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]

Patient Satisfaction Scores and Narcotics

We have written here before about the Candy Man, who got in trouble for handing out opioids like they were mints and how his patient satisfaction scores were great. Well, here is a story about a doctor who got hammered on her scores because she didn’t hand out narcotics but then also got less pay…

Health Insurance Addiction

Here is a great article by my friend, Dr. Jeffery Gold M.D. It’s called Our Unhealthy Addiction to Health Insurance. PLEASE read it, but more importantly, share it. In it he discusses: The unbelievable high cost of health insurance and the lack of value delivered in return. (we are paying Porsche prices for Yugo performance)…

Quote of the Week: Winnie the Pooh

“So it is! It’s first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatety mornings, and toasting marshmallow evenings, and best of all, leaping into LEAVES!” Winnie the Pooh (It’s a little late on this quote but who does love Winnie the Pooh?) Tweet