Wes and the Chicago Machine


I hate the MOC.  It needs to be killed in all specialties.  I am not alone in this.  The general of the anti-MOC army is Wes Fisher MD, whom I have written extensively about here before.  Unlike me, he has done more to bring down the ABIM then my little ol’ blog has against the ABFM.  Wes has investigated.  He has been attacked.  Wes has taken action. He has put his name on the line.  Damn, I need to have a few drinks with him.

When the Placebo Journal was active, I used to give the Tenesmus Award yearly to those “disruptors” who made certain bad guys want to crap themselves.   Wes Fisher would not only win the award today but I would have to name the award after him (hmmmm…..something to think about later).  Anyway, please read his latest blog here about how the AMA and the Chicago Machine is ramping up to beat him.   Here is a taste:

And then the unimaginable happened. An unanticipated Presidential candidate won the election. Like BREXIT, the medical political establishment were caught completely off guard. None of them could imagine it happening. And even though larger and larger numbers of doctors weren’t buying the propaganda of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and MOC any longer, the AMA, heavily invested in the ACA construct, stuck to their plan to strong-arm physicians with these MOC “modifications” anyway.

Practicing doctors and their patients have been waking up to what the medical establishment have done to the middle class and the practice of medicine in America. We’ve been slow to catch on thanks to the realities and time required for this thing called patient care, but the reality is profound.

Thanks to Maintenance of Certification, practicing doctors are not so easily fooled any longer and with a new sheriff in town, the Machine might just have to go to an alternate Plan B in January 2017 or face some serious consequences.

Please support Wes.  Viva Dr. Wes!

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 “Wes and the Chicago Machine

  1. Tim McDonald, MD
    December 6, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I am 100% behind ending this shameful graft

  2. December 6, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Doug –

    Thanks for the shout-out. Looking forward to that drink… If MOC stands, we’re gonna need it.


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