Creepy Uncle Sam

I don’t know this group that is trying to get people to opt out of Obamacare but this beyond creepy.  It will haunt you.  Not that it makes a good point.  It will just haunt you.

 

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] 

  3 comments for “Creepy Uncle Sam

  1. Bill Newton MD FACS
    October 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Funny,

    No one had a problem when Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna et al was doing the exam… Because they are all about healthcare, not healthcost, CEO incomes, pre existing conditions, maximum pay outs…etc etc..

  2. Jerry Brown MD
    October 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

    OBAMASTARE….History is being primed to record this story in ‘PROFILE THAT DISCOURAGE!’

  3. Sir Lance-a-lot
    October 5, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I tell you what Doug: It’s the right ad but the wrong target.

    The people who made it seem to have come close to hitting the bullseye blindfolded.

    I’m a doc, and I’ve got to tell you, I categorically refuse to see any doctor who is going to put my visit on an EMR.

    There are two hospitals in my area with creepy Big Brother systems, one where the ER docs receive telephone calls from a command center of some sort somewhere else in the country to ask them why they haven’t done such-and-such to Patient A yet, and another where every ICU bed has a TV camera watching it, and a command center far away can click on through an intercom at any time to tell the RN to do something different, or to tell the doctor that they don’t like his vent settings. In fact, the distant voice can access the computer and change settings or place orders at any time if the actual doctor refuses to after being “asked.”

    Essentially, I think they’ve nailed it, but only the tip of the iceberg, and they don’t even realize that they have.

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