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]

As You Continue to Be Penalized by HIPAA Breaches…

WARNING: You will get into big trouble with even one HIPAA slip up so be careful. That being said, the rest of the healthcare industry, continues to get a pass: The healthcare industry had the highest cost of a data breach for the ninth consecutive year, costing organizations nearly $6.5 million on average – more…

Did You Get an 82% Raise?

I never got an 82% raise when I was employed by two different hospitals. Now that I own my own business I still haven’t got an 82% raise. But you know who has? In Michigan, Beaumont Health CEO John Fox’s compensation increased 82%, to more than $5.6 million, in 2017. Want more? The company’s profits…

Quote of the Week: Chief Tecumseh

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself” . Chief Tecumseh  Tweet

HeyDoctor, Are You Kidding Me?

I got tipped off about this by one of the loyal readers of this blog. GoodRx, who I support in getting cheaper meds, just stabbed us doctors in the back. They are working with a company called HeyDoctor, who states they can get you a doctor in 5 minutes for things such as: You can…

“Power Up”, the New Game by Hasbeen

You are NOT going to believe this but the same idiots are at the same game. It is actually so laughable that it is hard to type right now. Ok, it’s called Powering-Up Primary Care Teams: Advanced Team Care with In-room Support and here you go: However, “a new team model is bubbling up across…

MIPS: We’re All Losers

I can’t believe MIPS (Merit Based Incentives Payment System) still exists. Quality metrics continue to fail because there is no true way to define quality. Did you see the study where they used “time with patient” as a quality metric? No? That’s because it will never be done. But back to MIPS. This just came…