The Great Authentic Medicine Member Drive (Failure)

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We are a very popular website.  I am proud of that.  Somehow, unfortunately, GoDaddy lost my list about six months ago and getting that back proved impossible.  This week I took on the task of going through all my lists of subscribers all the way back to the Placebo Journal days.  It was huge and I even paid a service to clean it of any suspicious names, etc. Yesterday I used another service to send out a pretty benign email. I could not risk GoDaddy screwing my stuff up again.  Anyway, my email basically said that if you want to sign up for authentic medicine updates then just check out our site and put in your email address as an opt-in. I promised never to email these people again and that I am not selling anything.  Our website and newsletter are free.

What happened?  Well, the other email service provider got a few spam complaints and attached the above image to the links in the email.  It is like I broke international law!  Everyone now thinks I am criminal spammer from Russia working in my mother’s basement.

So let me just say that I am sorry if I injured someone out there with my email.  If you have PTSD from it then please see your doctor.  I am not a criminal.  This site is real and is free and we are the ONLY ones talking about the broken healthcare system without kissing its ass.  Our members speak their minds and I am not afraid to post controversial material unlike some other sites that get all the media press.

If you truly want clarity, sarcasm, laugher and critical thinking, then hit the sign-up form on the right so that an email reminder of the newsletter comes to you every week.

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 “The Great Authentic Medicine Member Drive (Failure)

  1. Estelle
    August 28, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I was pleasantly surprised to see the email, and bummed to see the block. A little draconian on the service’s set up, eh?

  2. Jean
    August 28, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Yes, who reported your email as spam? Argh! I want in, too.

  3. August 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    thanks for finding me. Missed you. Barry Grabelle, family practice, 56 years Sign me up again!

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