Never Looking at the Patient

I thought they did a great job with this.

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 “Never Looking at the Patient

  1. Madelyn Sieraski
    August 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

    When the EHR came out I was very happy I learned to touch type. I could look at the patient as I typed. Not the best notes but good enough. I would make them look nice when the patient left.

  2. heidi
    August 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I never use computer during visit…i wait until after…once i had a patient tell me i was the only provider who ever asked how he had lost his hand…wow!!!

  3. Pat
    August 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Good, till the end – that crap about “going back to paper charts is not the solution”, but pushing for a more patient-friendly system (sure to be mandated and expensive) buys into the root cause of the problem, and undercuts the point of the whole skit.

  4. Steve O'
    August 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    It’s wonderful! Very bad hand position; I’m worried about carpal tunnel for nurse/doctor. Is that Loretta Swit?

    • Perry
      August 15, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hot Lips? That would be appropriate.

  5. Sir Lance-a-lot
    August 14, 2016 at 6:30 am

    As someone who never uses a computer while I am with a patient, I liked this, too.

    It does remind me a little bit of wheat our nurses do, though… 🙁

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