Quote of the Week



“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Roger Caras

Editor’s Note – After 13 + years, I had to put my dog down today.  Forrest (he was named before got him after Forrest Gump) was my best friend. I am devastated but he had a great life.  He was a rescue dog who needed one surgery on his left knee and five on his right (it never truly developed anyway).  Nothing could stop that dog. His snoring and his gas was unbearable but I loved him with all my heart. RIP Dubber (his nickname)

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] 

  6 comments for “Quote of the Week

  1. Dave F.
    November 13, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I also have an older dog, who is quite rickety and yet still has a force of spirit that keeps her going. She sleeps a lot, but boy, is she happy when I get home!

    I’m sorry you will be missing that, and I too (like Sir Lance-a-Lot) dread the inevitable…

    You can’t “replace” an old friend, but as you heal, remember:

    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” – Anonymous

    • Doug Farrago
      November 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks so much for that!


  2. November 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Hugs, Doug. Been there. Will be there again and it is always hard. Loving is always the right thing to do.

  3. Pat
    November 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    With ya man.

  4. Sir Lance-a-Lot
    November 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I’m very sorry, Doug.

    I’ve got a 15-ish year old dog and I dread the day.

    My thoughts are with you.

    • Doug Farrago
      November 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm


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