How Times Have Changed by Steven Mussey MD

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 “How Times Have Changed by Steven Mussey MD

  1. Andrea Trescot
    May 24, 2017 at 9:21 am

    As an interventional pain physician, I see Patient’s whose lives are destroyed by unremitting pain, usually after surgery. All chronic pain started by an acute pain that was inadequely or inappropriately managed.

  2. George Voigtlander
    May 24, 2017 at 7:40 am

    When I was a resident, having just received my BNDD (now called DEA) number, I was told by my attebdinds that you should be stingy with opioids. These cause addiction, and other bad things. Move ahead 25 years, evil doctors were denying patients narcotics. These drugs were second only to mother’s milk in doing good things. Doctors were sued for not giving high enough doses of narcotics. Others lost their licenses and even tried in criminal court for being cautious in prescribing opioids. Move to today and fashion has returned to 36 years ago regarding narcotics.
    When will the regulators realize they are part of the problem? That is a rhetoratorical question we all know NEVER!

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