Buzzword Time

It must that season again?  Time for the bulls%tters to start muttering buzzwords and meaningless terms. In this article, called ADVANCED PRIMARY CARE CALLED KEY TO ACO SUCCESS, you will see the following items plucked out of the dung:

  • synergies
  • accountable care organizations
  • advanced primary care
  • deliver high-quality care
  • quality performance
  • symbiotic relationship
  • patient-centered medical homes
  • strong foundation
  • encouraging structural changes
  • good care coordination using care managers
  • robust and timely electronic health record information
  • shared savings gains
  • total-cost-of-care spending benchmark

Now, who wants to read the whole thing?  Nobody.  So why even it write it?

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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 “Buzzword Time

  1. Davis
    October 9, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Douglas, Buzzwords are their symbology, we know how sinister symbology can be…eh
    I read DIARY, Great read & spot on (as far as I know from the medical side), now Nancy is reading it. Thanks for all that you do, D

    • Doug Farrago
      October 9, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you for the nice words, Davis.

  2. Steve O'
    October 2, 2018 at 9:00 am

    In a separate article ( the author disputes the JAMA conclusion that there is NO such thing as physician burnout! Apparently it’s just whininess and weak character, I suppose.

  3. Martha O'Reilly
    October 2, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Maybe if you had eaten alpha bits you could havevonvented some more buzzwords!!!

  4. PW
    October 2, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Good thing I haven’t eaten breakfast yet,
    I would have puked ???? it up.

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