Stupid Things Medical Administrators Say

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Complements of the Placebo Journal.  Please, please respond with more as this is old and there are sooooooo many more administrators now.

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] 

  5 comments for “Stupid Things Medical Administrators Say

  1. Perry
    January 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Isn’t Stupid Administrator Sayings an oxymoron?

    • Sir Hakum of Hugo
      January 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Double Negative.

      A stupid administrator would be the rare respectful and honest breed of Administrator that helps physicians provide excellent health care.

      Endangered species list, up there with unicorns, snipes, and honest lawyers.

      • Perry
        January 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        Endangered species list, up there with unicorns, snipes, and honest lawyers.

        And primary care physicians.

  2. Ken
    January 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    We’re going to pay an outside consultant to help us modernize our physician reimbursement. Yes, I know were paid to do this kind of thing already, but that would mean actually reading a book or something, we’d rather just use your earnings to pay for this. Oh, and a heads up, a large chunk of your earnings will be based on patient satisfaction but none of our salaries will be based on physician satisfaction.

  3. Perry
    January 15, 2016 at 9:16 am

    “Slavitt said CMS was in the process of making the much-reviled program more physician-friendly, with EHR technology built around “individual practice needs, not the needs of the government.”

    “We have to get the hearts and minds of the physicians back,” he said. “I think we lost them.”‘

    This is from Medscape. Really????? After years of aggravation, mistakes, errors, and untold millions of dollars?

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