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]

From a Recently Retired Doctor

This was sent to me and the doctor allowed me to share it: I recently retired after practicing in my current location for nearly 30 years. At the time, there were only 2 PMR doctors in the area and we provided care at several hospitals with inpatient and outpatient care. I started Medical School more…

Opining FP Docs

I couldn’t stop laughing at the title of this article: FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience Good for them. Let these clueless ivory tower idiots opine while Rome burns. The goal? Responses Will Help Shape Future Projects Read the article if you want but here is the what one person said: “We don’t know…

When Lawmakers Make Asses of Themselves

Ready for some big news? Well, here you go: House and Senate Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would mandate that insurance companies provide full coverage to patients for over-the-counter birth control. Wow, impressive. On GoodRx.com this costs about $9 a month. DPC docs can get for next to nothing it would cost nothing for the…

My New Favorite Medical Excuse

Sometimes my mind wanders. Sometimes I have this internal conversation that acts as a little critic saying such things as “That’s bullsh%t” or “No way, they’re lying” and on and on. This came up recently when I read this article in the Wall St. Journal called No Ride for You? Uber’s Risky Ratings. The gist…

The AMA is Worried About a Horse that Left the Barn 20 Years Ago

The AMA may be more clueless than I thought, which is scary. Here is their recent position statement: AMA is in favor of CMS’s proposed requirement that payers allow patients to access their health data through application programming interfaces (APIs). However, the association also cautioned that the use of consumer-facing apps could result in patients’ data being…

Quote of the Century: Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other…

Quest: You’ve Been Breached!

Remember to shred ANY piece of information from a patient or you will be personally fined! On the other hand, there is this: Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached So, to reiterate, doctors are screwed for any HIPAA mistake they make but for these breaches:…