Hey, Doctor, Check This Out

You know those ground breaking telemedicine sites? Well, here is some of the ground they are breaking:

…And Jay Parkinson, CEO of Sherpaa, which charges a flat fee for access to a doctor via an app or on the phone, received more than 30 pictures of men’s genitals after launching a partnership with Vice, where anyone could text a doctor to get their health questions asked.

Here is the “best” part. Most of these flashers are using aliases but the system can’t know that. When they sign up they put some medical information on record. Again, whether it is a lie or not, no one knows. The point is that these people can’t get in trouble because of HIPAA!!

Experts have said that if users share medical information in the process of signing up for these apps, it would be protected under privacy laws. The live interaction might also be protected, if the doctor counsels the user to seek help — both Doctor on Demand and MDLive now offer a tele-mental health service.

I am laughing my ass off.

So this guy goes to the doctor’s office….wait….change that…this guy goes online to see a teledoc and then proceeds to pull out his pecker……(FEEL FREE TO FINISH THE JOKE).

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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] 

  1 comment for “Hey, Doctor, Check This Out

  1. Pat
    February 18, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Damn, that is funny.

    Are tele-medicine docs expected to have a chaperone present?

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