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]

Plastic Surgeon in Hot Water

Michael Salzhauer, a Miami plastic surgeon, is getting some heat about a video he produced.   The piece is about rhinoplasty and it is called “Jewcan Sam”.   Dr. Salzhauer, the band and the video director are all Orthodox Jews but the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is still going ahead with an investigation into…

AAFP Talks Tough

Last June the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) threatened to leave the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) due to many issues but pay disparity was probably the key provision.   They ask for six key changes to occur: add four additional “true” primary care seats to the committee, including one each for…

Which Punchline?

Probably not the best place for this but these situations do occur.   My partner told me of a case years back where the wife of a patient complained that her husband had this same nasty habit.  There are infections transmitted from animals to humans and they are called zoonoses.  You can see a list…

A Title Tells It All

Here is an article just put out by the media: Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program Ya’ think?  It turns out they needed a two-year study to figure this one out.  Ah, nothing like seeing money well spent. Tweet

Pink Slime

Good News – The fast food industry will stop selling “pink slime” or boneless lean beef trimmings. Bad News – The USDA gives the green light to continue using it for school lunches. Amazing and sad.  Read more about the “pink slime” here.   Three cheers for ammonia! Talk amongst yourselves.   Tweet

Epic Fail for a Yahoo Article

Are you looking to launch a new career where you can help others and make a difference? A job that lets you feel truly good about what you do every day could mean the difference between a rewarding experience and just another 9-to-5. Keep reading to learn about six careers that could make you feel good…

Meaningful Use Part Deux

The AMA News is listing some of the changes to come upon us in 2014. Here are what EMRs will be expected to do in Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use criteria.   Some optional EMR functionality objectives in stage 1 would become mandatory in stage 2. Overall, physicians would need to use their EMRs…