Crashing by Steven Mussey MD

2014-04-22networkThere once was a time when I actually paid attention to patients instead of fretting about connection issues with the computer network. When the computer crashes, it feels like my whole patient encounter crashes.

Steven Mussey, M.D.

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] 

  2 comments for “Crashing by Steven Mussey MD

  1. Stella Fitzgibbons MD
    April 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I print out the encounter form, then look up the patient’s preventive medicine status and recent testing and scribble notes on the form. Then I see the patient, scribble some more, then go to the nursing station and put my PE and other notes into the $%^& EHR along with lab orders etc. I am looking at the patient and s/he doesn’t see or hear me wrestling with the software.

  2. politovski
    April 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

    oddly, i look forward to crashes and blackouts, as i get to revert to medicine from 40 years ago. i get to upgrade to a far superior system: paper and fountain pen….

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