Hospitalists Do It Longer

About 9% of family practice residents are going to become hospitalists and that number is growing by the year.  A recent survey also found:

These physicians said they worked longer hours, made more money and experienced greater job satisfaction than their non-hospitalist peers.

Surveys are not perfect but this trend has been going on for a while.  It bothers me because we lose good family docs for the money. But this study never pulled out DPC docs who can make as much money, work less hours, and  have more job satisfaction than any of them.  Oh, and they don’t have to do night shift work under fluorescent blue lights.  The last part has it own deleterious effects that wears these docs down over time.

There is hope for family docs to stay in the office and fulfill their dream. It’s called direct primary care.

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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]