My Friend, Peer, and Colleague Speaks The Truth

My friend and DPC peerJulie Gunther, MD, does a nice job in this video on Medscape.

You have to click the image above to watch it as Medscape holds these videos like hostages and you can’t share them.

In it she speaks about:

  • Do You Want to Continue Practicing Medicine?
  • What Is Your Vision?
  • Do You Have a Mentor?
  • Are You Ready to Work Hard?

Take a listen and give her some feedback either on Medscape, here or on Facebook.

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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] 

  3 comments for “My Friend, Peer, and Colleague Speaks The Truth

  1. Sir Lance-a-lot
    February 21, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Ha. I did all this over ten years ago.
    I had a vision, I had the funds, I had a complete overarching idea of exactly what I wanted to do, and it was unique and possible.

    Then the recession came in 2008, the beginnings of everything I had made fell apart, and I had to get a job.

    So here I am ten years later, in debt, with a steady job that I hate, a contract that prohibits outside work, $100,000 worth of useless laser equipment, and no interest whatsoever in working another minute in medicine, never mind trying to build a new practice again.

    I would find another career if I could afford it, but I can’t come up with anything that I could possibly do where I could make anywhere near this much money, and I do need the money, so I expect I will do this until I die.

    I tell all the little kiddies who want to be a doctor just like me (because I am well loved by my patients): Don’t even think about it.

    • Pat
      February 22, 2018 at 7:51 am

      As usual Lance, you covered it all. I’ve got nothing to add.

  2. Steve O'
    February 21, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I have not often found mentorship in medicine. Residency has become something like the Soviet trade unions which were assembly points for workers to receive The Daily Swill from the hucksters out to grab their winnings by fooling “the workers.”
    You are the heart of the country, but you must be organized to serve productively! Obey today, and perhaps you will rule tomorrow! Residency is predation, not mentorship, all too often.

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