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]

What Not to Wear in the Hospital

This picture is from a nurse in Russia who was suspended from the hospital where she worked. It turns out she was “too hot” wearing clothing underneath the head-to-toe vinyl gown she was given. From the NY Post article: While there were reportedly “no complaints” from her patients, hospital chiefs punished the nearly nude nurse…

90 Day Psychopathology

Has anyone seen this show 90 Day Fiancé? My wife likes it. My daughter likes it. It is like watching a train wreck and everyone onboard has some major psychopathology. One dude is marrying a girl that looks 12 and he is in his mid-fifties with Klippel-Feil syndrome. See the pic. He has no neck.…

Guess that Medical Procedure

This one is called Trepanning. The concept of creating small holes in the skull has had an incredibly long and illustrious tradition in Western medicine, and for most of its history it was done without anesthetic. From ancient physicians like Hippocrates, who thought that every fracture of the skull needed a hole bored near it in…

Quote of the Week: Dr. Rachel Levine

“My mother requested, and my sister and I as her children complied, to move her to another location during the COVID-19 outbreak”. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel ­Levine (In March, Levine ordered long-term care facilities in the state to continue to accept coronavirus patients who had been discharged from hospitals but un­able to return to…