Medical Quiz: What’s the Diagnosis?

Taken from an actual chart.

This is what you get when you:

  1. Use EMRs
  2. Rush through your visits
  3. Don’t re-read your charts
  4. Use Dragon

Feel free to add more.

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 – do[email protected] 

  6 comments for “Medical Quiz: What’s the Diagnosis?

  1. Stephen Rockower
    January 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I was demonstrating Dragon (in an earlier form – about 2006) and dictated “This is a 36 year old woman with an knee injury who comes to be evaluated.” It nicely typed, “This is a 36 year old woman with a knee injury who comes to be violated.” Oops…

  2. LKutner
    January 19, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Shiny is pathognomonic, and explains it all.

  3. Pat
    January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Bet they still billed a Level 4.

  4. RSW
    January 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    “She is ailing and lives in a rest home” came out as “She is an alien and lives in a restaurant.”

    Of course, most of the garbage in the above note is there to meet the bullet-counting required by the AMA’s cash cow CPT.

  5. LJSlossMD
    January 18, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Res Ipsa Loquitur

  6. Seneca
    January 18, 2017 at 9:11 am

    My favorite Dragon error was “retired custodian” translated as “retard custodian”

    That southern accent strikes again.

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