The Authentic Medicine Podcast?

Why?  Why would I do something else to add to my plate?  The answer is because I am an idiot.  But, wait, there’s more.  I started this blog over 16 years ago.  I actually used to do audio back then before podcasts.  I have also done videos.   Podcasting, though, gives me a medium to talk to someone else and ask the questions that need to be asked.  Let me give you some examples.

There was a discussion recently where one residency is making all residents and faculty do a Beck’s depression inventory twice a year. And it won’t be anonymous.  Yeah, that needs to be talked about.

Or how about this.  I get asked, by PR people, to talk to their clients all the time.  One dude is a plastic surgeon who is “an experienced facial rejuvenation artist, innovator, and highly sought after trainer….has performed over 10,000 laser and cosmetic treatments, making him one of the most sought after facial plastic surgeons in the U.S. today.  His new book “The Smile Prescription” explores the art of smiling, facial expression,and innovative communication strategies….and has the remedy to America’s Physician Burnout Crisis.” Oh, really?  You have got to be kidding me.  He has the remedy?  But it may make a good podcast.

So, I am working on this.  I have some people in mind to talk to but what do you think?  Would you listen to our stuff?  Anyone I should try to talk to?  Give me your feedback in the comment section below.


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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]