Quote of the Week: Vincent Van Gogh

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

Vincent van Gogh

(Who stole it from a novel by Émile Zola.  I guess van Gogh was bored).

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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 “Quote of the Week: Vincent Van Gogh

  1. Avery Comarow
    December 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Tsk, Dr. Doug. Emile Zola was the author of that quote. Van Gogh, whoever he was (!), picked it up after reading it (https://quoteinvestigator.com/tag/emile-zola/).

    Not that changing the source diminishes the quote. And Lord knows you’ve displayed that anti-boredom attitude over your career. We often disagree, but our disagreements are never boring.

    Happy holidays,
    Avery, who will retire at the end of this year

    • Doug Farrago
      December 15, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Very impressive. I found that quote from a famous magazine’s top 50 motivational quotes. They missed it as well. Nice job, Avery, and enjoy retirement! Please keep reading my crap, though.

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