The Spirit of Healing


Deborah Cohan, an OB/Gyn and mom of two, went into surgery to have her breasts removed, and faced it with “courage and joy”. These are the cool stories of medicine.  This is the human side that is missing with the quality indicators and computer EMRs.  Cohan held a dance party with her medical team in the operating room of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco and above is her inspiring 6-minute-long video.  Enjoy.   Granted, she could pull this off only because she is a doc and that is her staff……but life, healthcare, hospitals and the environment would be so much better if this type of spirit could be spread around more.  

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]