Interest In Direct Primary Care Still Climbing

This weekend the AAFP put on the DPC Summit.  I know many of the speakers who were there (Julie Gunther, Josh Umbehr, Ryan Neuhofel, Jack Forbush, etc) and I heard it was a smashing success. The interest in simplifying primary care continues to grow. It turns out we don’t need third parties to get in the way of us treating patients.  We don’t need administrators to set us straight and treat us as three year olds.  There is hope.

For those that missed this event there and are considering DPC there is another non-AAFP DPC conference in Orlando this October. It is put on by the Doctors for Patient Care Foundation and I will be speaking.  More information to follow.

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] 

  1 comment for “Interest In Direct Primary Care Still Climbing

  1. Kurt
    June 27, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I made a respectable comment on the AAFP site that if one is able to get a DPC practice to flourish, they could kiss MOC and and ABFM good-bye. No cuss words but my usual diatribe on how
    no accountability of patients for their lousy habits further dooms FP and the alphabet soup
    accountable care/”quality care” drivel that is being foisted on us. Guess what? I was already on
    moderation but it remains to be posted. Wonder why?

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