Welcome to one of the OLDEST medical blogs on the internet. We have blogged daily since 2002! Authentic Medicine is about connecting us back to the roots of medicine. This online “magazine” is constantly updated with informative and challenging opinions and ideas. The goal is to fight back against those things that are taking us away from the direct care of patients while still pointing out the lunacy and hypocrisy of this job. It is the evolution of what Dr. Farrago was trying to accomplish with the Placebo Journal.
Physicians and patients need to join together to form the “Authentic Medicine Movement”. This is not about being Republican or Democrat. It is about opening up a dialogue and keeping that conversation going. You may hate some of the things we say. We may hate some of your comments. It doesn’t matter. The wrong people (politicians, businessmen, and administrators) are running and ruining this healthcare system. We need to speak up and be part of the NEVER ENDING DEBATE.
Issues that we are concerned about:
- Why we are moving to an era of Industrialized Medicine
- The Quality Movement and why it is a scam
- The ever-expanding Medical Axis of Evil
- Medical Dogma and the Alphabet Soup (JC, HIPAA,etc)
- Bureaucratic Drag and the distractions from treating patients
- Burnout and depression amongst healthcare professionals
- Humor in caring for the patient and the caretaker
We would be honored if you can check out the site and tell us what you like or dislike. Come back regularly as new items are added daily (at least).
THE WRITING TEAM
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.
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.
Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]
Pat Conrad MD
Steven Mussey MD
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