Penn and Teller Talk Vaccines


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] 

  3 comments for “Penn and Teller Talk Vaccines

  1. Gerald Patterson DDS
    January 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    The complete episode is on” Penn and Teller Bullsh*t” on line at
    The main anti-vaccination proponent is Jay Gordon MD a pediatrician in LA who apparently went over to the “dark side ” years ago w/ the help of Jenny McCarthy.

  2. Sir Lance-a-lot
    January 25, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Wow. Can they come talk to some of my patients?

    • Steve O'
      January 26, 2015 at 12:32 am

      But it still wouldn’t help – even if they were standing there in the exam room throwing yellow balls and howling reason. Or the patient panicked about Ebola virus, but unwilling to get a ‘flu shot.
      One of the measures of the integrity of a civilization is how it treats ignorance. In some places, they look to experienced professionals for gentle, accurate guidance on the handling of reality.
      Not here in America! Better to have tens of thousands of children be crippled every year, in a way that we can palm it off to “the will of Al’lah” or God’s way, or some sort of blasphemous pointing of the fingers – than to save one child’s life. We are so enamored of our own cowardice and irrationality that most of us will not lift a finger, if we can be blamed for something. And medicine hurtles at relativistic speed towards the New Dark Ages, where people will die without anyone daring to try to save them.
      If there is any theology to be gleaned from Penn & Teller (as I understand, atheists) is the reasonable assertion that “Jesus is coming, and boy, is He pissed!” That, we can agree on. Google “millstone” in the New Testament, and hear the words of someone quite like Penn Jillette.

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