Ridiculous Study of the Week: Are Family Docs Underpaid?

Umm, are we really still looking at this? The question is whether family doctors and internists and pediatricians are underpaid? Merritt Hawkins says yes. I say, no sh%t, Sherlock.

That being said, as the AAFP and other primary care groups keep allowing NPs/PAs to equate their education and training with ours then we will only dilute our worth even more. In other words, we get what we f$cking deserve.

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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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2 Responses

  1. Kurt says:

    And I sure as H#!! hope med students bust their buns, specialize and stay the H#!! away from FP/straight IM practice. With NP’s getting independent practice rights in more and more states, pay will continue to go down for FP’s dramatically. Especially one a production based system. With EHR, my production went down as I couldn’t see as many patients dealing with computer generated administrative records. Hence my income dropped. Dropped even further when I switched to only seeing patients in the afternoons and not mornings. Still did hospital work and did some call. Fatigue set in after salvage therapy for prostate Ca. Surgery, radiation and 2 years worth of Lupron shots. One ain’t been castrated unless they beens chemically castrated! Hence fatigue land for me. I’m so glad I was able to save up over the years and was just able to retire this July 1st.

  2. Rando says:

    Family Docs have been relatively underpaid for decades, really since the whole AMA RVU schedule came out rewarding specialists over generalists. I see the rise of NP’s/PA’s as a result of that problem and not just as worsening it. Over time medical students wised up and went more into specialties.

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