Team Care Will Still Fry You


It turns that that the new trend of team-based care (a cornerstone of redesigning clinics into patient-centered medical homes) won’t necessarily decrease your burnout.  Let’s all say collectively together, “No shit.” A recent study compared the team-based care, which is supposed to decrease the workload on physicians, to the care by regular clinics.   No difference.  In other words, don’t believe the hype of the medical home crap. Oh, and remember as you continue to give up more and more control by delegating, you still will be the one sued if something goes wrong.


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 “Team Care Will Still Fry You

  1. Kurt
    January 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Let the ivory tower bastards stay in their towers. Until there is incentive for people to take care of themselves,
    nothing is going to change. Their is a vast number of patients who don’t do shit to help themselves

  2. Pat
    January 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Right on mamadoc.

  3. mamadoc
    January 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Yep, everybody wants to be on “the team” and “collaborate” until the feces hit the fan. Then it’s down to the doctor who is the one left holding the liability bag. Team care = crap.

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