Most Miserable Profession?


Yep, that is what being a doctor is according to this article in the Daily Beast.  It is like they have been following this website for a a while. 🙂  Anyway, it is well worth the read.  My favorite line is the last one of the piece:

But for America’s health to be safeguarded, the wellbeing of America’s caretakers is going to have to start mattering to someone.

It matters to me.

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] 

  8 comments for “Most Miserable Profession?

  1. April 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Do you have the reference for the nursing article. I would like to present it to our admin. Thanks.

  2. Sir Lance-a-lot
    April 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for that article, Doug.

    Now I know why I’m so depressed all the time.

    With the AMA, AAFP, ABFM, ABMS, and all the rest nothing more than collaborators (loved the “AMA is the Vichy of Medicine” quote in an earlier thread), there is no one left to defend doctors, and we will surely go the way of the brontosaurus (ie: Fred Flintstone’s barbeque) unless we recognize a voice that can lead us to resist and fight back.

  3. politovski
    April 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Why should be be sad? Big brother increased our chocolate rations from 12 per month to 9 per month. is that not something to be thankful for? praise big brother! and think of all the good duckspeaking the ama and aafp do to help big brother. ama and aafp doubleplusgood duckspeak!

    • Sir Lance-a-lot
      April 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Bravo, politovski. All praise to Big Brother, and thanks to him and his wisdom for keeping us safe and at peace through constant war, and for keeping us healthy by attacking and destroying the sick and degenerate medical profession.

  4. Pat
    April 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I know some med students follow this blog, and I’d really like to hear your take on this article.

  5. Scott
    April 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Sad, but very accurate article. And was is the AAFP doing about this? (Crickets chirp in the background)

    • R Watkins
      April 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      AAFP President and Nobel Laureate in Cluelessness Reid Blackwelder:

      “This really should be a good new year . . . things are moving in some outstanding directions for family medicine.” (january 1, 2014)

      Problem solved!

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