Quote of the Week


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

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 “Quote of the Week

  1. Steve O'
    January 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Why? We are taught to instinctively hide under the veil of mediocrity. Enough small men and women with indistinguishable opinions comfort each other by their interchangeability. Everyone can indulge in the luxury of vanity – if we are all unanimous, we are all correct. Very good then – but why are you cowering together?
    If there is not enough bravery or reason for a man to hew out of raw material his own and private opinion, there is instead a herd of mindless animals – moving this way and that, only wishing not to stand out, to be far from the comforting center of the herd.
    Enough pride, alloyed with enough ignorance and vain self-certainty, makes for a majority – a conventional wisdom, the oxymoron states. So many of us live a life without substance or identity, clustering about them the comforting opinions of the majority, hoping never to awaken and become lonely.
    It is the emptiness of the majority, the vacuity of the masses, the solitude of the herd that they live their lives, sleepwalking. For such an ignoble purpose – is that all we are here for?

  2. Pat
    January 22, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Good advice.

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