It’s A Wonderful Physician’s Life

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Throwback to 2003.  Courtesy of the Placebo Journal. I found some of the editorial explaining the cover.  Warning: It’s dark.

Watch the story of Dr. George Bailey, a physician who loses his will to live when he realizes that his family is spending much more than he can actually make. George reaches an epiphany that the only his wife and kids can continue to lead their excessive lifestyle is to kill himself for the life insurance. Answering the age old question that every doctor asks, “What would this world be like if I had never graduated medical school?” Basically it is a sweet-natured classic drama about a near-suicidal man learning the value of his existence can never match the spending of a family.

Memorable Lines:

 “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You…you want the house? The car? The boat? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and give it to you so you can cram it up your ass.” Dr. George Bailey

“Every time Daddy’s pager goes off an angel gets his wings.” Zuzu

“Remember, no man is a failure who has a prenup.” Clarence the Angel

Featuring award-winning songs “Escort Gal Won’t You Come Out Tonight”!


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 “It’s A Wonderful Physician’s Life

  1. Pat
    December 25, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Haha, I had forgotten that one. Bravo! In your version, was Mr. Potter an Aetna exec?

    • Doug Farrago
      December 25, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Not sure be now but it sounds about right.

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