If HMO’s Had Their Way…

This one is about 12 years.  Pretty humorous…and accurate.

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 “If HMO’s Had Their Way…

  1. Annie
    March 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Sorry, but I believe 12 years is way too generous! In fact, this is happening already to some degree with some insurances. And guess what? — they are NOT using doctors, but nurses, pharmacy techs, ‘specially trained agency representatives’, etc. Perhaps Watson is the answer… hook him up to a CPOE machine with drone and robot delivered medication capability, and perhaps we can bypass humanity altogether!

  2. Steve O'
    March 24, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I think there will be “CGI docs” with no need for a real meat-style doctor for recordings and such. Just a pipeline to Watson. Take all the time you want.

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