I Smell Bugs


There once was a man who inhaled a fly.  I don’t know why he inhaled a fly.  Perhaps he’ll die?  Or perhaps surgeons will need to remove 50 maggots from burrowing into an Indian man’s face by extricating the flesh-eating creatures from deep inside his sinuses.  It turns out a fly laid  eggs in or around the man’s nose, which then hatched into maggots.  Each maggot measured less than half an inch long!  Now think about that before you complain about feeling congested.


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 “I Smell Bugs

  1. Melinda
    November 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    LOL, Sir Lance-a-lot! Now you MDs know what we veterinarians go through when we have cases of myiasis in pets! And I thought those cases really stink–wonder what it smelled like to this patient!

  2. Sir Lance-a-lot
    November 26, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Damn it, Doug, I’m a doctor, not an exterminator!

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