Specialty Imbalance


Here is an article on a Wichita, KS site (public radio) that goes into detail about the imbalance between primary care and specialists in this country.   They make some nice points and I recommend you read it.   There is something missing, however.   The author focused a lot on KU School of Medicine in Wichita and a rural rotation with Dr. Gayle Goetzen and Dr. Kellerman, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wichita’s KU School of Medicine.    It is a nice story but when they talk about a “fix” to get more primary care doctors there is nothing about direct primary care.  I find that funny because the leader of this movement is Atlas.MD, which is located right in that same city!   Was there some agenda by the school or the other docs not to mention this method?  One has to wonder.


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]