Gloom by Steven Mussey MD


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] 

  1 comment for “Gloom by Steven Mussey MD

  1. tad hominem
    September 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Yeah, it sucks to be an MD these days, especially a GP / Family doc. and sometimes a patient, too. EMR was a good concept being implemented poorly. (I’ve been in the ER at 1:00 a.m. with a parent and wondering how, if and when they would get info on current treatment from a plethora of other docs). Gee, never heard of that before. Last visit with my GP of 30 years was consumed by his tapping on tablet. Visit with my neurologist was not as bad but my time lost to tapping and searching. visit with my urologist and NO tablet or laptop. I complimented him and he replied that he and his practice found that they interfered with patient visit. Did not have time to ask what they were doing.
    Query: what happened to the medical transcriptionists who I used to see creating the paper record from the dictated notes ? Some have found a way to manage.

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