Doctor’s Guide to Doctors

I just want to give a shout out to Danielle Ofri MD for her NY TImes article called A Doctor’s Guide to a Good Appointment. In it she says that “as a doctor I often get asked by friends and family how to make the most of a medical visit. Here’s my advice, and it’s basically the same whether you are the patient, or a family member or a caregiver of the patient” and then recommends…..Direct Primary Care!

Ask friends who’ve had a lot of experience dealing with the medical system — here’s what I recommend looking for:

  • A doctor who takes his or her time talking with you, as opposed to making you feel like you’re at a drive-through fast-food joint.

  • A doctor who engages his or her patients in decision-making, as opposed to simply rattling off a to-do list.

  • A doctor who you can get in touch with on the phone or through secure email.

Yup, that’s us.

Thank you.

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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] 

  1 comment for “Doctor’s Guide to Doctors

  1. Shirley Mcroy
    March 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Totally agree!

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