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]

Survivor: Millennials vs. Boomers

There is a lot to unpack here. First, the nation is shutting its doors and trying to quarantine itself in order to stave off COVID-19. Or are they? There seems to be a tremendous amount of disregard to social distancing by the millennials. The picture above is spring break in Key West. There is evidence…

Top Ten Things Doctors Don’t Care About During a Pandemic

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How I Am Using Sanitizer

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Best show on TV. Watch it while you are quarantined. In fact, see there quarantine episode. Season 9, Episode 7. Get our awesome newsletter by signing up here. We don’t give your email out and we won’t spam you Tweet

Tom in Isolation

I love that they gave him Wilson to hang out with. No, not Rita Wilson. He has her all the time. Get our awesome newsletter by signing up here. We don’t give your email out and we won’t spam you Tweet

Flatten the Curve

“Advice for the general public: How to “Flatten the Curve” by Mercy Hylton, MD Some advice as an emergency physician, daughter, mother and concerned citizen: 1. Help keep older relatives and neighbors self-quarantined at home. Same goes for those of any age who are immune-compromised (cancer-patients, on immune-suppressant meds for autoimmune diseases, etc.) Pick up…

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Stay safe like Sisyphus. If someone has the source I would like to give credit. Very funny. Credit: Jason Adam Katzenstein from the New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/jason-adam-katzenstein Get our awesome newsletter by signing up here. We don’t give your email out and we won’t spam you Tweet

Quote of the Week: Doug Farrago MD

“Those who politicize or try to profit off of a pandemic are pricks”. Douglas Farrago MD (Sorry but I had to say it. This COVID-19 is too serious for me to tolerate anyone who is trying to work their own agenda. Serve others…..not just yourself. The irony that I am using my name and caricature,…