Representing the Majority?

I just can’t stop watching this.  It will make you laugh out loud. After seeing it a few times I decided to break this down as to ANOTHER reason why our healthcare system is so costly.  Everyone has responsibility of their own health and if we neglect it then it costs us and others.  I don’t know if this lady has insurance or is on Medicaid or is subsidized but if she is then we are paying for it now and will be paying for her care in the future.  So, now, what can we deduce from this video?

  1. She is not an exercise fanatic.  Getting out of her care really pissed her off.
  2. She looks and sounds drunk and admitted to driving so that puts others at risk.
  3. She is smoking.
  4. She love her some McRibs.
  5. She is obese and probably diabetic (see McRibs).
  6. She likes to fight.  A lot.

I wanted to stay away from ripping on her hair or shirt or accent because who am I to judge? I am just pointing out that she is a medical time bomb that all have to pay for. Let’s not just blame the greedy insurers and the government for screwing this thing up.  Let’s blame the lack of accountability by a lot of people as the cause as well.

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] 

  6 comments for “Representing the Majority?

  1. Pat
    April 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Might be a shtick, but I promise it reflects a real client heading to your local ER at this very minute…where we treat “cooter punch” injuries.

    • Doug Farrago
      April 25, 2016 at 6:55 am

      Damn, I got burned. Then again, she is still overweight and a smoker and…..

    • Sir Lance-a-lot
      April 25, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Thought so.

  2. Elizabeth
    April 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Very funny! I’ll definitely have to try one, or two, of those McRibs sometime.

  3. Sir Lance-a-lot
    April 24, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Not to be a wet blanket, but are we sure that’s not a guy in drag pulling our collective leg?

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