VA Forms


Just wanted to share a laugh with you.  This from a loyal reader:

My patient resides in independent living, and brought some VA forms in to help cover the cost of his care. One of the questions read “Claimant is unable to independently attend to the wants of nature.”

My response on the form “Do not allow patient to feed the squirrels unattended”.

All forms are just CYA to put the responsibility on doctors.  They should be banned.

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]

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2 Responses

  1. kurt says:

    Loved the picture. Awhile back my family took to feeding squirrels and one smart girl “Peanut” hung around for 5 years. Would eat out of the hand and loved to be petted. Came when called. Another one would run down the tree and run up my leg.
    Don’t have time to direct feed them anymore but it was fun while it lasted.
    Oh, I was never bit but several took my finger in their mouth by accident and never chomped down. Would immediately let go without exerting pressure. One young one tried to nurse and suckle until I laughed and told it to take the nut in the hand. Looked up, let go and took the nut. 🙂

  2. mark OBrien says:

    But filling them out can be made entertaining.

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