken
    June 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm


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