Worried by Steven Mussey MD

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Editor’s note: In the Pay-for-Performance era, it is really important to get those quality indicators under control

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 “Worried by Steven Mussey MD

  1. Ed
    October 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

    This is eerily true….
    The day after our EMR went “live”, I walked into our trauma bay to see a patient. I was so struck by what I saw, I snapped a quick photo and sent it to our Chief Quality Officer (MD)…. It Was your comic x 5….

    5 trauma bays in a row along one wall, a long counter on the opposite wall….

    10 computers (2 per bay). 3 patients…. All staff facing computers, no one looking at the patients……

    That was 2 years ago. The situation has improved…. The counter moved and you now sit facing patients, although the computer monitors are in the way.

    And we wonder why patients feel disenfranchised….

    • October 25, 2014 at 8:32 am

      we healers don’t and our patients don’t

      it’s about intelligent design with patient care first and physicians in charge

      -from an EMR pioneer since ’99-

      Stefan Topolski MD

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