Do You Want to Write for Authentic Medicine and Gain an Audience?

Are you a physician and do you want to write for Authentic Medicine? Have you always said, “I can do that?” but never did. Are you full of great ideas that you want to share with others? Or do you just want to poke the bear and piss people off? Well, this is your chance.


Every year we do a call out for new writers. Some people express interest but are fearful of the commitment. We get that. But to be a good writer you have to write consistently.

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot”.

Stephen King

So, here are the rules if you are interested:

  • Pay = $0 (hell, we don’t make any money here).
  • We need a blog entry once a week or once every two weeks (this is a killer for some but refer to Stephen King’s quote above).
  • Topics are up to you. Seriously. You can write about anything as long as it is related to healthcare in some manner.
  • Be daring. Be authentic. Take some chances.
  • The length of your blog is up to you. Seriously.
  • I hardly ever edit so get your grammar and spelling down though you can tell that I am not great at that either.
  • You will have to learn Slack because I upload articles there that you may want to blog about. You also upload your piece there when done.
  • You will get your pic and name on our website which gets tons of hits.
  • Your bio is shown at the end of every blog you write.
  • You cannot, however, submit the same blog to some other site.
  • If you leave there are no hard feelings but the WordPress system only gives the choice to assign your material to someone else or delete. We only do the latter.

So, do you want to dance with the pros (idiots)? Do you want to be controversial or take a chance with one of the OLDEST medical blogs on the internet? Do you want to find your voice and authentic self and write a small blog once a week or so? Do you just want to get in the habit of consistently writing?

If you are interested then email me at [email protected] ASAP. We only have room for a few more.

****Please do NOT offer to write if you have some illegal or sordid past. Also, this is a MD/DO website so you must have those degrees to apply.

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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 “Do You Want to Write for Authentic Medicine and Gain an Audience?

  1. Rusty Shackleford
    April 15, 2020 at 1:23 am

    What if your past is just sordid, but not illegal? Does anyone with a non-sordid past have anything interesting to say?

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