Quote of the Week


“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

John Wooden

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 “Quote of the Week

  1. June 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

    My $0.02: Don’t worry about your image, worry about your reputation.

  2. R Watkins
    June 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Now rewritten as”

    “Be more concerned with your patient satisfaction scores than your character . . . “

    • Stella Fitzgibbons MD
      June 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

      This is only partially true. Length of stay and cost-effectiveness of care are also important.

  3. ESP
    June 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I would like to add that “character is what you do when nobody is watching.”

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