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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]

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  1. Douglas Farrago MD says:


  2. Benjamin Van Raalte says:

    Training matters. But we need to be consistent. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons with 7 years of residency training have been usurped by other doctors taking weekend courses. But no one has been concerned as they feel plastic surgeons are all overpaid (some are), its just a turf war, and its just aesthetics.
    But if you say training matters it has to matter for everything. Gynecologists cannot take a weekend course and be cosmetic surgeons either. Otherwise Nurse Pracitioners with nursing school and a 3 year degree, much of which is in different theory will claim they are the same as family doctors who had 4 years of premed, 4 years of medical school, and 3 or more years of all clinical residency training.

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