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]

Quote of the Week: Pink Floyd

WISH YOU WERE HERE So, so you think you can tellHeaven from hell?Blue skies from pain?Can you tell a green fieldFrom a cold steel rail?A smile from a veil?Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to tradeYour heroes for ghosts?Hot ashes for trees?Hot air for a cool breeze?Cold comfort for change?Did you…

You Make Up the Results

In these times of bastardized science, I give you two charts that have NOTHING to do with each other. Now, show me you can be as biased or inappropriate as the media (both sides) to make up a conclusion. Coincidence? Correlation? Causation? You be the judge. Tweet

Friday Funny: Not The Right Way to Use it?

This is from the Placebo Journal and is at least a decade old. The person did fine. Probably. Anyway, we had tons of interesting x-rays in our magazine which came out bimonthly. At least this person kept the cap on. Does anyone want to know why that MAY be important? TGIF RIP PJ Tweet

Quote of the Week: Bart Simpson

Alright, that’s it. I’ve been scorched by Krusty before. I got a rapid heartbeat from those Krusty Brand vitamins. My Krusty Kalculator didn’t have a seven or an eight. And Krusty’s autobiography was self-serving, with many glaring omissions. But this time, he’s gone too far! Bart Simpson Tweet

CYA Alerts Not Working Well

In order to supposedly help doctors from making mistakes: 96% of hospitals that use computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems also have clinical decision support (CDS) tools. The CDS tool enables prescribers to access real-time patient data, ideally resulting in enhanced patient safety and medication accuracy. CDS can also alert the prescriber about potential patient…