What’s Wrong With This Picture?


A recent poll showed that:

“7 in 10 Americans are obese or overweight, but only 36 percent think they have a weight problem.”

You read that right!

If people are so oblivious to their weight (and health), and subsequent behaviors that lead to it, then how can we expect any changes by these same patients in the health metrics that are used to grade doctors?  We can’t. And yet the present system allows these same individuals, who think they have no dietary issues, to rate doctors on satisfaction surveys and somehow this is perfectly fine?


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] 

  3 comments for “What’s Wrong With This Picture?

  1. RSW
    December 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm
  2. HJR
    December 5, 2016 at 8:12 am

    The National Association of Fat Acceptance is a real thing. http://www.naafaonline.com

    • Pat
      December 5, 2016 at 11:28 am

      You doubted me?

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