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]

Team-Based Care Saves Money?

I have ripped on the Patient-Centered Medical Home crap over and over in this blog. I just love it when articles come out as propaganda for big corporations. For example, listen to this: “The patient-centered medical home is a key foundation to how we’re building our programs and looking at how our programs are going…

Doctors Need More Nutrition Education

I hear this all the time. “Doctors need to know more about nutrition!” Every internet and fad diet guru likes to rip on doctors for knowing little about nutrition. It is time to call bullshit on this. Why? Because the information changes ALL THE TIME! No matter what side, or diet, you endorse there is…

More Anxiety Thoughts

A little while back I wrote a blog entry about a young woman going to the ER for a panic attack. I ended with these thoughts: Here are my questions: – Why are young people going to the ER for panic attacks? – Why are so many young people having panic attacks and anxiety? I…

Quote of the Week: David Foster Wallace

Pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things — if they are where you tap real meaning in life — then you will never have enough. Never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always…

The ER and Panic Attacks

Here some worthless news: A Michigan woman reportedly caused quite a stir in the emergency room on Monday night when she arrived to be treated for a panic attack while covered in grisly Halloween makeup. The makeup, she claims, was mistaken for an actual medical emergency and she began being prepped to enter trauma. Ha, ha, ha. She fooled the staff. Good…

They Want Me to Buy Your Data!

People ask me why it is so important for hospitals, EHRs and insurers to demand you use EHR system. As the guy who runs this website, I am bombarded with this kind of stuff: Subject: Cerner Users ListFrom: Amy Rosa Hi, Would you be interested in acquiring of Cerner Users List to boost your sales and marketing?…