Scared Straight Out of Medicine

This is pretty good and easily relatable to medical school.   What do you think?

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] 

  4 comments for “Scared Straight Out of Medicine

  1. Otterwoman
    February 21, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I got a PhD in Comparative Literature. I make my living from the two year nursing degree I got afterwards. If I had to do it all over again I would have gotten a BSN and not started a real career at age 36. Or better yet, been a veterinarian.

  2. February 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Bob Dylan, in one of his songs, wrote, “…20 years of schooling and they put you on the day shift.” Now, after 20+ years of the most arduous education imaginable, not to mention incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, you may (if you’re lucky) be hired by some ACO or hospital as a Nocturnist! All this, for a salary which will ensure a life of debt.

    Oh, well. I suppose it’ll be O.K., since NP’s, PA’s, and the pharmacist at the local chain drugstore can provide the high quality of care that will be missing when nobody who can perform simple arithmetic will consider going to medical school.

  3. Pat
    February 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    It’s only funny ’cause it’s true.

    I majored in History and did a residency in Family Practice. If I had it to do all over again … I would still major in history.

  4. February 19, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Higher Education keeps getting Higher in Cost and Lower in Usefulness.

    If I were 20 years old, I would finish a 4 year ‘cheap’ college just to get a degree and charge into a quality network marketing company for a lifetime of leveraged, residual income.

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