Quote of the Week: John Irving


“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”

John Irving

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] 

  1 comment for “Quote of the Week: John Irving

  1. April 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I love your article about the sun. I live on Cape Cod and go out in it a lot from April through October. Anyway, I went to a new primary a few years ago – he is still my primary because he is truly great – but he prescribed loads of vitamin D vitamins. I could not believe it. I never took them – I cannot take vitamins; they give me indigestion – and am fine. In fact, I am great. In my view, there are too many pills for everything – people and doctors, too, over think things. Just get out and enjoy and you will be fine, for heaven’s sake.

    Ellen B. Kagan
    Author, Ellen In Medicaland, on Kindle, about my wild and crazy experiences at a Harvard-teaching hospital and writer of her one-woman show based on Ellen In Medicaland, which she will perform in 2016.

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