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]

Should We Have COVID-19 Parties?

I have some thoughts on how to get through this pandemic. We are in a strange place right now. I have heard a million theories on how to solve this crisis so if this idea sounds similar to anyone else’s it is because it probably is. Stop testing for CV19. It costs too much, takes…

Being Mocked Over Being Careful

So I went ahead and wore some gloves and an old N95 to get my key and golfballs in the clubhouse yesterday. I needed to get out of the house. I had to keep waiting outside because a bunch of 20 somethings were loitering around the area. They were gabbing with another fat guy. So…

The Great Senator Stock Sell-Off

Here are some disturbing headlines: Sen. Richard Burr sold roughly $1.6M in stock before coronavirus crippled stock market, report finds Sen. Kelly Loeffler grilled by Ed Henry over reports she sold off stocks ahead of coronavirus pandemic Dianne Feinstein, 3 Senate colleagues sold off stocks before coronavirus crash: reports No need to give links. They…

Planes, Trains, and Coronaviruses

I felt this scene is the PERFECT example of what doctors are going through right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. See if you can notice the subtle changes we made. Warning: many F bombs ahead. Hey, you can’t change a magical scene that much! Feel free to share. Tweet