Physician Be Well Series

Why get mad?  It really isn’t worth it.  Let me tell you a story and you can take from it any lesson you want.  When I decided to do DPC, a physician who I thought was my friend and who had recruited me to his practice, responded to my long email about explaining my dream with two words: “Be Well”.

It threw me for a loop. It made me think for days. Two words? And then I realized what he was saying with “Be Well” was….”Go f%ck yourself”. I got it. He said it without saying it. And I am sure he felt satisfaction inside. I really have no ill will towards him for that. It was brilliant.

Where am I going with this? I am not sure. I think that saying “Be Well” to someone can be very authentic and very well meaning.  For others, you may want your “Be Well” to mean what my doctor friend meant for me.  It’s up to you.  Either way, it is a good mantra to LET THINGS GO!

Say “Be Well” and take a deep breath…ahhhhhh.

There are eight avatars above.  There are actually a total of 12 and you can see most of them as t-shirts on Amazon if you search Authentic Medicine T-shirt or you can click here.  If your t-shirt avatar is not there then check back in a week as Amazon will only put up 10 at a time until a certain amount are sold.

Full disclosure: I am not going to make any money on this as I paid a dude to draw all these but it is worth it. I just thought these t-shirts would be fun.


Let me thank you in advance if you do purchase a shirt.  And please show us a picture here or on Facebook!

Be Well!


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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] 

  5 comments for “Physician Be Well Series

  1. chris
    February 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Are they all “flipping the bird”?

    • Doug Farrago
      February 20, 2018 at 10:08 am

      That is observer dependent

      • Sir Lance-a-lot
        February 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        Indeed. I hadn’t noticed that, but I like it.

  2. Sir Lance-a-lot
    February 20, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Will you be sending a complimentary shirt to your friend?

    • Doug Farrago
      February 20, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Maybe I will

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