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]

“Rock Doc”?

Here is a quick contest. How many things are wrong with this story? Jeffrey Young wanted to give you a real look inside his clinic. But maybe, just maybe, he showed too much. Young, 43, a Tennessee nurse practitioner who called himself ‘Rock Doc’ and once piloted a reality show about his Jackson clinic, was indicted…

Who Is Lying About Insurance Now?

It’s a funny thing about facts and newspapers. Many times they don’t get along, This article in the USA Today is called CDC: 1.1 million more Americans lost health insurance coverage in 2018 Here are their highlights but please read the whole thing so you don’t think I am cherrypicking: Efforts by the Trump administration…

What’s in Your EHR?

Lawsuits will happen. Deals will be made behind the scenes without anyone admitting guilt. I have seen it for years. In 2017, eClinicalWorks and some of its employees were ordered to pay $155 million for allegedly falsely obtaining certification for its EHR software. Now, we have this: Practice Fusion, an electronic health records vendor acquired by Allscripts…